Week of Welcome Schedule: Commuter Students

We will welcome students who are not living in a UWRF residence hall to the campus community on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.  During Orientation and Academic Day activities, you will connect with other new students, receive your student ID card, explore campus resources and learn about life as a Falcon. No need to RSVP, we're already expecting you!  

You may check-in for your Week of Welcome and Academic Day activities between 8-8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1 in the University Center.  When you check-in you will receive your student ID card and new student materials. 

If you would also like to attend the August 30-31 WOW events, send us an e-mail and we'll get you connected.

Join us for The Great Falcon-Get Together on Saturday, August 29
All new students and their family members are invited to attend The Great Falcon Get-Together on the University Center Mall from 2-6:30 p.m. We'll celebrate and welcome you to the UWRF community with live music, food and entertainment.  It's a great place to spend time together as a family before the school year begins and to meet other students and families. Complimentary meal tickets for students and families will be available in the University Center, Falcon's Nest. Complimentary parking is available in any student lot, Pay 1 and Q Lot.

COMMUTER ORIENTATION AND ACADEMIC DAY - Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - Tentative schedule
Time Event

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

Residence Halls

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.


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


Veteran Orientation
Learn more about important veteran benefits and resources.



WEEK OF WELCOME: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - Tentative schedule
Time Event Location

8 a.m.

Classes Begin

UWRF Campus

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

City Sampler

University Center Mall

7- 9 p.m.

Rec Fest

Knowles Center


WEEK OF WELCOME: Thursday, September 3, 2015 - Tentative schedule
Time Event Location

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Just Local

University Center Mall

5- 7:30 p.m.

Year of Mexico Kick Off!

UW-River Falls Celebrates Year of Mexico!

Presented by: The Wyman Series and the Series on Innovation and Excellence (SIE).  This kickoff event will include Mexican music, dance, art, educational displays,and food samples.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a stage program beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Free and open to everyone

University Center Mall

WEEK OF WELCOME: Friday, September 4, 2015 - Tentative schedule
Time Event Location

8-11 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Falcon's Nest, University Center


Midnight Movie

Falls Theater, Downtown River Falls

WEEK OF WELCOME: Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Tentative schedule
Time Event Location

1-4 p.m.

Sand Volleyball Tournament
Pre-registration required. Sign up here!

Outdoor Volleyball Courts

8 p.m.

Comedy Night with Marc LaMotte

Ballroom, University Center

9 p.m.

Throwback Time Machine

A dance party you don't want to miss! 

Falcon's Nest, University Center

WEEK OF WELCOME: Sunday, September 6, 2015 - Tentative schedule
Time Event Location

10 a.m.,
11 a.m., &
12:30 p.m.

Falcon Outdoor Adventures Kayak Trips
Pre-registration is required.  Sign up here.

Knowles Center


Contact Us

New Student and Family Programs
M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
115 South Hall