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Wednesday, august 15, 2018

3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

NSU MakOver
Don Taft University Center, Shark Store

Nova Southeastern University, in partnership with the NSU Bookstore, will be unveiling its new identity for the first time at the UC Shark Store. Come by to check out the NSU's new logo and purchase newly branded apparel and swag. Clue: If you like sharks, you're going to love the new logo!

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Residence Hall Socials
All Residence Halls

Welcome Home, Sharks! Join your Residential Life and Housing team as we host a social in your respective community. We will have food, music, and games for you to enjoy.

Thursday, august 16, 2018

7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Welcome Home BBQ

Commons Residence Halls
Come and join the Office of Residential Life and Housing for our annual Welcome Home BBQ. There will be food, music, and games as we welcome you back to campus and kick-off to a new school year.

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

NSU Convocation 2018

Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center
Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. Ceremony begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. For more information, please visit

9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Make S'More Friends Movie Night

FFV/CLC Pagoda
Join the Office of Residential Life and Housing as they host their Make “S’more" Friends Movie Night as we travel to the country of Wakanda. This will be a great opportunity for you to make new friends. They will be showing Black Panther and s’mores and popcorn will be provided.

4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

RecFest Pool Party

RecPlex Recreational Pool
Kick off the week with the RecWell Pool Party! Learn about everything Recreation and Wellness has to offer including fitness classes, wellness events, outdoor adventures trips, intramurals, club sports, scuba diving, and much more. Enjoy refreshing snacks by the pool, try log rolling, pool volleyball or just walk around and have fun meeting new students.

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Beta's Smash Bash

Flight Deck
Come out and enjoy a Super Smash Brothers video game tournament with the brothers of Beta Theta Pi to release some of those first day of school jitters. This event is open to all students.

11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Student Employment Fair

Don Taft University Center, Spine
Looking for an on campus job? The Student Employment Fair is a one day event designed for new and current NSU students who are seeking an on-campus, part-time student employment position. This event offers an excellent opportunity for on-campus departments to talk to and recruit our many talented students for part-time positions within their department. 

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Tasting Tour

Don Taft University Center, Food Court
A guided tour of the new concepts in the UC Food Court. Shark Dining will provide samples and a story about what makes each location unique. Come out and enjoy the newly renovated Food Court.

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Fraternity and Sorority Life Welcome BBQ

Flight Deck Backyard
Join us for food, music, and the opportunity to meet the men and women of our NSU Fraternity and Sorority community.

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Brunch Your Way to Success

Leo Goodwin Residence Hall
Brunch Your Way to Success will be an event hosted by the Office of Residential Life & Housing, in collaboration with the Tutoring and Testing Center, aimed at acquainting first year residents with tutoring services that are provided weekly within the Leo Goodwin Residence Hall. Residents will have the opportunity to snack on chicken & waffles while meeting tutors from the university and familiarizing themselves with the designated location for tutoring within the hall. Come out and enjoy the fun.

Noon–1:00 p.m.

Tapas into your Potential

Don Taft University Center, Spine
Come munch on some delicious tapas and meet our NSU tutors, SI leaders, and academic advisors.

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Teaching Kitchen Series - Fried Cauliflower Rice

Don Taft University Center, Spine
Learn how to make a healthy and delicious meal with your wellness team, the Healthy Sharks and Shark Dining. We will be demonstrating how to make different variations of cauliflower fried rice so come grab a bite and a recipe card. You will also enter the chance to win some kitchen equipment along with all the ingredients to make this delicious meal.

6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

T-Shirt Swap

Commons Residence Hall, Room 123
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.

4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Splashdown Water Balloon Battle

Alvin Sherman Library Quad
Come and join the brothers of Kappa Sigma as they host a team-based water balloon battle! You can assemble a team of five friends/classmates and be prepared to battle until the end. As for attire, one can wear anything that you do not mind getting soaked. Come and enjoy this fun and friendly competition!

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Let's Taco About It

Flight Deck Multipurpose Room

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m..

