Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcome LogoThe Department of Student Programs, Leadership, & Orientation will be working with student organizations and departments across campus to welcome our new students with Weeks of Welcome  (WOW)!

With events hosted by student organizations and Student Life departments, we hope students find ways to get involved, learn about clubs and organizations, or simply make connections with the new people they'll be living and learning with on campus. 

We encourage not only first-year students, but all students to attend as many of our events as possible. During new student move-in, students will receive instructions on how to access our electronic WOW schedule, which will help students get involved and connect on campus. Some of our traditional WOW events are:

  • Fall Orientation (for new students)
  • 1, 2, 3 Weekend: the Campus Entertainment Network's (CEN) Labor Day Weekend programming, which includes a hypnotist or illusionist show, an outdoor movie, and the annual Fall Concert (open to all students)
  • Late-night Target Trip: a chance for new students to get any last-minute items for their room with 900 of their closest classmates!
  • Student Involvement Fair: meet our eight organizations and over 70 Student Senate-chartered clubs! (open to all students)
  • Events in your specific residential community or the Commuter Lounge (open to all students)

One of the most influential events of the first semester is our Involvement Fair. At the Involvement Fair, new and returning students have the opportunity to meet student leaders on campus, learn about their respective clubs, organizations, or causes, and sign up to attend meetings or find out more about how to make an impact on campus. We work with Dining to serve lunch on the Quad, so you can't miss our setup!