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Welcome to Demon Days 2018!

Demon Days is a series of FUN and FREE events designed to welcome new and returning students to Northwestern State.  Demon Days begins with Move-In and continues throughout the month of September – so basically, it’s THROUGH DAY 42 @ NSU! 

Signature Events are designated with *** and are either required or important enough that we think you should attend.

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Back to School Supply Drive

Inspired by the First Year Experience motto, “Loyalty. Leadership. Service.”

Pitchforks and Pencils gives new students the opportunity to give back to the Natchitoches community. You can help local children in need start the school year prepared by donating back-to-school supplies. Drop off school supplies during Move-In Day and throughout the first week of classes.

List of Supplies

Saturday, August 18

Residence Hall Move-In Day

7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Prather Coliseum & Campus Residence Halls

The NSU Move-In Crew and the Natchitoches community will be there to help! Refer to the welcome and information packet from Campus Living Villages for specific room assignments and move-in times.

Sponsored by Campus Living Villages and the NSU Community

NSU Campus Store Scavenger Hunt

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Friedman Student Union

Be ready for the big day Monday. Come get your books and course supplies and pick up your scavenger hunt form (a fun way to get to know the NSU campus even better!). Prizes will be presented Sunday.

Taking Care of Business

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Student Services Center

Have a few last-minute questions and need answers? The following offices will be open in the Student Services Center and ready to assist: Admissions, Financial Aid, One Card, Registrar’s, Student Accounting and Cashier’s, and University Recruiting. University Police will also distribute parking permits from this location, as well as the University Police Station. The University Post Office will also be open during this time.

First Year – First Generation Student Welcome Reception

3 – 4:30 p.m. | Academic Success Center, 1st Floor Watson Library

Many of our NSU faculty, staff and administrators were the first in their families to attend college. The First Year – First Generation Welcome Reception will provide new students, faculty, staff, and administrators who identify as a first- generation college students the opportunity to connect with one another over light refreshments. Join us to learn more about the services and resources available.

Women’s Volleyball vs Louisiana Tech

5 p.m. | Prather Coliseum

***First Night Fest on the Green

7 – 9:30 p.m. | Iberville Green

You’re moved in, now it’s time to chill with your future classmates. Join us for live music on Iberville Green with singer/songwriter, A.J. Haynes, On Point Band, Grace, and Senju the Satellite. Snacks and food items will be provided.

Sponsored by KNWD Radio and the First Year Experience

Sunday, August 19

Books and Bites

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | NSU Campus Store

Join us for a light breakfast and assistance finding your textbooks and course supplies. Be sure to turn in your scavenger hunt form…the deadline is noon!  First year students only.

Sponsored by NSU Campus Store

Destination Demons: Find My Classes

2 p.m. | Kyser Brickway

Need a little help finding your classes? The Demon Volunteers are ready to help! Grab your fall schedule and meet us at Kyser Brickway to find your buildings and classrooms. Many of the academic departments will host open houses during this time as well.

Sponsored by the First Year Experience

***New Student Convocation

5 p.m. | A.A. Fredericks Auditorium

New Student Convocation serves as the University’s official welcome to entering students and marks the beginning of their academic journey at Northwestern State. New students are expected to attend. This event is for first year students only.

Sponsored by the President’s Office and the First Year Experience

Class of 2022 Photo

5:45 p.m. | A.A. Fredericks Auditorium

Smile for the camera! It’s the official Class of 2022 photo.

***President’s Picnic for the Class of 2022

6 p.m. | Normal Hill

Following the New Student Convocation ceremony, new students are invited to join us at Normal Hill for the President’s Picnic. Enjoy dinner and festivities with your NSU Connectors and fellow students. This event is for first-year students only.

Sponsored by President Maggio and the First Year Experience

BCM Meet & Greet

8:30 p.m. | University Columns & Varnado Hall

Fun times and free food! What more could you ask for? How about meeting new friends and great fellowship in a relaxed environment. Come explore all the BCM has to offer.

Sponsored by Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Monday, August 20

First Day of Classes

ROTC PT Challenge

6 a.m. | Gov. James A. Noe Armory

How many pushups can you do? ROTC meets each Monday through Friday for physical training. All guests who complete the first week of PT will receive an ROTC prize pack.

Sponsored by NSU Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

Where the Fork is My Class?

7 – 11 a.m. | Kyser Brickway

What? It’s the first day of classes? You’ve got questions about campus. We’ve got answers. Stop by the help tent and let us help you find your way.

