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To kick-off both the fall and spring semesters, Mercy College provides a Week of Welcome, filled with a variety of programs and events.

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to all Mercy College students.

The following schedule continues to be updated. Please be sure to visit this page again for additional details.

Fall 2019 Week of Welcome

Monday, August 26 through Friday, August 30

Throughout the week, a staffed information table will be available, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., in the Jefferson Main Lobby. A second, unstaffed table will be available in the Madison Main Lobby.

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Monday, August 26 Week of Welcome Information Table
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jefferson Lobby (staffed) and Madison Lobby (unstaffed)

Blessing of the Brains
11:00 to 11:15 a.m.
St. Joseph Chapel
Join us for a short prayer and blessing of the brains for the studies ahead this semester. All are welcome!
Presented by Campus Ministry and Service Learning

Hot Dogs with Top Dogs
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
McAuley Room
Kick-off the semester with lunch served up by the Mercy College executive team.

Presented by Mercy Health and Student Life

What Recruiters Are Looking for in Applicants
1 to 2 p.m.

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Join the Mercy Health recruiting team as they provide tips for students to stand out during the application process and become top tier applicants. They will go over resume and interview do’s and don’ts, common mistakes during the application process, and more! Presented by Career, Professional Development, and Retention

Noteworthy Notetaking
3:30 to 4:00 p.m.
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A workshop that will explore five different methods of notetaking, the benefits/drawbacks of each, and how to take notes faster whether for lecture or reading.
Presented by the Student Success Center

Relaxation Break
5:00 to 5:20 p.m.
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Learn quick and easy strategies for maintaining calm during stressful times.
Presented by Counseling and Wellness Services

Tuesday, August 27 Week of Welcome Information Table
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jefferson Lobby (staffed) and Madison Lobby (unstaffed)

Duke Farms Mobile Farm
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

McAuley Room and adjacent green space
Take a break and spend some time with members of the Duke Farm family, including goats, llamas, miniature horses, and a baby doll sheep!
Presented by Student Life

Campus Fest
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
McAuley Room and adjacent green space
This is an opportunity for campus organizations and departments, as well as community organizations and business, to promote their involvement and engagement opportunities to Mercy College students.

Maximizing Empower

2:00 to 2:45 p.m.
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In this session, students will learn about various key tools in Empower that will serve as resources to them throughout their time at Mercy College. Tools that will be covered include course registration, degree audits, plans of study, grade reports, making payments and more! **Laptops are encouraged.
Presented by Student Records and the Student Success Center

Email Etiquette: Unlock the Power of Effective Emails
4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
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A review of the do’s and don’ts to writing emails and communicating effectively with others, including faculty, staff, students and other professionals.
Presented by the Student Success Center

Social Media and Beyond
4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
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A quick 30-minute guide to staying safe on social media.
Presented by Information Technology Services

Relaxation Break

5:00 to 5:20 p.m.
J3406
Learn quick and easy strategies for maintaining calm during stressful times.
Presented by Counseling and Wellness Services

Wednesday, August 28 Week of Welcome Information Table
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jefferson Lobby (staffed) and Madison Lobby (unstaffed)

Relaxation Break
9:00 to 9:20 a.m.
J3406
Learn quick and easy strategies for maintaining calm during stressful times.
Presented by Counseling and Wellness Services

Back to School Bingo
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Who doesn’t love bingo, especially when you can win prizes that will help get the semester started right? Lunch will be provided!
Presented by Student Life

Pizza, Prevention, and Prizes
12:30 p.m.
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Join our campus advocate from the YWCA Hope Center for pizza and snacks as we discuss ways to prevent sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence…and earn some prizes, too!
Presented by Compliance and Risk Management

Getting the Most Out of Your Textbook
4:45 to 5:15 p.m.
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The workshop designed to answer the three questions: What’s important in this textbook? How am I going to remember what is important? How can I get through the material more efficiently?
Presented by the Student Success Center

Thursday, August 29 Week of Welcome Information Table
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jefferson Lobby (staffed) and Madison Lobby (unstaffed)

Relaxation Break

10:30 to 10:50 a.m.
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Learn quick and easy strategies for maintaining calm during stressful times.
Presented by Counseling and Wellness Services

Unconscious Bias in Everyday Life
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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The unconscious mind is a powerful and intrinsic force in helping to shape our overall behavior in our everyday lives. This interactive session is designed to examine how unconscious bias can affect one's perceptions, decisions, and interactions. There will be snacks available at the presentation along with gifts.
Presented by Diversity and Inclusion

Personal Finance Strategies
1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

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Citizens Bank will be helping you create new and innovative ways to manage your finances. Come with questions and we will help you find solutions! Presented by Citizens Bank

Board Games and Banana Splits
3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
McAuley Room

Enjoy a classic cold treat while spending time with others playing traditional board games, cards, and trying out video games like Fortnite, Overwatch, and APEX Legends.
Presented by Student Life and Information Technology Services

Working with Disabilities: Strategies for Personal and Professional Success
4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
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According to the CDC, 61 million Americans (1 in every 4) has a disability. Every person will experience a disability at some point in their life. This workshop will provide insight and guidance to working with people who have disabilities, as well as resources, support and guidance for professionals with disabilities.
Presented by Accessibility Services

Friday, August 30 Service and Subs

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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Enjoy a sub sandwich and help assemble new baby kits for a local nonprofit organization.
Presented by Campus Ministry and Service Learning

Toledo Mud Hens v. Louisville Bats Game ($)
7:05 p.m.
Fifth Third Field

Tickets are only $5 for students and $10 for non-students. Students may purchase up to four tickets at the student rate. To purchase tickets, visit Student Life or the Testing Center, both located on the fifth floor of Madison.
Presented by Student Life

Spring 2020 Week of Welcome

Monday, January 13 through Friday, January 17

Details will be available in November 2019.

For questions about Week of Welcome and additional details, contact Deanna Vatan at the information below.