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JMCInc Welcome Week Events for First-Year Students

Monday, August 28, 2017 8:30 am

Location: Case Hall


Fall Welcome 2017


It is MANDATORY that all first-year JMC students attend all activities below! 


Sunday, August 27, 2017


All day                         First-year students move into Case Hall


2:00-6:00pm             Club Spartan, 3rd Floor Case Hall

Welcome Reception for students and families and pick up t-shirts and name

tags. There will be snacks throughout the day, and JMC faculty, alumni, and staff to welcome you and your families. THIS IS CRUCIAL! All JMC first-year students need to pick up t-shirts and name tags at this time. You will need to wear the t-shirt & name tag for Monday and Tuesday’s activities. Your families do not need to attend but are welcome to. COME AS YOU ARE!


Monday, August 28, 2017


8:15am                        Meet promptly in the South Case Hall lobby to walk with the Madison group to the Breslin Center for the MSU Convocation. Madisonians will sit together in designated rows. WEAR YOUR JMC T-SHIRT AND NAME TAG!


9:00-11:00am            MSU Convocation, MSU Breslin Center


Lunch                         On your own in Case Hall or other residence halls as desired


12:30pm                      JMC and MSU student organization fair, Wilson Auditorium Lobby


1:00pm                       JMC Colloquium, Wilson Auditorium - Be back promptly at 1:00!

                                    Student organization fair in lobby


2:00pm to 4:30          JMC LiveIt! Program, Wilson Auditorium

This workshop focuses on uniting students, not around one central belief or issue, but instead uniting them around concepts of respect and civility. LiveIt@JMC! aims to engage first-year students on social justice issues where opinions may differ as an opportunity to showcase and encourage civil discourse.



Tuesday, August 29, 2017


9:00am-12:00pm      Impact of Policy in Practice, Wilson Auditorium, and dispersed in groups to Lansing area organizations for policy panels and discussion. Wear your JMC t-shirts, nametags, and be thoughtful of your attire. You will be visiting JMC alumni and organizations. Note: You will be leaving campus during this time!


Lunch                         On your own in Case Hall or other residence halls - Be back promptly at 1:00!


1:00-3:00pm              Book discussion, Wilson Auditorium - Hillbilly Elegy

BRING YOUR BOOK! Be sure you have read the book!

Small groups will be dispersed with faculty to other rooms after an introduction