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Welcome to Demon Days 2019!

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 fall!

Whether you are new to campus or a rising senior, Demon Days has something for everyone. The schedule is full of activities to help you explore your Northwestern State home, connect with old friends, meet new ones, and celebrate the start of the school year with fellow Demons and the NSU community.

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 for Pencils gives new students the opportunity to give back to the Natchitoches community.  You can help local children start the school year prepared by donating back-to-school supplies.  Drop off supplies during Move-In Day or throughout the first week of classes to the Office of First Year Experience and Leadership Development located in the Student Services Center on the first floor.

List of Supplies

Monday, January 13

First Day of Classes 

Welcome back! We hope you all had a great break. We are excited to see what adventures this semester holds! Fork ‘em Demons!

 

Tuesday, January 14

Meet and Greet with the Center for Inclusion and Diversity

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

Come out to the Student Union and learn how our campus is developing and sustaining a diverse campus community

Movie Night

7:00 p.m. | Parkway Cinema

Go ahead and treat yourself early this semester for a movie night at Parkway Cinema with some of your fellow Demons. Stop by Room 222 in the Student Union with your current NSU ID to pick up your free movie ticket.

Sponsored by University Programming Council

Get Back in Shape

WRAC

Start the new year off healthy and strong by attending the Group Exercise classes offered at the WRAC. They begin on January 14th and continue to May 7th. Be sure to checkout the detailed schedule with days and times of the various classes at https://wrac.nsula.edu/wellness/

Wednesday, January 15

Welcome Back Gathering

8:30 p.m. | The BCM

Come fellowship with the BCM as we start the semester off right. All students are welcome, and food will be available.

 

Thursday, January 16

Demon VIP Organization Informational

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Student Union Cane River Room

Do you like to be a part of big things? Come hear what Demon VIP is all about and learn how you can get involved all year with Spring and Fall Demon Days, Family and Parent Programs, and Freshman Connection.

Sponsored by First Year Experience

Waffle Night

8:30 p.m. | The BCM

Come enjoy waffles, coffee, and fellowship with the BCM. All students are welcome.

 

Wednesday, January 22

Money on Your Mind

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

An integral part of college is finances. Stop by and visit with Bank of Montgomery in the Student Union Lobby and learn how to balance your finances, open a checking account, and more!

Sponsored by Bank of Montgomery

 

Thursday, January 23

Late Night Lagniappe

8:00 p.m. | Café DeMon

Join the University Programming Council at Café Demon for the Late-Night Lagniappe Kickoff party. Music, Coffee, and giveaways!

Welcome Back Party

7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

Hangout with the TRIO Student Support Services as they host a welcome back party for all Demons!

Saturday, January 25

Double Header Basketball Game vs. SELU

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Prather Coliseum

Women’s hoops start at 1:00 p.m. and Men’s hoops start at 3:00 p.m. Come cheer on the Demons to victory!

 

Monday, January 27

Intramural Basketball Season Begins

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | The WRAC

Come ball with Intramural Athletics for the start of the season. $30 to enter you and your team.

 

Tuesday, January 28

Scoops for Success

6:00 p.m. | Watson Library 1st Floor

Enjoy a couple of scoops for success provided by Marble Slab Creamery with Alpha Lambda Delta

Sponsored by Alpha Lambda Delta

Intramural Singles Pickleball

3:00 p.m. | The WRAC

Go cheer on your fellow Demons as they compete in the Intramural Singles Pickleball game!

 

Wednesday, January 29

Greek Night and Women’s Basketball vs. UNO

6:30 p.m. | Prather Coliseum

Come show cheer on the Demons while wearing your favorite Greek Letters as they take on the UNO Pirates.

Sponsored by Athletics & Student Government Association

 

Thursday, January 30

Study Abroad Open House

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

The opportunity to travel and earn your degree awaits! Go visit with the International Student Resource Center to learn information about Northwestern State University’s Study Abroad program.

 

Friday, January 31

Leadership NSU: 2020 Your VISION for Leadership

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Student Union

Bringing Leadership training to you! Register at: nsula.edu/leadershipNSU  

Sponsored by Student Government Association

PaintJam for Autism Awareness

6:00 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

Directly following Leadership NSU, come test out your paint skills and have some fun with UPC as they bring awareness to Autism.

