Opening Week Events

Opening Week Events

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As we look forward to the beginning of fall semester, I hope that you will be able to participate in many of the events listed below.

Dean Van Galen


                        Fall 2018 Opening Events


Monday, Aug. 27

9-10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.


Opening Day Meeting, Riverview Ballroom, UC

Opening Reception, University Center mall

College/Department Meetings

Tuesday, Aug. 28

9:45-10:45 a.m.

9:45-10:45 a.m.

11 a.m.-noon

11 a.m.-noon

1:30-2:30 p.m.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

2:45-3:45 p.m.

2:45-3:45 p.m.

4-5 p.m.

4-5 p.m.

HLC Area of Focus, Data Analysis, Riverview Ballroom B/C, UC

HLC Area of Focus, Enrollment Planning, Riverview Ballroom D, UC

Mock HLC Criterion 1 & 2, Riverview Ballroom BC, UC

Mock HLC Criterion 3, Riverview Ballroom D, UC

Mock HLC Criterion 4, Riverview Ballroom D, UC

Mock HLC Criterion 5, Riverview Ballroom BC, UC

HLC Open Session for Faculty and Staff Review Team, Riverview Ballroom D, UC

TBD, Riverview Ballroom BC, UC

HLC Area of Focus, General Education Assessment, Riverview Ballroom BC, UC

HLC Area of Focus, Strategic Planning, Riverview Ballroom D, UC


Wednesday, Aug. 29

All day

9 a.m.-2 p.m.









1:45-3:15 p.m.

Activity Insight Day
Please update your information within Activity Insight.

River Falls Regional Sustainability Tour

Purpose:  Familiarize new and returning faculty with key sustainability sites in and around River Falls.

Meet faculty interested in sustainability and learn about our plans for 2018-19:

  • bringing eco-artist Wang Ping to campus on October 22 for a presentation
  • hosting an SIE luncheon on October 30
  • coordinating events with student groups like SALSA and ECOS
  • offering new Sustainability Across the Curriculum trainings for faculty interested in strategies to uncover sustainability in their existing courses, and qualify for inclusion in the sustainable justice minor.

    Contact:  Greta Gaard, Sustainability Faculty Fellows Coordinator, at

    Sign up:  Contact the coordinator no later than Tuesday, Aug. 28, to reserve your spot. UWRF vans can accommodate 30 people. Lunch is provided, and tour fees are waived.

    For more information, click here

Registration for international students, Davee Library.



Thursday, Aug. 30

9-10 a.m.

10:15 a.m.-noon 

1:45-3:40 p.m.

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Canvas Transition Project Update, St. Croix Room, UC
Hear an update on the Canvas Transition Project, the Canvas Mentor Program, course migration support and resources, and project timeline.

Transfer Student Advising and Registration

New Student Advising and Registration

New Staff Reception at Chancellor's Home (by invitation only)


Friday, Aug. 31

8 a.m.-noon

Campus Leadership Workshop (by invitation only), St. Croix Room, UC