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Are you ready for Houndchella?

Welcome to Eastern New Mexico University! To kick off your Eastern Experience, you'll take part in Dawg Days 2019. 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. This year's theme is Houndchella, so get ready to have a rockin' weekend!

When and where is Dawg Days 2019?

Dawg Days will be hosted on campus from Saturday, Aug. 17 through Monday, Aug. 19.

What is the schedule for Dawg Days?

This is our favorite part! Dawg Days 2019 is packed full of awesome activities. Here's a sneak peek of the day-by-day schedule:

Saturday, Aug. 17

Move-in and check-in, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Guadalupe/Curry/Eddy/Campus Union (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?

Ice Cream with the Elwells, 3 p.m., Between Eddy Hall and Guadalupe Hall: Enjoy some tasty snacks with ENMU President Dr. Jeff Elwell and First Lady of Eastern Edwina Gower.

Family Community Fair/Barbeque, 5 p.m., CUB Dallan Sanders Memorial Plaza: 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, 6:30 p.m., CUB Dallan Sanders Memorial Plaza: 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. Jeff Elwell and some of our coaches.

Entertainment, 9-11 p.m., CUB Dallan Sanders Memorial Plaza: What's a better way to kick off the weekend than a paint party? Get hyped with DJ RickRi and neon paint on the grass behind the CUB. With one of the most famous DJs from the Lubbock area, we want you to join us in great music, bright paint and fun for the night!

Sunday, Aug. 18

Brunch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., CUB Campus Crossroads: Stop by for an egg-cellent start to your day!

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 more. There will also be more games, with the chance to win even more prizes.

Counselor Time, 2 p.m., Outdoors: Follow the leader! You'll join up with your team counselors and team, which is based on 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.

Student Organization Fair, 4 p.m., CUB Dallan Sanders Memorial Plaza: Meet the members of our campus organizations to learn about what each group has to offer. This is a great chance to find groups that are perfect for you!

Dinner, 6 p.m., CUB Campus Crossroads: Grab a bite to eat with all of your new Greyhound friends.

Entertainment, 8 p.m., CUB Ballroom: Introducing to campus, the famous Derek Hughes! You can join us in watching this high energy and comical magician. He has appeared on MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and America's Got Talent. You do not want to miss this show; you just might be picked to participate in the magic!

Monday, Aug. 19

Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., CUB Campus Crossroads: Kickstart the final morning of Dawg Days with the most important meal of the day.

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.

Lunch, 12 p.m., CUB Campus Crossroads: Refuel after your campus journey before an event-packed afternoon.

Freshman Class Picture, 1:30 p.m., Eddy Hall: Say cheese! Document the first weekend of your Greyhound journey with a group photo.

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.

Dinner, 6 p.m., CUB Campus Crossroads: Enjoy another meal at the CUB before the final Dawg Days event.

Awards/Entertainment, 8 p.m., CUB Ballroom: So you think you're funny? Then you do not want to miss out on the famous Aida Rodriguez as she takes the mic here at ENMU. As seen on Comedy Central, Showtime and HBO, this standup comedian, has been a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing, will have you falling out of your chair laughing.

We can't wait to see you at Dawg Days 2019! Follow ENMU Dawg Days on social media and visit enmu.edu/DawgDays for more information.