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Top 10: Spring Welcome Week 2020

Jan. 10, 2020
SHSU Media Contact: Hannah Haney


Kick off the new year and new semester with Spring Welcome Week 2020. Connect with new and returning Bearkats through food, festivities and fun. Welcome Week is a chance to explore campus, make new friends, and learn what it takes to be successful at Sam Houston State University.

1. The Missing Link


Join the Department of Leadership Initiatives to find your organization’s missing link and enjoy a hot chocolate bar while supplies last.

Thursday, January 16 at 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Lowman Student Center, Suite 326

2. Polar Bearkat Plunge


Join Rec Sports in the fourth-annual Polar Bearkat Plunge. Come to the RSC pool for a quick dip to kick off the school year. Free T-shirts to the first 50 participants. Cocoa and snacks will be provided.

Monday, January 20 at 6 p.m.

Recreational Sports Center (RSC), Pool

3. New Year, New Me


The Academic Success Center would like to invite you to “New Year, New Me” to learn how you can start off 2020 on the right path. Contact 936-294-3680 for more information.

Tuesday, January 21 at 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

LSC 230B

4. Meet The Orange Keys Over Brunch


All Bearkats are invited to meet the Orange Keys on Wednesday, January 22 in LSC 241 over brunch. Please contact 936.294.1785 for more information.

Wednesday, January 22 at 10 a.m.

Lowman Student Center, 241

5. Fitfest


Need help or just looking for a new way to stay healthy? Meet with a personal trainer at the RSC Gym to find out more about setting your fitness goals. A free lunch bag will be offered to participants while supplies last, and group fitness class demos will be rotating throughout the evening.

Wednesday, January 22 from 4:30 - 6 p.m.


6. Kat Klub Bash


Want to experience what all the Kat Klub has to offer? Come on by and receive free a $10 food voucher (limited quantities), a t-shirt and other giveaways.

Thursday, January 23 from 5 - 7 p.m.

Lowman Student Center, Kat Klub

7. Bearkat Spirit Friday


It's Friday, so wear your orange. Initiating a sense of pride and spirit at SHSU, Bearkat Spirit Friday is a weekly program held every Friday in the fall and spring semesters.  Student Activities will be distributing various items to students who are wearing orange and white as an incentive to support the program and university.

Friday, January 24 at 10 a.m.

Bearkat Plaza

8. Lunar New Year


The Center for Diversity & Intercultural Affairs presents “Lunar New Year.” Come and learn about the traditions and culture around Lunar New Year with the Diversity Council. Fun Fact: 2020 is the year of the rat.

Monday, January 27 at 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Bearkat Plaza

9. Bearkat BBQ Cook-Off


Join Bearkat Athletics and SHSU Student Activities for the Bearkat BBQ Cookoff. The event is free for all students, faculty and staff with their Bearkat OneCard. The cookoff is open to all organizations, departments and colleges on campus to compete in. Categories include chili, brisket and ribs. Cash prizes for the winners. For more information on how to register, contact

Wednesday, January 29 at 5:30 p.m.

Johnson Coliseum

10. Kat Talks With President Hoyt


All Bearkats are invited to attend SHSU's 'Kat Talks' with speaker, President Dana Hoyt.

Thursday, January 30 at 2 p.m.

Lowman Student Center, Orange Ballroom

For more information on any of the Spring Welcome Week 2020 events, visit 

2020 Student Activities Spring Welcome Week Poster

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