Sponsored by Coca-Cola and the First Year Experience

***Information Station

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

Information Station is your one-stop shop for success. Pick up your parking permit, take your yearbook photo, and add a meal plan. You can do it all – and much more in one location.

Sponsored by Student Life

***Sophomore Breakfast Club

8 a.m. | Orville Hanchey Gallery

Bye-Bye, Freshman Year. Hello, Year 2 at NSU! Welcome back class of 2021! Start the semester off with your classmates and join us for breakfast with perks.  This event is for second year students only.

Sponsored by Sodexo Campus Dining, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and the First Year Experience

Pictures with the Pope

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Kyser Brickway

Stop by the Catholic Student Organization booth at Kyser Brickway and take a picture with the Pope. We will have refreshing popsicles and information about upcoming events this semester.

Sponsored by the Catholic Student Organization

Meet Your SGA Senator Day

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Kyser Brickway

Meet your student representatives and learn more about getting involved in YOUR Student Government.

Sponsored by NSU Student Government Association

***Color Chaos

6 p.m. | Organization Row

You made it through the first day of classes! Now it’s time to relax and have some fun. Join us on Organization Row for music, a tailgate dinner, and the largest water slide in North Louisiana. What could make this event any better? Oh, that’s right…300 gallons of paint! We recommend bringing a pair of inexpensive goggles and leaving your valuables at the residence hall. FREE Color Chaos t-shirt and sunglasses for the first 300 students.

Sponsored by Coca-Cola and the First Year Experience

BCM Meet & Greet

9 p.m. | University Place I

Fun times and free food! What more could you ask for? How about meeting new friends and great fellowship in a relaxed environment. Come explore all the BCM has to offer.

Sponsored by Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Tuesday, August 21   

ROTC PT Challenge

6 a.m. | Gov. James A. Noe Armory

How many pushups can you do? ROTC meets each Monday through Friday for physical training. All guests who complete the first week of PT will receive an ROTC prize pack.

Sponsored by NSU Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

Where the Fork is My Class?

7 – 11 a.m. | Kyser Brickway

What? It’s the first day of classes? You’ve got questions about campus. We’ve got answers. Stop by the help tent and let us help you find your way.

Sponsored by Coca-Cola and the First Year Experience

***Information Station

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom Information Station is your one-stop shop for success. Pick up your parking permit, take your yearbook photo, and add a meal plan. You can do it all – and much more in one location.

Sponsored by Student Life

Free Day of Golf

All Day | Recreation Complex

Head out to the NSU Recreation Complex and enjoy a free round of golf.

Sponsored by NSU Recreation Complex

Kiddie Pool Kickball

6 p.m. | Iberville Green

Come out to Iberville Green for a friendly game of kickball with a twist and the Catholic Student Organization.

Sponsored by the Catholic Student Organization

Greek 1010: Fraternity and Sorority Informational

6 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

All Greek informational to learn more about fraternity and sorority recruitment and intake. Stop by and ask your questions!

Sponsored by Greek Life

BCM Meet & Greet

9 p.m. | University Place II

Fun times and free food! What more could you ask for? How about meeting new friends and great fellowship in a relaxed environment? Come explore all the BCM has to offer.

Sponsored by the Baptist Collegiate Ministry

SAB Movie Night at Parkway Cinema

9 p.m. | Parkway Cinema

First 100 students get in free for the 9 p.m. feature of their choice. Must have current student ID.

Sponsored by the Student Activities Board

Wednesday, August 22

ROTC PT Challenge

6 a.m. | Gov. James A. Noe Armory

How many pushups can you do? ROTC meets each Monday through Friday for physical training. All guests who complete the first week of PT will receive an ROTC prize pack.

Sponsored by NSU Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

Putt for Parking

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Kyser Brickway

Your chance to win a FREE faculty/staff parking permit for the year! Already purchased your parking permit? No problem. You get the cash if you win!

Sponsored by University Affairs and the First Year Experience

Moodle & Technology Workshop

10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Watson Library – Glass Room 109

What does your Student Technology Fee include? It’s not just Moodle and email. How about free Microsoft Office, free copies, equipment checkout, charging stations and lockers, student labs and computers, and student online support.

Spend an hour learning more about these very important electronic services used by Northwestern State faculty, staff, and students. You will have a hands-on opportunity to try what you learn.