Get the Scoop!

Commons Residence Hall, Room 115
Residents will have the opportunity to enjoy ice cream sundaes while meeting tutors from the university and familiarizing themselves with the designated location for tutoring within the hall.

8:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.


University School Turf Field
Wear your best neon and come get your glow on with 60 minutes of GlowGa! Never heard of it? It’s quite simple – glow sticks + yoga = GlowGa. Got it? Guys and gals are free to join! No matter what your experience with yoga may be, this is sure to be a fun event. Glow sticks and refreshments will be provided. Please bring a yoga mat or towel for extra comfort. Walk ups are welcome.
Friday, AUGUST 24, 2018

11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Unity Canopy

Alvin Sherman Library Quad
A Unity Canopy is a circular arrangement of 32 poles in a large field. Each pole is labeled with an identifier. For example, “I’m an international student,” “I speak English as a Second Language,” “I identify as LGBTQ,” etc. With yarn, participants tie to each pole with which they identify. This project celebrates the uniqueness of individuals and raises awareness of how labels impact our perception of and interactions with the world. Celebrate your first weekend on campus and be apart of a global challenge to increase awareness and inclusion throughout the Nova Southeastern University community!

6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.


Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center
Sharkapalooza, one of the great traditions at NSU, is the highlight of the University's Week of Welcome (WOW). Count on Sharkapalooza to be a memorable welcome-home event, featuring a student organization/department fair, booths from our local community vendors, performances, great prizes, activity booths, and free food! Did we also say you get to win a car?! NSU students who scan their SharkCard at the entrance checkpoint will be entered into a raffle to win a car from our partner, Rick Case Automotive Group. The name will be chosen at the end of the event so make sure to stick around.
PLEASE NOTE: You must be present at the time of the name drawing.
Saturday, AUGUST 25, 2018

11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Marvel Triple Feature

Alvin Sherman Library, Gallery
Excited about the new semester starting? Take a break and come to the Alvin Sherman Library for a marathon of the last three Marvel movies released on DVD. Fresh popcorn will be served!

7:00 p.m.

Fins Football Pre-Season Game: Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens

Hardrock Stadium
Come out, enjoy a preview of what attending a Miami Dolphins game can be, and really feel the #FINSUP movement!
Tickets will only be available for pick-up at Sharkapalooza on Friday, August 24, 2018 on a first come, first served basis until tickets run out. These tickets are not a part of of the official NSU Fins Football program. For more information on NSU Fins Football and how to reserve tickets, please visit -
Please note: NSU will not be providing transportation nor hosting a Shark Village Tailgate Space for the pre-season game.
Sunday, august 26, 2018

4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

ISO Global Village

NSU Shark Fountain
Global Village is our warm welcome to our incoming international students, and all students alike. Come join the Student Events and Activities (S.E.A.) Board and the Office of International Affairs to experience a taste of the different cultures celebrated at NSU. Use this time as an opportunity to meet other students from all over. All students are welcome to come to this friendly get-together with international flavors, games, and a first-step to your life at NSU.
Monday, august 27, 2018

Noon–1:00 p.m.

S.E.A Board's Welcome Back General Body Meeting

Rosenthal Student Center, Room 200
Come out to the first S.E.A. Board General Body Meeting of the year to learn more about all your free student-run events. Meet the members of the premier programming board on campus and find out how to get involved within our organization or be a part of a committee!

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Leadership Challenge

Rosenthal Student Center, Room 200
So you think you’re a leader? Come try your skills at some of our leadership activities and see if you have what it takes. There will be multiple activities happening around campus. The more you challenge yourself, the better chance you have to win the raffle.

7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Escape Room

Tutoring and Testing Center, Student Affairs Building, 2nd Floor
Still waiting on your acceptance letter to Hogwarts? Come to the Tutoring and Testing Center to test your magical abilities and escape the room… if you can! Muggles welcomed. Free light refreshments and giveaways will be awarded to the team with the most house points. 
Tuesday, august 28, 2018

Noon–1:00 p.m.

