Northeastern University: Center of Community Services

ACES Welcome Week

NU|ACES Welcome Week is an intensive team-based adventure where they learn about their new campus and neighborhood through service. The week will serve as the introduction to NU|ACES. After a fun and action-packed week full of mini-service projects, workshops, networking activities, and group reflections students are prepared to commit to a year-long partnership with a local community non-profit organization.

NU|ACES Welcome Week 2017 ran from August 28 through September 1.

Below is a sample itinerary for NU|ACES Welcome Week:

Sunday

12:00-5:00 pm Move in!

Monday

12:00-1:00 pm Check in

1:00-2:00 pm Welcome Lunch

2:00-3:00 pm Introduction to NU|ACES

3:00- 5:30 pm Meet your team members and team leaders

6:00-8:00 pm Opening Dinner

8:30 pm Teambuilding activities

 

Tuesday

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast in Dining Hall

9:00-10:00 am Community Asset Mapping

10:00 am-12:00 pm Community Tours

12:00-1:00 pm BBQ lunch on Centennial Common

1:00-4:00 pm Service Project #1

4:00-5:00 pm Travel to NU

5:00-6:00 pm Dinner in Dining Hall

6:00-8:00 pm Networking Night

8:30-9:00 pm Reflections with your team

 

Wednesday

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast in Dining Hall

9:00 am-12:00 pm Service Project #2

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch on Site/Travel

1:00 -4:00 pm Service Project #3

4:00-5:00 pm Travel to NU/Reflection with Team

5:00-6:30 pm Dinner & Community Engagement Panel

6:30-8:30 pm Nightlife in the City

8:30-9:00 pm Reflections with your team

 

 

Thursday

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast in Dining Hall

9:00 am-12:00 pm Service Project #4

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch on Site/Travel

1:00 -4:00 pm Service Project #5

4:00-5:00 pm Travel to NU

5:00-6:00 pm Dinner in Dining Hall

6:00-8:00 pm Faces of Homelessness Panel

8:30-9:00 pm Reflections with your team

 

Friday

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast in Dining Hall

9:00 am-12:00 pm Service Project #6

12:00-1:00 pm Travel and Lunch in Dining Hall

1:00-4:00 pm EMK Institute- Senate Immersion Module

4:00-6:00 pm Free Time

6:00-8:00 pm Closing Ceremony