Fall 2020 Welcome Week

Welcome to the Fall 2020 Brenham Student Leadership and Activities Welcome Week.

One thing you will notice is that the events are virtual. Our goal is for you to have a great student experience with a calendar full of exciting events while also ensuring your personal safety and that of your fellow students.

For more information or if you have any questions, you can always reach out to the Brenham Student Leadership and Activities Office at sla.brenham@blinn.edu.

How to Attend

In order to participate in the various virtual events, activities, and movies we have planned for you, students will receive communication via their Blinn College student email account on how to either sign up for an event or receive direct information on how to participate in that event. That email will provide specific details about that event and the process in which you will be able to log in to that event. For most of the activities, participating students or all students (if it is an event that does not require you to sign up) will receive a link to the activity no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the event start time.

Fall 2020 Welcome Week Events

August 17

Virtual Murder Mystery

August 17, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

(2 sessions, a maximum of 75 students per session)

Grab your detective badges as you and a group of fellow sleuths are recruited to solve a high-profile murder investigation! Interact through a live chat with fellow players and our live moderator while you pour over the QR clues that are regularly pushed to your mobile device. Just remember…TRUST NO ONE in this game, and whatever you do, don’t answer the door! Work to solve the crime, keep your answers to yourself, and there will only be one winner!

Virtual Escape Room

August 17, 2020 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

(2 sessions, a maximum of 25 students per session)

Follow Me is a brain boggling and mind-blowing adventure where an escape room meets true detective. You’ll live chat with your follow group, scour our virtual world, and examine the internet for clues while racing against the clock. This is a high-stakes, all-or-nothing maximum speed adventure to save your partner and make the bad guys pay. Can you put the clues of this escape room together and finish before the time runs out? Buckle up, it’s going to be a fast ride!


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August 18

Virtual Murder Mystery—A Night to Dismember

August 18, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Zoom in to a killer event that your guests will die for…

Old-fashioned fun, with a new twist, abounds when Neon Entertainment presents what is sure to be a memorable event of cold-blooded murderous mayhem. Our Virtual Mysteries provide a one-of-a-kind online experience where participants will interact with live suspects, hoping to successfully solve the crime.

The suspense begins when guests enter the virtual scene where the murder has occurred. Soon after, our host takes to the mic and prepares everyone with formal introductions of the guests and suspects.

As the event progresses, the diabolical plot thickens. Shameful secrets and motives emerge; ominous red herrings confound, and no one will be above suspicion. Bring your friends. Bring your munchies and morsels. And most importantly, bring your alibis.

Virtual Text Breakers Video Game Show 

August 18, 2020 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Text Breakers now hosts its hilarious game show virtually! Play on any laptop, tablet, or mobile device. There's no need to miss out on seeing friends during the quarantine any more.

Once you log in, you'll see everyone else who's playing in a video group chat. Steve, your show's host, will then explain the game rules including how to text in your answers.

Fun games you'll play include Trivia, Guess the Picture, Fill the Blank, and so many others. The audience also plays throughout the event by guessing through texts that that are displayed for everyone to see.

Text Breakers plays hilarious texting games and competitions similar to popular TV game shows and spans more genres than just trivia. There are games based on drawing, improv acting, and so much more. All answers are texted in from your phone and shown on the screen for everyone to see and laugh at together.


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August 19

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

August 19, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Whether your group is across town, across the country, or across the world, Partners in Crime delivers a highly interactive, challenging, and immersive gameplay experience that is a ton of FUN! Teamwork, strategy, and working within each player's skill set are vital requirements of this Virtual Scavenger Hunt.

Whether you are lifelong friends or meeting for the first time, Partners in Crime will bond your team into a powerful unit.

Please note: you need to register for the Scavenger Hunt. Once you register, you will get a follow-up email with the link to the event.

