New students welcomed with abundance of events

Kynslie Otte

The Office of Student Involvement (OSI) hosted several welcome events over the weekend, including Roo Haul, Roos Give Back, Late Night with the Greeks, Casino Night, Convocation and UnionFest.

Students volunteered to assist move-in efforts Friday, Aug. 22 as part of OSI’s Roo Haul event.

Later, students were invited to attend Late Night with the Greeks at the University Walkway, co-sponsored by UMKC Greek life. The event included games and entertainment such as human bowling, a mechanical bull, a dunk tank, a Velcro wall, a caricature artist and live music. Students in attendance were given an opportunity to learn more about UMKC’s fraternities and sororities.

Saturday, Aug. 23 began with Roos Give Back – an event designed for students to put forth volunteer efforts at East High School. Projects included cleaning, office organization, artistic painting, yard work and general maintenance.

On Saturday evening OSI hosted its first ever Casino Night in Pierson Auditorium. Students were invited to play an assortment of casino games to win tickets for prizes, which included a Playstation 4, Beats Audio headphones, a Blu-Ray player, a television, gift cards, movie tickets and more.

Convocation was held Sunday, Aug. 24 at Swinney Recreation Center, followed by UnionFest on the third floor of the Student Union.

Unionfest is an event that focuses on student involvement. Various campus organizations set up tables with free swag and information encouraging students to play a more active role in campus life.