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Welcome Week

The Marian University campus community celebrates the start of a new academic year by welcoming new and returning students back to campus with a week of fun events and activities.

Our full Welcome Week schedule will be released in July. At that time we will post here and send to incoming students. Please see below for a few of our featured events and activities you can look forward to.

Friday, August 16, 2024

  • First-Year Move In, 9:00-1:00 p.m.
    First-year student who are not part of an early move in group will move in the morning or early afternoon of Friday. Keep an eye on your Marian inbox for more information from Residential and Commuter Life about move in.
  • New Student Convocation, 3:00 p.m.
    Arena & Convocation Center
    Attending convocation is a tradition for all new students. It is our induction ceremony where you will officially become a Knight! Families are welcome and livestreaming will be available for families unable to join in person. We ask that students dress business casual for this event.

  • President's Reception, 4:30 p.m.
    Outside the Arena
    Immediately following convocation, head over to our President's reception, where you'll have the opportunity to meet and greet with our university leadership, faculty, and fellow incoming students and families. Parents and families are invited!
  • First KNIGHT at Marian, 9:00 p.m.
    Franciscan Heritage Fountain
    Join us for our first big social event of the year! Music, carnival games, prizes, snacks, and more! Kick off the year with a night of fun and meeting new people.

Opening Weekend, August 17 & 18, 2024

  • Target Takeover
    Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
    Get all the supplies you need to start the school year. A free shuttle will depart regularly from Doyle Hall. The last shuttle will depart campus at 5:00 p.m. Join us for pizza, raffle prizes, and more. 
  • Movie Night
    Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Alumni Hall
    Join us for a movie night in Alumni Hall.
  • Student Athlete Convocation
    Sunday at 6:00 p.m., Arena & Convocation Center

    Athletes are invited to kick off the new year at this event with their coaches and athletics staff!

  • Mass Before Class
    Sunday at 7:30 p.m., Bishop Chartrand Memorial Chapel
    Come participate in our first all-campus Mass of the school year!

  • President’s Ice Cream Social
    Sunday at 8:30 p.m., Dining Commons
    Enjoy fellowship and frozen treats following Mass!

First Week featured events, August 19-23, 2024

  • Back to School Bingo
    Monday at 7:00 p.m., Alumni Hall
    Load up on school supplies and other prizes with some fun games of Bingo.

  • The Big Event
    Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Allen Whitehill Clowes Amphitheater
    Hosted by the Office of Campus Ministry, The Big Event is an opportunity for all students to enjoy some live bands, free t-shirts, and food truck treats.

  • Root Beer Kegger
    Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Doyle Hall
    Get a cold drink and play some yard games at this annual event hosted by the Office of Residential and Commuter Life.
  • Coffee House
    Friday at 7:00 p.m., Alumni Hall
    Check out one of Marian University’s favorite events sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. Each Coffee House will feature a band/musician or professional performer. 

More Events & Activities

  • Finding Classes with OLs
  • Floor Meetings
  • Shot of Reality
  • First Day Photos
  • Launch into Learning
  • IKEA Trip
  • Indy Indians game trip
  • Knights athletic events
  • And more!

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