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Rambunctious Weekend at Angelo State

Rambunctious Weekend

Angelo State University will kick off the 2016 fall semester with its annual Rambunctious Weekend Aug. 25-28 with a wide variety of activities designed to help new students make the transition to college life and to welcome back returning students. For more information, email us at orientation@angelo.edu.

Featured Program

Angelo Serves: Sunday, Aug. 28 

Angelo Serves is a community-wide service event. We encourage incoming and returning students to get the semester off to a great start by giving back to our very own community. By participating in Angelo Serves, you will gain new friendships, connections within the surrounding community, and a new-found admiration of serving others. Pre-register to participate in this event.

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  • Details

    August 25th, 2016

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      All Day, Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building, ASU Testing Center
      TSI Testing (Three Testing Times Available)
      Testing times are:
      9:00 AM
      1:00 PM
      5:00 PM

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      9:00am - 12:00pm, ASU Residence Halls
      Move-In for New Students
      Take a good at this arrival information for each of the residence halls so you’ll know where to go and what to bring.

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      12:00pm, ASU Pavilion
      Lunch on the Lawn
      Class of 2020 and families, enjoy a hamburger cookout with ASU faculty and staff.

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      1:00pm - 2:00pm, Plaza Verde, Vista Verde Room
      Faculty Meet & Greet and Department Fair

      Questions? Come visit with ASU faculty and staff for any lingering questions.


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      1:00pm - 5:00pm, Various Locations on Campus
      University Business: “Alcohol EDU” & “Haven” Completion and BCSSE Survey
      This time is set aside for first-year students to complete any University Business. including: have your identification card photo taken at the West Annex Buildings, pick up your new parking permit at Parking Services, visit the ASU Bookstore for shopping and to purchase your textbooks, and complete the BCSSE survey. Additionally, if you did not complete Alcohol EDU and Haven training, please do so at this time at the Math & Computer Science Building, Lab 111B.

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      5:00pm - 7:00pm, The Caf
      Farewell Dinner

      Students and families are invited to the Farewell Dinner to say their fond farewells. While families begin to say goodnight and goodbye to their students, students are encouraged to attend residence hall and late-night programming. 


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      5:00pm - 8:00pm, The Caf
      Ram Family Connection Photobooth

      Stop by the Ram Family Connection family photo booth at the farewell dinner to take a family photo as families say farewell to their student and wish their student well in their new adventures at ASU. Families can also sign up for the Ram Family Connection newsletter.


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      7:00pm - 9:00pm, ASU Residence Halls
      Welcome from Housing & Residential Programs
      Welcome from Housing & Residential Programs.

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      8:00pm - 8:30pm, ASU Residence Halls
      Residence Hall Floor Meetings
      First-Year students will receive additional information about floor meetings during check-in. Agenda and information is available in Guidebook.

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      9:00pm - 11:59pm, Pavilion
      Welcome Back Bash

      Join Housing and Residential Programs, Transition Programs, Student Life, and multiple student organizations for a late night bash featuring a live DJ to help us welcome the Class of 2020. 


    August 26th, 2016

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      8:00am - 9:30am, The Caf
      Breakfast

      Visit the Food Service Center for breakfast. Meals plans can be used.


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      9:00am - 5:00pm, ASU Residence Halls
      Move-In for Returners

      Take a good at this arrival information for each of the residence halls so you’ll know where to go and what to bring.


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      10:00am, Junell Center/Stephens Arena
      Freshmen Welcome

      The Class of 2020 will gather together for their official welcome to the university. This program is hosted by Student Affairs and will officially begin Rambunctious Weekend and serve as the start of a weekend of learning Angelo State traditions and what it means to be a Ram and Rambelle. During this session, first-year students will be provided the official Rambunctious weekend (first-year and transfer) schedule and information about your small group.


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      11:00am - 3:30pm, TBD
      Lunch and Education Session Rotation Schedule

      Students will be placed in small groups via their academic major and will have lunch and attend education sessions together.


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      4:00pm - 5:00pm, Plaza Verde, Viste Verde Room
      Orientation and Transition Programs Social

      Come hang out with the Orientation and Ram Round-Up Transition Leaders. Enjoy activities and free food.


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      5:00pm - 8:00pm, Pavilion
      Community Fair

      What is there to do in San Angelo? Visit the Community Fair and find out more about activities and events in the City of San Angelo.


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      5:00pm - 8:00pm, Pavilion
      Brisket Dinner

      Join us for a Texas-style barbecue hosted by Chartwells Dining Services. Relax and unwind after a long day, and enjoy the evening’s activities.


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      5:00pm - 9:00pm, Pavilion Area
      UCPC Programs

      The award-winning University Center Program Council (UCPC) will provide events and activities including: inflatables, hot air balloon, a caricature artist, spray can art, “Go Gamez” video game trailer and a zip line.


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      7:00pm - 9:00pm, Pavilion Area
      RAMazing Race

      Join the Multicultural and Student Activities Programs as they host this annual ASU facts and history scavenger hunt.  