Sponsored by Instructional Technology and Student Support

SAB House Party

2 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

We are having a house party and you are invited! Games, giveaways, and grub! Your programming board wants to meet you and tell you more about your Student Activities Board.

Sponsored by Student Activities Board

***Fraternity Fish Fry

6 – 8 p.m. | Student Union Plaza

Relax with the IFC Fraternities on campus with food, music and tailgating games.

Sponsored by Interfraternity Council

Glow in the Dark Zumba

7 p.m. | Health & Human Performance Gym

It’s a Glowing 80’s Zumba with the NSU Pom Line and the FYE staff. Paint, glow sticks, party favors, and prizes for the most outrageous 80’s attire will be provided. Not in to Zumba? Come anyway – it’s fun to watch! Free Smoothie King smoothies.

Sponsored by NSU Pom Line & the First Year Experience

BCM First Worship Service

8:30 p.m. | Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Come explore all the BCM has to offer.

Sponsored by Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Thursday, August 23 

ROTC PT Challenge

6 a.m. | Gov. James A. Noe Armory

How many pushups can you do? ROTC meets each Monday through Friday for physical training. All guests who complete the first week of PT will receive an ROTC prize pack.

Sponsored by NSU Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

Moodle & Technology Workshop

11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Watson Library – Glass Room 109

What does your Student Technology Fee include? It’s not just Moodle and email. How about free Microsoft Office, free copies, equipment checkout, charging stations and lockers, student labs and computers, and student online support. Spend an hour learning more about these very important electronic services used by Northwestern State faculty, staff, and students. You will have a hands-on opportunity to try what you learn.

Sponsored by Instructional Technology and Student Support

***Get Loud @ the Library

6 p.m. | Watson Library

For one night, Watson Library will transform from a popular study spot into three floors of fun and games. Join us for

a Mega Cookie Bar, music, Minute-to-Win-It games, and fun. The more you learn about the library…the better your

chances at winning gift cards and prizes. You could win the grand prize, an Amazon Alexa.

Sponsored by Watson Library Staff & Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society

BBQ Cookout

6 p.m. | Catholic Student Center

Join us at the Catholic Student Center at 120 2nd Street for an evening cookout hosted by FOCUS. Great food, fellowship, and friends.

Sponsored by the Catholic Student Organization

Miss Lady of the Bracelet Interest Meeting

6 p.m. | Student Union Room 221

Join Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet and the Student Activities Board to learn more about this 60-year tradition at NSU and find out how you can compete in the Miss America Scholarship Organization Preliminary.

Sponsored by the Student Activities Board

Bowties & Blazers Fraternity Recruitment Informational

6:30 p.m. | The President’s House

Hang out with the gentlemen of the Interfraternity Council at the NSU President’s home. Preferred attire is business casual, but it is not required. This event is for men only.

Sponsored by the Interfraternity Council

Waffles and Coffee Late Night

8:30 p.m. | Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Fun times and free food! It’s a great way to wind down after Week 1 @ NSU!

Sponsored by the Baptist Collegiate Ministry

August 23 – 27   

Interfraternity Council Open Houses

Friday, August 24

***Purple Priday

On Fridays We Wear PURPLE!

ROTC PT Challenge

6 a.m. | Gov. James A. Noe Armory

How many pushups can you do? ROTC meets each Monday through Friday for physical training. All guests who complete the first week of PT will receive an ROTC prize pack.

Sponsored by NSU Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

***[1 of 7] Service Kickoff Event

1 – 4 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

1 of 7. It’s a simple concept. And it’s one that can make a HUGE difference. Pick one day of the seven and do

something for someone else! Transportation, snacks, and drinks will be provided. Buses will depart from the Student Union at 1:00 p.m. to the various community worksites.

Begin your community service career with your classmates. To register for this event visit: nsula.edu/1of7

Sponsored by the First Year Experience

Interfraternity Council Open Houses

Various Times and Locations

Meet the NSU fraternity men and find out what Greek Life is all about.

Sponsored by the Interfraternity Council

Demon Disco

5 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

Join the Student Activities Board for the highly rated Headphone Demon Disco, a Silent Dance Party featuring a Glowcade!! From glow in the dark ping pong, to glow in the dark Jenga, we have it all. All you need to bring is your NSU ID! We will provide the headphones and the fun.

Sponsored by Student Activities Board

 Saturday, August 25 

First-Timers at the WRAC

9 – 11 a.m. | WRAC Fitness Floor

Too shy or unsure how to properly work out or use the equipment? Go to the WRAC Cardio/Strength Machine Orientation! Sessions begin at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. You could win a Fitbit!

