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August 9, 2019

Avila Welcomes Students Back for 2019-20 Academic Year

Avila University kicks off the 2019-20 academic year next week, welcoming back students with a wide array of fun, exciting activities including free Betty Rae’s Ice Cream, the Avila Fun Fest, Igniting the Flame, and others.

Please check out below for more information on key upcoming events, including time, date and location.


Residence Hall Move-In Dates (Check-in, Hodes Center)

  • Fall Athlete Residence Hall Move-In
    • Monday, August 12
    • 8 to 11 a.m.
  • New Student Residence Hall Move-In
    • Friday, August 16
    • 8 a.m. to noon
  • Returning Student Residence Hall Move-In
    • Saturday, August 17
    • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

New Student Orientation - Friday, August 16 to Tuesday, August 20 (RSVP Online)

  • Friday, August 16
    • Mentor Meetings (mandatory for first-year students)
      • 2 to 3:45 p.m.
      • Mabee Fieldhouse
    • Convocare
      • 4 to 5:15 p.m.
      • Mabee Fieldhouse
    • Tie-Dye, Games, Prizes & More
      • 7 to 9 p.m.
      • Avila Quad
  • Saturday, August 17
    • Right Relationships Orientation (mandatory for first-year students)
      • 9 a.m. to noon
      • Pavilion
    • Avila Fun Fest
      • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
      • Avila Quad
    • Free Money Game Show
      • 7 p.m.
      • Marian Center Lounge
  • Sunday, August 18
    • Discover Kansas City Tour
      • 1 to 3 p.m.
      • Meet at Marian Center Fountain
    • Residence Hall Meeting (mandatory for Avila Residents)
      • 7 p.m.
      • Your respective residence hall floor
    • S'mores by the Fire Pit
      • 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
      • McCullough Courtyard Fire Pit
  • Monday, August 19
    • First-Year Seminar Class (mandatory for first-year students)
      • 8 a.m. to noon
      • Pavilion
      • 1 to 3:30 p.m.
      • Avila Quad
    • Comedian Michael Dean Ester
      • 7 to 8 p.m.
      • Marian Center Lounge
  • Tuesday, August 20
    • Community Plunge to Harvesters
      • 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      • Meet at Wylie Hall Parking Lot
    • Floats by the Fountain
      • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
      • Avila Quad

Week of Welcome - Wednesday, August 21 to Tuesday, August 27

  • Wednesday, August 21
    • First Day of Classes
    • KC Kona Ice Truck
      • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      • Marian Parking Lot
    • Magician Norman Ng
      • 9 p.m.
      • Marian Dining Room
  • Thursday, August 22
    • Betty Rae's Ice Cream Truck
      • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Marian Parking Lot
    • Karaoke & Wings
      • 7 to 10 p.m.
      • Marian Center Lounge
  • Friday, August 23
    • Grocery Bag Bingo
      • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
      • Marian Center Lounge
  • Monday, August 26
    • Igniting the Flame - Avila University Welcome Celebration!
      • 4:30 to 7 p.m.
      • Avila Quad
  • Tuesday, August 27
    • Activities Team Giveaway - Free School Supplies & Snacks
      • 11:30 a.m. until gone
      • Marian Center Lounge
    • Tasty Tuesday - Free Coffee & Buffalo Wild Wings
      • 5 p.m. until gone
      • Library/Learning Commons

The Avila Promise

  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • Up to $1,000 Travel Award

 

That’s the Avila Promise.

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Class of 2023

student stacking boxes at Harvesters food bank

Each year Avila students volunteer more than 140,000 hours through community service and study programs beginning with our annual day at Harvesters - The Community Food Network.

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University Singers Tour France

Choir tour send off

Choir performing inside Visitation Church

A recap of the Avila University Singers tour of Normandy and Le Puy, France

Pictures, video, and a post-tour reflection >>

Before Hours: Info. Session for Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

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Join us for coffee & snacks while talking with our various program representatives about how you can work full time and go to school for your undergraduate or graduate degree.
Aug. 27 between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

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