Decal Up your Laptop/Back to School Giveaway!

Don Taft University Center, Spine
A fun back to school event for incoming freshmen and returning students to decorate what they'll use the most, their laptops. Come join the Student Event and Activities (S.E.A) Board in creating your own decals. Along with that, NSU supplies and gift baskets will be distributed so you can start off their Fall term right.
Wednesday, august 29, 2018

Noon–1:00 p.m.

ELE Preview

Rosenthal Student Center, Room 200
Are you interested in getting more involved this upcoming year, but don’t know where to start? Join us for a preview of the NSU Emerging Leaders Experience (ELE). This will give you insight on how to prepare to be an effective leader and continue to hone your leadership skills both in and out of the classroom. This is a special sneak peek you won’t want to miss.

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

I.O.C. Meet and Greet: RSO Welcome Back Social

Flight Deck
Come and get to know your new Inter-Organizational Council members in a welcome back social event. This event is open to all undergraduate registered student organization (RSO) members and new/current students who are interested in getting involved. Mingle and bite on some delicious finger foods while getting to know members of other organizations.
Thursday, august 30, 2018

5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Service in the City

HOPE South Florida (Off-Campus Event)

Join us as we kick off our Service in the City volunteer nights in the City of Ft. Lauderdale. Volunteers will be serving with HOPE South Florida. HOPE South Florida is a Christian-based non-profit organization, that provides crisis and rapid re-housing assistance, and support services to homeless families, veterans and individuals. Volunteers will be assisting with meal service to homeless individuals in Broward County. Spaces are limited. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.


8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Bingo Night

Flight Deck
N-64! O-17! Come out to BINGO Night at Flight Deck hosted by the Student Event and Activities (S.E.A.) Board. We will be giving out a bunch of prizes and giveaways, so we look forward to seeing you there.
Friday, august 31, 2018

7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

NSU Men's Soccer vs. Mississippi College

NSU Soccer Complex
Show your Shark Pride by cheering on the Men's Soccer team as they face Mississippi College. For updates, check out @NSU_MSoccer on Instagram and @NSUSharks on Twitter.

7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center
Show your Shark Pride by cheering on the Volleyball team as they face Missouri S&T.; For updates, check out @NSU_VBALL on Instagram and @NSUSharks on Twitter.

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.


Alvin Sherman Library Quad
Are you ready for our annual water and paint party?! The Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) and the Student Event and Activities (S.E.A) Board invite you to this awesome fun-filled free event. Food trucks and beats from one of our well-known DJ's will be spinning on those tracks. Make sure to bring an empty water bottle with you as there will be water jugs throughout the event. 
Please note - You may not walk through the Don Taft University Center with paint on and you must be completely dry. Rinse stations will be provided at the actual event. 
Saturday, September 1, 2018
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Babson College

Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center
Show your Shark Pride by cheering on the Volleyball team as they face Babson. For updates, check out @NSU_VBALL on Instagram and @NSUSharks on Twitter.
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Texas A&M International University

Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center
Show your Shark Pride by cheering on the Volleyball team as they face Texas A&M International. For updates, check out @NSU_VBALL on Instagram and @NSUSharks on Twitter.
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Noon–2:00 p.m.

NSU Men's Soccer vs. Delta State University

NSU Soccer Complex
Show your Shark Pride by cheering on the Men's Soccer team as they face Delta State. For updates, check out @NSU_MSoccer on Instagram and @NSUSharks on Twitter.
Monday, September 3, 2018
Noon–4:00 p.m.

Unified Greek Council's Dive and Munch: Labor Day Edition

NSU Recreational Pool
Come and enjoy a day out by the pool with members of the UGC community. Learn about what the Unified Greek Council is all about at NSU, and get to know some of their traditions and multicultural perspective of Fraternity and Sorority Life. Radio X will be there playing some great music and light snacks/refreshments will be served.
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