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      9:00pm - 11:00pm, Pavilion
      Dueling Pianos

      These dueling pianos combine the customizability and variety of a DJ and the excitement and fun of a live band. These entertainers perform music that will fit every musical taste, rocking music of any and all genres. 


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      10:00pm - 11:59pm, Various Locations on Campus
      Late-Night Options

      As official programming comes to a close, there are still late-night options for our night owls to stay active on campus. The CHP Gym is open until midnight and the sand volleyball courts are well-lit and full of new friends. For our on-campus students, don’t forget to talk to your Resident Assistant about what’s happening in your hall!


    August 27th, 2016

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      8:00am - 9:30am, The Caf
      Breakfast
      Visit the Food Service Center for breakfast. Meal plans can be used.

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      11:00am - 3:30pm, The Caf
      Lunch and Education Session Rotation Schedule
      Students will be placed in small groups via their academic major and will have lunch and attend education sessions together.

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      4:00pm, Various Locations
      Afternoon Activities

      Stay busy and meet new students at any of these afternoon activities: intramural flag football tournament, open swim at the CHP pool, sand volleyball, Global Immersion Center Showcase and R.A.D training.


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      5:00pm, Pavilion Area
      UCPC Programs

      The award-winning University Center Program Council (UCPC) will provide events and activities including: an inflatable zipline, human hamster ball, a caricature artist, custom stamp-a-ring and “Go Gamez” video game trailer.


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      5:00pm, Pavilion
      Belong-B-Que

      You belong at ASU! Join Spiritual Life for this delicious pulled pork dinner and meet our spiritual life student organizations.


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      5:00pm - 7:00pm, Pavilion
      Registered Student Organization (RSO) Tailgate
      Come tailgate with ASU Student Organizations before Ram Rally begins. Meet and greet with Greek Life, Club Sports, and some of our most active organizations.

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      7:30pm - 8:30pm, LeGrand Sports Complex at 1st Community Credit Union Field
      Ram Rally

      The place to be on a Saturday night is watching ASU athletic events! 
      Come out to the LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field and learn the ASU Fight Song and Alma Mater as well as our treasured traditions. Get a chance to learn ASU cheers and chants so you can RAISE YOUR VOICE at all ASU athletic events! The official Class of 2020 photo will also be taken at this time.


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      8:30pm - 10:00pm, The Caf
      Blue and Gold Pancakes
      Enjoy a late-night snack as the Ram Pride continues into the night!

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      8:30pm - 10:30pm, Pavilion Area
      UCPC Programs

      The award-winning University Center Program Council (UCPC) will provide events and activities including: a caricature artist, custom flipbooks, a “Go Gamez” video game trailer and a zip line.


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      10:00pm - 11:59pm, Various Locations on Campus
      Late-Night Options

      As official programming comes to a close, there are still late-night options for our night owls to stay active on campus:

      Multicultural and Student Activities Programs Lip Sync Battle
      Housing and Residential Programs Movie: Central Intelligence


    August 28th, 2016

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      11:00am, Pavilion
      Angelo Serves

      Spend the afternoon with the Center for Student Involvement meeting new people and working with local groups that make San Angelo a great place to live! Please wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing.
      Lunch and Registration: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
      Service Project: 12:30–3 p.m.


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      3:00pm - 5:00pm, Houston Harte University Center
      Locate Your Classrooms
      RAMbassadors are available to provide tours of academic buildings.  First-Year/Transfer students can bring their schedules and RAMbassadors will take them as groups to show them their course locations. The classroom tours will begin from the University Center at the Campus Tour desk.

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      5:00pm - 8:00pm, ASU Lake House and Facility
      Welcome Back Picnic

      The Welcome Back Picnic is held to welcome all Angelo State students back to campus.
      Activities with UCPC include water inflatables and a “Go Gamez” video game trailer, kayaking with UREC’s Outdoor Adventures, and a hamburger and hotdog cookout hosted by the Multicultural Center and Student Life.


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      9:00pm, ASU Residence Halls
      Housing and Residential Programs Floor Socials

      If you are living on campus, your Resident Assistant will provide you with more information about this meeting.


     

  • Overview

    August 25th, 2016

    August 26th, 2016

    August 27th, 2016

    August 28th, 2016

  • Parents

    We are kicking off Rambunctious Weekend activities on Thursday this year to help give students and parents time to get moved in and take care of financial obligations before the semester starts. Here are a few resources to help your student transition to college life:

    Paying Tuition and Fees: Get instructions about how to set up a parent or guardian to make payments on your student’s behalf.

    Ram Family Connection: Learn more about ASU’s parents and families organization and sign up for our monthly newsletter.

    Campus Resources: Read about ASU’s available resources so you can help your student be successful.

    Is your student under 17? If so, please fill out the release waiver and bring it with you Thursday so your student can participate in all the activities during the weekend.