Register for the Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Virtual Boom Boom Bingo and Donuts

August 19, 2020 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

One thing’s for sure…this is no ordinary game of bingo! The event is hosted by an event manager and DJ spinning live on your computer screen. Expect lots of dancing, hilarious party games, goofy prizes — oh, and there’s some bingo too! The virtual bingo will be played with online bingo cards, and called out numbers from your musical guest event manager and DJ.

Access Virtual Boom Boom Bingo

Password: XL4524


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August 20

Virtual Digital Caricatures

August 20, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Bring one of our amazing Speed Sketcher caricature artists to campus (or to your students' screens at home) virtually!

Using our Pro Zoom Video services, we'll create a virtual event where attendees can join us and raise their hand "digitally" to let the artist know they would like their caricature drawn. Artists will draw the students individually and will upload the digital caricatures to a site where each student can download their drawing for print or social media.

Access Virtual Digital Caricatures

Virtual Show Biz Quiz

August 20, 2020 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Show Biz Quiz Game Show is a trivia competition about movies, music, and television. Contestants compete against each other to find out who knows the most about show business. Movie quotes, TV theme songs, boy bands, 80s music, cartoons, Netflix, TV quotes, Disney movies, and everything else you can imagine is involved in this game show.

Every game includes cash prizes of $200 – GUARANTEED! Participants compete in a multiple-choice trivia competition for cash prizes on their cellphones as our professional comedian host live streams from our studio right to their computers! Whoever scores the most points by the end of each round wins!

Access Virtual Show Biz Quiz


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August 21

Picnic Dinner Time

August 21, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Student Center Dining Hall

Come join your fellow students and listen to some luau music, enjoy the scenery of a luau, and of course savor some delicious food at our Luau Picnic Dinner.

Virtual Throwback Time Machine Party

August 21, 2020 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Throwback Time Machine is a video-driven, ever-changing dance party that takes you through the decades. No show is the same as the audience controls the experience. With one big push of the “Big Red Button”, the music changes as the online time machine takes you to another year of the top pop videos & music hits.

On the screen, you’ll have a live DJ spinning the music, showing videos for each song, and bringing the dance moves onto the screen so you learn how to move and sing along.

This party is all about YOU. You and the best party anthems from the 1960s right up until the present day. So let your hair down, let it all hang out, and let us hear you sing as loud as you can.

Access Virtual Throwback Time Machine

Password: XL4524


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August 22

Virtual Free Daps

August 22, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

FREE DAPS’ virtual show brings the world’s foremost freestyle rappers and improvisers directly to you. Their fully interactive show has been featured everywhere from Disney World to the NBA Playoffs and now they’ll be on your computer or mobile device.

The FREE DAPS gang will use your comments and suggestions to improvise love songs, rap battles, slam poetry, and more right there on the spot. Every song is inspired by the audience at home, so tune in and watch a hip-hop comedy concert that is literally a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Virtual Nick Nichols Comedy Show

August 22, 2020 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

St. Louis native Nick Nichols is a comedian based in the Kansas City area. He started doing comedy during his college career at Missouri S&T, where he graduated with a B.S. in Engineering Management. He is known to have an engaging type of comedy that keeps you wanting more. His style of comedy has allowed him to perform in front of audiences of all types, including churches, corporate, college, and military. Ronnie Jordan, Jeff Dye, Jessimae Peluso, Hasan Minhaj, and Bo Burnham are some of the comics Nick has opened for. Nick won the Clash of the Comics comedy competition at the Kansas City Improv, Des Moines Funny Bone, and Omaha Funny Bone. Nick was featured on Comedy Hype for a TEDx talk he did, where he explained how he used comedy to overcome fears.


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August 23

Virtual Free Money Game Show

August 23, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Neon Entertainment’s most popular game show is now available in virtual form! It’s like a modern version of “Name that Tune” but with all of the best of pop culture. If you score the most points you get FREE MONEY!

Virtual Movie

August 23, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Enjoy a movie wherever you may be as long as you have Wi-Fi access. Student Leadership and Activities will be showing "Fantasy Island." All students will receive an email with the login and password and the first 500 students who log on can enjoy the movie.


