Back to school festivities to check out

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What better way to start off the school year than hanging out with friends, listening to great music and enjoying good food? If you like to have a good time, then check out this year’s Welcome Week activity line-up. The Sheaf has you covered on what you don’t want to miss!

The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union Welcome Week runs from Sept. 6 to Sept. 9 and takes place in the Bowl. Starting at 11 a.m. there will be food trucks, beer gardens and DJs playing, along with free swag and survival calendars being passed out. There is also a $1000 scholarship draw that any student can enter, along with the chance to win U of S Bookstore gift cards.

unnamed-8DJ Charlie Hustle will be kicking off Welcome Week on Sept. 6, along with DJ’s Hattie, Bombargo and Snakeman who will play until 2 p.m. Taking place at 2 p.m. is the Dorm Room Burn. In a controlled burn, two model dorms will be set on fire to show students the seriousness of how common household items can set aflame when not being cautious.

One of the biggest events during Welcome Week is the guest appearance and meet and greet with NBA player Marcus Camby. From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 8 in the Bowl, students will have a chance to hear Camby, the ex-Raptors player speak.

Later that evening at 9 p.m. the Carless Drive In will be taking place. The movie being shown is Mrs. Doubtfire, and thanks to Affinity Credit Union, popcorn will be provided. Remember the film is shown outside in the Bowl, so it’s a good idea to bring a blanket or two, and some extra snacks wouldn’t hurt.

On the last day of the USSU’s Welcome Week, Dehli 2 Dublin with the Parab Poet and the Hip Hop Hippies will be playing at Louis’. Tickets are $19 and are available online at ticketfly.com. Doors open at 9 p.m. and it is a +19 show — and it’s going to be a blast.

Even though the last day of the USSU’s Welcome Week is Sept. 9, the festivities don’t end there.

On Sept. 13, Louis’ will be having its beloved House Party. This year, entitled Blue Party, everyone is to dress up as blue as can be. There will be $2 beers, a poutine bar and the best DJs to get everyone dancing. The party is +19 and there is no advanced ticketing — doors open at 7 p.m.

The annual Hike, Bike  and Roll event will be taking place on Sept. 14 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. This is to encourage students to get active in their transportation by walking, biking, rollerblading or longboarding to school instead of taking their car. There will be free bike tune-ups, a fresh food market, the annual used bike sale, yoga classes and information booths and swag set up outside between the Arts and Thorvaldson buildings.

The  Huskies Football homecoming game will be taking place on Sept. 16 and is a great way to experience Huskie pride first hand. Bring some friends and dress up in your Huskie gear and come support your fellow students. This game is free for U of S students who bring their student ID.

On Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Louis’ Flea Market Madness will be taking place. This is an all-ages and no-charge event where you can check out local vendors. There will be brunch specials and beer served, so don’t miss it!

A great way to get involved on campus is to join some clubs. From Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. to Sept. 23 at 4:30 p.m., Campus Club Week will be taking place. In the Arts Tunnel, clubs will have tables set up to promote their group, and will be able to provide information to students interested in joining the club on their mandate, events and what they are all about.

Try to attend as many events the university offers to you — it’s a great way to meet new people, make new friends, explore your interests and have fun!