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2014 Buff Branding Schedule 

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  8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

 Residence Hall Move In

 First United Bank Center (FUB)

First year residents living on campus, this is the day! Come with your vehicles loaded, your boxes and bags labeled with your room assignment, and come prepared for us to help you get settled into your new home.
*Some student groups (for example, marching band, student athletes, and international students) will move in on August 18 due to University-sponsored events. These students are invited to participate in Buff Branding as their schedules allow. We hope to see you at 7:00 for Playfair!

  11:15 a.m.



Students on meal plans, your first meal of the semester is this meal, so grab your Buff Gold Card and come to the CAF for a hearty meal and of course, some ice cream!

  4:45 p.m.



Grab your Buff Gold Card and a friend, and enjoy dinner in the CAF.

  7:00 p.m.


 Buffalo Sports Park

Imagine playing Simon Says with 1300 of your closest friends... then, head out to the Sports Park with some of your new friends and be prepared to be engaged, educated and entertained! 

  8:30 p.m.

 Campus Tie-Dye

 Buffalo Sports Park

Bring your bed sheets, your t-shirts, your socks and more! Tie-dye your favorite apparel while eating sno-cones, dancing and meeting someone who might just become your new best friend. FREE T-SHIRTS to the first 500 new students who arrive.


  7:00-8:30 a.m.



Begin your morning with an assortment of breakfast options. Remember to bring your Buffalo Gold Card.

  9:00 a.m.

 It's a Stampede! 

 Founders Hall - East Entrance

You will soon learn that the WTAMU heritage is steeped in tradition. The Stampede--our newest tradition started in 2013--is how students arrive at every double-header basketball game throughout the season. While the season hasn't started, we thought we would practice our Stampede, so be at the east entrance of Founders to take the path to the First United Bank Center (FUB). The Marching Band will build excitement and entertain us along the way. Go Buffs!

  9:30 a.m.

 Welcome to Your First Day Here


Today is the day you will be branded a Buff! The day will be filled with education, engagement and entertainment. Let's get started!  **As you walk into the arena, be sure to pick up your 2014-15 academic planner.**

  10:00 a.m.

 Success By Choice


Marlon Smith has traveled the world, inspiring and motivating students to reach their potential, and he returns to campus by popular demand. Marlon graduated from college with a degree in mechanical engineering but not without experiencing some challenges along the way. It's the lessons he learned in life, coupled with his passion for living, that compel you to appreciate what he believes: Success is your choice.

  11:30 a.m.



Grab a bite to eat, then get your Buff Branding T-shirt and stop to sign up for a Friday morning service project. Lunch provided by Aramark, Buff Gold Card required. 

  1:00 p.m.

 Trashed: Wendi Fox


Be prepared for a rollercoaster ride of comedy and catastrophe all rolled into one! Come prepared to hear the truth, consider your options, and set a course for your social success.

  2:30 p.m.


 Founders Hall - Courtyard

Still haven't signed up to serve on Friday?

 Come to the courtyard of Founders Hall

Want to enter the "My First Day Here" photo contest?

 Come to the courtyard of Founders Hall

Want to enter to be Student Government President for the day?

 Come to the courtyard of Founders Hall

Want to participate in a timed scavenger hunt?

 Come to the courtyard of Founders Hall
 Start time:
 3:15 p.m.

Want to play slip and slide?

 Come to the courtyard of Founders Hall

Want to see what others are doing?

 Come to the courtyard of Founders Hall

Want to register to vote?

 Come to the courtyard of Founders Hall

  5:30 p.m.



Meet back in the Caf for dinner. Bring your Buffalo Gold Card.

  7:00 p.m.

 Trashed: Wendi Fox


Be prepared for a rollercoaster ride of comedy and catastrophe all rolled into one! Come prepared to hear the truth, consider your options, and set a course for your social success.
NOTE: This program is the same as the 1:00 p.m. Wendi Fox program. This program is intended for all NCAA athletes who were unable to attend the earlier program.

  7:30 p.m.

 Join the Herd

 Terrill Lawn

It's not a question of, "Are you going to join a campus organization?" It's a question of, "Which organization will you join?" Come meet returning students who have answered this question, maybe more than once! With more than 100 organizations to choose from, the choices are many and new friendships await. 
Wear your official Buff Branding T-shirt and your dancing shoes because DJ Cedric will get the party started right after you are branded.

  8:45 p.m.

