FYE Buccaneer Passport Experience Program

Your journey through Barry University begins here! The FYE Buccaneer Passport Experience Program is designed for all New Buccaneers like to you to assist you in your navigation through the first eight weeks of your college experience. This passport outlines the programs, events, and services, provided by various University Departments. The passport program events start now and continue until October 24, 2014. Whenever you participate in an event, you will receive a “stamp” (sticker) in your passport. Those who have collected the most stamps in their passport are eligible to be a Grand Prize Winner.

Passport Program Q&A

What do I have to do?

There are 18 different departments or areas of programming. You must attend 1-2 programs in each area. When you attend the program you will be given a stamp. Keep in mind that some programs are mandatory for all Freshmen including Freshmen Experience Day, New Student Investiture, The Hook up: When it’s Hot and When it’s Not", and Sex & Excess- Surviving the party. All other programs are highly recommended because they will help you in your transition to college life, both inside and outside of the classroom environment.

What is the deadline to hand in the passport?

Passports must be returned to the Center of Student Involvement, Landon Student Union, Suite 202, on October 24th by 4:30pm. In order to be eligible for a Grand Prize you must turn in your passport with the completed email survey. Passports handed in after the deadline will not be eligible.

What is a stamp or a sticker?

When you attend a passport event, attendance will be taken and you will receive a passport stamp. You will receive a sticker which you must stick on the designated program page. The more programs you attend the more stamps or stickers you will acquire. The students that attend the most programs and have the most stamps will be entered in a drawing for Grand Prize Packages.

What is in it for me?

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a prize package including new iPad mini and the second place winner will receive a prize package including a Kindle Fire HD (sponsored by New Student Orientation) and dining dollars sponsored by Chartwells. The more programs you attend will increase your chances of receiving give-a-ways and prizes at various passport events. Most Importantly, getting involved in the activities offered, will not only help you to make a successful transition but more importantly you will learn about who you are and discover what you are destined to do here at Barry University and beyond! Get ready to Learn, Reflect and Serve! Live the Barry Life!

For additional information or questions regarding the Buccaneer Experience Passport Program, contact New Student Orientation & FYE Programs, Center of Student Involvement located in Landon Student Union, suite 202, Email: orientation@barry.edu or call 305-899-2944 or 305-899-2945.

Mandatory Events

Freshmen Experience Day

Freshmen Experience Day provides you with the opportunity to engage in common involvement activities, mission centered community service programs, and reflective workshops with other first-year students. This is a mandatory one-day program that helps you find out what it means to be a Buccaneer and to understand the meaning behind the Barry Motto: Learn, Reflect, and Serve! Participating in Freshmen Experience Day will help you in your transition into the Barry Community.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 | 8:30am-5:30pm | Broad Center for the Performing Arts
Sponsored by: Center for Student Involvement

New Student Investiture

As part of the First-Year Experience, the New Student Investiture is the official welcoming ceremony for new students to Barry University. Held right after the fall orientation, the New Student Investiture is an interfaith ceremony that highlights the religious dimension of Barry University and commemorates the opening chapter of college life for the entering students.

During the ceremony, the University president, Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, will present to you a pin that represents your commitment to the University as well as our commitment to your success. This ceremony is mandatory for all new students as it is an important and traditional step when coming to Barry University.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 | 9:00am – 2:00pm| Broad Center for the Performing Arts
Sponsored by: Center for Student Involvement

The Hook up: When it’s Hot and When it’s Not"

Engages audiences in an honest discussion about hooking up and identifies the differences between a healthy hook-up, regretted sex and sexual assault.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 3:00pm| Broad Center for the Performing Arts
Sponsored by: Dean of Students

Sex & Excess- Surviving the party

Sex & Excess talks about topics of alcohol, sex, and sexual assault bringing home the relevant message of partying responsibly, respecting one another, and keeping each other safe. This dynamic program strives to create a safe and healthy campus environment.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm|Broad Center for the Performing Arts
Sponsored by: Dean of Students

Common Reader 2014

A common reader is a book that is assigned to all first-year students to read before they arrive on campus. The purpose of a common reader is to integrate you into the University learning community as early as possible. All first-year students are expected to read this book before arriving for fall term classes.

