Welcome Picnic Kicks Off Welcome Week

The end of summer and the start of classes denote another Welcome Week at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Events featured during Welcome Week are designed to engage both new and returning students as classes resume for the fall.

Students gathered Wednesday, Sept. 3, to enjoy the last few days of summer at the Student Activity Board’s Welcome Picnic at the University Center’s patio.

For a few hours, those who stopped by behind the UC could grab an unlimited amount of sandwiches and chips served by the Student Activities Board (SAB).

For those who had time between classes, they were able to experience The Flutter and Wow.

Formed in 2011, the folk band were Detroit Music Award nominees in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for

Best Folk Band, Best Acoustic Band and Best Folk Recording, according to www.theflutterandwow.com

The band performed cover songs such as Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel”.  Though the heat seemed to keep more students sitting inside the University Center, tables were full to listen to the band.

The game Cornhole was available for those who wanted to play. Sophomore Brittany Howard was particularly a big fan of the game and enjoyed tossing a few bean bags after lunch.

The picnic was one of numerous events that took place around campus to help kickoff the start of the new school year.

All students can receive updates about student events by contacting the Office of Student Engagement.