 Branding Ceremony

 Old Main

This event makes it official! With University alumni, current Buffs, President O'Brien and many members of the WT community gathered around the stage, first-year students will be "branded" a Buff. Don't worry, the branding doesn't hurt, but the event is sure to make a lasting impression.
Wear your official Buff Branding T-shirt and your dancing shoes because DJ Cedric will get the party started right after you are branded.



  7:00 a.m.



Rise and shine for breakfast in the CAF. Remember to bring your Buff Gold Card.

  8:00 a.m.

 International Student Orientation

 Old Main 220

The International Student Office will host a special session for international students to talk about employment, social security, taxes, immigration and health care. 
NOTE: This session is required for all first-year, transfer and graduate international students.

  9:00 a.m.

 Community Service Projects

 Virgil Henson Activities Center (VHAC) entrance

If you signed up for a service project, be at the entrance to the Activities Center (AC) at the time designated on your service card. Giving back to the community is an important part of joining the Buff family, so thank you for your service.
NOTE: If you did not sign up for service and want to serve, go to the AC to see if there are projects in need of volunteers. If you decide not to participate, consider "giving back" or "paying it forward" in some way this morning. Write someone a thank you note. Pick up the phone and call someone who has made a difference in your life. Make a small donation to a cause you are passionate about.

  11:30 a.m.



Lunch in the CAF. Remember your Buff Gold Card.

  1:30 p.m.

 Your Academic Success is Our Success

 Various locations, listed below

Your academic college extends to you an invitation (which is really a strong expectation) to come meet your faculty to learn about your program of study and their academic expectations.

College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering

To be determined

College of Business

Classroom Center (CC) 221

Art, Theatre and Dance Majors 

Mary Moody Northen Hall (MMNH) 189

Communication Majors

Harrington Fine Arts Complex (FAC) Broadcasting Hallway/News One Studio

English, Philosophy and Modern Languages Majors

CC 319

History Majors

Old Main (OM) 322

Music Majors

FAC Recital Hall

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

To be determined

Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities

To be determined

Undecided Majors

Virgil Henson Activities Center (VHAC) Mirror Room

  5:00 p.m.


 Buffalo Sports Park (BSP)

Remember to bring your Buff Gold Card

  5:45 p.m.

 WT Football Scrimmage

 Kimbrough Memorial Stadium

Want a sneak peek at WT football? We will provide shuttle service from Buffalo Sports Park to Kimbrough Memorial Stadium, starting at 5:45 p.m. for the 6:00 p.m. game. The shuttle will run from 5:45-6:30 p.m. and begin return trips at the conclusion of the third quarter.

  6:30 p.m.

 Come Casual, Leave Happy - Night at the BSP

 Buffalo Sports Park (BSP)

Make your way to the Sports Park where there is something for everyone. Remember in third grade when you couldn't wait for field day? This is field day, WT style, three-legged races, balloon tosses and sack races will be joined by slip-and-slide, flag football, sand volleyball and dancing. Not in the mood for sports or dancing? Bring a blanket and just come and relax.

  8:30 p.m.

 Movie on the Library Wall

 Cornette Library - main entrance/east side

No better way to end the day than a watching a movie under the stars with some of your new friends. Snacks will be provided. Bring blankets, pillows or lawn chairs. 




 Breakfast  //  Lunch  //  Dinner


The Dining Hall (CAF) resumes normal service times.

  ?:00 a.m.

 Experience Canyon

 Downtown Canyon - The Square


  7:30 p.m.

 Night at the Museum

 Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (PPHM)

Tonight Panhandle Plains Historical Museum will open its doors for WT students only. Show your Buffalo Gold Card at the door. Music and a buffalo themed scavenger hunt in the dark. 

  10:00 p.m.

 DJ Earworm

 Old Education Lawn

DJ Earworm wrote the book on mashup construction (literally). He takes apart a bunch of songs and puts them back together in a different way. WT's own, DJ Ceddy Ced will open the party at 8:30 p.m.



  1:30-4:30 p.m.

 Shuttle to Walmart

 Meet at Founders Hall entrance


  2:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

 Find That Classroom

 Hayward Clock Tower

Meet at the Hayward Clock Tower, north of the Buffalo Fountain and Old Main, between 2:00 and 3:30 and a peer leader will help you find your classrooms before classes start.

  5:30 p.m.

 First Year Dinner at the President's Home

 Meet in the VHAC parking lot

Is there a better way to spend your Sunday evening than having dinner with the University President and his wife in their backyard? Oh wait, did we mention the University Police Department will escort all of us as we walk down WTAMU Drive to their home (yet another WT tradition). This event is only for new students, so don't forget your Buff Branding lanyard.



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