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Friday, August 30 Saturday, August 31 Sunday, September 1 Monday, September 2
Other Events/Activities

Central Check-in for early-returning students only. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., ITT
Other Events/Activities

Central Check-in for new students. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ITT
Religious Life

Roman Catholic Mass The Rev. G. Simon Harak, S.J., celebrant, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. First-year and returning students, faculty, staff and local community especially welcome. A “Sunday Supper” will follow in Bodman Lounge. 4:30 p.m., Chapel*
Labor Day; no events scheduled
Tuesday, September 3 Wednesday, September 4 Thursday, September 5 Friday, September 6
Meetings/Workshops

Weight Watchers at Work All welcome. 12:15-1:45 p.m., Wright Common Room*

Other Events/Activities

Central Check-In for returning students. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., ITT

Open House Women and Financial Independence welcomes first years. Start planning your financial future. Come tour the WFI resource center and preview its offerings. Light refreshments provided. 1:30-2:30 p.m., WFI Office, 52 Green Street
Other Events/Activities

Central Check-In for returning students. 1-4 p.m., ITT

Auditions for the Five College Early Music Program. Openings for singers, instrumentalists and those who wish to learn Renaissance recorder, winds, viol and lute; as well as the Collegium and women’s vocal ensembles and the baroque/classical orchestra. For more information, contact the Early Music office (538-2079) or email: leisenst@mtholyoke.edu. 4-5:30 p.m., Room 6, Sage*

Opening Convocation (See story at www.smith.edu/news.) 7:30 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

Classes begin

Religious Life

Drop-in stress reduction and relaxation class with Hayat Nancy Abuza. Refresh body, mind and spirit. Open to all Five College students, staff and faculty. Sponsor: Office of the Chaplains. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Wright Common Room*

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship All welcome. 8-9:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Other Events/Activities

S.O.S. Welcome Party The Service Organizations of Smith welcomes students interested in community service to learn about on- and off-campus volunteer opportunities as companions, tutors, case advocates or house reps. Lend a hand, make a difference. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Auditions for Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, directed by Portia Krieger ’03, and for Sharman MacDonald’s When I Was a Girl, I Used to Scream and Shout, directed by Claire Avitabile ’03. (Callbacks will be on Saturday, September 7, 7-10 p.m.) 7-10 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Fellowships Final Session Don’t miss this last chance to register for fellowship competitions, obtain important information and attend breakout sessions with faculty mentors (for students with at least a 3.0 GPA). For information and materials for the meeting, send email to dandrew@smith.edu. 7 p.m., Wright Auditorium

Lectures/Symposia

Biology/Biochemistry/ Neuroscience lunchbag A departmental seminar for students and faculty. 12:10-1:10 p.m., Burton 101

Lecture Barbara Ehrenreich will read and discuss her book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, the first-year summer reading assignment. 4 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*

Religious Life

Lunch and prayer with the Smith Muslim community. To attend, please call extension 2750. Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Shabbat Services Dinner follows in the Kosher Kitchen, Dawes. 5:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room.

Other Events/Activities

Training session for students who want to become peer stress reduction leaders. For more information, send email to habuza@smith.edu. 4:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Auditions for An Enemy of the People and When I Was a Girl, I Used to Scream and Shout. See 9/5 listing. 7-10 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Saturday, September 7 Sunday, September 8
Performing Arts/Films

Concert SGA and student affairs present Antigone Rising, one of the hottest all-female bands around. No house parties, nothing to do and no excuses to miss this show. 7 p.m., Davis Lawn

Other Events/Activities

Cross Country Smith Invitational. 11 a.m., athletic field*
Meetings/Workshops

Gold Key Meeting Mandatory for all Gold Key guides, to set up the schedule for the semester, review new information, plan ahead, and have an ice cream social. 7:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Religious Life

Sunday morning worship Enjoy music, fellowship and an inspirational message by the Rev. Dr. Leon Tilson Burrows, Protestant chaplain. Brunch will follow. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., Neilson Lawn (Neilson Browsing Room if it rains)*

Quaker (Friends) meeting for worship. Preceded by informal discussion at 9:30 a.m. All welcome, childcare available. 11 a.m., Bass 203, 204*

Roman Catholic Mass The Rev. John O’Brien, C.P., celebrant, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. “Sunday Supper” follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel

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