Week of Welcome

Winter of Welcome Events

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We know that entering college or transferring mid-year can be difficult. There is a lot to learn about your campus in a short amount of time. During the Winter of Welcome, you'll explore campus resources and learn about life as a Falcon, all while meeting some great new people! From checking out textbooks to exploring campus, our orientation staff will help you learn about your new home away from home.
This program is tailored for all students, both transfer and new. All new students are expected to attend. 
For information on this year's Winter of Welcome program, see the scheudle below. We can't wait to see you there!

Winter of Welcome 2020

The Winter of Welcome takes place the last week in January. See the schedule below and 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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Event Time and Location Description

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Early Campus Orientation Day 2 p.m.

Falcon's Nest (University Center)

Did you move to campus early? Join us before the official Winter of Welcome kickoff to meet with an orientation leader, learn helpful information on online resources and campus resources, and take a tour of campus. At this event, we will help you pick up your textbooks and give you some helpful information about campus for the weekend. 

Saturday, Jan. 25

Science Olympiad All day

University Center
Looking for something to do Saturday? Check out the Science Olympiad! Teams from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and beyong will compete in 23 National Science Olympiad events. For a full schedule of events, check here!

Sunday, Jan. 26

Official Winter of Welcome Kick-Off
3 - 5:30 p.m.

Falcon's Nest (University Center)

Meet other new students and get to know more about what the Winter of Welcome has to offer at the Winter of Welcome Kick-Off! Play some games and learn the ins and outs of UWRF. If you haven't picked up your textbooks, be sure to bring your backpack-- we will be making a trip to Textbook Services. 
New Student Dinner 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Riverside Commons
(University Center)

Learn more about how our dining services works while enjoying dinner with other new students.

*Students will pay for this meal with a meal plan or by purchasing with cash/card*
2000's Trivia **
7 p.m.

Falcon's Nest (University Center)

All students are invited to join us in the Falcon’s Nest for a fun night of 2000’s trivia.

** Open to all UWRF students**

Monday, Jan. 27

Go to class!   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.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Open Skate**  10 - noon

Hunt Arena (Falcon Center)

Show off your ice skating skills (or perhaps begin practicing your skating skills) with us at Open Skate! While you are here, enjoy some hot chocolate or coffee! 

** Open to all UWRF students**

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Rodli Welcome Home**  noon - 4 p.m.

Rodli Hall

We are excited to celebrate the new home of many offices on campus (including NSFP) with the re-opening of Rodli Hall! Learn about all that Rodli has to offer as the new Student Success Center. Stop by and check out progressive hot chocolate stations throughout the building, and participate in our office challenge for a chance to win a Keurig.

** Open to all UWRF students**
Women's Basketball vs. UW-Stevens Point**  7 p.m.

Page Arena (Falcon  Center)

Cheer on your fellow Falcons as they take on UW-Stevens Point. The first 50 Falcons to swipe in Falcon gear will get a free concessions pass for the game!

** Open to all UWRF students**

Thursday, Jan. 30

Free Movie at the Falls Theatre: "Dolittle" 6:15 p.m.

Meet in University Center main floor lobby to walk together

7 p.m. Movie

Enjoy a film on us at the historic Falls Theatre downtown! Look in your new handbook from registration for your ticket (must have ticket for free admittance).

Friday, Jan. 31

Midnight Mayhem **

8 p.m.

University Center
Come and kick off the new semester with a high energy event! All events are in the University Center.
8 p.m. - Duelly Noted (dueling piano group)

9 p.m. - Harry Potter Trivia

9 - 11 p.m. - Inflatables, minute to win it games, henna, free boneless wings, succulent planting, ADEPT dogs

11 p.m. - BINGO

** Open to all UWRF students**
Hosted by Student Involvement.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Snow Place Like Home**  1 - 4 p.m.

University Center
Come to the University Center for some sledding, snow shoeing, cookie decorating, and snow much more! Events will be held inside the Involvement Center and outside next to the University Center (on the side closest to Wyman Education Building). Be sure to dress warmly if you intend to sled or go on a snowshoeing trip.  

Snowshoeing groups will be lead out every 30 minutes to experience the never before seen back areas of campus. 

** Open to all UWRF students**
Comedian: Tyler Boeh** 8 - 10 p.m.

Falcon's Nest (University Center)

Enjoy some laughs with comedian Tyler Boeh.

** Open to all UWRF students**

Hosted by Student Involvement.