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January 9, 2020

Avila Week of Welcome to begin 2020 in Style

Avila University is welcoming back students for the 2020 spring semester with exciting events, free food and informational sessions for the second half of the academic year. Additionally, there will be a school supply giveaway at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 13 and all students can get 25% off all Avila clothing and gifts when they pick up their textbooks.

Please read below for more information about the exciting upcoming events, including time, date and location. For more information, please contact director of Student Life Jason Baldwin via email or telephone at 816.501.3754.

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

  • Residence Halls Open
    • Sunday, January 12
    • 8 to 11 a.m.
  • New Student Residence Hall Orientation
    • Sunday, January 12
    • 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Avila Week of Welcome - Monday, January 13 to Friday, January 17, 2020

  • All Week
    • Win a $25 Chipotle Gift Card
      • Enter your name by Friday, January 17 at 1 p.m. to be eligible to win
      • Marian Center Dining Room
    • Beak & Bean Welcome Back Special
      • Buy any drinks and receive a FREE cookie!
      • Marian Center, Beak & Bean
    • Avila Bookstore Welcome Back Sale
      • Pick up your textbooks and enjoy 25% off ALL Avila clothing and gifts!
  • Monday, January 13
    • First day of classes
    • School Supply Giveaway
      • Stop by to pick up FREE school supplies!
      • 11:30 a.m. until gone
      • Marian Dining Room Entrance
    • Free Yoga Class
      • Relieve stress with a free weekly Yoga class instructed by Tom Jacobs! Class size limited to 15.
      • 5 to 6 p.m.
      • Wylie Hall, 1st Floor Media Room
      • RSVP to Tom via email
  • Tuesday, January 14
    • Eagles Aware Resource Table
      • Stop by for snacks & resources on sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking.
      • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      • Marian Center Foyer
    • Free Wings and Karaoke
      • Sing your favorite songs and enjoy free wings!
      • 7 to 10 p.m.
      • Marian Center Lounge
  • Wednesday, January 15
    • National Bagel Day – FREE Bread Sliced Bagels & Coffee
      • 8 a.m. until gone
      • Library/Learning Commons
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
      • Sign a non-violence pledge, write what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. means to you & sign-up for community service opportunities.
      • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      • Marian Center Lounge
    • Avila Women’s Basketball vs. York College
      • Wear your Avila swag & cheer on the Eagles!
      • 6 p.m.
      • Mabee Fieldhouse
    • Avila Men’s Basketball vs. York College
      • Wear your Avila swag & cheer on the Eagles!
      • 8 p.m.
      • Mabee Fieldhouse
  • Thursday, January 16
    • Beak & Bean Thursday Special
      • Get a Beak Blast Energy Drink for only $2!
      • All day
      • Marian Center, Beak & Bean
  • Friday, January 17
    • Free Milkshakes
      • Enjoy a free milkshake at Beak & Bean!
      • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      • Marian Center, Beak & Bean

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