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Week of Welcome event lineup offers

Most students both new and old are familiar with the daily trudge of getting from point A to point B, but this week USF is celebrating the start of the spring
semester with different events happening across campus for Week of Welcome. Below are some of the events on campus this week:


Cupcake Youre Back

Students can pick up a free cupcake between noon and 1:30 from the Cupcake Truck, which will bestationed outside the north entrance of the MarshallStudent Center (MSC).

Swing Dance Mixer

An almost embarrassingnumber of us have at one time or another said we would like to learn how to swing dance but never didanything about it. 7 p.m. in MSC 2708, the Swinging Bulls areproviding the music, the dance floor and of course, the lesson so students can do the Charleston into their new classes for the semester. No, there wont be a time machine.


Ninja WarriorCompetition

The Asian Students inAmerica organization will give a glimpse into their culture with the clever guise of something recognizable across campus ninjas.Obstacles, cultural games and free food will be part of the Ninja WarriorCompetition at 5 p.m. near the MLK Stage. Prizes will be given to the most savvy ninja.

Board Game Breakout

From 9 p.m. untilmidnight, the MSC SkyPad on the fourth floor will be filled with different sort ofgamers than usual board gamers. Lightrefreshments provided.


Fire Safety and Street Smarts

Students are never too old to learn about fire safety. But this is not just about Smokeys friends. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. USFs Environmental Health and Safety willprovide fire extinguisher training and provide a fire pit, as well as bicycle andpedestrian safety tips.

LGBT and Ally Ice Cream Social

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in MSC 2709, the Office of MulticulturalAffairs and WellnessEducation invites all members of the LGBT community and allies to mingle over ice cream.


Welcome Back Picnic

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. students can feast on free food and meet Student Government leaders in the MLK Plaza.


iBuddy Kickoff

Imagine leaving the familiar surroundings of home for an academicexperience. Culture shock can shadow the 4,059international students at USF, while many
domestic students dream of getting an in-depth look of different nations and cultures. The Office of Multicultural Affairs will host an event thatallows domestic and
international students topartner up andexplore culturaldiversity. The iBuddy program kicks off at 3 p.m. in the MSC Ballroom.

Bulls Nite Out:
Dueling Pianos

The first Bulls Nite Out involves a lot of live music and a multitude ofcomedy. Off-keysinging is welcome, too. Two pianists areslated to battle in the MSC Ballroom at 9 p.m. Student will be able to sing along and indulge inarguably the best thing about being a college student free food and drinks, provided by the Center for Student Involvement.