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UPC Fall Recruitment Schedule

Below are the dates and times for each round of Primary Recruitment 2018 (times are subject to change depending on registration numbers). For a more complete description and clothing suggestions, click on any heading on the calendar.

**Event start times are subject to change**
**Click on the links in the calendar to jump down the page for an event description.**

August 2018 Schedule
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
19
20

Opening Convocation
Hogg Auditorium
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
(You will be assigned to one of these Mandatory sessions based on your recruitment group)

21

Open House Day 1
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

22

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

23

Convocation
9 a.m.

Philanthropy Day 1
10:00 am. – 7:00 p.m.

24

Philanthropy Day 2
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

25

Convocation
9:00 am.

Sisterhood Night
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

26

Convocation
1:00 p.m.

Preference Night
2:45 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

27

Bid Day
Hogg Auditorium
5 p.m.

28
29

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

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31

2018 Schedule

  • Event start times are subject to change
  • Click on the links in the calendar to jump down the page for an event description.

August 20

Opening Convocation
Hogg Auditorium
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
(You will be assigned to one of these Mandatory sessions based on your recruitment group)

August 21

Open House Day 1
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

August 22

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

August 23

Convocation
9 a.m.

Philanthropy Day 1
10:00 am. – 7:00 p.m.

August 24

Philanthropy Day 2
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

August 25

Convocation
9:00 am.

Sisterhood Night
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

August 26

Convocation
1:00 p.m.

Preference Night
2:45 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

August 27

Bid Day
Hogg Auditorium
5 p.m.

August 29

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES


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 recruitment week. It is also the time where potential new members will meet their recruitment guides 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 guides.

Open House

(13 events, 2 days), Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22

This round of events is focused on the importance and excitement of "Going Greek!" Each potential new member will visit 13 chapter houses for 25 minutes each. You will walk from house to house with your recruitment group.

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 23 and Friday, August 24

This round of events is focused on community service and philanthropy. You will attend up to ten events lasting 30 minutes each. At each chapter, you will participate in a small project that will benefit the chapter's local or national philanthropy.

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

Sisterhood Round

(6 events, 1 day), Saturday, August 25

This round of events is focused on learning about sisterhood. You will visit up to six events lasting 35 minutes each. Each chapter will showcase their personality and values and will also allow time for one-on-one conversations.

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

Preference Night

(2 events, 1 evening), Sunday, August 26

A potential new member may attend up to two 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 27

All PNMs will gather at Hogg Auditorium 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.