The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine has been selected as the 2014-2015 first-year common reader. In this book, author Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., former director of the Human Genome Project and current Director of the National Institutes of Health, shares a basic and broad view of the field of genetics writing with the authority of one who has seen human genomics develop from its infancy. Dr. Collins helped to discover the genetic errors that cause cystic fibrosis, neurofibromatosis, Huntington's disease, and a rare form of premature aging. For his revolutionary contributions to genetic research, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 and the National Medal of Science in 2009.

  • Check-In/Get Book Stamped for Passport Credit
    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Dalton & Dunspaugh Lounge
  • Undergraduate Mini Conference on “The Promise and Peril of Personalized Medicine”
    Participate in a conference inspired by the themes in The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine. Dr. Carla Easter, Deputy Chief of the Education and Community Involvement Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute will serve as the keynote speaker.
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

First Year Experience Check-ins

The First Year Experience Check-ins (FYE Check-ins) are a way for freshmen to have continued peer support from the Orientation Leaders, engage in fun activities with just the freshmen class, and to engage in dialog with smaller groups. Student will also gain more Passport Stamps and chances to with prizes and give-a-ways.

FYE Check-in #1

Do you want to be involved? Wonder what types of student organizations are on campus? Come to this special First-Year Project Lead to find out about leadership opportunities! Hosted by the Student Organization Council and the De Porres Center for Ethical Leadership.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 |6:00pm – 8:00pm | Landon Events Room

FYE Check-in #2

Join your O-team leaders for snacks and Q&A session about your journey as a student at Barry University.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | D&D Lounge

FYE Check-in #3

Join your O-team Leaders for Free Starbucks and conversation. RSVP by signing up in the Center for Student Involvement, Landon Student Union, Suite 202 (spaces are limited) vans will depart from the Landon Student Union, University Bookstore Entrance. Bring your common reader to earn a stamp and have a conversation about the book and mix and mingle with the staff and faculty members from the writing center, math lab, and reading lab.

Monday, September 8th, 2014 |6:00pm – 8:00pm | Miami Shores Starbucks

FYE Check-in #4

Learn all the skills required to become a wellness expert. You’ll hear about topics such as the Freshmen 15 and how to stay fit and healthy in college. Afterwards, kick-back and relax while listening to some great slam poetry from local Barry artists.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 |6:00pm – 8:00pm | Landon Events Room

FYE Check-in #5

At the Mid-Point: Fine-Tuning your Time Management Strategies! Everyone needs to evaluate their schedule from time to time. This presentation will highlight ways to more effectively manage your time and avoid the pitfalls of procrastination. Stop by and get tools and information for improved time management.

Friday, October 3d, 2014 |4:00pm – 6:00pm | Landon Events Room

FYE Check-in #6

Enjoy a FREE breakfast before class!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 |8:00am – 10:00am | Broad Center for the Performing Arts Breezeway

FYE Check-in #7

As midterms approach, the O-team brings you balance, serenity, and stress balls! Drop by for meditative art, short yoga sessions, practical advice from the faculty and staff members and a stress ball making station!

Monday, October 13th, 2014 |12:00pm – 2:00pm | Landon Events Room

FYE Check-in #8

Passports are DUE!!! Turn in your passport to the Center for Student Involvement, Landon Student Union, Suite 202.

Friday, October 24th, 2014 |9:00am – 5:00pm | Landon Student Union, Suite 202 (Passports will not be accepted or eligible for the Grand Prizes if they are not received before the deadline).

FYE Freshmen BBQ

Come celebrate and eat delicious BBQ. See if you are one of the three grand prize winners for the Buccaneer Passport Experience Program! All eligible Winners must be present at the event in order to receive the grand prizes.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | Landon Courtyard

Event Descriptions

Mandatory ResHall Meeting

Weber: Lobby
Browne and Sage: Common Area Triangle
Dunspaugh and Dalton: Main Lounge in Lobby

Wednesday, August 20, 2014| 8:00pm
Sponsored by: The Department of Housing and Residence Life and Campus Ministry

Freshmen Experience Day:

Meet the entire Class of 2017 while engaging in fun activities, events, and community services projects.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 | 8:30am-5:30pm | Broad Center for the Performing Arts
Sponsored by: Center for Student Involvement

University Block Party/Student Involvement Fair

You will have the opportunity to engage in conversations with student leaders of more than 30 student organizations. Activities include games, attractions, novelties, give-a-ways, and student performances. Come get a sneak peak of upcoming involvement opportunities at Barry!

