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Nicholls Calendar August 5, 2015
  • Posting/conferral of summer degrees

  • Transfer Student Orientation

    Starts: 9:00 am Ends: 12:00 pm Location: 214 Elkins Hall Description: All first-time transfer students with 30 or more hours are encouraged to attend. To register for Transfer Orientation, visit nicholls.edu/transfer/transfer-orientation-program.
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Nicholls Calendar August 11, 2015
  • New Faculty Orientation

    Starts: 8:30 am Ends: 4:30 pm Location: 113 Powell Hall Description: Invitation only to new Nicholls faculty from fall or spring 2015. Registration and coffee begin at 8 a.m. Lunch will be provided. The orientation will cover faculty development opportunities, accreditation, policies and procedures, FERPA, employee benefits and more.
  • Transfer Student Orientation

    Starts: 9:00 am Ends: 12:00 pm Location: 214 Elkins Hall Description: All first-time transfer students with 30 or more hours are encouraged to attend. To register for Transfer Orientation, visit nicholls.edu/transfer/transfer-orientation-program.
  • Soccer Exhibition away at Mobile

    Starts: 1:00 pm Ends: 3:00 pm Location: Mobile, Alabama Description: Visit umobilerams.com for game-day details.
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Nicholls Calendar August 12, 2015
  • Fall semester begins

  • Faculty Institute

    Starts: 8:30 am Ends: 12:00 pm Location: Cotillion Ballroom, Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Nicholls faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Fall 2015 Faculty Institute. Registration and coffee will begin at 8 a.m. with the main program beginning at 8:30 a.m.
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Nicholls Calendar August 13, 2015
  • Fall semester admission application deadline

    Description: Applications must be completed, application fees paid, and all documents necessary for admission decision submitted.
  • First-Time Freshman Fall Orientation

    Starts: 8:30 am Ends: 4:30 pm Location: Peltier Auditorium Description: Orientation for fall 2015 incoming students is by invitation only. Check-in for students begins at 8:15 a.m. in Peltier Auditorium. Check-in for parents begins at 8:30 a.m. in Le Bijou Theater inside the Bollinger Memorial Student Union. Call 1-877-NICHOLLS for more.
  • Special Preview of Ledet Culinary Arts Building

    Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: August 13, 2015 - 6:00 pm Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: By invitation only. Guests are invited to preview the Lanny D. Ledet Culinary Arts Building, the new home of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute. The evening will feature facility tours, wine and hors d'oeuvres.
  • Chef John Folse Culinary Institute Alumni Meeting

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: August 13, 2015 - 7:00 pm

    Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building

    Description: Nicholls culinary graduates are invited to attend an initial planning meeting of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute Alumni Association. Contact don.kasten@nicholls.edu for more information.

  • Women's Night Out for Women's Athletics

    Starts: 6:30 pm Ends: 9:00 pm Location: Cypress Columns, 157 Tourist Drive, Gray, LA 70359, United States Description: Meet coaches and athletes from Nicholls women's teams, hear about their upcoming seasons and learn what it takes to be a young woman competing in NCAA D1 athletics. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 each. Visit geauxcolonels.com or call 985.448.4005 for reservations.
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Nicholls Calendar August 14, 2015
  • BSN Student Assembly

    Starts: 8:00 am Ends: 12:00 pm Location: Peltier Auditorium Description: All new Bachelor of Science in Nursing clinical students will meet from 8 to 10 a.m. All returning BSN students will meet from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • International Student Orientation

    Starts: 8:00 am Ends: 3:00 pm Location: LeBijou Theater Description: Required for all new international students. This orientation session helps international students transition from their home country to university life in the U.S. and become familiar with Nicholls services available to assist them.
  • Transfer Student Orientation

    Starts: 9:00 am Ends: 12:00 pm Location: 214 Elkins Hall Description: All first-time transfer students with 30 or more hours are encouraged to attend. To register for Transfer Orientation, visit nicholls.edu/transfer/transfer-orientation-program.
  • Graduate Day

    Starts: 1:00 pm Ends: August 14, 2015 - 4:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Sponsored by the Nicholls Alumni Federation, Graduate Day provides an opportunity for students to order their caps and gowns, class rings and invites; take graduation photos; and celebrate the start of their final semester. Open to all Fall 2016 graduation candidates.
  • Regular registration ends

