Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome Events


Week of Welcome (WOW) begins with Move-In Day and lasts through the first week of classes. During WOW, you will:

  • Get connected with other new students
  • Find the location of your classes
  • Pick up your textbooks and student ID
  • Learn about campus resources
  • Attend fun, free events
Move-In Day: Sept. 1, 2018

Move-In Day

Move-In Day is one of the most exciting days of your college experience! It is the day you'll begin to make UWRF your new home away from home.  Check out the Residence Life web page for complete details.

What to do on Move-In Day 

  • Check in to your Residence Hall
  • Great Falcon Get-Together
  • Meet your Resident Assistant
  • First Home Football Game of 2018
  • Live Entertainment: Mission IMPROVable
Nesting Days: Sept. 2-3, 2018


Nesting begins a few days before classes start and provides students with the opportunity to:




  • Meet classmates
  • Explore campus resources
  • Connect with a current UWRF student leader (OTL)
  • Learn about life as a Falcon
  • Attend tons of FUN events



We are committed to providing you with the resources to make your college experience both rewarding and enriching. However, your experience and success will ultimately depend on you, and the extent to which you actively engage in the UWRF community and all of the opportunities it offers.


Nesting: Day One


  • Justin Jones-Fosu
  • Textbook Pickup
  • Campus "Goose Chase"
  • WOW Group Time
  • Transfer Student Dinner
  • RHA Throw Back-to-School Dance Party 
  • Movie in the Nest: Jumanji


Nesting: Day Two


  • Yoga
  • Step Up
  • Sex Signals 
  • River Falls Falcon Questival
  • WOW Group Time
  • Nerdology
  • Live Band Karaoke






Academic Day: Sept. 4, 2018

Academic Day

Academic Day marks the beginning of the academic year and welcomes new students to our community of scholars. As this is considered the first day of class, all new students are required to attend.  

What to do on Academic Day

  • Meet with your College, Department, and Academic Advisor
  • Involvement Fair
  • Self-Care Fair
First Day of Classes: Sept. 5, 2018

First Day of Classes

Watch for OTL's in colored shirts today! They will be ready to answer any questions you have, or help you if you happen to get lost on your way to class.

What to do on the First Day of Classes

  • City Sampler
  • Slack and Snack Slacklining Event
First Weekend at River Falls: Sept. 6-9, 2018

First Weekend at River Falls

It's your first weekend in River Falls and we aren't going to leave you hanging. Check out some fun things to do during your first weekend as a Falcon!

Thursday, September 6

  • RecFest

Friday, September 7

  • Bag Toss Tournament
  • Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo
  • Late Night Great Night
  • FREE Film at Falls Theater (downtown)

Saturday, September 8

WOW Schedule

For updates to the WOW program, be sure to check back to this page and follow us on social media!

WOW 2018 Printable Schedule

Updated 8/15/2018