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Cougar Kickoff - August 14th - 18th

Date Event

Time and Location


 Monday, August 14, 2017

CSU 411 "Ask Me Tents"

Clocktower, 9 am - 1 pm 

Sponsored by ROAR 

Interfaith Fair

Clock Tower, 12 pm - 2 pm 

 Cougar Kickoff

Campus Rec Day

Student Rec. Center, 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Campus Recreation

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 

Greek Block Party 

Mock Pavilion, 4 pm - 9 pm  Co-sponsored by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life 

Chill with the President

Clocktower, 2 pm - 3 pm Cougar Kickoff

 Zipline Adventure

White Water Express, 12 pm - 1 pm   QEP and Whitewater Express
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Main Campus Picnic and  RSO Fair 

Clock Tower, 11 am - 2 pm  Co-Sponsored by Student Activities Council and Human Resources 
Launch Trampoline Park 


Launch Trampoline Park, 6 pm   CKO
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Campus Bike Ride

Rails to Trails - beginning from the Lumpkin Center at 5:30 pm  

River Park Picninc  Concert 

The Livery, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Co-Sponsored by Residence Life 

Zipline Adventure

Whitewater Express, 12 pm - 1 pm QEP and Whitewater Express
Friday, August 18, 2017

Celebrate CSU Campus Dance Party 

University Hall, 7 pm   

Saturday, August 19, 2017

CSU Day of Service 

Mock Pavilion  Sponsored by the Office of Community Outreach

Monday, August 21, 2017

Fraternity and Sorority 101

Schuster 130, 7 pm Fraternity and Sorority Life

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Nine Torches of Wisdom

Davidson Auditorium, 8 pm Fraternity and Sorority Life
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Interfraternity Council Information Night

Davidson Auditorium, 6 pm Fraternity and Sorority Life
   Comedy Night: She Racheeeet!  University Hall, 7 pm  Student Activities Council
Friday, August 25, 2017 First Year Convocation University Hall, 12 pm Honors College

Cougar Kick-Off Comittee

Jenna Gaskins

Jenna Gaskins

Classification: Junior

Major:Early Childhood Education/Psychology

Favorite CKO Tradition: “My favorite event is the “Main Campus Picnic”! This event is so full of life and it really sets the standard for how exciting CSU is!”

Brandon Walker

Brandon Walker

Classification: Junior

Major: Psychology

Favorite CKO Tradition: “The Main Campus Picnic is by far one of my favorite events. Food, fun and friends. Need I say more?”

Bailey Woodard

Bailey Woodard

Classification: Senior

Major: Exercise Science

Favorite CKO Tradition: “My favorite event is Chill with the President because it is so awesome spending time with Dr. Markwood!”

Jared Bies

Jared Bies

Classification: Senior

Major: Chemistry

Favorite CKO Tradition: “My favorite Cougar Kickoff tradition is bringing all of the students together! This allows us to come together all as one!”

Toni-Cyntina Reeves

Toni-Cyntina Reeves

Classification: Junior

Major: Communication

Favorite CKO Tradition: “My favorite Cougar Kickoff tradition is the Color Party downtown. This event is very fun.”

Janyah Jefferson

Janyah Jefferson

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Middle Grades Education

Favorite CKO Tradition: “My favorite Cougar Kickoff tradition is the Greek Block Party.”

Joslyn Hobbs

Joslyn Hobbs

Classification: Junior

Major: Sociology

Favorite CKO Tradition: “My favorite CKO tradition is the Color Party. This event allows us to have fun and remember the inner child in us.”

Ryshanna Brown

Ryshanna Brown

Classification: Senior

Major: Criminal Justice

Favorite CKO Tradition: “My favorite Cougar Kickoff tradition is the Main Campus Picnic. This event helps students get involved and meet other students as well as, getting info about organizations on campus.”