    Starts: 4:15 pm Ends: 4:15 pm Description: Regular registration ends. Online registration remains open.
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Nicholls Calendar August 15, 2015
  • Move-In Day

    Starts: 10:00 am Ends: August 15, 2015 - 3:30 pm Location: Cotillion Ballroom, Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: On-campus residents and their families are invited to Move-In Day, where residential students will receive their room keys, attend a campus/community resource fair and set up their rooms for the fall semester. Visit nicholls.edu/housing/move_in for details.
  • Nicholls Soccer Clinic

    Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: 7:00 pm Location: Nicholls Soccer Complex Description: The Nicholls women's soccer team will host a free soccer clinic for youth ages 4-16. Both newcomers to soccer and seasoned players are invited. Sign up at geauxcolonelssoccer.com.
  • Move-In Movie Night

    Starts: 6:00 pm Ends: August 15, 2015 - 9:00 pm Location: Nicholls Soccer Complex Description: The Nicholls campus community is invited to a free movie screening of "Insurgent" sponsored by Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship. Free concessions will be provided.
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Nicholls Calendar August 16, 2015
  • Sorority Recruitment: Greek 101

    Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: August 16, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: All Nicholls women interested in joining Delta Zeta, Phi Mu or Sigma Sigma Sigma sororities must register for Fall Recruitment by July 31 at nicholls.edu/greek. Greek 101 provides an opportunity for potential new members to learn more about Greek life at Nicholls and meet other women going through recruitment.
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Nicholls Calendar August 17, 2015
  • Classes begin for fall full term and term A (regular and online)

  • Late registration begins

    Description: Late registration is available online via Banner Self-Service or in person through academic departments.
  • Free Water from Chi Alpha

    Starts: 8:00 am Ends: August 17, 2015 - 1:00 pm Location: Front of Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Chi Alpha will distribute free bottles of cold water to Nicholls students.
  • Free Popsicles and Pencils from the Student Union

    Starts: 9:00 am Ends: August 17, 2015 - 1:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Lobby Description: Students are invited to stop by the Student Union lobby to pick up free popsicles and pencils to celebrate the first day of the fall semester.
  • The Bucket List

    Starts: 11:00 am Ends: August 17, 2015 - 2:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Lobby Description: The Student Programming Association will collect students' bucket-list items of what they hope to accomplish.
  • Nicholls Football Meet and Greet

    Starts: 11:30 am Ends: 1:00 pm Location: McDonalds, 1020 South Acadia, Thibodaux Description: McDonalds owners Terry and Carita Wilburn invite you to meet Nicholls Head Coach Tim Rebowe and his staff at the McDonalds on South Acadia Drive.
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Nicholls Calendar August 18, 2015
  • Free Water from Chi Alpha

    Starts: 8:00 am Ends: August 18, 2015 - 1:00 pm Location: Front of Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Chi Alpha will distribute free bottles of cold water to Nicholls students.
  • Distracted Driver Simulation

    Starts: 9:00 am Ends: August 18, 2015 - 2:00 pm Location: Front of Bollinger Memorial Student Union
  • The Bucket List

    Starts: 11:00 am Ends: August 18, 2015 - 2:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Lobby Description: The Student Programming Association will collect students' bucket-list items of what they hope to accomplish.
  • Gubernatorial Debate Viewing Party

    Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: August 18, 2015 - 5:30 pm Location: Colonels Retreat, Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Open to the campus community. Student Government Association and Student Programming Association will host a casual viewing party with refreshments for the Coastal Candidate Forum, which will be live-streamed from Peltier Auditorium.
  • Coastal Candidate Forum for 2015 Governor's Race

    Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: August 18, 2015 - 5:30 pm Location: Peltier Auditorium Description: Organized by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. Coastal restoration is one of the most important issues facing Louisiana. Learn how the gubernatorial candidates plan to deal with challenges and opportunities related to coastal land loss. Free and open to the public.
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Nicholls Calendar August 19, 2015
  • Welcome Back Day

    Starts: 10:00 am Ends: August 19, 2015 - 1:30 pm Location: Quadrangle Description: Free for Nicholls students, faculty and staff. Kick off the fall semester with free food, music, giveaways, activities and more.
  • The Bucket List

    Starts: 11:00 am Ends: August 19, 2015 - 2:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Lobby Description: The Student Programming Association will collect students' bucket-list items of what they hope to accomplish.
  • Guest speaker: Don McPherson on Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention

