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UPC Fall Recruitment Schedule - August 2014

Below are the dates and times for each round of Formal Recruitment 2014 (times are subject to change depending on registration numbers). For a more complete description and clothing suggestions, click on any heading on the calendar.

August
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
17 18

Opening Convocation
Location TBA
8 p.m. -
9:30 p.m.
(Mandatory)
19

Open House Day 1
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
20

Open House Day 2
9:00 a.m. -
2:30 p.m.

Chapter Selection Concludes
4 p.m.
21

Meet with Recruitment Counselors
11 a.m.

Philanthropy Day 1
12:00 p.m. - 9:35 p.m.
22

Philanthropy Day 2
8:30 a.m. -
4:15 p.m.

Chapter Selection Concludes
5:30 p.m.
23

Meet with Recruitment Counselors
12:30 p.m.

Skit Night
1:45 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
(up to 6 events)

Chapter Selection Concludes
11:30 p.m.
24

Meet with Recruitment Counselors
3:30 p.m.

Preference Night
4:45 p.m. -
9:45 p.m.
(up to 3 events)

Chapter Selection Concludes
12 a.m.
25

Bid Day
Hogg Auditorium
5 p.m.
26 27
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28 29 30

Event Rounds and Suggested Attire

Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation is a required meeting for all potential new members (PNMs) and serves as an orientation to formal recruitment. It is also the time where potential new members will meet their recruitment counselors and the panhellenic recruitment team, who will guide them through the week. PNMs will receive their t-shirts for the Open House rounds at this orientation.

Attire: Convocation is casual and does not involve any sorority women, other than the panhellenic officers and recruitment counselors.

Meetings with Recruitment Counselors

Each round the pnms will begin their day by meeting with their recruitment counselor group. This is the time when the pnms will receive their invitations and event schedules for that day.

Attire: Due to time limitations, it may be advisable for potential new members to dress for the recruitment events prior to attending this meeting.

Chapter Selection

After a potential new member has attended all of the events on her schedule, she will participate in Chapter Selection.  This process should be completed immediately after her last event without making any stops to change clothes or make phone calls. The pnm will use this time to select the chapter(s) she would like to visit again the next day.  This selection will first be filled out on a worksheet and then submitted on a computer after which she may return to her residence hall.

Open House

(17 events, 2 days), Tuesday, August 19 and Wednesday, August 20

This round of events is focused on the importance and excitement of "Going Greek!" Each potential new member will visit 14 chapter houses for 25 minutes each. You will walk from house to house with your recruitment group and Recruitment Counselors.

Attire: Each potential new member will receive a recruitment t-shirt to wear for Open House. Khaki shorts and tennis shoes are suggested.

Philanthropy Round

(10 events, 2 days), Thursday, August 21 and Friday, August 22

This round of events is focused on community service. You will visit up to ten events lasting 35 minutes each. At each chapter visit, you will participate in a small project that will benefit the chapter's local or national philanthropy. In addition, chapters may choose to entertain you with a few songs, or provide information about their philanthropy and other chapter events.

Attire: Comfortable daytime dresses or skirts, comfortable sandals or flats. No denim or flip-flops.

Skit Round

(6 events, 1 day), Saturday, August 23

This round of events is focused on entertainment. You will visit up to six events lasting 45 minutes each. Each chapter will perform a skit set around a theme showcasing their personality and values. Each chapter should also allow plenty of time for one-on-one conversations.

Attire: Dress appropriately for a luncheon, tea, or ceremony.

Preference Night

(3 events, 1 evening), Sunday, August 24

A potential new member may attend up to three events for one hour each. These events focus on the deepest aspects of sorority life, including sisterhood, friendship and ritual. This is your last chance to interact with chapter members.

Attire: Cocktail dress (typically black)

Bid Day

Monday, August 25

All potential new members will gather at a location on campus to receive their sorority bid. You will then be invited back to the house of the sorority you have joined to participate in fun activities such as pictures, dinner and "get-to-know-you games". Activities differ from chapter to chapter.

Attire: Comfortable daytime dresses or skirts, comfortable sandals or flats; no denim.