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3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Official Shark Laua Pool Party
Office of Orientation
Don Taft University RecPlex Pool
The freshmen have arrived and it's time to dive in and start swimming with the Class of 2025! Bring your swimsuit and towel and have a blast with yard games, music, refreshments, and more!
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Home Sharks BBQ
Office of Residential Life and Housing
Mako Hall, Rolling Hills, The Commons Hall
Join the Office of Residential Life and Housing as we welcome and celebrate the arrival of our sharks back home. This is an opportunity to build connections while enjoying a filling meal! We hope to see you all there.
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
NSU Bookstore VIP Shopping Event
NSU Bookstore and Shark Store
Bookstore (across from the Alvin Sherman Library, next to the parker building)
The NSU Bookstore will be hosting a VIP shopping experience at the bookstore after hours. This event is open to all NSU students. There will be special sale promotions, giveaways, raffle prizes, food, music, and more! Please come celebrate being back on campus with the NSU Bookstore.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Silent Disco Block Party
Shhhhh! It’s a SILENT Disco Time! Come jam out as multiple DJ's mix up the vibes at this dance party. Headphones will be provided!
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Make S'more Friends Movie Night
Office of Residential Life and Housing
Join the Office of Residential Life and Housing as they host their Make “S’more” Friends Movie Night. This will be a great opportunity for you to make new friends. They will be showing In The Heights. S’mores and popcorn will be provided.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Are you looking to find out more about service opportunities in the community? Come hang out with the SLCE staff and students to learn more!
Bring a gently used t-shirt, that will be donated to a local community affiliate in exchange for a new Shark Pride shirt! You will also get to learn more about where your donation will be going and how you can continue to help the Broward County community!
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Panhellenic Council Mixer
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Don Taft University Center Spine
Come out during lunch to meet the sororities of the Panhellenic Council!
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Welcome Home Sharks Brunch
Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement
Don Taft University Flight Deck
Welcome Back Sharks! Come kick off the semester with some cool brunch vibes with your fellow Sharks! There will be food, music, games, novelties, and giveaways!
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement
Alvin Sherman Library Quad
This project celebrates the uniqueness of individuals and raises awareness of how labels impact our perception of and interactions with the world. Celebrate your identity be apart of a global challenge to increase awareness and inclusion throughout the Nova Southeastern University community!
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Office of Recreation and Wellness
Don Taft University Center - RecPlex
Fun and Giveaways! Join the Department of Recreation and Wellness to learn about our Club Sports, IM Leagues, Scuba Diving, Group Exercise classes, and much more! Come and see what RecWell is all about! Open Play: No rules, no start times, no problem! This is an opportunity for students to check us out on their own time with no restrictions and learn more about the activities and events we offer. Come out, meet new friends, and enjoy the vibe!
Undergraduate Student Government Association
Don Taft University Center - Flight Deck
Join USGA in the Flight Deck Backyard for a night full of friends, food, and fun! Take some time to get to know your fellow Sharks, play yard games, and enjoy a specialty menu to start the year off right.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
All Sorority Informational
Carl Desantis Building - Knight Auditorium
Come out to meet and ask questions about the Unified Greek Council (UGC) and Panhellenic Council (PC) sororities!
Meet the Fraternities
Come meet and hang out with the members of the Unified Greek Council (UGC) and Collegiate Fraternal Council (CFC) fraternities!
Military Affairs Veteran Resource Center Cornhole Tournament
Veterans Resource Center
Join VRC in some friendly cornhole competition. Meet new friends, mingle with old colleagues, and have fun throwing a beanbag around.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Commuter Cash Cab
Call Center in Student Affairs Building Room 106
Calling ALL Commuters! Join us for a snazzy ride on the commuter cash cab! Just call us on one of our hotlines and we'll be happy to transport you to and from your classes while offering giveaways and insight on commuter services available to you! (Hotline #1- 954-262-8050 Hotline #2- 954-654-0849)
Student Leadership and Civic Engagement
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Panhellenic Council Ice Cream/Smores Social
Mako Hall Courtyard
Come relax and enjoy some free snacks with the sororities of the Panhellenic Council!
Awaken Your Inner Razor
Mako Hall Multipurpose Room 131
"Are you interested in leadership? Do you have a passion for helping others and participating in Civic Engagement? If so, come join the SLCE team and find ways to awaken your inner Razor!
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Seek & FIN'd with Shark Athletics
NSU Soccer Complex
Join your fellow sharks to compete for prizes by exploring campus and getting to know one another! Points will be awarded for each pre-determined stop that is visited, and the top 3 teams will go home with prizes. Enjoy giveaways, music, and light bites post-event!
