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

COVID-19 Update for Fall 2020

Last updated 7/15/20

The COVID-19 pandemic has informed many changes across campus to support the safety and health of our campus community. With this in mind, the Week of Welcome will look very different for fall 2020.

Week of Welcome 2020 will take place across a variety of virtual and optional in-person campus opportunities. Whether you are moving to campus, commuting, or joining UWRF virtually this semester, there will be many opportunities to get connected to your new home at UW-River Falls!

At WOW 2020, students can look forward to...

  • Meet with an orientation leader who will share the ins-and-outs of campus life,
  • Virtually connecting with students in their residence halls and across campus (or with other commuting and students studying online),
  • Begin to explore campus and the River Falls community,
  • Learn about how to be a successful college student, both inside and outside of the classroom,
  • Enjoy awesome games and events, both virtually and in-person,
  • Receive some FREE, fun UWRF swag,
  • And so much more!

For details on New Student Move-In, please visit the Residence Life website for the most up to date information. 

For updates regarding campus operations, academic life, and other COVID-19 updates, please visit

If you have more questions about the Week of Welcome and new student orientation, please contact New Student and Family Programs.


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!