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GAC would like to introduce WOW 2014: THIS IS OUR YEAR, happening August 24 through September 5! We’ll have tons of events the first two weeks of the school year so students can meet new people, learn about groups and resources on campus, give back to the local community, and have fun! Below is the full schedule of events.

Ongoing Events

Special Offers Downtown

Check out these great offers from downtown businesses just for GC students. (You must show your Gcard to receive these specials.)

  • Heirlooms & Gretchen’s, 136 West Main Street

o   20% off of first set of Stained Glass classes

  • Seeds & Saplings, 152 East Main Street

o   10% off purchase (Organize your semester with Lilly Pulitzer agendas. New styles just arrived!

  • Country Peddler Gift Shoppe, 218 East Main Street

o   15% off purchase

  • Twisted Twigs, 220 East Main Street

o   15% off purchase

  • Findings, 320 East Main

o   15% off purchase; free coffee and chai samples

  • Georgetown Antique Mall, 124 West Main Street

o   10% off most items; some specialty items not subject to discount

  • Between Friends/Urban Exchange, 124 East Main Street

o   25% off any one regularly priced item

Student Life Art Competition

Submit your own artwork to be displayed in the Student Life office all year long!

Theme: Georgetown College Student Life Vision Statement

Deadline: Wednesday, September 3 at 5 p.m. in the Student Life Office (See Kristen Pearson)

Winner Announced: Friday, September 5 at the WOW Bonfire and Josh Nolan Concert

Guidelines: All mediums and forms of art are welcome to be submitted into the competition. All finished submissions should be no larger than 18”x30”.

Songfest Theme Online Voting

It’s time to vote on the theme for Songfest 2014! Vote on the portal from Monday, August 25 at noon through Thursday, September 4 at noon. The theme will be announced at the WOW Bonfire and Josh Nolan Concert on Friday, September 5 (see event information below).

Sunday, August 24

Graves Center Ice Cream Social and Directions Reunion
12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Meetinghouse Lawn
Sponsored by: Graves Center for Calling & Career

Newman Center Cookout
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Grille Patio
Sponsored by: Newman Center

Catholic Mass
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Jones Hall Nelson Suite
Sponsored by: Newman Center

Movie on the Lawn: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
9:00 p.m.
South Campus Quad
Sponsored by: GAC

Monday, August 25

HOT Tent

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Outside the Chapel

Sponsored by: GAC

Wondering how to find your classroom, what LRC means, or when the Grille is open? The HOT (Help Our Tigers) Tent can answer your questions so your first two days of class go smoothly. Stop by the tent, grab some water and cool (free!) swag, and let us know how we can help you!

 

Letter Art

10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Outside the Caf

Sponsored by: GAC

Create your own personalized name art and even get it framed! Choose from everyday images shaped like letters and spell out a name, nickname, etc. We’ll print it and frame it; you hang it up and enjoy it! It’s totally FREE, while supplies last.

 

No More: Personal Safety and Bystander Intervention*

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Bisese Lounge

Sponsored by: Student Life and Georgetown Police Department

Student Life and Georgetown Police are partnering to bring you tactics aimed towards increasing your self-awareness and personal safety. Come in comfy clothes as you will be learning (and practicing!) some self-defense moves! We will also go over several emergency and support resources available to you to right here at GC. It will be a lot of fun so come join us!

 

Phi Kappa Tau Trivia Night

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Phi Kappa Tau House

Sponsored by: Phi Kappa Tau

Come out to the Phi Kappa Tau house for a fun night of games and meeting new people! Play some trivia, basketball, video games, or maybe even Cards Against Humanity. There will be food and refreshments served.

 

GC Glow

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Tiger Den (Knight Hall lower level)

Sponsored by: Residence Life

Celebrate a successful first day of class by getting your glow on with Res Life! Make new friends, connect with old friends, and of course dance, all under the black lights. Be sure to wear a plain white tshirt so new and old friends can write messages on you that will glow under the lights! 

Tuesday, August 26

HOT Tent

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Outside the Chapel

Sponsored by: GAC

Wondering how to find your classroom, what LRC means, or when the Grille is open? The HOT (Help Our Tigers) Tent can answer your questions so your first two days of class go smoothly. Stop by the tent, grab some water and cool (free!) swag, and let us know how we can help you!

