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During Week of Welcome, you'll explore campus resources and learn about life as a Falcon, all while meeting a ton of fun, new people! 

All WOW activities for 2014 will be revealed on August 1, 2014 via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; you won't want to miss it! Meanwhile, check out this page, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, tumblr, and our Youtube channel to check out what happened last year!

If you're a new student living off-campus and would like to attend any of the WOW events, please send us an emailmail and we'll get you connected!  If you're living on campus, we're already expecting you!

WEEK OF WELCOME - Follow us on social media!

Twitter

@UWRF_WOW

Instagram

@UWRFWEEKOFWELCOME

tumblr

@UWRFWEEKOFWELCOME

Youtube

Freddy Falcon


NEW STUDENT MOVE-IN: Saturday, August 30, 2014
Time Event Location

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

New Student Move-In

  • 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. (Last Names A-H)
  • 10:00 - 12:30 p.m. (Last Names I-Q)
  • 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. (Last Names R-Z)

Check In at Your Assigned Residence Hall

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Check-In for Week of Welcome (WOW)


University Center

10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Brunch (first meal for students with a meal plan)


Riverside Commons, University Center

2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Great Falcon Get-Together

  • Music
  • Falcon Feast (4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)
  • Entertainment/Family Lawn Games

University Center Mall

7:00 p.m.

Residence Hall Wing Meetings

  • Friends and families should say goodbye before this time
  • Meetings are mandatory for all students living on-campus
  • Student ID cards are distributed at this time

Residence Halls

9:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Late Night with Student Life

University Center Mall


WEEK OF WELCOME: Sunday, August 31, 2014
Time Event Location

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast
Consider eating something in your room prior to meeting your WOW group.  You'll eat brunch with your group as early as 10:45 a.m. when Riverside Commons Opens.

On Your Own

9:00 a.m.

Meet Your OTL and WOW Group
Get connected with your OTL and other new students for the start of the WOW program.

Melvin Wall Amphitheater

9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

WOW Activities: Dr. Maura Cullen, Step Up, The Amazing Race, and more!

Various Locations

7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Late Night Entertainment

  • Dueling Pianos
  • Hypnotist

University Center


WEEK OF WELCOME: Monday, September 1, 2014
Time Event Location

7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Riverside Commons, UC

TBD

Meet WOW Group

Various Locations

11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

WOW Activities: Sex Signals, Classroom Hunt, Explore River Falls, Group Time

Various Locations

9:00 p.m. - Midnight

2nd Annual Zombie Ball

Come dance for your lives at the Zombie Ball! Dance 'til dawn... or Midnight! We'll bring the DJ, you bring your best Walking Dead costume and walk the red carpet! 

Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and WOW.

University Center


ACADEMIC DAY - Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Time Event
Location

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

WOW and Academic Day Check-In for Students Living Off-Campus

University Center

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Orientation for Students Living Off-Campus
Learn more about important campus resources, while connecting with other new students.

University Center

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Academic Day Check-In for Students Living On-Campus

Your Residence Hall Lobby

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Academic Day Welcome
Chancellor, Provost, and 2013 Distinguished Teacher welcome all new students to campus.

Melvin Wall Amphitheater

10:30 a.m.

College and Department Meetings
Connect with faculty, staff and students in your area of study.

Various Locations

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Involvement Fair
Explore a variety of student clubs, organizations, and involvement opportunities.

University Center Mall

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lunch

Riverside Commons, University Center

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Falcon Scholar Reception (by invitation only). Individual photos will be taken, please wear a dress shirt.

120 South Hall

TBD

Veteran Orientation
Learn more about important veteran benefits and resources.

TBD

 

WEEK OF WELCOME: Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Time Event Location

8:00 a.m.

Classes Begin

UWRF Campus

TBD

WOW Activities - To Be Determined

UWRF Campus

 

WEEK OF WELCOME: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Time Event Location

TBD

WOW Activities - To Be Determined

UWRF Campus


WEEK OF WELCOME: Friday, September 5, 2014
Time Event Location

TBD

WOW Activities - To Be Determined

UWRF Campus


WEEK OF WELCOME: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time Event Location

TBD

WOW Activities - To Be Determined

UWRF Campus


WEEK OF WELCOME: Sunday, September 7, 2014
Time Event Location

TBD

WOW Activities - To Be Determined

UWRF Campus



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