Week of Welcome

2022 WOW Schedule

  • Family Fest
  • WOW Freddy
  • Treats and Tunes
  • Laser Tag
  • Games
  • WOW

Dine on Campus | 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Riverside Commons, University Center 

Use your meal plan at Riverside Commons and bring your families and supporters along for one free meal together. Just bring your student ID and share at the entrance how many guests you have.

Family Fest | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | University Center Mall & Circle Patio

Join us as we kick off the start of the year with food, yard games, t-shirt tie dying, and more! Event open to all students, families, and supporters!

Floor and Community Meetings | 7 p.m. | Residence Halls

Connect with your Resident Assistant for location and additional details.

Comedian (Raffle) | 8-9 p.m. | Ballroom, Unviersity Center 

A night of laughs featuring comedian Jourdain Fisher. 

Sex Signals (Raffle)- REQUIRED | 10 a.m. | Ballroom, University Center

An interactive, relevant, and often-hilarious exploration of the cultural messaging we receive about gender, sexuality, sexual health and intimate relationships. It examines what roles culture and privilege play in justifying unhealthy and dangerous beliefs about what is acceptable social and sexual behavior.

Campus and River Falls Tour | 1-3 p.m. | Meet at University Center Mall 

Meet up with your Orientation Leader for a tour of campus and check out all the River Falls community has to offer!

Laser Tag | 1-4 p.m. | Falcon's Nest, University Center

Come play in a thrilling game of laser tag! Games happen every 15 minutes. Grab some friends or sign up individually here.

Healthy Decisions = Healthy You (Raffle) - REQUIRED | 2-4 p.m. | 254, Rodli Hall

Stop by Student Health and Counseling’s Relaxation and Meditation room, grab free snacks and swag, and learn tips for healthy living and drinking responsibly.

Sunday Shindig | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | University Center Mall & Circle Patio

Join Residence Hall Association (RHA) to celebrate the beginning of an awesome year! Check out the inflatables, grab a treat while supplies last, and meet new people!

Community Garden Service Trip with Grow To Share | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Meet at University Center Entrance facing Pay Lot 2 

Grow To Share is a community garden in River falls with a vision to cultivate healthy lifestyles in collaboration with local organizations. Meet outside the UC at 9:50am to be shuttled to and from the garden. Volunteers get a free swag bag! No experience or equipment needed. Sign up at or visit the OTE website.

Yoga Class | 10-11 a.m. | Melvin Wall Amphitheatre

Sign up for Campus Recreation classes here.

Surviving College: The Hip Hop Stageplay (Raffle) - REQUIRED | 1-2 p.m. | Ballroom, University Center

Follow the journeys of two students who deal with real world challenges of college in their own unique and opposing ways.

UWRF Women's Soccer vs. Buena Vista | 4 p.m. | Ramer Soccer Stadium

Cheer on the Falcon soccer team at their first home game of the season!

Treats & Tunes (Raffle) | 7:30-10 p.m. | Melvin Wall Amphitheatre

Bring your dancing shoes and join us for a night full of live music and treats.

Rain site: Falcon's Nest

Chancellor's Welcome-REQUIRED | 8:30 a.m. | Melvin Wall Amphitheatre

Hear from your University Chancellor, Assistant Chancellor for Student Success, and Provost about what to expect from the day, the year, and your time at UWRF. Then, help us commemorate your class with a photo!

College and Departmental Meetings- REQUIRED | 9:30 a.m. | Various Locations

Learn more about your specific major and meet with your advisor. For your major's meeting location, visit the OTE website.

CAFES - Melvin Wall Amphitheatre

CAS - Davis Theatre, KFA

CBE - 120 South Hall

CEPS - University Center Ballroom

Exploratory - Kinnickinnic Theatre / St. Croix River Room, University Center

Pizza and Plans | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Rodli Patio

Join for FREE pizza, and to share your goals and aspirations with Career Services!

Involvement Fair | 1-3 p.m. | Falcon Center

Take your first step in involvement. Explore various student organization offerings all in one space!