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August 24

Where’s My Class?

August 24, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Student Center, South Entrance

Curious about where your classes are or where certain buildings are? Then stop on by our booth at the south entrance of the Student Center where we will help guide you and provide maps to the campus as you begin your college adventure.

Virtual Live “Unplugged” Karaoke

August 24, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Be a rock star for the evening with “Virtual Live Unplugged Karaoke!” This show is your chance to take the virtual stage with a live band and show your stuff!

Participants can choose a song from our extensive list of modern hits and classic favorites covering pop, rock, R&B, hip hop, and country. All song choices and song lyrics will be available on participants’ mobile devices via a link, and our host will guide them through the experience.

Access Virtual Live "Unplugged" Karaoke

Meeting ID: 864 6268 4884

Passcode: 613509


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August 25

Where’s My Class?

August 25, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Student Center, South Entrance

Curious about where your classes are or where certain buildings are? Then stop on by our booth at the south entrance of the Student Center where we will help guide you and provide maps to the campus as you begin your college adventure.

Virtual Spoken Word Performer

August 25, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Access Virtual Spoken Word Performer

Meeting ID: 746 4187 9608


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August 26

Virtual After Hours Cell Phone Smackdown

August 26, 2020 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Virtual Cell Phone Smackdown is the game show that can be played from anywhere, simply by using the players’ very own cell phones! Participants compete in a multiple-choice trivia competition for cash prizes by watching as the comedic host live streams from our studio right to their computers and then answering the questions on their phones! Whoever scores the most points by the end of each round wins!

The game includes trivia questions of all types ranging from topics such as sports, geography, music, movies, U.S. history, U.S. presidents, math, and more. All of the answers and points are totaled on the big screen and at the end of each round a winner is declared.

Access Virtual After Hours Cell Phone Smackdown


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August 27

Virtual Commuter Social

August 27, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Don’t live on campus and want to meet other students who commute as well? Then join us for a virtual commuter student social where there will be some activities and games and an opportunity to meet others who do not live on campus. Come to have some fun and meet other people. Everyone is welcome!

Virtual Salsa Magic Dance Experience

August 27, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Why go to the club when Salsa Magic can bring it to your dorm or living room? Using our Pro Zoom Web Video service, Lee "El Gringuito" Smith and Kat La Gata, professional Latin dancers and founders of Salsa Magic who have taught over 250,000 College students and traveled to over 800+ cities, will create a fun, interactive, educational experience.

The virtual show will start with interactive lessons in merengue, bachata, and salsa! Students will have a chance to show off their moves for virtual gift cards. Lee & Kat will perform live and students can practice to a live DJ set by DJ Gringuito. Get ready for an interactive, body moving, cultural experience that will leave everyone wanting more...

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August 28

Virtual Dance Like Magic

August 28, 2020 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Dance Like Magic brings the energy of dance to your campus where most importantly your students are the Stars of the Show!

The show starts with Dance superstars Lee & Kat and Team Dance Like Magic teaching your students dance moves from the show theme you choose. Students will learn the social significance of these dances and how they culturally connected communities.

Once the 60 minutes of lessons are over, get ready to dance, dance, dance as our Dance Like Magic DJ spins live! Students will have a chance to practice the moves they learned.

Students can text in their requests live or virtually through the pro Zoom interface. There will be fun competitions, gift cards, prizes, and interaction throughout the show.

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August 29

Virtual Fall 2020 Film Series Movie

August 29, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Double Feature Movie Night!

Tonight we will have a double feature of hit movies. We will be showing "SCOOB!" and "Fantasy Island." 

Enjoy a movie wherever you may be as long as you have wi-fi access. All students will receive an email with the login and password and the first 500 students who log on can enjoy the movie.


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LOCATION: Student Center Room 111
EMAIL: sla.brenham@blinn.edu
PHONE: 979-830-4558