DES MOINES, Iowa, August 31, 2020 — Week of Welcome (WOW) is Mercy College of Health Sciences’ start of semester tradition that welcomes all new and returning students to campus. The week-long event helps familiarize students with campus tools and resources, as well as many opportunities to win Mercy College SWAG. Fall semester 2020's Week of Welcome is set for the week of September 14.

Since Mercy College is still online due to the pandemic, fall semester’s Week of Welcome event will be virtual with many opportunities to learn about College tools and resources safely online and be sure to use #MercyCollegeLife on social media to be entered to win Mercy College SWAG!

Below is this year’s schedule of events for Week of Welcome Fall 2020 | September 14 – 17:

Monday, September 14

  • Success Seminar: Textbook Study | 11:30 – 12:00 pm | Microsoft Teams Success Seminar Group
     
  • WOW Chat | 12:30 pm – 1: 00 pm or 6pm-6:30pm | Microsoft Teams
    Topic: Chat about how Week of Welcome works online

Enter to Win prizes by using #MercyCollegeLife on social media and

  • Post your most-played song on your playlist, or the song you love the most
     

Tuesday, September 15

  • Success Seminar: Objective-Based Reading | 11:30-12:00 pm | Microsoft Teams Success Seminar Group
     
  • Live Event | 12:30 pm – 1: 00 pm or 6pm-6:30 pm | Microsoft Teams Student Senate Group
    Topic: Meet your Mercy Family- Bring your pets (if you have them) and meet faculty, staff and students

     

Enter to Win Prizes by using #MercyCollegeLife on social media and

  • Post an image of  your at-home study buddies being cute or shenanigans when getting in trouble
     

Wednesday, September 16

  • Success Seminar: Tutoring Services | 11:30-12:00 pm | Microsoft Teams Success Seminar Group
     
  • Student Senate Chat | 12:30 pm – 1: 00 pm or 6pm-6:30pm​  | Microsoft Teams Student Senate Group
    Topic: Meet the leaders of student organizations to learn how to get involved on campus

Enter to Win Prizes by using #MercyCollegeLife on social media and

  • Post an image of  your family or support system.  Show us your "circle."  Silly faces welcome!
     

Thursday, September 17

  • Success Seminar: APA Basics| 12:00-12:30 pm | Microsoft Teams Success Seminar Group
     
  • Meet the Student Success Team | 12:30 pm – 1: 00 pm | Microsoft Teams Student Senate Group
    Topic: Meet the SSC team and learn about all the free services for students.
     

Enter to Win Prizes by using #MercyCollegeLife on social media and

  • Post your Words of Wisdom about how to be successful in college


For any questions about Mercy College's Week of Welcome, contact the Norkaitis Student Success Center at studentsuccess@mchs.edu.