SSS Orientation | 3-4:30 p.m. | Kinnickinnic Theatre, University Center

For accepted scholars only (check your Outlook calendar), here you will meet your cohort, staff, peer mentors, and learn how SSS will support you throughout your time at UWRF.

Destress Fest (Raffle) | 4-6 p.m. | Falcon's Nest, University Center

Take some time to relax and destress before classes. Stop by for ice cream, water colors, aromatherapy, and go home with your own plant to decorate your new home.

Aspire Program Orientation | 4-5:30 p.m. | DIB Lounge, 269 Rodli Hall

Students in the Aspire Program will meet to learn more about the year and network with other students.

Cycling Class | 4:30-5:15 p.m. | Falcon Center

Sign up for Campus Recreation classeshere.

Magician (Raffle) | 7:30-9:00 p.m. | Ballroom, University Center

You won’t want to miss Daniel Martin’s high-energy performance of exhilarating magic and sarcasm!

Go to Class!

The first day of class 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 UWRF email for more information.

Do Stuff & Donuts hosted by UWRF Greek Life | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | University Center Mall

Happy first day of classes! Come and enjoy FREE donuts and learn about UWRF Greek Life! *Free donuts are first come, first served

Cardio Burn Class | 9:30-10:15 a.m. | Melvin Wall Amphitheatre

Sign up for Campus Recreation classeshere.

Grill, game, and bonfire sponsored by UWRF Sorority and Fraternity Life! | 5 - 8 p.m. | Pete's Creek Patio 

Join the Greek community for free grilled food, axe throwing, outdoor games, and a bonfire!

Strength/HIIT Class | 9:30-10:15 a.m. | Melvin Wall Amphitheatre

Sign up for Campus Recreation classes here.

Beginner Yoga Class | 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Melvin Wall Amphitheatre

Sign up for Campus Recreation classeshere.

Yoga Class | 12-12:45 p.m. | Melvin Wall Amphitheatre

Sign up for Campus Recreation classes here.

Bag Toss Tournament | 4 p.m. | University Center Mall

Put your bean bag skills to the test! Check out Campus Recreation’s website to register.

Cycling Class | 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. | Falcon Center

Sign up for Campus Recreation classes here.

Hudson Trolley Kickoff | 5 - 9 p.m. | Cup of Knowledge in Univeristy Center 

Enjoy free transportation to Hudson! The trolley will stop at Target and downtown Hudson.

Yoga Class | 9:30-10:15 a.m. | Melvin Wall Amphitheatre

Sign up for Campus Recreation classes here.

Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo | 7 p.m. | UWRF Rodeo Grounds

Late Night Great Night | 7 p.m. - midnight | University Center

Kick off the year with events happening throughout the University Center! Events include, bingo, cookie dough bar, trivia, henna, caricatures, photobooth, giveaways, and more! Free and open to all.

Freddy Falcon's Find | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | University Center / Around River Falls

Enjoy an epic town and campus treasure hunt! Teams compete to complete unique tasks around campus and the city of River Falls. The team with the most points at the end of the race wins a Falcon Prize Pack. **The first 100 Falcon Find participants get a free limited edition disposable film camera. Event is open to UWRF students only.

Registration: 9-11 a.m. Falcon's Nest, Unvisersity Center 

Race: 1-5 p.m. Around River Falls 

Sand Volleyball Tournament | 9 a.m. | Crabtree Courts 

Join a team and get your game on with your fellow Falcons! Check out Campus Recreation’s website to register.

Kayak the Kinni | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Falcon Outdoor Adventures, Falcon Center 

With a combination of relaxed floating, twists, turns, and just enough rapid water to provide a rush of excitement, the Kinni is sure to offer you what you're looking for on a hot summer day surrounded by new friends! Visit to register.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (lower level)

2-6 p.m. (upper level) 

Late Night Movie | 9-11 p.m. | Falls Theatre, Downtown River Falls 

Check out the historic Falls Theatre in downtown River Falls featuring first-run films and classic movie treats at a low cost. Free movie and concessions with your student ID. First come, first served, so get in line early!