Sponsored by University Programming Council

 

Saturday, February 1

Leadership NSU: 2020 Your VISION for Leadership

10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Student Union

Continued

Sponsored by Student Government Association

Double Header Basketball Game vs. Central Arkansas and Chili Cook Off

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Prather Coliseum

Women’s hoops start at 1:00 p.m. and Men’s hoops start at 3:00 p.m. Between the games, be sure to enjoy some delicious Chili cooked by our very own Natchitoches locals in the Chili cook off!

Sponsored by Athletics

 

Tuesday, February 4

Intramural 2 on 2 Volleyball

3:00 p.m. | The WRAC

Cheer on your fellow Demons as they compete for 2 on 2 Volleyball victory!

 

Wednesday, February 5

RSO Serves Night and Men’s Basketball vs. Abilene Christian

6:30 p.m. | Prather Coliseum

Come see how our Registered Student Organizations give back while watching the Demons score!

 

Tuesday, February 11

Spring Career Fair

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

It’s never too early to get a head start on planning your future! Go visit the Spring Career Fair at the Student Union Ballroom and network with some of the leading businesses in the region.

Intramural Doubles Badminton

3:00 p.m. | The WRAC

Enjoy some intense rounds of Intramural athletics as Demons battle it out in Doubles Badminton.

 

Thursday, February 13

Lobby Life ft. Jaylene Clark Owens

12:00 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

Grab some lunch at Vic’s and go listen to the Spoken Word of Jaylene Clark Owens in between classes at the Student Union.

Sponsored by University Programming Council

 

Friday, February 14

Baseball vs. Wichita State

6:30 p.m. | Brown Stroud Field

Come on out to the ballpark, buy you some cracker jacks, and watch the Demons Baseball team take on Wichita State for their first home opener of the season. Students get in free with their Student ID! The series will continue from Friday, February 14th to Sunday, February 16th.

Lady Demons Classic Softball Tournament

TBD | Lady Demon Diamond

Join in the fun and cheer on the Lady Demons as they host the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission Lady Demon Classic tournament. The tournament will continue from Friday, February 14th to Sunday, February 16th.

Saturday, February 15

Double Header Basketball Game vs. McNeese

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Prather Coliseum

Come cheer on the Demons and Lady Demons as they battle against the McNeese Cowboys for their last home game of the regular season. Women’s hoops start at 1:00 p.m. and Men’s hoops start at 3:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, February 18

20th Annual Black History Program: 20 Shades of Black

6:30 p.m. | Magale Recital Hall

Attend a powerful program hosted by NSU Helping Hands.

Sponsored by TRIO Student Support Services

Intramural 3-Point Shootout

3:00 p.m. | The WRAC

See who can make the most points on the court at the Intramural 3-Point Shootout.

Vic Night

6:30 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom

Enjoy a night a fun and games hosted by the University Programming Council.

Baseball vs. ULM

6:00 p.m. | Brown Stroud Field

Watch the Demons as they square up to the plate against the ULM Warhawks.

 

Wednesday, February 19

Krewe of NSU

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Prather Coliseum

Let the good times roll with the Krewe of NSU from the Student Affairs Department. Come discover the opportunities and resources you have on campus, while also having a chance at winning cool prizes and eating King Cake. Following the fun will be the Demons vs. the Colonels as NSU faces Nicholls State for a basketball victory.

Sponsored by the Student Affairs Department

 

Thursday, February 20

Life on the Move – Financial Literacy

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

Learn how to balance life and your finances with TRIO Student Support Services.

Friday, February 21

Meet Your Senator Day

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Student Union Lobby

Meet your official representatives to the University Administration and learn more about getting involved in YOUR Student Government.

Sponsored by Student Government Association

Baseball vs. North Alabama

6:30 p.m. | Brown Stroud Field

Watch the Demons take on North Alabama for a three-day series. First game starts Saturday, February 21st and will continue until Sunday, February 23rd.

 

Monday, February 24

Mardi Gras Break

Northwestern State University

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Enjoy the Mardi Gras holiday break.

Tuesday, February 25

Mardi Gras Break

Northwestern State University

Continued

 

Thursday, February 27

President for a Day

3:00 p.m. | Caspari Hall

Have you ever wanted to be NSU President for a day? Now’s your chance! Dr. Maggio has agreed to swap places with a student for one day…all you have to is win the Presidential Olympics.

Late Night Lagniappe

8:00 p.m. | Café DeMon

Enjoy an evening of good coffee, good company, and good vocals with the University Programming Council.

Friday, February 28

Baseball vs. Eastern Illinois

6:30 p.m. | Brown Stroud Field

Watch the Demons take on Eastern Illinois for a three-day series. First game starts Saturday, February 28th.