Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome Events

The 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

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
  • Attend Commuter Student Orientation
  • Enjoy dinner at the Great Falcon Get Together with your family
  • Meet your Resident Assistant and OTL (Orientation and Transition Leader)
  • Make new friends at our free evening entertainment event!

Nesting Days

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.

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

You only start your UWRF experience once. Help us commemorate your class with a photo!

Hear from your University Chancellor and Provost about what to expect from the day, the year, and your time at UWRF!

Learn more about your specific major and meet with your advisor. See below for where to meet with your college:

Info you need to know about being your best at UWRF!

First Day of Classes

Watch for OTL's in black UWRF 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

The first day of classes is finally here. Grab your textbooks and school supplies and head to class. Don’t forget about the first day drop policy if you do not attend. Check your school email for more information.

Enjoy some slack lining with Falcon Outdoor Adventures and some great snacks.

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!

WOW Schedule

The 2020 Week of Welcome full schedule will be available in late spring. Check back for more details on events happening this year!

In the meantime, be sure to follow us on social media for the most up-to-date event details. We will see you there!

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