Welcome Week is an opportunity for our new students to get acclimated to the University, learn about resources to support their success, and most importantly get to know each other and members of our campus community.
The University Libraries is taking part in Welcome Week with over a dozen activities. We want to meet as many new students as possible. There’s something for everyone! See our schedule of activities below with descriptions.
Please click on an event date/time to register for virtual events (offered on Zoom)!
Schedule of Activities offered by the University Libraries:
The World’s Best Library Orientation! (virtual)
Come find out what you need to know to get the most out of SBU Libraries. Meet some librarians, and learn about all the resources and spaces that will make your life at SBU that much easier. We’ll throw in a few surprises and the chance to win library swag!
Getting to Know Library Databases! (virtual)
What is a research database, anyway? How can you use databases to discover what interests you? In this fun and pressure-free virtual workshop, learn about databases, how you can access them, and explore some of the hundreds of subscription databases offered by SBU Libraries on any topic you can imagine.
Tours of the Melville Library
Come explore the Melville Library! You can learn about the different reading rooms, group study rooms, and collections at SBU, all while staking out your new favorite study spot. Meet in the Melville Library Galleria.
- 8/16 2:30-3:30pm
- 8/17 2:30-3:30pm
- 8/19 2:30-3:30pm
Tours of the Health Sciences Library
Come tour the Health Sciences Library. We’ll introduce you to the library spaces, services, and staff on the health sciences campus. Meet the librarian at the Life Sciences Building on the Circle Drive side and walk over to the HSL.
- 8/16 10:30-11:30am
- 8/20 12-1pm
Take a Virtual Tour of the Center For Digital Humanities (CDH) (virtual)
Take a virtual tour of the SBU Center for Digital Humanities and learn how we support student and faculty projects and research in Digital Humanities.
The Breakout Challenge
Do you love a good mystery? Unravelling riddles and solving puzzles? Bring your inner Sherlock Holmes (and Harry Houdini) to this fun, interactive session. Working in teams, you’ll have to follow the clues and open a lot of locks in a race to be the first team to the answer.
8/22 11:30am-12:30pm Special Collections Seminar Room 2nd Floor Melville Library E-2340(Cancelled due to Hurricane Henri)
Growing clean air while brightening your dorm room
Studies show that growing indoor plants not only brighten your mood but also help to clean the air in indoor spaces. Come plant your own pothos plant for your dorm room. This plant is practically indestructible…so those with black thumbs please join us as well.
- 8/16 Staller Steps, during family & student BBQ
DIY Crafts and Decor
Need something stylish? Want to decorate your dorm for free? Join this event to make some DIY projects which may include: embroidered wall art, floral or yarn wall hangings, paper flower pens, and beaded earrings!
- 8/22 3-4pm SAC 302
A Hike in Beautiful David Weld Nature Sanctuary
We’ll walk through meadow and forest, by a glacial kettle hole, and down to a rocky beach and beautiful views along the Long Island Sound! In addition to other birds, we may even see the Piping Plover, a threatened species that nests along the north shore every summer.
- 8/21 2-4:30pm (The bus will leave from the Admin loop)