Sponsored by the Wellness, Recreation & Activity Center (WRAC) and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

***No Time for a Siesta, We’re Having a Fiesta!

6 – 8 p.m. | Collins Pavilion-Tailgate Field Welcome to the weekend. Enjoy a laid-back time with International flare. Live music, Salsa dance lessons, a Nacho Bar, and mocktails.

Sponsored by the International Student Resource Center and the First Year Experience

Interfraternity Council Open Houses

Various Times and Locations

Meet the NSU fraternity men and find out what Greek Life is all about.

Sponsored by the Interfraternity Council

Sunday, August 26

Color Chaos {Rain Date}

Panhellenic Open House

3 – 5 p.m. | The President’s House

Meet your Recruitment Counselors and learn more about sorority life and the recruitment process.

Sponsored by the College Panhellenic Council

Interfraternity Council Open Houses

Various Times and Locations

Meet the NSU fraternity men and find out what Greek Life is all about.

Sponsored by the Interfraternity Council 

Monday, August 27

Demon Blood Drive

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Kyser Brickway

One in three people will need blood at some time in their life. By being a frequent blood donor, you are fulfilling an important community responsibility. If you can give blood, please do. If you can’t, please encourage and support others who can and help spread the word.

Sponsored by Health Services

***Battle Bash Luau Party

4 p.m. | NSU Recreation Complex

Join NSU Intramurals and SAB for this epic life-size and live action game of Battleship. Come enjoy Stamp a Ring, Mustache Mikes, and food!

Sponsored by the Wellness, Recreation & Activity Center and the Student Activities Board

Interfraternity Council Open Houses

Various Times and Locations

Meet the NSU fraternity men and find out what Greek Life is all about.

Sponsored by the Interfraternity Council

Trivia and Game Night

7 p.m. | Catholic Student Center

Gather with friends at the Catholic Student Center for games and trivia.

Sponsored by Catholic Student Organization

Tuesday, August 28 

Life Beyond the Classroom

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

Join us in your University Studies 1000 classes to learn more about life on campus.

Sponsored by Office of Student Activities and Organizations

Be The Match

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

Join the national registry of Be The Match. All it takes is a quick cheek swab. Learn how to Be The Match is saving lives with bone marrow donation.

Sponsored by Health Services

Study Abroad Information Session

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

A cultural experience awaits – so why not make it a lunch and learn? Stop by during your lunch break to learn about Study Abroad opportunities.

Sponsored by the International Student Resource Center and International Student Exchange Program

Interfraternity Council Bid Extension

Begins at 8 a.m.

Sponsored by the Interfraternity Council

Women’s Volleyball vs Jackson State

1 p.m. | Prather Coliseum

Get the Inside Scoop on Sorority Life

4 – 6 p.m. | Iberville Green

Still not sure about Sorority Recruitment? Join us to chat with sorority women about their experiences.

Sponsored by the College Panhellenic Council

Taco ’bout Jesus

6 p.m. | Catholic Student Center

Everyone loves taco bars, right? Of course! Join the CSO at the Catholic Student Center for a time of fellowship and discussion on Jesus Christ over delicious tacos.

Sponsored by the Catholic Student Organization

The Experience with Take Back College

7 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

Ryan Penneau will present a HIGH Energy and HIGH Interaction leadership experience you will never forget. It is designed for all students with any level of leadership experience.

Sponsored by Student Activities & Organizations

Wednesday, August 29        

Life Beyond the Classroom

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

Join us in your University Studies 1000 classes to learn more about life on campus.

Sponsored by Office of Student Activities and Organizations

The Current Sauce First Issue Release Party

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

The Current Sauce, the independent, student-operated newspaper at Northwestern State, covers campus and community activities as well as relevant social issues that concern students. Join us for refreshments and music and pick up your hot off the press paper at the First Issue Release Party.

Sponsored by The Current Sauce and Student Media

Men’s and Women’s Night

7 p.m. | Catholic Student Center

Are you seeking to build authentic relationships on campus? Come to the Catholic Student Center for an evening of community with your fellow brothers and sisters.

Sponsored by the Catholic Student Organization

Speed Friending

8:30 p.m. | Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Talk your way through a friendly round of speed friending and meet new friends, connect with classmates, and learn more about the Baptist Collegiate Ministry. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Purple Palooza Organization Browse

5 p.m. | Iberville Green

The Office of Student Activities and Organizations is hosting the fall Purple Palooza!!! Purple Palooza is an event where all students can meet campus organization leaders, learn valuable information regarding the services and benefits each group offers, and most importantly, HAVE SOME FUN!