    Starts: 2:00 pm Ends: August 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm Location: Stopher Gymnasium
  • Sorority Recruitment: Philanthropy Night

    Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: August 19, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Nicholls women going through Fall Recruitment learn more about Delta Zeta, Phi Mu and Sigma Sigma Sigma sororities and the philanthropy that each organization supports. To participate, students must register by July 31 at nicholls.edu/greek.
  • Student Athlete Orientation

    Starts: 5:00 pm Ends: 9:00 pm Location: Gouaux Auditorium Description: Required orientation for all new and returning Nicholls student athletes.
  • Screening of "The Big Charity" documentary

    Starts: 6:15 pm Ends: August 19, 2015 - 8:00 pm Location: Peltier Auditorium Description: Sponsored by the International Film Club and Student Programming Association. Free and open to the public. "The Big Charity: The Death of America's Oldest Hospital" (2014) tells the story of Charity Hospital, which served the city of New Orleans for nearly 300 years before its controversial closing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
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Nicholls Calendar August 20, 2015
  • Lemonade Day

    Starts: 9:00 am Ends: August 20, 2015 - 1:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Lobby Description: The Student Union staff will provide free lemonade for the campus community.
  • Grand Opening of the Ledet Culinary Arts Building

    Starts: 10:00 am Ends: August 20, 2015 - 11:00 am Location: Ledet Culinary Arts Building Description: The public is invited to the grand opening ceremony of the Lanny D. Ledet Culinary Arts Building, the new home of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute. Festivities will begin outside of the building, at the intersection of Highway 1 and Bowie Road, followed by facility tours and refreshments.
  • The Bucket List

    Starts: 11:00 am Ends: August 20, 2015 - 2:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Lobby Description: The Student Programming Association will collect students' bucket-list items of what they hope to accomplish.
  • Sorority Recruitment: Slide Show Night

    Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: August 20, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Nicholls women going through Fall Recruitment learn more the sisterhood and personality of Delta Zeta, Phi Mu and Sigma Sigma Sigma sororities. To participate, students must register by July 31 at nicholls.edu/greek.
  • Chi Alpha Back to School Bash

    Starts: 5:00 pm Ends: August 20, 2015 - 8:00 pm Location: Lawn next to Ellender Memorial Library Description: Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship will host a free Back to School Bash for the campus community featuring games, prizes and barbecue.
  • Shark After Dark

    Starts: 8:00 pm Ends: August 20, 2015 - 10:30 pm Location: Ayo Pool Description: Open to the Nicholls campus community, this free movie night and swim party is sponsored by Art Club and Kappa Pi. Guests are encouraged to bring their own inflatables.
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Nicholls Calendar August 21, 2015
  • The Bucket List

    Starts: 11:00 am Ends: August 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Lobby Description: The Student Programming Association will collect students' bucket-list items of what they hope to accomplish.
  • Soccer Exhibition vs. Louisiana College

    Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: 6:00 pm Location: Nicholls Soccer Complex Description: Free admission for all fans
  • Sorority Recruitment: Preference Night

    Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: August 21, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Potential new sorority members spend their last Recruitment night deciding which sorority feels most compatible to them. To participate, students must register by July 31 at nicholls.edu/greek.
  • Late registration ends; students must pay tuition and fees by 4:15 p.m. to avoid class cancellation

    Starts: 4:15 pm Ends: 4:15 pm Description: Late registration ends and web registration closes at 4:15 p.m. All registration activity after 4:15 p.m. will occur in the Registrar's Office. Students must "unregister" by 4:15 p.m. to receive a full refund of the semester's tuition and fees. Students must pay their tuition and fees by 4:15 p.m. to avoid the class cancellation process. Any student who has an account balance of more than $300 at 4:15 p.m. will have his/her classes dropped and schedule cancelled. For assistance setting up a payment plan, students may visit the Controller's Office in Elkins Hall.
  • Boogie on the Bayou

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: August 21, 2015 - 9:00 pm

    Location: Downtown Thibodaux

    Description: Enjoy free live musical performances by Kerry Thibodaux (beginning at 6 p.m.) and The Groove (beginning at 7:30 p.m.) in front of the Courthouse in downtown Thibodaux. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

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Nicholls Calendar August 22, 2015
  • Sorority Recruitment: Bid Day

