Wilson Commons Student Activities

Yellowjacket Weekend

Yellowjacket Weekend will take place September 2-5, 2016

Friday September 2, 2016

3:30 pm - Activities Fair - Dandelion Square
The Fall Activities Fair will be held on Friday September 2nd from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm on Dandelion Square (rain location Goergen Athletic Center). Come check out all of the wonderful clubs that the University has to offer. The event will feature live demonstrations and an opportunity to get involved on campus.

7:00 pm, 9:15 pm, and 11:30 pm - Movie: Hail Caesar! - Hoyt
The film is a fictional story that follows the real-life "fixer" Eddie Mannix (Brolin) working in the Hollywood film industry in the 1950s. Admission is free for all three showings. Sponsored by UR Cinema Group

10 pm - Free Pool and Popcorn - Rocky's Sub Shop and Lounge
Enjoy free popcorn and pool until Rocky's closes at 1 am.

10:30 pm - Friday Night Live Coffeehouse featuring Jeff Howard - Starbucks
Acoustic, pop, and rap aren't genres that usually mix, but the way Jeff Howard blends them together will blow you away! Join Jeff and his guitar for an evening of good coffee and good music. Sponsored by the Student Programming Board.

Saturday September 3, 2016

1:30 pm - Women's Soccer vs Montclair State University - Fauver Stadium
Come support the Women's Soccer team.

2:30 pm - 'Feel the Sting' T-Shirt Giveaway - Wilson Quad
Get in line early on Wilson Quad for a favorite tradition of Yellowjacket Weekend! Come get a "Feel the Sting" Shirt that has your class year on it to show both school and class year pride. You can keep this shirt for years to come to remember all the fun that you had this weekend as well as at the University of Rochester! These shirts are for UR undergrads only and ID is required. Sponsored by Wilson Commons Student Activities and Class Councils.

2:30 pm - Yellowjacket Weekend Carnival - Wilson Quad
One of the biggest parts of YellowJacket Weekend is the carnival that occurs on Saturday afternoon. This year it'll be in front of Wilson Commons on Wilson Quad. There will be rides from Hammerl Amusements, novelties from Blue Apple Productions, and food from Nancy's Fried Dough and Abbott's Frozen Custard. Sponsored by Wilson Commons Student Activities, Student Programming Board, Dining Services, and Blimpie.

2:30 pm - Student Music Showcase - Wilson Quad
The Student Programming Board is proud to present the first ever Student Music Showcase, an afternoon featuring a diverse sample of music acts based on the River Campus. Swing by the Wilson Quad anytime from 2:30-6:30, and you'll hear a little bit of everything, from acoustic solo singers to jazz fusion to heavy metal. Sponsored by the Student Programming Board

5:00 pm - Sig Ep Luau Dinner - Douglass Dining
Come by the new Douglass Dining to get the last taste of summer at Sig Ep's Luau. It's a great place to catch up with friends and share a delicious meal. Some food items include Huli Huli Chicken with a Pineapple Glaze, Grilled Pineapple and Coconut Rice, Cumin Tofu with Mango Salsa, Cucumber and Watermelon Salad, and much much more!!! Co-sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon, Wilson Commons Student Activities, Dining Services, and Pepsi.

7:30 pm - Men's Soccer vs Kean University - Fauver Stadium
The Yellowjackets take on the Kean University Cougars. Come out and cheer the team to victory. Support the Yellowjackets as they take on the Mustangs!

8:00 pm - Colin Jost with opener Jon Rudnitsky - Strong Auditorium
Colin Jost, co-anchor of SNL's "Weekend Update", will perform at the University of Rochester as the comedian for Yellowjacket Weekend. He will be joined by stand-up comedian, Jon Rudnitsky. The performance will take place at 8:00 pm on Saturday, September 3, 2016 in Strong Auditorium. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for students. Undergraduate student tickets will be available for purchase starting August 29, 2016 at 6 pm in the Common Market in Wilson Commons. Sponsored by the Student Programming Board

10 pm - Free Pool and Popcorn - Rocky's Sub Shop and Lounge
Enjoy free popcorn and pool until Rocky's closes at 1 am.

10:30 pm - Late Night Bingo - May Room
A night of bingo and fun prizes!

Sunday September 4, 2016

2:30 pm - Men's Soccer vs Morrisville State College - Fauver Stadium

8:00 pm - Blackout - Rush Rhees Library, Hawkins-Carlson Room
Blackout has been a tradition at the U of R since 1999. It gives an opportunity for different underrepresented minority organizations on campus to welcome incoming freshmen. There will be an opportunity for various organizations to convey their political agendas for the upcoming academic year. Sponsored by the Black Students' Union.

Monday, September 5, 2016

11:00 am - 1 pm What Are You Buzzing About? - Hirst Lounge
What most excites you about this upcoming academic year? Stop by the Hirst Lounge and let us know. A special treat will be available on a first come first served basis. Sponsored by the Student Programming Board.

11:00 am - Meliora Weekend Ticket Sales Begin - Common Market and Online
Undergraduate student tickets will be available for Trevor Noah, Keynote Address with "Morning Joe", Tropicana Dinner/Dance, and A Cappella Jam. Online tickets can be purchased here: http://rochester.universitytickets.com