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Organizations

***Midnight Cereal Bar

12 a.m. | Residence Halls

See you at midnight for a late-night treat!

Sponsored by Campus Living Villages

Thursday, August 30 

SGA T-Shirt Swap

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Kyser Brickway

Show your Demon Spirit and trade an old t-shirt for a new NSU t-shirt. While supplies last.

Sponsored by the Student Government Association

Interfraternity Council Bid Day

5:30 p.m. | Russell Hall

Celebrate your decision to become a part of almost 100 years of Greek Life at NSU at IFC Bid Day. The fraternity community will gather in front of historic Russell Hall as the newest members of the Interfraternity Council chapters are revealed.

Sponsored by the Interfraternity Council

Panhellenic Sorority Convocation

7 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom Convocation is required for women registered for

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment. Come learn about the recruitment process, the Panhellenic community, and meet Recruitment Counselors who will be your guide throughout the weekend.

Sponsored by the College Panhellenic Council

NSU Demons Road Trip & Tailgate Party

11 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Natchitoches, LA to College Station, TX

Take your first college road trip and cheer for the NSU Demons. Games, entertainment, food, and more!

Sponsored by NSU Alumni Association

NSU Demons at Texas A&M University

7:30 p.m. | College Station, TX

August 31 – September 2       

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

Register at nsula.edu/greeklife

Sponsored by College Panhellenic Council

Friday, August 31

***Purple Priday

On Fridays We Wear PURPLE!

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

Saturday, September 1        

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

Sunday, September 2

Panhellenic Sorority Bid Day

Women’s Soccer vs ULM

1 p.m. | Lady Demon Soccer Complex

Monday, September 3

Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, September 4

Study Abroad Information Session

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

A cultural experience awaits – so why not make it a lunch and learn? Stop by during your lunch break to learn about Study Abroad opportunities.

Sponsored by the International Student Resource Center and International Student Exchange Program

Let’s Get Frank

6 p.m. | Student Union Cane River Room

This session will focus on intimacy, dating dangers, preventing unwanted pregnancy, STIs, and other important health tips for college students.

Sponsored by Health Services

NSU Rowing Informational Meeting

6:30 p.m. | Student Union President’s Room

Do you have what it takes to be a champion? The NSU Rowing Team is open to all students, no previous experience required.

Sponsored by NSU Rowing Team

NPHC All Chapter Informational

6:30 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

Learn about the history and community service of the NSU NPHC Greek Organizations.

Sponsored by National Pan-Hellenic Council

Freshmesh at the BCM

8:30 p.m. | Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Sponsored by the Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Teal Tuesday: Demons Turn Teal Campaign Kick-Off

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

Stop by the Student Union Lobby to support the Demons Turn Teal Campaign for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Come and enjoy all things teal—including teal snacks.

Sponsored by Campus Living Village Office of Housing and Residence Life & the First Year Experience

September 4 – 7  

National Pan-Hellenic Council Week

Wednesday, September 5      

Part-Time Job Fair

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

Start your semester off right with a part-time job! Meet with representatives from local employers who want to hire you! No registration is required. Open to all majors and all NSU students.

Sponsored by Job Location and Development

Welcome Reception for International Students

5:30 p.m. | President’s House

The International Student Resource Center invites students and faculty to welcome our new and returning International students. Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the International Student Resource Center

National Pan-Hellenic Council Mixer

7 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

Meet the NSU NPHC chapters as they showcase the historic steps and strolls of their organizations.

Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council

***The Inferno Practice Run

6 p.m. | Turpin Stadium

New students will pick up Inferno t-shirts and participate in a practice run.

Sponsored by the First Year Experience and Student Life

Thursday, September 6        

ROTC Activation Ceremony

3:30 p.m. | Kyser Brickway

The ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be followed immediately by a tailgate-type recruiting event. Our thanks to the Demon Regiment and the LA Army National Guard recruiters for helping to fund the event! The LAARNG will provide a gaming truck for students and vehicles and equipment for a static display. We’ll also have music, hamburgers and hotdogs to enjoy, and about 50 sharp Cadets to chat with. We hope you can join us!