Event Pass Happy Hour
Office of Student Life and Civic Engagement
Social Hour where attendees will take advantage of bar specials and learn about resources offered within Campus Life and Student Leadership. Free prizes and giveaways!
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bill Gessner Sports Complex - Field
A memorable welcome-home event, featuring a student organization fair, performances, great prizes, activity booths, novelties, local vendors and free food!
Sharks Sharing to Serve
Mako Hall - Multipurpose Room 131
Swimming together is difficult, especially when someone withholds their shark stories. Serve and support the NSU community through sharing experiences, reflecting on self-care plans, and writing intentional letters to fellow sharks.
This That Σplash
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Don Taft University Center RecPlex Pool
Come join our Blu Phi crew at the poolside to start the new semester.
"Sundae" Funday with RecWell and Office of Residential Life and Housing
Commons Residence Hall Pagoda
Come and enjoy a fun day in the sun! We will have ice cream, volleyball, games, and social activities.
Shark Dining Event
Cooking competition with the theme being “Pasta Wars” where students cook a pasta dish- all from scratch.
Office of Student Media
Rosenthal Student Center
Media Mash is the perfect opportunity to engage with NSU's student-run radio station, TV station, and campus newspaper. There will be great music, giveaways, and information on how to get involved with the Office of Student Media.
Return of the Sharks Photo Challenge
Don Taft University Center - Shark Fountain
Virtual - Instagram: @nsustudentmedia
Welcome back, NSU Sharks! Are you excited about the start of a new semester? Show us your #Returnofthesharks pride by entering our photo challenge with a chance to win a $50 gift card, cool swag, and other prizes by following the instructions @nsustudentmedia Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages. Don't forget, FINS UP!
Shark Singo with the TTC
Tutoring and Testing Center
Student Affairs Building Room 104
Join TTC staff for a fun night of Bingo...with a musical twist. Listen for your favorite songs, sing-along, and win cool NSU swag. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
Panhellenic Council Informational
Carl DeSantis Building - Knight Auditorium
Join the Panhellenic Council for informational presentations on the PC sororities and Greek Life!
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fraternity and Sorority Life BBQ
Don Taft University Center - Flight Deck Backyard
Come and learn about Fraternity and Sorority Life at NSU and what our 12 Social Greek Organizations have to offer. Get engaged with our Greeks to find out what it takes to be a part of their sisterhood and/or brotherhood.
Get the Scoop
Don Taft University Center - Spine
Swing by the University Center and cure your sweet tooth cravings (while networking, of course!) “Get the Scoop” on our exclusive NSU online community, NSUConnect, while sprinkling your favorite toppings on the ice cream of your choice.
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Don Taft University Center - Hall of Fall
Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? Swing by the University Center for grab-and-go breakfast items. Meet your USGA representatives and learn about how your Student Government is here to support you!
Diversity Student Council
Join us as we will be having various departments, student organizations, and outside organizations that represent diversity. There will be activities, food, and giveaways!
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Coloring with CAPS
Center for Academic and Professional Success
Zoom Virtual Event
Join CAPS for Week of Welcome Coloring with CAPS! During this 1- hour long workshop you will be able to meet with your advisor and learn more about the Center for Academic and Professional Success (CAPS). We will have coloring pages for attendees as well as helpful career and academic resources to help you put your best foot forward at NSU.
IOC's Game of RSO's
Inter-Organizational Council and Campus Life and Student Engagement
An IOC Meet & Greet Event featuring an interactive game night, giveaways, prizes, and food to introduce the council to the registered student organizations and opportunities.
Shark Pride Friday
You don't want to miss out on the first Shark Pride Friday of the year! There will be activities, giveaways, music, and the opportunity to sign your waiver for the event happening later this evening, Water Works!
S.E.A. Board and Undergraduate Student Government Association
Sharks, you do not want to miss out on this traditional event! There will be obstacle courses, photo booths, foam, ice cream, music, and giveaways! See you on the Library Quad!
Discover Scuba Diving
NSU Aquatic Center Competition Pool
The PADI Discover Scuba experience is a fun and exciting way to try scuba diving and to see what it is like to breathe underwater. No prior scuba diving experience is necessary, but you do need to be in good physical health. This is not a certification course. Cost is $15.
Learn how to bullet journal and stay organized all year long!
Complete bullet journaling kit provided.
Create a plant for your new home!
All materials will be provided.
*All events are subject to change due to COVID-19 Regulations.*