 

Spontaneous Year Book

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery

Sponsored by: Art Department and Fine Art Galleries

Get to know the faces on campus! ALL, new and returning, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be part of the Spontaneous Year Book! Stop by and take a silly photo with our props and backgrounds. Images will be available on our website after the event!

 

Around the World

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

McCandless House

Sponsored by: International Programs

Have an interest in exotic foods, cultures or languages? Come over to the McCandless House and eat some great food, listen to some cool music, meet our awesome international students, dance a little salsa (if you like), play some soccer, and test your knowledge with international trivia. 

 

The Georgetonian Open House

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Georgetonian Office (top floor of the chapel)

Sponsored by: The Georgetonian

Do you like to write or take pictures? Do typos drive you crazy? The Georgetonian, GC’s very own weekly newspaper, invites you to check out their open house to see how the paper is created, meet the editors, and get job information.

 

ICECREAMAPALOOZA

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Outside the Chapel

Sponsored by: Common Ground

Common Ground (Georgetown College’s Student Ministry) invites you to ICECREAMAPALOOZA, an ice cream social with Christian worship music and students sharing about spiritual growth opportunities here on campus.   

 

Kappa Delta and Phi Kappa Tau Welcome Back Party

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Kappa Delta House

Sponsored by: Kappa Delta and Phi Kappa Tau

TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! Come out to the TOGA PARTY of the year hosted by the ladies of Kappa Delta and the men of Phi Kappa Tau.Wear your best toga and come out the Kappa Delta house for a night of dancing and making new friends!

 

Wednesday, August 27

On-Campus and Community Jobs Fair

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Jones Hall Nelson Suite

Sponsored by: Graves Center for Calling & Career

Need a part-time job? Interested in working on campus or at one of the local restaurants or retailers in Georgetown? Join us for the second annual On-Campus & Community Jobs Fair. Come and check things out, whether you’re looking for part-time employment now or later. Campus departments and local employers want to hire YOU!

 

Spontaneous Year Book

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Outside the Caf

Sponsored by: Art Department and Fine Art Galleries

Get to know the faces on campus! ALL, new and returning, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be part of the Spontaneous Year Book! Stop by and take a silly photo with our props and backgrounds. Images will be available on our website after the event!

 

Equality Bands

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Arnette Room (LRC)

Sponsored by: Campus Spectrum and GC Fairness

Join Campus Spectrum and GC Fairness for a time of making crafts and new friends. No experience necessary; just be willing to learn and have fun!

 

Fun with the Greeks

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Giddings Lawn

Sponsored by: Greek Life

Join the GC fraternity & sorority community on Giddings Lawn for fun, music, games, and more!

 

GC Women’s Soccer Game CANCELED

6:00 p.m.

GC Soccer Complex (East Campus)

Sponsored by: GC Athletics

 

GC Men’s Soccer Game CANCELED

8:00 p.m.

GC Soccer Complex (East Campus)

Sponsored by: GC Athletics

 

Thursday, August 28

So you want to get an A?

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Jones Hall Nelson Suite

Sponsored by: Academic Success

Whether you made straight A’s throughout high school or struggled a little to make the grades, we are all starting new during the first year of college! Come out to hear insider tips from the Office of Academic Success on how to receive that coveted A in your classes. Upperclassman students will be there to share their experiences on how they achieved success in the classroom. But shhhh- don’t tell the professors that you know these secrets!

 

Chill Out with the Alpha Gams

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Giddings Lawn

Sponsored by: Alpha Gamma Delta

Chill out with the ladies of Alpha Gamma Delta. Join us for popsicles, music, and a friendly cornhole competition!

 

Walmart Run

4:00 p.m.

Meet in Giddings Circle

Sponsored by: Campus Safety

Don’t have a car, but need to go to Walmart? Meet in Giddings Circle at 4 p.m. every Thursday and Campus Safety will give you a ride! We don’t want you to go without important items like deodorant, Ramen noodles, and power strips!

 

Involvement Fair

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Giddings Lawn

Sponsored by: GAC and SGA

The Involvement Fair is a great way to learn more about the various involvement opportunities Georgetown has to offer. Visit the displays of the participating clubs and organizations to learn about their groups, speak with current members, ask questions, and get free stuff!

 

Thursday Night Seconds: Hong’s and Big Giveaway

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cooke Memorial Building

Sponsored by: Campus Outreach

Campus Outreach invites you to come and eat the Gtown favorite, Hong’s donuts, and have a chance to win big prizes. This is a great way to find out more about a great ministry on campus!

