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Welcome Week

Local Businesses Can Be Involved!

Welcome Week is the kick-off for new students at the University of Southern Indiana!  It is a week full of activities and events to help them meet other new students, get adjusted to their new surroundings, and get off on the right foot to start their academic career at USI. 

Welcome Week starts August 16, 2012 with Welcome Week/Housing Check-in.  Roughly 1100 new students will move into campus housing and check-in for the Welcome Week program. Again, this year we will provide the services our students need in one consolidated area, the Physical Activities Center. Students will check in for Welcome Week and campus housing, activate meal plans, register their vehicle, etc. As a local USI business you are invited to participate in this event. 

We have the following levels of involvement for you:



1. Businesses/organizations with the following purposes may not participate:
- Promotion or sales of alcohol and tobacco
- Promotion of apartment and other off campus housing rentals or sales
- Promotion of gambling establishments or establishments with a minimum age entrance requirement
- Promotion of credit cards or loans
- Promotion of products or services in direct competition with a university entity.
- Promotion of candidate for public office or other activities that violate the USI policy regarding political activities.
2. Businesses may activate accounts, take orders for products, distribute information regarding their services, and give away items.
3. Community organizations and agencies and student organizations that are wanting student involvement may not participate at this event, but may participate in the Student Involvement Fair.
4. Booth must be staffed at all times and staff must stay by their booth. You will not be allowed to stand or walk in other areas of the facility to promote your business.
5. All food giveaways must be approved prior to the event to insure compliance with university policies.
6. Open flame, candles, water, angel hair, glitter, confetti, and straw are not permitted.
7. No amplified sound.
8. This event will take place in the Physical Activities Center (PAC) and it is preferred that high heels are not worn. 

9. Access to electrical outlets and wireless internet will be available on a limited basis and will be assigned based on the date of registration for this event. Items that need their own electrical circuit will not be allowed.

By submitting a registration form, you agree to the above policies.

Staff a booth at welcome Week/Housing Check-in in the Physical Activities Center on Thursday, August 16 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Set up begins at 7 a.m. and we ask all businesses to be set by 8:30 a.m.

USI will provide a six foot table, 2 chairs. Electrical and wireless internet access is limited and will be provided based upon requests and registration date. If additional space is needed, we will do our best to accommodate, but can not guarantee space.  

Layout of the venue is available by clicking here. We ask that you indicate on the reservation form your preference of location.

Provide the Office of Student Development Programs copies of fliers or coupons that will be placed on general information tables at the check-in for students and parents to pick up. Fliers or coupons need to be delivered to Office of Student Development Programs, University Center East 1256, by Friday, August 10, 2012. All fliers and coupons remaining after the event will be recycled.

We are no longer taking reservations for the
Welcome Week/Housing Check-in Event.

If you have any questions, please email or call 812/465-7167.

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