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Chimera Welcome Week

Last updated on Jul 29, 2022

Chimera Welcome Week is a series of community events created to welcome new and continuing students back to campus with fun activities!


Fall 2022

Fall 2022 Chimera Welcome Week scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 2022 — Friday, September 2, 2022.

We are excited to welcome everyone back to campus! We know that folks are excited, anxious, and nervous about what it means for us to be all together in San Francisco as a unified campus! We are looking forward to being back into the creative community. Whether you are new to CCA or are a returning student, we have created a special welcome experience to help prepare you!

CHIMERA WELCOME WEEK!

"Finding the me in ChiMEra" ( August 26 - September 2)

  • You will meet and hang out with your fellow classmates, learn where things are on-campus and in the neighborhood, talk to upperclass students, all while having fun together! It's a multi-day experience from new student move in day on Friday August 26 to Chimeraplooza on Friday September 2 filled with workshop and activities in between designed to help you thrive at CCA (current campus safety protocol still requires that we wear masks while indoors or in close physical distance).

Should I go?

  • Yes! If you are a new student (Freshmen, Transfer, or Graduate) starting this semester, this is for you!
  • If you are a returning student, there are events happening for you to experience as well! There are so many changes for you to explore and learn the layout of the San Francisco Campus.

I'm game, how do I sign up?

Signing up is easy!

  • New undergraduate students should come to Chimera Welcome Week check-in on Sunday August 28 from 1 - 2pm in the Nave at the SF Campus Main Building where you'll be assigned to a group and together you'll go though the Chimera Welcome Week experience.
  • New Graduate Students:
    • NEW F1 VISA INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS: check in on Tuesday, August 30 from 9:00 - 9:45 AM in the Nave at the SF Campus Main Building.
    • ALL OTHER NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS: check in on Tuesday, August 30 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the Nave at the SF Campus Main Building.

Fall 2022 Chimera Welcome Week Events

Event

Date

Time

Location

Target Audience

New MFA Design Students' Zoom Meeting

Thursday, 8/25/22

7 pm - 8 pm

By Zoom. Program will send email invitations

New MFA Design Graduate Students

New Residents Move In Day

Friday, 8/26/22

8 am - 12 noon

Founders' Hall

New Residential Students

MFA Design Program Day

Friday, 8/26/22

11 am - 2 pm

Location TBD. Program will communicate with students

All MFA Design Graduate Students

Residence Halls Community Meetings

Friday, 8/26/22

7 pm - 8 pm

Founders' Hall

New Residential Students

Just Chill: Games & Crafts Night

Friday, 8/26/22

8 pm - 10 pm

Founders' Hall & Courtyard

New Residential Students

Let's Go Shopping! Trip to Target & other area stores

Saturday, 8/27/22

10 am - 1 pm

Meet in front of Founder's Hall

New Residential Students

A Taste of DoReMi: Visiting Nearby Neighborhoods

Saturday, 8/27/22

4:00 PM

Meet in front of Founder's Hall

New Residential Students

New Undergraduate Students' Check In

Sunday, 8/28/22

1 pm - 2 pm

Nave, Main Building

New Freshmen and Transfer Students

Chimera Welcome Week Kick-Off & Small Group Gathering & Adventures

Sunday, 8/28/22

2 pm - 6 pm

Nave Alcove

New Freshmen and Transfer Students

Continuing Student Move In Day

Monday 8/29/22

8 am - 12 pm

Blattner & Founders' Halls

Continuing / Returning Residential Students

F1 Visa (International) Undergraduate Student Meeting

Monday 8/29/22

9 am - 10 am

Nave Alcove

F1 Visa (international) undergradaute Students first time on campus

Late New Student Check In

Monday 8/29/22

9 am - 10 am

Front of Nave

All New Freshmen and Transfer Students

Presidential & Student Leadership Welcome

Monday 8/29/22

10 am - 11 am

Nave Alcove

All New Freshmen and Transfer Students

New Undergradute Student Activities & Workshops

Monday 8/29/22

11 am - 6 pm

Locations will vary. See details on your small group schedule given during check in!

