UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome

  • Great Falcon Get Together Families and Friends
  • WOW Mission ImPROVable Audience
  • WOW Games at the Great Falcon Get Together
  • Move-In Day Volunteers
  • Students with glow sticks dancing in crowd
  • WOW Great Falcon Get Together
  • Students and families carrying items on Move-In Day
  • Nesting Day OTLs
  • Photobooth
  • Move In Day

What is the Week of Welcome?

Week of Welcome (WOW) provides new students with the opportunity to meet classmates, explore campus resources, and learn about life as a Falcon, all while having tons of fun!  

Participation in WOW is expected of all new students - whether you're living on campus or commuting from home. We want everyone to have the information they need to make the most of their UWRF experience!

What can I expect from WOW?


Starting college, or starting at a NEW college, is exciting! Your new home is full of new opportunities, people, and things to know. We want you to start your UWRF experience off right. 

At WOW, students will

  • begin to make social connections with other new students
  • explore campus and learn about their new community
  • meet faculty and learn academic expectations
  • become aware of UWRF resources and traditions
  • learn about ways to be a successful college student, both inside and outside of the college classroom
  • get to attend once-in-a-lifetime awesome, FREE events, right on campus 

Wanna learn more about the events that we have at the Week of Welcome? Visit our Week of Welcome Events page to learn more about what you can expect on campus this fall!

Week of Welcome 2020


Move-In Day & Commuter Orientation
Saturday, Aug. 29

Nesting Day One
Sunday, Aug. 30

Nesting Day Two
Monday, Aug. 31

Academic Day
Tuesday, Sept. 1

First Day of Classes
Wednesday, Sept. 2

First Weekend at UWRF
Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 5-8