Sponsored by NSU Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

TRiO Student Support Services Newcomer’s Mixer

(participants only) 5:30 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

Chill out and relax over a friendly game or two with Student Support Services. A variety of games will be available including Phase 10, Uno, Dominoes, and more.

Sponsored by TRiO Student Support Services

Speed Friending with Cultural Connections

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Student Union President’s Room

Connecting students from different cultures in a laid-back atmosphere.

Sponsored by the International Student Resource Center and the Center for Inclusion and Diversity

TRiO Lit Party

8 – 11 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

Sponsored by TRiO Student Support Services

NPHC Block Party

3 – 8 p.m. | Iberville Green

Sponsored by National Pan-Hellenic Council

Friday, September 7

***Purple Priday

On Fridays We Wear PURPLE!

Mud Volleyball Tournament

2 p.m. | Organization Row

No need to register early! Open to everyone. Prizes and championship shirts will be distributed.

Sponsored by Intramural Sports

NPHC Field day

3 p.m. | President’s Field

Sponsored by National Pan-Hellenic Council

Women’s Soccer vs Southern

7 p.m. | Lady Demon Soccer Complex

***Demons Come Out at Night Pep Rally

8 p.m. | NSU Tailgate Field & Collins Family Pavilion

Show your Demon spirit at the first game pep rally with live music, food, and fun! Meet the players and coaches, members of NSU Spirit Groups, and the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band.

Sponsored by the First Year Experience

Saturday, September 8        

First Home Game – NSU Demons vs Grambling State University

6 p.m. | Turpin Stadium

Spirit of Northwestern Young Performers Day

Sponsored by Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band

***The Inferno!

5:30 p.m. | Pitchfork Pass – North Gate

Nothing is better than gathering with friends before Northwestern State home football games. First year students are invited to join us for the INFERNO RUN. New students must arrive at Turpin Stadium North Gate by 5:30 p.m. The Inferno Run is for new students only.

Sponsored by the First Year Experience and Student Life

Sunday, September 9

Women’s Soccer vs Jackson State

1 p.m. | Lady Demon Soccer Complex

September 10 – 16

National Suicide Prevention Week

Monday, September 10        

SHARP: Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Self-Defense Training

4 – 6 p.m. | Health and Human Performance, Room 127

The University Police invite you to join them for a two-hour interactive self-defense training for women. The training encompasses awareness, safety strategies, and physical techniques. Make sure to wear athletic style apparel and closed toe shoes.

Sponsored by the University Police and the First Year Experience

New Faces

6:30 p.m. | A. A. Fredericks Auditorium

First-year students step on the stage for the first time to show a bit of what they can do.

Sponsored by Department of Theatre and Dance

Tuesday, September 11        

Patriot Day Tribute

8:46 a.m. | Campus Flagpoles at Caspari Hall Flags will be lowered to half-staff in a silent ceremony honoring 9/11 victims, families, and heroes. Chimes will ring at 8:46, 9:03, 9:37, and 10:03 a.m.

Sponsored by the Dean of Students

Teal Tuesday: Come and TEALax

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

A Demons Turn Teal Campaign Awareness Event – Stop by and get your nails painted teal, get a teal tattoo, and lots more teal swag to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Sponsored by Campus Living Villages Office of Housing and Residence Life

Study Abroad Information Session

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

A cultural experience awaits – so why not make it a lunch and learn? Stop by during your lunch break to learn about Study Abroad opportunities.

Sponsored by the International Student Resource Center and International Student Exchange Program

***The First Year Involvement Challenge

6 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

Welcome to your first year! Join over 75 NSU student leaders for this fast-paced simulation of your first year in college.

Sponsored by the First Year Experience

Wednesday, September 12               

TRiO Student Support Services Game Night

6 – 8 p.m. | Student Union President’s Room Chill out and relax over a friendly game or two with Student Support Services. A variety of games will be available including Phase 10, Uno, Dominoes, and more.

Sponsored by TRiO Student Support Services

Thursday, September 13       

Coffee with Conine

7:30 – 9 a.m. | Café DeMon (inside Watson Library) Join the Student Government Association and the Dean of Students for coffee and conversation.

Sponsored by the Student Government Association

SHARP: Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Self-Defense Training

5 – 7 p.m. | Health and Human Performance, Room 127

The University Police invite you to join them for a two-hour interactive self-defense training for women. The training encompasses awareness, safety strategies, and physical techniques. Make sure to wear athletic style apparel and closed toe shoes.