Sunday, August 24, 2014 | 2:00pm – 6:00pm | Landon Student Union
Sponsored by: Center for Student Involvement

Commuter Breakfast

Monday, August 25, 2014 | 8:00am – 10:00am | Broad Center for the Performing Arts
Sponsored by: Commuter Student Resources

Choosing the Right Major is NOT a Minor Thing

Come learn about the different majors and minors and meet counselors from our Career Development Center. Check the list of dates according to your hall of residence.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014| 4:00pm-6:00pm | Weber Hall Lobby
Wednesday, August 27, 2014| 4:00pm-6:00pm | Dalton & Dunspaugh Lounge
Thursday, August 28, 2014| 4:00pm – 6:00pm | Browne and Sage
Sponsored by: The Department of Housing and Residence Life and Career Development Center

Campus Ministry Open House and Spirituality Fair

Looking for a place to worship, learn or connect with others spiritually? Come and see what Campus Ministry is all about! Representatives from local churches and other houses of worship will be present to share information about their communities and how you can get involved. Invited participants include representatives from local Protestant, Muslim, Kabbalah, Buddhist, and non-denomination Christian communities.

Wednesday August 27, 2014 | 4:00pm-6:00pm | Cor Jesu Chapel
Sponsored by: Campus Ministry

Interhall RHA Open House for First Year Students

Live, learn, and lead your area by joining RHA! Visit us during our open house!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 6:00pm | Dalton & Dunspaugh Lounge
Sponsored by RHA and the Department of Housing and Residence Life

CAB Comedy Slam

The semester’s first Comedy Slam is back, bigger, and better than ever! Last year, over 500 Barry students laughed their pants off to some of the best pro comedians we have ever had. This year, the line-up is totally unreal, with some of the hottest comedians from Jus’ Wiggin Entertainment. This show dares to be a classic!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Broad Center for the Performing Arts
Sponsored by: The Campus Activities Board

Casino Night

Chance to win great prizes and meet fellow Buccaneers!

Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm | Landon Student Union Atrium
Sponsored by: Housing and Residence Life


Leave behind the bright neon of the Miami nightlife and immerse yourself in all white, the party to see and be seen - known as GLO!!! Hundreds of people will be there so take C.A.B’s advice, “Don’t just wear white...GLO!”

Sunday, August 31, 2014 | 10:00pm–3:00am | HSC Gymnasium
Sponsored by: The Campus Activities Board

Mass of the Holy Spirit

The University community marks the beginning of the Academic Year by celebrating the Mass of the Holy Spirit followed by time to get social! This is a tradition dates back to the 16th century. Members of all faiths are invited to this common prayer for the Spirit's inspiration and guidance in living out our mission of educating leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world for all.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | 4:00pm | Cor Jesu Chapel
Sponsored by: Campus Ministry

Part Time Job Fair

Meet Employers and learn about part-time job and internship opportunities.

Thursday, September 4, 2014 | 12:30pm –2:30pm | Landon Student Union
Sponsored by: Career Services

“Where is Your Line?”

Join us for a screening of “The Line” and an interactive dialogue about sexual boundaries, consent and healthy relationships.

Thursday, September 4, 2014 | 7:30pm |Landon Events Room
Sponsored by: Dean of Students, the Office of Disability Services and the Center of Counseling & Psychological Services

X-pedition Fire! Freshmen Retreat

College is about new beginnings, making new friends, and learning about yourself, others and the world. This Freshmen Retreat is an opportunity to meet other Freshmen, hear from current students about how they found a home at Barry, and explore what role your faith will play in your college experience.(Transportation from Barry is provided)

Saturday, September 6, 2014| 9:00am - 5:00pm| Bill Baggs State Park
Sponsored by: Campus Ministry

R U Bucwatch Ready?

Join the Bucwatch! The Bucwatch is a campus initiative that seeks to educate and train students in the art of intervention and advocacy for themselves and their friends in the face of adverse situations such as alcohol and other drug-related emergencies, as well as sexual misconduct. Let us work together and become a leader toward creating and sustaining a safe environment here at Barry.