 

Phi Mu and Lambda Chi Alpha Welcome Back Party

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Lambda Chi Alpha House

Sponsored by: Phi Mu and Lambda Chi Alpha

Come join the ladies of Phi Mu and the men of Lambda Chi Alpha as we bring in the new school year with a Hawaiian luau at the Lambda Chi Alpha House. Bring on the grass skirts, floral shirts, and leis; this will be one party you don’t want to miss!

 

Friday, August 29

SGA Giveaway

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Outside the Caf

Sponsored by: Student Government Association

Interested in Student Government? Do you like getting things for free? Come stop by to chat with us about everything that the Student Government Association does on campus, as well as participate in our free giveaway! You will also have an opportunity to tell us why you love Georgetown College through our I <3 GC Campaign! Welcome to campus!

 

Challenge Yourself!

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

GC Challenge Course (East Campus)

Sponsored by: Student Life

The Georgetown College Challenge Course is a great place for experiential learning. The low ropes course offers games and initiatives great for team building and bounding. The Alpine Tower offers high ropes fun as well as challenges. Come and see what it is all about while stretching yourself!

{Sign up outside the caf on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday. Limited spots available.}

 

Blitz Ball

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

South Campus Quad

Sponsored by: GAC

Come out to the quad for an exciting game of Blitz Ball that’s sure to give you a rush of adrenaline! Blitz Ball is just like paintball, without the mess of the paint and the pain of the welts. Even when you’re not playing, it’s fun to watch your fellow GC students hiding behind the inflatable barriers trying not to get hit by the Nerf balls. This is definitely an event you don’t want to miss!

 

Guild Gathering

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Planetarium (Asher Science Center)

Sponsored by: Gamers’ Guild

Come join us for a fun night of board games such as Cards Against Humanity and We Didn’t Playtest This Either, as well as a video game competition of Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. There will be some snacks and drinks provided.

 

Comedy Show: Mark Gregory

9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Grille

Sponsored by: GAC

Nephew of comedic legend and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, Mark Gregory is establishing his own identity as one of the hottest up-and-coming comedians today. He’s a regular at comedy clubs and colleges and we’re pumped to have him at GC. Don’t miss this hilarious event!

 

Saturday, August 30

All-day Adventure Canoe Trip  POSTPONED

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Meet Outside the Grille

Sponsored by: Outdoor High Adventure Club

We will be going canoeing with Canoe Kentucky on the scenic Elkhorn Creek. Grab a new friend and come spend a few hours enjoying beautiful scenery and cool water on a hot summer day.

 

Let’s Go Shopping!

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Meet in Giddings Circle

Sponsored by: GAC

Get a free ride to the Fayette Mall in Lexington to take advantage of all the Labor Day sales! We’ll drop you off so you can shop ‘til you drop…or until the bus comes back to get you!

>>Sign up for this trip outside the caf during lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.

 

GC Men’s Soccer Game

5:30 p.m.

GC Soccer Complex (East Campus)

Sponsored by: GC Athletics

Support our Men’s Soccer Team as they face Montreat College.

 

GC Women’s Soccer Game

7:30 p.m.

GC Soccer Complex (East Campus)

Sponsored by: GC Athletics

Cheer on the Women’s Soccer Team as they take on Union College.

 

Sunday, August 31

GetAir Trampoline Park

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Meet in Giddings Circle

Sponsored by: GAC

Join GAC for a trip to the GetAir trampoline park in Lexington for only $10. GetAir has wall-to-wall trampolines with areas for dodge ball and basketball. You can even view your jumps on the giant flat screens. They also have foam pits, a slack line (like a tightrope, but above a giant cushion), and the fidget ladder (a swinging ladder above a foam pit). 

>>Sign up and pay for this trip outside the caf during lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.

 

Movies on Us

All Day Event

Theatres of Georgetown

Sponsored by: GAC

No class tomorrow means more time for fun today and what better way to have fun than going to a movie on GAC’s tab! Head to Theatres of Georgetown with your Gcard to get a free ticket for any movie showing today. (Only one ticket per student.)

 

Monday, September 1

Ultimate Game Zone

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cooke Memorial Building

Sponsored by: GAC

What to do when there’s no class? Play video games on giant screens of course! Come on out for the ultimate video game experience with a wide variety of consoles and games played on four 120” screens. With screens that large, you’ll feel like you’re really in the game and you’ll have fun even if you’re not actually playing!

