Elmira, NY (08/15/2022) — Term I classes begin in only two short weeks, with Elmira College's newest students arriving in less than one. While academic work is the focus of a student's years on campus, a large part of the college experience includes activities, events, and general campus life - and can be just as important. Studies show that participating in campus events and activities leads to a greater sense of belonging, which leads to building stronger friendships, consistent classroom attendance, and better academic performance.

So mark the below in your calendars and be sure to bring some purple-and-gold spirit to the events.

Fall Events Of Note:

    Throughout the Fall Term, sports events. Whether you're on one of our 16 varsity athletics teams or not, sports events are a fun activity where you can help cheer on fellow classmates, boosting their spirits. Visit elmira.edu/events for a listing of local and away games. Week of September 11: Each year the Elmira College community holds commemoration events to honor the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks. This includes the placement of nearly 3,000 flags in memory of those lost, including EC alumnus Darryl McKinney '97. September 18, The First Year First Service Day. First Year students will fulfill some of their service hour requirements by helping Eldridge Park prepare for the winter season. September 27, Community Engagement Fair. From 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., area non-profit organizations will be on-hand to share the work they are doing in the community and the multitude of ways students can help and earn community service hours. Mid-September, Mountain Day. A special day where classes are canceled (the date isn't announced in advance) and students can enjoy some fun, relaxation, and camaraderie. An annual tradition, the shared memories and experiences connect generations of alumni to current students. September 23-25, Family Weekend. After giving students some time to settle, families return to campus for a weekend filled with fun events and the chance to learn more about what their student is up to. October 1, Octagon Fair. Another annual tradition hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations is a community-wide, family-oriented event from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. that showcases our talented student-run organizations and community vendors. October 8-11, Fall Break. About halfway through the Term, students get a moment to recharge. November 19-27, Thanksgiving Break. Students get a moment to recharge as they near the end of the Term and prepare for exams. December 10, Fall 2022 Term ends.

You can find the full academic calendar on our website. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn more and to catch images of students as they engage in all the College has to offer throughout the year.

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