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Agoge Week

AGOGE Week

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AGOGE Week at NSU is a week of academic events and traditions that are designed to help freshmen become better prepared with campus and network with other Spartans.

Schedule of Events

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Saturday, August 17, 2019 (Move in Day)

  • 7:00am - Move in (All Residence Halls)
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm – Lunch (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm – Dinner (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall )
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm – Hall Meeting (All Residence Halls)
  • 9:00pm -11:00pm – Movie (William “Dick” Price Stadium)*

(Must wear flat shoes & bring a blanket)


Sunday, August 18, 2019 (Pride)

  • 10:30am -1:30pm – Brunch (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm – Ideal Spartan Journey Begins (L. Douglas Wilder Center)
  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm – Dinner (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm – Meet the Spartan Generals (Nursing and General Education )
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm – Play Fair (Spartan Greens) (Rain Site Gill Gym)

Monday, August 19, 2019 (Engagement)

  • 7:00am - 9:30am – Breakfast (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 10:00am - 11:30am – Kick Off and Welcome (L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center)
  • 1:30am - 1:30pm – Lunch (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm – Guest Speaker (Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall)
  • 5:00pm - 8:30pm – Dinner (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm – Spirit Rally (Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall)

(Must wear class shirt for class photo)


Tuesday, August 20, 2019 (Curiosity)

  • 7:30am - 9:30am – Breakfast (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 10:00am - 11:30am – Chat Your With Advisor (Location based on Major)
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm – Lunch (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm – Your Vision? Success! (Location based on Major)
  • 5:00pm - 8:30pm – Dinner (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm – Commuter/Transfer Reception (Student Center/Student Services)
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm – Spartans After Dark- Barnes & Noble V.I.P Event (Student Center) 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 (Integrity)

  • 7:30am - 9:30am – Breakfast (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall) 9:00am - 5:00pm – New Student Orientation (For all who did not previously attend)(Freshmen L. Douglas Wilder/ Transfer NGE 205) 
  • 10:00am - 11:30am – Departmental Expo (Nursing & General Education Building)
  • 10:30am - 11:30am – Taking Care of Business (i.e. Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Registrar, Spartan Card) Student Center 
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm – Lunch (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm – Campus Activity/w SGA & Spartan Generals (Spartan Greens)
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm – Do You Want to Run for Student Government?
    (Mandatory for individuals interested in running for class officers or royal court) (Nursing and General Education 314)
  • 5:00pm - 8:30pm – Dinner (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm – “My Spartan Battleplan” (Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall)

Thursday, August 22, 2019 (Excellence)

  • 7:30am - 9:30am – Breakfast (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm – Lunch (Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall)
  • 11:45 - 1:30pm – Voice of America (Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall)
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm – Fashion Show (Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall)
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm – Finding Your Calling (via the Common Reader & Networking (Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall)
  • 5:00pm - 8:30pm – Dinner (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall )
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm – Spartans Got Talent (L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center)

Friday, August 23, 2019 (Civility)

  • 7:30am - 9:30am – Breakfast (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall) 11:30am - 1:30pm- Lunch ( Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 2:00pm - 3:15pm – We’re Keepin’ It Real: Health Symposium for Females (Nursing and General Education NGE 205)
  • 3:45pm - 5:00pm – Love Lust and Lies: Health Symposium for Males (Nursing and General Education NGE 205)
  • 5:00pm - 8:30pm – Dinner (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm – Comedy Show (L. Douglas Wilder Performing 

Saturday, August 24, 2019 (Spartan Release)

  • 10:30am - 1:30pm – Brunch (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm – Spartan Legion Family & Friends Day (Joseph G. Echols Arena)
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm – Green & Gold Volleyball Game (James D. Gill Gymnasium )
  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm – Dinner (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm – Green & Gold Football Game (William “Dick” Price Stadium)
  • 9:00pm - 1:00am – Dance (Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall)

Dance Tickets will be distributed Thursday –Friday in the Student Center, Student Activities, 3rd Floor


Sunday, August 25, 2019

  • 10:30am - 1:30pm – Brunch (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)
  • 2:00pm - 4:30pm – Pop Up Service (Lyman Beecher Brooks Library/Rotunda)
  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm – Dinner (Scott/Dozier Dining Hall)

*Rain Site, Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall

NSU ID is required for all events
Attendance is required at all sessions

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