Welcome Weekend

Eric-Thomas

Motivational speaker Eric Thomas.

Welcome Weekend at Radford University is packed with activities, including educational sessions, entertainment, social events, movies and opportunities to explore campus. Plan to attend the weekend’s events and get to know Radford University and your fellow classmates!

Convocation

Convocation for 2014 will be on Aug. 24 inside Preston Hall's Bondurant Auditorium (7-8 p.m.) and will feature motivational speaker Eric D. Thomas. Read more about Eric.

Full Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 21

Time Event Location
9:00 p.m. to midnight Game Night: Rock-N-Bowl with Pizza Bonnie Game Room
9:00 p.m. Free Movie: A Million Ways to Die in the West Bonnie Auditorium     

Friday, Aug. 22

Time            Event Location
11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Peters Hall Fitness and Gym Open Peters Hall                           
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Aerobics Classes

  • Bring your own towel
Peters Hall C19
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Climbing Wall Open Peters Hall Lower Level
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

New Student Photo

  • Must bring RU ID to receive free T-shirt that will be worn for the "Human" 2018 photo)
Heth Lawn
8:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.                                                    

RU Ready Bash

  • Free Activities: glow party, music and much more
  • Food Sampling from 8:30 p.m. to midnight from Wildgreens, Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, PinkBerry and Austin Grill
Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center                                         
8:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Rock-N-Bowl: Free Bowling and Billiards Bonnie Game Room
9:00 p.m. Free Movie: A Million Ways to Die in the West Bonnie Auditorium

Saturday, Aug. 23

Time Event Location
10:40 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Transit Bus Service

  • Radford Transit will provide service every hour from the Radford University Hub (Main Street & Tyler, next to SunTrust) to the Fairlawn Walmart and the Christiansburg New River Valley Mall. This service will be free for students presenting their Radford University issued ID. Passengers, including students, not presenting a Radford University issued ID will be charged the $1.00 fare collected prior to departing from and returning to the Radford University Hub. More details will be available at the residence hall check-in tables and at the Bonnie Student Center Information Desk
Radford City                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Peters Hall Fitness and Gym Open Peters Hall
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

Move-In Madness

  • Inflatables, music and food
Heth Lawn 
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Aerobics Classes

Peters Hall C19
7:30 p.m. Free Movie: A Million Ways to Die in the West
Bonnie Auditorium
8:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. Climbing Wall Open
Peters Hall Lower Level 
9:00 p.m. Outdoor Movie: Robo Cop, Cotton Candy and Popcorn Heth Lawn (rain location - Bonnie Auditorium)
9:00 p.m.to 1:00 a.m. Rock-N-Bowl: Free Bowling and Billiards
Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center
10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Late Night Music, Dancing and Snacks Muse Banquet Room

Sunday, Aug. 24

Time Event Location
1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Rock-N-Bowl: Free Bowling and Billiards Bonnie Game Room
2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Academic Success Mini Sessions and Light Refreshments

  • Finding Your Classes
  • Best Places to Study
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Tours of Campus
  • Answers to any other start of the semester questions
Bonnie Food Court Stage
2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Peters Hall Fitness and Gym Open Peters Hall
Bonnie Plaza                                                           
3:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Paint Like Pollock

  • Pollock is the artist who was famous for putting the canvas on the ground and dripping paint from a stick as he moved around it. Join us in front of the Bonnie as we make a Pollock painting. Canvas, cans of paint, and sticks will be provided. You bring the energy and the desire to be a great artist (for an hour).                                     
Bonnie Plaza                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Climbing Wall Open Peters Hall Lower Level
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Aerobics Classes

  • Bring your own towel
Peters C19
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Muse Hall Fitness Center Open Muse Hall
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Residence Hall Mandatory Floor Meetings All Residence Halls
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

New Student Convocation

  • "Greatness is Upon You" by Eric Thomas
  • Presentations also by President Kyle and Provost Sam Minner
Preston Hall Bondurant Auditorium
8:00 p.m. Free Movie: A Million Ways to Die in the West Bonnie Auditorium

Reasons to Love Radford