USG hosts Welcome Week to kick off spring semester


Courtesy of Osvaldo Garcia

Osvaldo Garcia

Welcome Back Bearcats,

The Undergraduate Student Government is hopeful that everyone had a restful winter break and managed to spend time with family and friends.

USG wishes a warm welcome to all the transfer students and first-year students entering Baruch for the first time. There is a long list of upcoming events to help new and returning students to acquaint and reacquaint themselves with the school.

USG has dedicated the past month to planning events for the spring semester, including dances, competitions, general interest meetings and more.

Welcome Week, which will contain all four events, will kick off the semester. More details can be found on social media and in next week’s USG report.

The Student Standoff event occurred on Jan. 26 during club hours in the second-floor lobby of the Newman Vertical Campus.

The event had students competing in a family-feud style competition to win incredible prizes such as an Apple watch, Beats and a Keurig. Students also enjoyed free bubble tea and rice balls.

The event had an excellent turnout and the USG is very grateful to everyone who participated.

The second Welcome Week Event will be “Get Cozy Bearcats.” This event will take place in the second-floor lobby of the NVC on Jan. 31 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

USG will be holding food and merchandise giveaways throughout the event to help bearcats bundle up and keep warm in the upcoming winter months.

This event will operate on a first come, first served basis, so students should make sure to come early if they want free food and merchandise.

The next two Welcome Week events, Yoga O’Clock and Neon Night, are both happening on Feb. 2.

Yoga O’Clock will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the event, which will entail a basic yoga class to help relieve stress.

Lastly, Neon Night will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Neon Night is hosted annually by USG and entails a dance competition, activities, food, music, prizes and free merchandise. The entire event will be conducted under fluorescent lighting, as per the name.

Club leaders are encouraged to participate in the dance competition. The highest-scoring club will win a $500 co-sponsorship, which can be put toward any of its future events.

This is an RSVP-only event, so students should make sure to sign up before the list is filled.