    Starts: 10:00 am Ends: August 22, 2015 - 12:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Nicholls women who have been through Fall Recruitment receive bids to join Delta Zeta, Phi Mu or Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.
  • Volleyball Alumni Scrimmage

    Starts: 1:00 pm Ends: 3:00 pm Location: Stopher Gym Description: Free admission for all fans
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Nicholls Calendar August 23, 2015
  • Soccer away at Louisiana-Lafayette

    Starts: 1:00 pm Ends: 3:00 pm Location: Lafayette, Louisiana Description: Visit ragincajuns.com for game-day details.
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Nicholls Calendar August 24, 2015
  • Soccer Meet and Greet

    Starts: 12:00 pm Ends: August 24, 2015 - 1:00 pm Location: Front of Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Student Programming Association will host a meet and greet with members of the Nicholls soccer team. Students are encouraged to stop by to pick up a free soccer schedule poster.
  • Fraternity Recruitment

    Starts: 4:30 pm Ends: August 24, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: All Nicholls men interested in joining Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon or Phi Kappa Theta fraternities must register for Fall Recruitment by Aug. 14 at nicholls.edu/greek. Potential new members will learn more about Greek life at Nicholls as well as the brotherhood, traditions and philanthropy of each fraternity.
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Nicholls Calendar August 25, 2015
  • Fall Blood Drive

    Starts: 8:00 am Ends: August 25, 2015 - 3:00 pm Location: Front of Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: The Student Government Association will host its fall blood drive in conjunction with the Blood Center. Open to the public.
  • Cookie Day

    Starts: 9:00 am Ends: August 25, 2015 - 1:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Lobby Description: Student Union staff will giveaway free cookies to the campus community.
  • Fraternity Recruitment

    Starts: 4:30 pm Ends: August 25, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: All Nicholls men interested in joining Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon or Phi Kappa Theta fraternities must register for Fall Recruitment by Aug. 14 at nicholls.edu/greek. Potential new members will learn more about Greek life at Nicholls as well as the brotherhood, traditions and philanthropy of each fraternity.
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Nicholls Calendar August 26, 2015
  • Fall Blood Drive

    Starts: 8:00 am Ends: August 26, 2015 - 3:00 pm Location: Front of Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: The Student Government Association will host its fall blood drive in conjunction with the Blood Center. Open to the public.
  • Fraternity Recruitment

    Starts: 4:30 pm Ends: August 26, 2015 - 9:30 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: All Nicholls men interested in joining Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon or Phi Kappa Theta fraternities must register for Fall Recruitment by Aug. 14 at nicholls.edu/greek. Potential new members will learn more about Greek life at Nicholls as well as the brotherhood, traditions and philanthropy of each fraternity.
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Nicholls Calendar August 27, 2015
  • Fraternity Recruitment: Bid Day

    Starts: 10:00 am Ends: August 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Nicholls men who have been through Fall Recruitment receive bids to join Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon or Phi Kappa Theta fraternity.
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Nicholls Calendar August 28, 2015
  • Soccer vs. Southern Mississippi

    Starts: 4:00 pm Ends: 6:00 pm Location: Nicholls Soccer Complex Description: Red Out Game: Free admission for all fans.
  • Volleyball away at Southern Miss Invitational

    Starts: 5:00 pm Ends: 7:00 pm Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi Description: Colonels will take on Southern in the Southern Miss Invitational. Visit southernmiss.com for game-day details.
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Nicholls Calendar August 29, 2015
  • Football Fan Day

    Starts: 9:00 am Ends: 12:00 pm Location: John L. Guidry Stadium Description: The public is invited to watch the last Colonels football scrimmage of the pre-season and get autographs from Nicholls players and coaches.
  • Volleyball away at Southern Miss Invitational

    Starts: 10:00 am Ends: 12:00 pm Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi Description: Colonels will take on Mercer in the Southern Miss Invitational. Visit southernmiss.com for game-day details.
  • Volleyball away at Southern Miss Invitational

    Starts: 6:00 pm Ends: 8:00 pm Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi Description: Colonels will take on Southern Mississippi in the Southern Miss Invitational. Visit southernmiss.com for game-day details.
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Nicholls Calendar August 30, 2015
  • Soccer vs. Southern

    Starts: 1:00 pm Ends: 3:00 pm Location: Nicholls Soccer Complex Description: Free admission for all fans
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