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Get free ice cream and more at Weeks of Welcome

Aug 15, 2018
A woman spoons chocolate into a bowl of ice cream.
The Ice Cream Social is back for its 41st year, with free scoops Aug. 23. But that’s just one of many great events happening during Weeks of Welcome.Photo by Liz Kaye, Indiana University

There are so many events during Weeks of Welcome, you might have a hard time deciding which ones to hit up. Here’s a pro tip: Don’t miss First Night, free ice cream or the Involvement Expo.

SAPB Late Night: First Night

  • When: Saturday, Aug. 18, from 7 to 11 p.m.
  • Where: Campus Center
  • What: A little bit of everything – free food, movies, music, games, crafts and more.

You’ve moved all your stuff, but classes don’t start for another 48 hours. There’s no better way to fill that spare time than with First Night. This is your chance to hang out with old friends and make new ones while playing games, noshing on free food, enjoying a movie, getting your craft on and generally having fun with any number of other entertaining activities.

The event is hosted by the Student Activities Programming Board and is the first in its Late Night series. Be sure to check out SAPB’s social events as well as educational and entertaining programming throughout the year.

41st Annual Ice Cream Social

  • When: Thursday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Taylor Courtyard
  • What: Free ice cream served by Distinguished Dippers, including Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar.

This is the longest-running tradition at IUPUI for a reason. Get your free scoops and all the toppings your heart desires. And don’t forget to check out Spirit Day festivities with IUPUI Athletics while you’re there.

Five men smile with foam fingers
The Involvement Expo is the place to meet student organizations and other groups, from both on and off campus, that will help you throughout the year.Photo by Liz Kaye, Indiana University

Involvement Expo

  • When: Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Taylor Courtyard
  • What: A chance to meet with – and collect giveaways from! – student organizations, fraternities and sororities, campus offices, and community resources.

There’s more to do at IUPUI than just study. Meet other students with the same interests and passions, and learn about the resources available from the campus and community to make your time at IUPUI everything you want it to be.

There’s more where that came from

Keep an eye out for dozens of events Aug. 18-30, ranging from movies and games to open houses and resource fairs that will give you a boost in the classroom. Events are free and open to all IUPUI students, whether you’re new to campus or an old pro. Follow @IUPUIStuAffairs on Twitter for event updates.

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