Sponsored by the University Police and the First Year Experience

Friday, September 14

***Purple Priday

On Fridays We Wear PURPLE!

Women’s Soccer vs Stephen F. Austin

7 p.m. | Lady Demon Soccer Complex

Saturday, September 15        

***61st Miss Lady of the Bracelet Pageant

3 p.m. | A.A. Fredericks Auditorium

Please join Miss Louisiana, Holli Conway, and our current Miss LOB, Aly Jacobs, at the 61st Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet Scholarship Program. Donations for the Children’s Miracle Network will be accepted at the door.

Sponsored by the Student Activities Board

***NSU Demons vs Lamar University

6 p.m. | Beaumont, TX

Are you ready for some football?

Sunday, September 16          

Women’s Soccer vs LSU-A

5 p.m. | Lady Demon Soccer Complex

Monday, September 17        

Constitution Day (SGA)

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

Pick up a copy of the U.S. Constitution to celebrate Constitution Day with the Student Government Association.

SHARP: Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Self-Defense Training

5 – 7 p.m. | Health and Human Performance, Room 127

The University Police invite you to join them for a two-hour interactive self-defense training for women. The training encompasses awareness, safety strategies, and physical techniques. Make sure to wear athletic style apparel and closed toe shoes.

Sponsored by the University Police and the First Year Experience

Tuesday, September 18        

Study Abroad Information Session

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

A cultural experience awaits – so why not make it a lunch and learn? Stop by during your lunch break to learn about Study Abroad opportunities.

Sponsored by the International Student Resource Center and International Student Exchange Program

New to You T-Shirt Market

12 – 1 p.m. | Kyser Brickway

Going to college on a budget? Let the FYE staff help you build your college wardrobe. Come check out the t-shirt market and pick up vintage NSU tee’s in all sizes. Help us “put a fork in campus hunger” by swapping 3 canned goods to benefit the NSU Food Pantry in exchange for a vintage            t-shirt. While supplies last.

Sponsored by the First Year Experience

Teal Tuesday: Teal There’s A Cure

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

A Demons Turn Teal Campaign Awareness Event – wear your teal and stop by our table and enter into a drawing for gift cards and prizes. Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month event.

Sponsored by Campus Living Villages Office of Housing and Residence Life

Let’s Shake On It

5 – 7 p.m. | Student Union President’s Room

An event to launch NSU’s job board, Handshake. Students interested in part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities should come out to this fun event! Free food, games, treats, and giveaway items will be available to students! You don’t want to miss this! 1,075 job opportunities are waiting for you!

Sponsored by Career Services

Wednesday, September 19               

SHARP: Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Self-Defense Training

4 – 6 p.m. | Health and Human Performance, Room 127

The University Police invite you to join them for a two-hour interactive self-defense training for women. The training encompasses awareness, safety strategies, and physical techniques. Make sure to wear athletic style apparel and closed toe shoes.

Sponsored by the University Police and the First Year Experience

***Pack the Pantry BINGO

7 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

Win your way to a full pantry! Come play BINGO with

FYE for a chance to win non-perishable food items and themed snack baskets created by faculty, staff, and student organizations.

Sponsored by the First Year Experience

Thursday, September 20       

Have a Seat, Meet a Demon Jumbo Ball Pit

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

You have been in school for a month. Have you met a Demon yet? If not, we have the perfect opportunity for you. Join the Student Activities Board in our Demon Ball Pit and get to know someone new today!

Sponsored by the Student Activities Board

A Few Too Many…

Our Campus Culture of Alcohol Dr. Lori Hart

6 – 7 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

This keynote focuses on the culture of alcohol, providing activities that get students talking and feeling empowered to do something about high-risk drinking on their campus and within their own life.

Sponsored by Greek Life

Women’s Volleyball vs UIW

6:30 p.m. | Prather Coliseum

BCM Wallyball & Desserts

7:30 p.m. | WRAC

Join the BCM for a fun game of wallyball at the WRAC. Desserts following at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry.

Sponsored by the Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Friday, September 21

***Purple Priday!

On Fridays We Wear PURPLE!

RSO Workshop

1 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

Join the Office of Student Activities and Organizations to learn about new policies for Recognized Student Organizations. Participate in bystander training regarding Title IX and learn critical concepts on sexual misconduct. Educational sessions covering a variety of topics including marketing, recruiting and leadership, will also be presented. The 2017 Student Organization Achievement and Recognition Awards presentation will follow. At least one representative from each organization is required to attend this workshop. Advisors are encouraged to attend.

