Village Activities

While every semester is different, this is an example of some of the activities that village members participate in each year.


  • Orientation and kick-off events
  • College of Engineering Wolfpack Welcome Week Involvement Fair
  • College of Engineering Welcome
  • Packapalooza – outreach and volunteering
  • Rec Fest
  • Welcome Back Bash for Engineering students
  • Capture the Flag Dodgeball
  • Dinners and game nights


  • Cookout and volleyball
  • Academic engagement groups (village requirements and team building)
  • Classroom Connection Series: Undergraduate Research with Dr. Michael Dickie on Nanofabrication
  • International Festival and Parent and Family Weekend
  • Shack-A-Thon
  • Tomorrow’s Table: Farming and  Genetics discussion with Gabriel Zilnik, Genetic Engineering Society
  • ASB-Nicaragua Reveal Night (17 students selected)
  • Engineering Career Fair workshop extravaganza
  • Eastman Chemical meet and greet with Paul Shane
  • Professional photos of engineering village for Career Fair
  • Engineering Career Fair


  • Academic engagement group (theme: registering for classes, balance)
  • Engineering Career Fair
  • Externship: GE Aviation
  • Study group formation mixer
  • Study Abroad fair
  • Second-year dinner and project selection
  • Tips for effective study habits and stress relief
  • Applying the Engineering Design Cycle to the Egg Drop Competition
  • Entrepreneurship/Innovation: Do-It-Yourself
  • Classroom Connection: Dr. Dean Lee, Physics Professor
  • Speaker Series: Money Management in College
  • Nuclear reactor tour
  • Major mixer
  • Game night
  • Paintball
  • Cisco Sponsored Tech Talks: “Selling Your Brand/IT Careers”
  • Engineering Place Outreach: “Boys and Girls Club Egg Drop”


  • Academic engagement group (theme: your village experience)
  • IBM Early Career panel discussion
  • Hot chocolate and smores
  • Classroom connection (Hailey Queen, CODA process and beyond)
  • Cisco Sponsored Tech Talks: “Cisco Services Academy Overview”
  • Wise collaboration luncheon with Dr. Anita Vila-Parish, ISE Professor
  • Externship: NetApp
  • IBM Cognitive Computing with Watson
  • Student organization mixer
  • LAN – game night
  • Connections: Fail Forward (Second Year Speaker Panel)
  • Broomball
  • FEDD project presentation