Bystander Intervention Workshop and Training
Monday, September 8, 2014 | 7:00pm | Dalton & Dunspaugh Lounge
Monday, October 6, 2014 | 8:00pm | Dominican Multipurpose Room
Tuesday, October 29, 2014| 6:00pm | Weber East Lounge
Wednesday, November 19 | 5:00pm | Dalton & Dunspaugh Lounge
Sponsored by the Department of Housing and Residence Life, Advocacy Center, Counseling Center, Health Center, and the Dean of Students

Fraternity & Sorority Open House

Come learn about Greek life at Barry University! All are welcome to come to the Open Houses to obtain detailed information on recruitment.

Tuesday, September 8, 2014 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Andreas 111 & 112
Sponsored by: Center for Student Involvement

Community Engagement Fair Interact with some of Barry’s community partners and discuss ways you can make a difference in the local community.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 11:30am–1:30pm | Andreas Courtyard
Sponsored by: Center for Community Service Initiatives

Financial Literacy

Now, more than ever, it is important to learn how to manage your money…from learning how to budget, to how to pay for college, to how to borrow money, and how to manage credit cards. This program will be the beginning of guiding participants through smarter money management. One $50 VISA gift card will be raffled among participants at the end of the program.

Monday, September 15, 2014 |6:00pm | Landon Events Room
Sponsored by: Cashier/Business Office, Office of Financial Aid


Attendees will gain knowledge about multiple forms of violence occurring in Miami and across the country. Attendees will gain knowledge about methods of peacemaking and peacemaking initiatives. Attendees will meet local activists and organizers who are working to create a more peaceful Miami.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 |11:00am – 7:30pm | Andreas 111 & 112
Sponsored by: Sociology and Criminology Department

New International Student Welcome Reception

This is an opportunity for international students to socialize with other new and returning international students. In addition, this is a chance to meet new friends, and start your connections with the various student organizations and campus resources, all while enjoying snacks and refreshments.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 6:30pm-8:30pm | Landon Events Room
Sponsored by: International and Multicultural Programs

Constitution Day Activities

Celebrate the signing of the US Constitution and learn how this document is relevant to a modern, diverse society through student debate, trivia games, and an evening at the movies.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014| 10:00am - 3:00pm | Landon Student Union | & |7:00pm - 10:00pm | Dominican Hall
Sponsored by: Center for Community Service Initiatives

Majors and Minors Fair

Faculty and advisors will help you learn about majors that may be a good fit for you.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm| Andreas 111 & 112
Sponsored by: Career Services

International Coastal Cleanup

Participate in a local beach cleanup project on the world’s largest volunteer day for ocean health. Experience South Florida’s famous coast and Miami’s natural side with fellow students.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 | 8:00am – 3:00pm |Sign up with CCSI
Sponsored by: Center for Community Service Initiatives

Deliberative Dialogue – College Access and Rising Tuition

Interact with fellow students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members as you exchange ideas in the first forum in the Deliberative Dialogue Series for this academic year. Consider diverse perspectives on the immediate and long-term consequences of high-priced higher education.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm | Andreas 111
Sponsored by: Center for Community Service Initiatives

Test Strategies and Meditation Tips

Students will reduce test anxiety to identify test taking strategies and increase test performance.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Andreas 112
Sponsored by: Center for Counseling and Psychological Services and Disability Services

Disability and Family Systems

Students are informed about the impact of a disability on the family structure.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Landon Events Room
Sponsored by: Disability Services and the School of Social Work

Rivalry Week vs. Nova Southeastern

The Buccaneer Volleyball team kicks off Rivalry Week with a match vs. Nova Southeastern. Join your friends in the HSC Gymnasium to cheer on the Buccaneers. There will be prizes for the most spirited fans along with Rivalry Week t-shirts and other give-a-ways.

Tuesday, October 2, 2014| 7:00pm – 9:00pm | HSC Gymnasium
Sponsored by: Athletics Department

IMP/ Study Abroad Open House

Both International and domestic students will have the opportunity to learn about study abroad programs available to them.

