The Daemen College Academic Festival brings the campus together to celebrate the academic and creative achievements of Daemen students. The Academic Festival provides a showcase for academic achievement and excellence through student and faculty presentations, exhibitions and performances. These presentations may reflect work done in a single discipline or be interdisciplinary in nature, and include posters, papers, panel discussions, exhibits, videos, and artistic, musical or theatrical performances.
Getting involved in student life is a process that happens over the entire course of the years you spend in college. Opportunities for engagement happen all the time, and at different points throughout the year. The Campus Activities Fair is an annual event that happens in September, spread over the two or three days, where students can get some information and a glimpse of our various Academic Clubs and Honor Societies, Special Interest Clubs and Greek organizations, and many of the competitive leadership positions that are available on campus. Remember, however, that this is just one of many opportunities you will have to engage with various clubs and organizations on campus.
Convocation marks the formal beginning of the Academic year and your journey as a Daemen College student. You’ll have a chance to see the faculty in full regalia, and hear from the President of the College, the Dean of Students, the President of the Student Association, and various other important members of the College community. A slide show is also generally featured showing how the freshmen journey has already begun. Following the Convocation Ceremony, the whole Daemen College community is invited to a lively campus lunch, compliments of the Student Association.
Wellness is a concept that unites all the various parts of our lives in a holistic way, recognizing that something that affects one part of our life affects the other parts of our life as well. Most wellness models recognize our distinct Intellectual, Emotional, Spiritual, Vocational, Physical, and Environmental aspects of our lives and how they are each interconnected. Daemen’s annual Wellness Week looks to help bring awareness to the importance of finding balance in addressing the various parts of our life through an array for programs and events, offered by various offices and student organizations.
Tired of the same old, same old on Netflix, come watch the series of classic films selected by this faculty committee, following a chosen theme for the year. This intimate Monday night gathering happens once every month, and is open to the entire campus and surrounding community. A guest speaker generally either follows or precedes the film illuminating new insights on the topic at hand.
Exams are over and Commencement is almost here. Graduation Week is an exciting time filled with awards ceremonies, picnic lunches, dinner cruises, rehearsals, and celebrations of the time that so quickly passed by. Graduation information packets are mailed to families in mid-March and a webpage of Graduation Week information is posted on the College website. As always, check your Daemen email for regular updates and announcements.
Generally held the second week of the semester, Daemen’s Greek fraternities and sororities host a number of casual events to introduce themselves to the student body, and start the year off with a little fun. Greeks play an important part in Daemen student life, and offer another opportunity for students to build close friendships with an intimate group of students across a diverse mix of academic disciplines and cultural backgrounds.
HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND
Daemen is a place where students often appreciate the smaller, intimate relationships they develop within their specific majors and areas of study, or within their special interest groups. This is one of the hallmarks of the Daemen College experience. Several times a year however, we look to gather the campus as a whole and celebrate that common shared experience of being a Daemenite.
Homecoming & Family weekend is the time for students, family, alumni, and faculty to come together to mix and meet, and share in the ever-changing experience of Daemen College. Detailed information is mailed out to students' families in September, with a link to this year's information here. We look forward to seeing you in November!
Reservations can be made online through Eventbrite http://2017daemencollegehomecoming.eventbrite.com
Reservations accepted through November 2, 2017 (4:00 PM EST)
Schedule of Events
Some traditions have a life of their own. Springfest is like that. Students just seem to instinctively know what Springfest is, and that their need to experience it. Usually happening the penultimate weekend of the spring semester, Springfest is as much a campus-wide celebration of the melting of snow and the promise of summer, as it is a stress reliever and pause before the final stretch of a rigorous academic year. Springfest is a day of fun in the sun (or rain, as the case may be), with games and activities, live entertainment, a picnic dinner, and a concert or other anticipated evening event.
It’s Friday, Food, Friends, Fun, and it’s Free! What else do you really need to know?!? Happening almost every Friday afternoon, running 4:30 - 5:30 PM, in The Den. Each week has a different theme and hosted by a pair of collaborating student organizations. Everyone loves TGIF!
TGIF in The Den
Fall 2017 Schedule: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Daemen Day TGIF Patio Party
Hosted by the Daemen College Student Affairs staff.
(4:30 – 6 PM; NOTE: half hour longer than most TGIF's)
REFRESHMENTS: pizza logs & marinara, fried pepper poppers, hot soft pretzels, guacamole/salsa & chips, watermelon, soda pop & water; and area micro-brew
Greek Week TGIF
Hosted by All Daemen Greeks
REFRESHMENTS: chicken fingers & sauces, pizza logs & marinara, humus & pita chips, ice cream novelties, soda pop & water
Cultures from Around the World
Hosted by MCA and Model UN
REFRESHMENTS: Buffalo chicken wings, pizza logs & marinara, fruit platter, ice cream novelties, soda pop & water
Hosted by Music Club and Cru
REFRESHMENTS: chicken fingers & sauces, fried pepper poppers, humus & pita chips, fruit platter, soda pop & water
Leaf Your Troubles Behind
Hosted by Sigma Omega Chi and Delta Phi Mu
REFRESHMENTS: Buffalo chicken wings, hot soft pretzels, fruit platter, Rice Krispie treats, apple cider, soda pop & water
Hosted by Omega Epsilon Zeta and Lambda Chi Iota
REFRESHMENTS: Buffalo chicken wings, petite quiche, fruit platter, humus & pita chips, ice cream novelties, Saranac rootbeer & water
Hosted by SPTA and Best Buddies
REFRESHMENTS: chicken fingers & sauces, pizza logs & marinara, humus & veggies, guacamole/salsa & chips, soda pop & water
Hosted by Animation Club, Anime Club, AAUW, Paralegal Club
REFRESHMENTS: chicken fingers & sauces, pizza logs & marinara, guacamole/salsa & chips, brownies, apple cider, soda pop & water
Homecoming & Family Weekend
Hosted by Cynergy and Step Team
REFRESHMENTS: Buffalo chicken wings, pizza logs & marinara, fruit platter & dip, humus & veggies, Daemen chips, chocolate ganache cake, varietal wines and area micro-brew, coffee, soda pop & water
Hosted by ASA and BSU
REFRESHMENTS: Buffalo chicken wings, nachos & hot cheese, guacamole/salsa & chips, ice cream novelties, soda pop & water
Gobble Till You Wobble
Hosted by Cynergy and Club Caribana
REFRESHMENTS: Buffalo & barbecue wings, pizza logs & marinara, fruit platter, funnel cake, soda pop & water
Nightmare Before Christmas
Hosted by Education Club and Honors Organization
REFRESHMENTS: chicken fingers & sauces, pizza logs & marinara, guacamole/salsa & chips, pumpkin pie bars, peppermint ice cream, soda pop & water
Hosted by Music Club and Club Caribana
REFRESHMENTS: chicken fingers & sauces, pizza logs & marinara, guacamole/salsa & chips, fruit platter, brownies, soda pop & water