All New Freshmen and Transfer Students

NEW LOOK EXHIBITION Drop off artwork you want to put in the show!

Monday 8/29/22

12 pm - 5 pm

Nave, Main Building

ALL STUDENTS

Continuing Residential Students Community Meetings

Monday 8/29/22

7 pm - 8 pm

Founders' and Blattner Halls

Continuing Residential Studednts

Welcome To Residential Education: Meet your RA Team and pick up a fun goodie bag!

Monday 8/29/22

9 pm - 10 pm

Founders' and Blattner Halls

All Residential Students

F1 Visa (international) Graduate Student Check In

Tuesday 8/30/22

9 am - 9:45 am

Nave, Main Building

F1 Visa (international) Gradaute Students first time on campus

F1 VIsa (international) Graduate Student Meeting

Tuesday 8/30/22

10 am - 11 am

Nave Alcove

F1 Visa (international) Gradaute Students first time on campus

New Domestic Graduate Student Check In

Tuesday 8/30/22

10 am - 11 am

Nave, Main Building

New Gradaute Students

President & VP's Welcome

Tuesday 8/30/22

11 am - 11:30 am

Timken Hall

All New Gradaute Students

Graduate Students Connect: Various workshops

Tuesday 8/30/22

11:30 am - 2 pm

Timken Hall

All New Gradaute Students

Individual graduate academic program meetings

Tuesday 8/30/22

2 pm - 6 pm

Specific locations and times will vary. Your academic program will contact you directly if there is to be a meeting of your program

New Gradaute Students

New Undergradutes Small Group Meet Up

Tuesday 8/30/22

9:30 am - 10 am

Locations will Vary

New Freshmen & Transfer Students

New Undergraduates: Choose Your Own Sessions!

Tuesday 8/30/22

10 am - 12 n

Locations will Vary, see your schedule for details!

New Freshmen & Transfer Students

Open Studios

Tuesday 8/30/22

10 am - 4 pm

Locations will Vary

ALL STUDENTS

NEW LOOK EXHIBITION Drop off artwork you want to put in the show!

Tuesday 8/30/22

10 pm - 12 n

Nave, Main Building

ALL STUDENTS

Campus Resources Fair

Tuesday 8/30/22

2 pm - 4 pm

Nave (Main Building)

ALL STUDENTS

All Chairs's Pecha Kucha

Tuesday 8/30/22

1 pm - 2 pm

Nave Alcove

All Students, Staff & Faculty

Campus Resources Fair

Tuesday 8/30/22

2 pm - 4 pm

Nave, Main Building

ALL STUDENTS

Welcome To CCA Meet & Greet Reception

Tuesday 8/30/22

4:00 - 6:00 PM.

Main Building

All Students, Staff & Faculty

Double Feature Movie Night sponsored by Residential Education

Tuesday 8/30/22

6:30 pm - 9 pm

Timken Hall

All Students

Karaoke Night Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board

Wednesday 8/31/22

6 pm - 9 pm

Nave Alcove

All Students

Architecture Studio Lottery

Thursday 9/1/22

12 pm - 1 pm

Details to be sent by program

All Architecture Students

Arch Divisional Convocation, from 6pm - 6:30pm

Thursday 9/1/22

6 pm - 6:30 pm

Details to be sent by program

Architecture Students

Open Mic Night Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board

Thursday 9/1/22

6 pm - 9 pm

Nave Alcove

All Students

Peer to Peer Student Leader Panel & New Student Class Pinning

Friday 9/2/22

2 pm - 3 pm

Timken Auditorium

All New Graduate & Undergraduate Students

Chimerapalooza!

Friday 9/2/22

3 pm - 6 pm

Nave & Nave Alcove

CCA Staff, Faculty & Students

Pick up for New Look Exhibition pieces

Friday 9/2/22

3 pm - 6 pm

Nave, Main Building

Residential Students