Wilson Commons Student Activities

Yellowjacket Weekend

Yellowjacket Weekend will take place September 4-7, 2015.

Friday September 4, 2015

3:30 pm - Activities Fair - Dandelion Square
The Fall Activities Fair will be held on Friday September 5th 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. Live demonstrations! Join a club!! Get involved!!!

10:00 pm - Drive-In Movie on Wilson Quad: The Big Lebowski
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. Sponsored by UR Cinema Group and the Class of 2016 and the Class of 2018

10:30 pm - Coffeehouse featuring Luke Metzler - Starbucks
Luke Metzler is an explosion of quirky pop sensibilities and catchy melodies who has entertained audiences across the northeast, including performances in Ithaca, Boston and at Penn State. His show is simple, yet sophisticated. Having honed the art of "busking" on street corners for years, it has evolved into an intricate work of pop that recalls its acoustic roots while venturing into lush electronic arrangements. This show will feature songs from an as-yet untitled album to be released September 2015.

Saturday September 5, 2015

11:00 am - Men's Cross Country vs University of Rochester Flower City Opener (6k) - Genesee Valley Park

11:00 am - Women's Cross Country vs University of Rochester Flower City Opener (4K) - Genesee Valley Park

11:00 am - Field Hockey vs. Oberlin College - Fauver Stadium
The Yellowjackets take on the Oberlin Yeowomen. Make sure to support them during Yellowjacket Weekend.

1:30 pm - Men's Soccer vs Rutgers-Newark - Fauver Stadium
Our Men's Soccer team will play the Scarlett Raiders in Fauver Stadium. You don't want to miss this game.

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, CAB, UR Concerts, Dining Services, Kappa Alpha Theta and Blimpie.

2:30 pm - Student Music Showcase - Wilson Quad
UR Concerts 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.

5:00 pm - Sig Ep Luau Dinner - Hirst Lounge
Come by Hirst Lounge 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.

7:00 pm - Women's Soccer vs Union College - Fauver Stadium
The Yellowjackets take on the Union College Dutchmen. Come out and cheer the team to victory. Support the Yellowjackets as they take on the Mustangs!

8:00 pm - Bill Nye the Science Guy - Strong Auditorium
Bill Nye, a mechanical engineer and star of the popular 1990s TV show Bill Nye The Science Guy, will speak at the University of Rochester as the speaker for Yellowjacket Weekend. Sponsored by UR Campus Activities Board

The lecture will take place at 8:00 pm on Saturday, September 05, 2015 in Strong Auditorium. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for faculty/staff/graduate students, and $15 for the general public. Undergraduate student tickets will be available for purchase starting August 31, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Common Market in Wilson Commons. All tickets will be available online starting at 11:00am on September 1, 2015.

7:00 pm, 9:15 pm, & 11:30 pm - Ex Machina - Hoyt Auditorium
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking female A.I. Sponsored by UR Cinema Group. The first 100 people to arrive at the 11:30 pm showing will receive free admission.

Sunday September 6, 2015

1:00 pm - Field Hockey vs. Denison University - Fauver Stadium
The Yellowjackets will take on Denison Big Red in Fauver Stadium. This is another perfect occasion to display your Yellowjacket pride!!

4:00 pm - Men’s Soccer vs Morrisville State College - Fauver Stadium
If you like what you saw on Saturday, check out the Yellowjackets take on the Mustangs in Fauver Stadium. Showing your Yellowjacket pride on Yellowjacket Weekend is a must!! Support the Yellowjackets as they take on the Mustangs!

8:00 pm - Blackout - Rush Rhees Library
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.

Monday September 7, 2015

11:00 am - 1 pm - What Are You Buzzing About - Hirst Lounge
Come tell CAB what you're excited about for this upcoming year and you just might be featured on our Facebook! Sponsored by UR Campus Activities Board

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Spark Entrepreneurs Lawn Party
Join SPARK Entrepreneurs on Wilson Quad for an afternoon of fun lawn games and free giveaways!