 

WE ARE TIGER NATION*

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Alumni Gymnasium

Sponsored by: GAC and Athletics

It’s time to get pumped for a great year of GC sports and show your support for our student athletes! We’ll introduce the players and coaches, hear about their upcoming seasons, and give away some awesome prizes and GC swag. Be sure to wear your black and orange to show your tiger pride!

 

Tuesday, September 2

Blood Drive

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Jones Hall Nelson Suite

Sponsored by: SGA

Did you know one pint of blood can help save the lives of up to three patients? Come by the Jones Hall Nelson Suite to donate blood to the Kentucky Blood Center and help save lives! Each person who donates will receive a $10 Walmart gift card.

 

How Not to Get in Trouble

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Giddings Lawn

Sponsored by: Office of Orientation and Student Accountability

Want to stay out of trouble while you’re at GC? Come learn about Georgetown’s Student Code of Conduct, the Student Accountability process, and tips for if you find yourself in a bad situation.

 

Back-to-School Fish Fry  – POSTPONED to 9/9/2014

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

McCandless House –  UPDATED

Sponsored by: Ambassadors of Diversity, Bishop Scholars, and Office for Diversity & Inclusion

Everyone’s invited to the Back-to-School Fish Fry! This is great chance for the whole college campus to come together to reconnect and make new friends.

Kick Off with Kickball

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

South Campus Quad

Sponsored by: Phi Mu

This is an event you will not want to miss! The Phi Mus will be hosting a kickball tournament in the quad. We welcome everyone to stop by to join in on the fun. This is a great way to kick off the new school year by meeting new friends! Believe us, you DON’T want to miss it.

 

ROOTED

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Jones Hall Nelson Suite

Sponsored by: Common Ground

Rooted is the weekly student-led Christian worship gathering that is connected to Common Ground (Georgetown College’s Student Ministry). This gathering includes music, teaching time, students sharing, prayer, and sometimes dancing!

 

Alpha Gamma Delta and Pi Kappa Alpha Welcome Back Party

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Pi Kappa Alpha House

Sponsored by: Alpha Gamma Delta and Pi Kappa Alpha

 

Wednesday, September 3

Volunteer Fair

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Outside the Caf

Sponsored by: Student Life

Looking for ways to volunteer and give to the local community? Stop by the Volunteer Fair on your way to lunch and get information from local organizations like Habitat for Humanity and the Humane Society who are always looking for some extra help.

 

Informational Meeting for Art Department Fall Trip

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WAB 104

Sponsored by: Art Department

Interested in traveling with the Art Department over Fall Break? This year we are going south! Join us as we discuss the fall trip to Georgia and the sights we will see on the way.

 

Why Can’t I Recycle My Pizza Box?

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Asher 032

Sponsored by: Georgetown Sustainability Initiative

Join us for an interactive discussion about the recycling and waste reduction guidelines on campus. This is an opportunity to ask questions of facilities staff about what, where, and how students can recycle in residence halls, academic buildings, at events, and elsewhere. Find out why certain things (pizza boxes?) can’t be recycled and discover ways to get involved to make campus life greener.

 

Sigma Kappa Hot Dog Bar

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

South Campus Quad

Sponsored by: Sigma Kappa

The women of Sigma Kappa invite all of campus to a night of food, music, and fundraising. On September 3, we will host a HOT DOG BAR in the quad with live music by Wes Smith! All proceeds will help further research for the National Alzheimer’s Association through the Sigma Kappa Foundation At just $5 a person, it’s a great way to kick off your Friday night! Tickets are available from any Sigma Kappa. 

 

GC Volleyball Game

7:00 p.m.

Alumni Gymnasium

Sponsored by: GC Athletics

Our GC Varsity Volleyball Team will compete against Campbellsville University and you should be there to cheer them on!  

 

Freshmen Family Groups Kickoff

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Jones Hall Nelson Suite – UPDATED

Sponsored by: Common Ground

This event is the start of the Freshman Family Group ministry. Each FFG leader will have an opportunity to share their faith story with first-year students. Our hope through this event would be to get first-year students connected to their upperclassmen leaders.

 

Night at the Rec  – CANCELLED

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

GHW Bush Center for Fitness

Sponsored by: Student Wellness Center

Join us for music, games, and much more at the Rec Center! Come play pool or pin pong with friends, challenge yourself with a CrossFit WOD, be crowned the winner or the “King of the Court” basketball tournament, or take advantage of the many other recreation opportunities that will be provided.