Sponsored by Student Activities and Organizations

Monday, September 24        

Flavors of the World – Colombian Culture & Cuisine

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Iberville Dining Hall Experience authentic international cuisine and learn about the culture that defines the location. Enjoy an educational and cultural meal with a faculty forum and music that reflects the culinary delights of Colombia.

Sponsored by SODEXO and the International Student Resource Center

NSU Fear Factor

5 p.m. | Collins Pavilion at the Tailgate Field Would you have the guts to face your fears? Join us to watch your fellow Demons fight their instincts and tough it out as they compete against each other in challenges that are scary, weird, or just plain gross. Which competitor will have what it takes to make it to the end?Sponsored by the School of Biological and Physical Sciences

Tuesday, September 25        

SGA Student Body Elections

Begins at 8 a.m. for 24 hours

Fall Career Day

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom The Fall Career Fair is open to ALL students. This is a great opportunity for students and employers to connect.

Students can seek internship and full-time employment opportunities. Remember success needs a plan and the Career Center is here to help! Professional dress encouraged!

Sponsored by the Career Services

#RushFC2019 Informational Meeting

6 p.m. | Cane River Room

Get the FYI on working with FYE and the Freshman Connection Team. But first…you have to meet five new people! Take this opportunity to reconnect with your Freshman Connectors and learn how you can become a 2019 Freshman Connector or Demon Volunteer.

Sponsored by the First Year Experience

Study Abroad Information Session

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

A cultural experience awaits – so why not make it a lunch and learn? Stop by during your lunch break to learn about Study Abroad opportunities.

Sponsored by the International Student Resource Center and International Student Exchange Program

Teal Tuesday: Dr. Seuss Style

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

An Ovarian Campus Awareness Month Event featuring all things Dr. Seuss. “We do not like cancer here or there, we do not like cancer anywhere!”

Sponsored by Campus Living Villages Office of Housing and Residence Life

LNL: Out of this World

6 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

NSU is out of this world! Attend this event for a virtual experience that you won’t soon forget.

Sponsored by Student Activities Board

September 26 – October 1      

Natchitoches Parish Fair

2 p.m. | Natchitoches Parish Fairgrounds

The Fair is coming! September 26-October 1 at the Natchitoches Fairgrounds. Student discounts available.

Wednesday, September 26      

SGA Student Body Elections

Ends at 8 a.m.

#RushFC2019 Informational Meeting

5 p.m. | Cane River Room

Get the FYI on working with FYE and the Freshman Connection Team. But first…you have to meet five new people! Take this opportunity to reconnect with your Freshman Connectors and learn how you can become a 2019 Freshman Connector or Demon Volunteer.

Sponsored by the First Year Experience

Thursday, September 27

#RushFC2019 Informational Meeting

5 p.m. | Cane River Room

Get the FYI on working with FYE and the Freshman Connection Team. But first…you have to meet five new people! Take this opportunity to reconnect with your Freshman Connectors and learn how you can become a 2019 Freshman Connector or Demon Volunteer.

Sponsored by the First Year Experience

***Myths & Legends Tour

8 p.m. | The Columns at Normal Hill

Meet us at the NSU Columns on Normal Hill for this late night, hair-raising tour of NSU’s campus and meet some of Northwestern State’s legends. Participants have the opportunity to participate in the Demon Poker Run for a chance to win great prizes. Glow sticks will be provided! Sponsored by the First Year Experience

Friday, September 28 

***Purple Priday

On Fridays We Wear PURPLE!

Women’s Soccer vs UIW

6 p.m. | Lady Demon Soccer Complex

Saturday, September 29

***NSU Demons at Southeastern Louisiana University

7 p.m. | Hammond, LA

12th Annual Natchitoches Antique Car Show

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. |Historic Downtown Natchitoches

Spend the day in historic downtown Natchitoches. Live entertainment on three stages, shops, restaurants, museums, and more. More than 400 antique cars on display.

Sponsored by Natchitoches Historic District Business Association

Sunday, September 30

International Mini Soccer Tournament

2 p.m. | Intramural Fields

Calling all students, faculty and staff, interested in participating in a day filled with adrenaline and fun. If you have a team that wants to participate, or if you want to be included in one, please contact the International Student Resource Center to participate in the Mini Soccer Tournament.

Sponsored by International Student Resource Center

Women’s Soccer vs Abilene Christian

1 p.m. | Lady Demon Soccer Complex