Monday, October 6th, 2014 | 9:00am – 5:00pm | Landon Suite 202
Sponsored by: International and Multicultural Programs

“The Darrel Gwynn Foundation Education & Prevention Program”

Students learn to identify risky behaviors and make positive choices to reduce new spinal cord injuries.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 |12:00pm – 1:30pm| Landon Events Room
Sponsored by: Disability Services, Public Safety, and Student Advocacy Center

Discover Your Calling

You will have the opportunity to engage in conversations with panelist about how to live your calling in the workplace.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm| Dalton & Dunspaugh Lounge
Sponsored by: Career Services

Faculty and Student Documentary Exhibition and Opening Reception

Sept. 26th – Nov. 26th, 2014 Andy Gato Gallery (Thompson Hall 2nd Floor) Join our Fine Arts Department the opening reception! Barry University’s Fine Art Faculty will be exhibiting their Art, Ceramics, Graphic Design and Photography for all to enjoy. Current Photography Majors and Minors will be displaying their final projects from our ever popular Documentary Photography course. This work will be shown in the adjoining Student Gallery during the same time.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | 7:00pm - 9:00 p.m. | Andy Gato Art Gallery
Sponsored by: Career Services

Health & Safety Fair

The Campus Health and Safety fair is an event where students can learn from the campus community around them on how to engage and become a safer, well balanced students in mind, body and spirit. This event helps students become more aware of the surrounding environment and informed of the resources available to them.

Thursday, October 9, 2014|
Sponsored by: Dean of Students

‘2 Fast, 2 Furious’ - Commuter Car Care & Safety Week

Monday, October 13 – Thursday, October 16, 2014
Sponsored by: Commuter Student Resource

Commuter Breakfast

Monday, October 13, 2014 | 8:00am – 10:00am | Broad Center for the Performing Arts

Don’t Text and Drive Pledge

Monday, October 13, 2014 | 11:00am – 2:00pm | Landon Student Union Atrium

Commuter CAR-nival

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | 10:00am – 2:00pm| Thompson Lawn

Commuter Carpool Luncheon

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Landon Events Room

ASL Workshop/Education

Students are educated on deaf culture to identify societal construction of deafness.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Landon Events Room
Sponsored by: Disability Services and the School of Social Work

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Picasso at the Lapin Agile is written by the iconic comedian/actor/screenwriter/banjo-aficionado Steve Martin. Barry University’s Theatre Students will step into a bar in 20th Century Paris for a satisfying combination of whimsical nonsense and philosophic conversation from a couple of unlikely time travelers.

Friday & Saturday October 17th & 18th | 7:00pm | Sunday October 19th | 2:00p.m. |
Broad Center for the Performing Arts

Movie Night /Picnic

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 |7:00pm – 9:00pm|Landon Courtyard
Sponsored by: Office of Disabilities Services

Barry’s Day of Silence

Can you lose your voice for a day for those who will never have one? Hundreds of participants will sacrifice their voices for a day of respect, honor and tribute to those individuals and communities who are not privileged to have a voice.

Thursday, October 23, 2014| 9:00am – 5:00pm | Landon Suite 202
Sponsored by: Center for Student Involvement & DePoress Center for Ethical Leadership

Upcoming Events

Moon Light Madness

The evening will kick off with a tailgate party in the Landon Courtyard from 9:00-10:00pm with FREE food, music, games and prizes. At 10:00pm the Madness will continue in the gym with performances by the Xtreme Team Dunk Show, the Barry Dance Team, Cheerleaders, the Barry Step Team and more.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014| 9:30pm – 11:30pm | HSC Gymnasium
Sponsored by: Department of Athletics

Disability-DisAbilities Expo

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 11:00am – 2:00pm| Gymnasium /Landon Courtyard
Sponsored by: Disability Services

Community Fest

Barry University students, faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to a fun and festive afternoon of student performances, games, carnival snacks, and team competitions!

Thursday, November 13, 2014 | 12:00pm – 5:00pm | Campus Mall
Sponsored by: University

Late Night Breakfast

Please join us to kick off Final Exam Week! Take a study break and come have breakfast served by faculty/ staff. Breakfast is complimentary. All students invited (no meal plan necessary).

Monday, December 8, 2014 | 8:00pm – 11:00pm | Roussell Dining Hall
Sponsored by: Center for Student Involvement, Chartwells, and Dining Services

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