 

Thursday, September 4

Internship and Job Shadowing Call-Out*

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Jones Hall Nelson Suite

Sponsored by: Graves Center for Calling & Career, Academic Success, Biology, Kinesiology & Health Studies, Chemistry

Do you want an internship or the opportunity to participate in job-shadowing? If the answer is YES then make plans to attend the Internship & Job-Shadowing Panel! We’ll have returning students who’ve successfully participated in internships and job-shadowing experiences who are eager to share feedback and knowledge with you. This is a great opportunity to gather information, make connections, and begin the planning process for your internship or job-shadowing experience. Don’t miss out!

 

Walmart Run

4:00 p.m. – TBD

Meet in Giddings Circle

Sponsored by: Campus Safety

Don’t have a car, but need to go to Walmart? Meet in Giddings Circle at 4 p.m. every Thursday and Campus Safety will give you a ride! We don’t want you to go without important items like deodorant, Ramen noodles, and power strips!

 

Watermelon Bust

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

South Campus Quad

Sponsored by: Lambda Chi Alpha

Want to drop a watermelon from a fire truck? Or spit some seeds? Want to just eat some melon? Or even carve a watermelon? Come out and join us! The annual Watermelon Bust raises money for Big Brothers/Big Sisters with a series of watermelon-related events! All residence halls, fraternities, and sororities are invited to create teams to compete with each other. Be sure to contact your Resident Directors to get involved and join us for some melon!

 

A Night of Improv

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Ruth Pierce Wilson Lab Theatre

Sponsored by: Maskrafters

Night of Improv will be a night filled with fun and laughs. It is the perfect way to have fun with friends and kick off the new school year. We encourage you to come and enjoy an awesome night of your favorite improv games such as half- life, surprise guests, alphabet, and the dating game. There will also be drinks and snacks to enjoy while you are having fun. The Maskrafters look forward to seeing you there!

 

Thursday Night Seconds

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cooke Memorial Building

Sponsored by: Campus Outreach

Thursday Night 2nds is a great way to come together with others on campus once a week that want to learn more about and grow in their faith. Each Thursday we will hear student testimonies, a message from God’s Word, worship together, eat, and have fun!

 

Sigma Kappa and Kappa Alpha Welcome Back Party

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sigma Kappa House

Sponsored by: Sigma Kappa and Kappa Alpha

 Come Party Like a Rock Star with the ladies of Sigma Kappa and the men of Kappa Alpha. Bring on the glitter, fresh kicks, and rockin air guitars; this will be one party you don’t want to miss!

Friday, September 5

Senior Year Jumpstart*

12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Jones Hall Nelson Suite

Sponsored by: Graves Center for Calling & Career

Welcome back seniors! It’s hard to believe that your time at GC is drawing to a close. As you prepare for a memorable and exciting senior year, we want to make sure that you’re working on a plan for life after Georgetown – job, graduate school, year of service… It may surprise you to learn that application deadlines for these opportunities will be coming up as early as September/October. Join us for a strategy session so that we can help you get ready for life as a Tiger graduate!

 

Opening Reception for Visiting Artist Jonathan McFadden

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery

Sponsored by: Art Department and Fine Arts Galleries

Please join the Georgetown College Fine Arts Galleries in welcoming visiting artist Jonathan McFadden with an opening reception and artist talk. Mr. McFadden will be discussing his aesthetic processes and his interaction with multiple materials that he used for this installation piece. We are honored to have this accomplished artist at Georgetown College.

 

Color Your World

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

South Campus Quad

Sponsored by: Student Wellness Center

Come tie dye with the Student Wellness Center and add some color to your life! Bring a t-shirt or get one from us.

 

WOW Bonfire, Josh Nolan Concert, and Songfest Theme Announcement

8:00 p.m.

South Campus Quad – UPDATED

Sponsored by: GAC

GAC is thrilled to wrap up WOW with this fun-filled event. There’ll be food, music by the amazing Josh Nolan, cornhole, and a bonfire for making s’mores. We’ll also announce the winning Songfest theme because we know you’re dying to find out (deep breaths, ladies). See you there!  

 

*NEXUS credit pending

 

 

WOW is sponsored by GEORGETOWN ACTIVITIES COUNCIL. Follow @GAC_GC to stay connected and get info on fun events all year long!