Dawg Days Information 2017
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Saturday, August 12–Saturday, August 19. First-year student participants begin on Tuesday, August 15.
Online registration will begin on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 10:00 AM. Online registration forms can be found here.
Registration will close at 5:00 PM on Monday, August 7, 2017.
The maximum number of student participants is 35. The minimum number of student participants is 15.
The cost of the 2017 program is $200. The fee includes all meals, transportation and activity fees during the program.
Yes. A limited number of Dawg Days Scholarships are available. The scholarship covers the registration fee. To be considered for a Dawg Days Scholarship, a student must qualify for a Pell Grant and/or a State of Indiana Higher Education Grant. To apply for a Dawg Days scholarship, contact Valerie Davidson via email, email@example.com, or Bobbie Gibson, firstname.lastname@example.org, to receive the link to the online application.
Yes. Checks or Money Orders should be made payable to Butler University Office of Diversity Programs. Please write Dawg Days 2017 Registration on the Memo Line. If you are paying by check or money order, please complete the online Check or Money Order Registration Form. Your payment must be mailed to the address indicated on the form. Your registration will be confirmed when the payment is received.
Yes. Please complete the Credit Card Registration form to pay the fee online.
The schedules of all of the pre-Welcome Week programs are very full, so participation in more than one program is not feasible.
Will there be time to get acclimated to the participant's room, campus, and the Indianapolis Community?
Yes. Student participants in the Dawg Days Diversity Orientation Program will be able to move into their residence hall room when they check in for the program on Tuesday, August 15. The Dawg Days 101 academic workshops will be held in various academic buildings on campus. The Dawg Days program schedule will include a campus "Scavenger Hunt," and evening activities that help participants become acclimated to Butler and the greater Indianapolis community.
Absolutely! Attending all workshops and events will prepare you for Orientation-Welcome Week and the start of classes, facilitate social engagement and interaction, increase your level of comfort and knowledge of the campus community, and make the experience more enjoyable. The Dawg Days program schedule is extensive. Participants will be very busy, so do not make other plans during the week of Dawg Days.
Dawg Days is a casual program. All participants will receive a special Dawg Days t-shirt that will be worn for certain activities during the week. Tennis shoes or work boots must be worn on the day of the Dawg Days Service project, as closed-toed sturdy shoes are required for safety purposes and agency regulations. Diversity Ambassadors who assist with the program will keep participants informed about appropriate dress.
Lots of energy and enthusiasm, a POSITIVE attitude, a warm SMILE, and a great LAUGH! All participants will be provided a Dawg Days notebook and lanyard nametag. Participants should bring their notebooks, a pen, and their nametag to all academic workshops throughout the week.
Dawg Days is supervised and coordinated by the Director of Diversity Programs & Efroymson Diversity Center, Valerie Davidson, and the Associate Director for International Student Services, Bobbie Gibson. Dawg Days 101 academic workshops are presented by current faculty and staff members from various departments. Student Diversity Ambassadors provide invaluable staff assistance for the program. Diversity Ambassadors serve as mentors to the first-year student participants throughout the academic year.
Questions can be directed to the Efroymson Diversity Center at email@example.com, or 317-940-6570