Purple Knights Weekly-Events Newsletter

Purple Knights Weekly

We are UB!

Come to a free tailgate at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 3rd and then stay to cheer on our Men’s Soccer team in the first game of the season. Show your UB pride by supporting our athletic teams and being loud! Show your student ID for free food. We are UB!

Career FOCUS

Career Development is now offering a new online tool. FOCUS 2 is a free service that allows you to take self-assessments, explore careers and majors, and create a comprehensive career plan. Your assessment results will be matched to career options and majors/programs offered here at UB. FOCUS 2 will help you explore and prepare for the career path that fits you. To access Focus2, visit our website or Click Here (Enter Knights as your password!)

Library Hours

Need a quiet place to study?

  • Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

During Mid-terms and Finals week the library hours are extended.

Health Insurance

For students registered for the Fall 2015 semester, this is a reminder that if you are a full-time student, or a part-time student living on campus, you will be charged $1,660 for the UB health insurance. If you have comparable health insurance, you must waive out of your UB health insurance. The waiver is fully active starting Wednesday, July 1, 2015 and the DEADLINE (last day) to waive is Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

For your records, waive your UB health insurance here.

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 31

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pie A Cussie. For a small donation you can pie a member. All proceeds benefit Chi Upsilon Sigma Sorority, Inc. (Ped Mall)

6:00 p.m. The College of Public and International Affairs proudly presents Dr. Parris Chang, President of the Taiwan Institute for Political Economic and Strategic Students to present China’s Emergence as a Political and Economic Power-A View from Taiwan (duPont Tower Room, ABC Building)

Tuesday, September 1

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Register to Vote. It’s your time to be heard. Come register to vote. Sponsored by Student Government Association (SGA) (Marina Dining Hall, The Hub)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Operation Book Bag. Bring new or gently used school supplies to be donated to local schools in the Bridgeport area. Sponsored by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Wahlstrom Library, Lobby)

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Kollege Survival Guide. Come for an open discussion about the “dos” and “don’ts” of your first year at university. Sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (John J. Cox Student Center, Private Dining Room)

8:30 p.m UB’s Student Newspaper, The Scribe, is looking for writers! Come to the Scribe Office (Student Center, 211) for the first meeting of the year.

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. AKA Akahol Poisoning. To raise awareness and to discuss the effects of underage drinking and the responsibility of drinking and decision making. Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (John J. Cox. Student Center, Great Room)

Wednesday, September 2

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Operation Book Bag. Bring new or gently used school supplies to be donated to local schools in the Bridgeport area. Sponsored by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Wahlstrom Library, Lobby)

12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. House of Reps Meeting. Representatives from every club on campus should attend this informational roundtable. Sponsored by Student Government Association (SGA) (Carlson Hall, Room 253)

1:30 p.m. Wacky Wednesday: Make Your Own Picture Frame. Come to the Student Center for this free activity. Sponsored by Student Programming Board (SPB)

7:00 p.m. Dessert with the Dean. Come to meet our Dean of Students, Edina Oestreicher, for a fun and friendly chat.   (Bodine Hall)

7:00 p.m. How To Do Well In College. A panel discussion targeted towards first year students with advice on how to succeed in college. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Black Student Association (BSA) (John J. Cox Student Center, Great Room)

Thursday, September 3

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Operation Book Bag. Bring new or gently used school supplies to be donated to local schools in the Bridgeport area. Sponsored by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Wahlstrom Library, Lobby)

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  UB Student Club Fair. Join us and learn more about the many clubs and organizations that are here at UB. If you ever wanted to join a club or wanted to know more about a particular club, now is the time to make it happen! Sponsored by Office of Campus Activities & SGA (John J. Cox Student Center, Social Room)

5:00 p.m. Free Tailgate. Present a student ID for free food in a tailgate to support our athletic teams. (Knights’ Field Stands) #WeareUB

6:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Nyack. Come to see the UB Knights first home game for the season and show your school pride!

7:00 p.m. Dessert with the Dean. Come to meet our Dean of Students, Edina Oestreicher, for a fun and friendly chat. (Cooper Hall)

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. AKA Karaoke Night. Come have an enjoyable night singing and laughing with friends. Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (John J. Cox Student Center, Knights End)

Friday, September 4

8:00 a.m. Trip to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom. $15 for students and $20 for guests and staff. Bus leaves from the intersection of University and Park Avenues. For more information, visit the Student Programming Board office at room 228 in the Student Center.

9:00 a.m. Men’s Soccer Walk on Tryout. Bring your gear and waiver form to compete for a place on the team. (Knights’ Field)

12:00 p.m. Student Ambassador applications are due. Drop off your resume at the Admissions front desk (6th floor, Library)

7:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. American Int’l.  Come out to Knight’s Field to see the UB ladies first home game for the season.

Saturday, September 5

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Service on Saturday. Join us in cooking dinner for the homeless veterans living at Homes For The Brave. Sign up in the Office of Campus Activities and Civic Engagement, Student Center 231 or jenniftu@bridgeport.edu. Space is very limited.

5:00 p.m. Capture the T-shirt. Here is a fun twist to the game Capture the Flag. Meet on the steps of the Student Center. Sponsored by Student Programming Board. (John J. Cox Student Center Front Steps)

6:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Franklin Pierce (Knight’s Field)

Sunday, September 6

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Beach Chill Out. Come cool off at the beach with your friends, you can play some volleyball or just chill out on the sandy beach. You can bring your own refreshments. Meet at the Arch on Park Ave., we will head to the beach by 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by Campus Activities and Civic Engagement.

6:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Southern Conn. St.  (Knight’s Field)

**If you would like your event included in The Purple Knight Weekly, please email campusactivities@bridgeport.edu by Thursday at noon the week before your event.