Welcome Week Events

Welcome Week offers daily events to help you adjust to college life and build a support group with fellow Catholic Students, Staff, & Faculty.  Check out the schedule of welcome week events below.

Welcome Back Mass is Sunday August 21 @ 5:30pm - The Mass is for Returning Students and incoming Freshman.  All are welcomed during the start of the Fall Semester.  The dinner which happens after the close of Mass in the Parish Hall will be provided by the Newman Center Council.

College 101 Night is on August 22 @ 6:00pm in the Caf.  The night is designed to help students ask questions and hear advice from a panel of Catholic Students at Arkansas State University.  The night will feature a Geocaching Scavenger Hunt that will end at the CNC.  Then students will have a chance to ask a panel of college students questions they have about College Life at Arkansas State University.  

Astate Community Fair on August 24 from 10:30am-1:30pm.  Come visit our booth and register with us for a free USB drive.  We will also be giving away the best hot dogs on Astate Campus that day.  Be one of the first ones to the boothe and get a AstateCNC Cell Phone Wallet.  

Backyard Bash is Agust 25 From 6:00pm - 10:00pm at the Astate CNC.  Backyard Bash is a time to hang out and have some fun getting to know each other.  The night features a game of Capture the Flag and Kickball along with lot's of grilled food.  We end the night in prayer with each other.

Dinner and a Movie is on Autust 26th with Dinner starting at 6:00pm.  Followed by a movie picked out by the Newman Council.  There will also be plenty of drinks and popcorn as well.

CONNECT is a two day retreat experience for all those students new to Arkansas State University.  Connect is led by Catholic Students who are excited to welcome you to Arkansas State and walk with you in your faith journey with Christ, college life, and the Catholic Newman Center. 


The retreat offers witness talks, games, food, prayer and activities to help you prepare for college life and Maintain your walk with Christ and the Catholic Faith Tradition.

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Contact Us

Blessed John Newman University Parish and Catholic Newman Center at Arkansas State University

2800 E. Johnson

Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401



Phone: 870 972-1888 870 972-1888


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