Welcome to Eastern New Mexico University! To kick off your Eastern Experience, you'll take part in Dawg Days 2017. We're here to answer all of your Dawg Days questions, so stick around to learn all the details!
What is Dawg Days?
Dawg Days is a new student orientation held at ENMU every fall. It is a series of programs and events designed to help you prepare for college life, in and out of the classroom. Student leaders guide you through a fun-filled weekend of academic and entertainment programs.
When and where is Dawg Days 2017?
Dawg Days will be hosted on campus from Saturday, Aug. 19 through Monday, Aug. 21.
What is the schedule for Dawg Days?
This is our favorite part! Dawg Days 2017 is packed full of awesome activities. Here's a sneak peek of the day-by-day schedule:
Saturday: Aug. 19 (event name, time, location)
Move-in and check-in, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Guadalupe/Curry/Eddy Hall/Campus Union Building (CUB): We have good news for move-in day: you don't have to worry about carrying all of those heavy boxes full of decorations, textbooks and dorm supplies. We have ENMU students, faculty and staff who will take your boxes to your room for you. How cool is that?
Family Community Fair/Barbeque, 5 p.m., CUB Dallan Sanders Patio: See what the community has to offer. There will be tables set up on the lawn from local businesses, restaurants, etc. giving away information or merchandise. During this time, there will also be a barbeque catered by Sodexo on the patio. Your family and friends are welcome to join in.
Pep Rally, 6 p.m., CUB Dallan Sanders Patio: Get ready for performances from the Greyhound Sound Band and the Spirit Squad. There are games for you and your parents, with a chance to win some cool prizes. You will get to hear from our ENMU President Dr. J.S. Elwell and some of our coaches. You can even meet our adorable Greyhound mascot, Tory.
Paint Party, 9 p.m., CUB Dallan Sanders Patio: The perfect way to end your first day at ENMU is at the Glow Paint Party, put on by Paint University. There will be over 100 gallons of washable paint, black lights and glow sticks.
Sunday: Aug. 20
Welcome One, 1 p.m., CUB Ballroom: Time to get introduced to your Dawg Days team! There will be counselor-provided entertainment, along with speeches by the president, the chief of police and the athletic director. There will also be more games, with the chance to win even more prizes. Watch another Spirit Squad performance and get another chance to see our mascot, Tory.
Counselor Time, 2 p.m., Outdoors: Follow the leader! You'll join up with your team counselors and team, which is based off of your name tag color, to learn the Fight Song. After some team-building games, you'll take part in a competition between all of the teams.
Ice Cream Social, 3:40 p.m., CUB Dallan Sanders: Chill out with ice cream and popsicles while you chat with student leaders during the Student Organization Fair.
Student Organization Fair, 4 p.m., CUB Dallan Sanders Patio: Meet the members of our campus organizations to learn about what each group has to offer. This is a great chance to find the group (or groups… we have a lot of awesome options) that is perfect for you!
Dinner, 6 p.m., CUB Campus Crossroads: Grab a bite to eat with all of your new Greyhound friends.
Hypnotist, 8 p.m., CUB Ballroom: You'll be spellbound by hypnotist Christopher Carter, who specializes in mind reading.
Monday: Aug. 21
Welcome Two, 9 a.m., CUB Ballroom: You'll get information about day three of Dawg Days before hearing from some campus groups. There will be games and prizes, too!
Capture the Greyhound, 10 a.m., starts at CUB Ballroom: Explore the ENMU campus with your fellow freshmen and counselors. You'll stop at several important buildings to learn about their resources. Bonus: A solar eclipse will be happening during this event. When you stop by the Administration Building, you'll have the chance to learn more about it!
Lunch, 12 p.m., CUB Campus Crossroads: Refuel after your campus journey before an event-packed afternoon.
Freshman Seminar, 2 p.m., starts at CUB Ballroom: Your team captains will take you to your Freshman Seminar class, based on the sticker you received during check-in on move-in day. You'll meet your teacher and the Greyhounds taking that class. Make sure to sit near the front!
Educational Program, 4 p.m., CUB Ballroom: What's next? Find out the topic of the event by attending.
Magician, 8 p.m., CUB Ballroom: Stand-up magician Derek Hughes will give a magical performance to mark the end of Dawg Days. He's been seen on the CW, Comedy Central, "American's Got Talent," VH1 and MTV.
We can't wait to see you at Dawg Days 2017! To stay updated, follow ENMU Dawg Days on social media and visit http://www.enmu.edu/greyhound-life/student-involvement/dawg-days-new-student-orientation.