New Student Welcome 2021 Schedule

Below is the student schedule for New Student Welcome. This schedule is still tentative with respect to content, but we hope to keep the timing consistent. Descriptions of each program will be forthcoming. We appreciate your patience and flexibility.


New Student Welcome Schedule 2021


Wednesday, August 18th

8:00-2:00  Move-In (at your residence hall)

11:00-1:00 Lunch available at the Top of the UC (UC Fourth Floor)

1:00-3:30 Time to Settle

 12:00-3:00 Student Resource and Wellness Fair (UC Chandler Ballroom)

1:00-3:30 Off Campus Student Check in (Talon Off Campus Lounge)

4:00-5:00 Students & Families:  President’s Welcome (Ball Circle)

5:00-6:45 Dinner available at the Top of the UC (UC Fourth Floor)

6:30-6:45 Opportunity for families and guests to say goodbye

6:45-7:15 Meet With Your Peer Mentor (assigned locations)

7:15-8:30 Residence Hall Meetings (Various Locations)

7:15-8:30 Off-Campus Student Gathering, Talon Lounge for Off-Campus Students (University Center 306)

8:30                    Cinema on the Square sponsored by Residence Life (Jeffy Square)

Check-in tomorrow (August 19th) starts at 9am for all students in Anderson Center.  See you there!


Thursday, August 19th

7:30-8:30 Breakfast available at the Top of the UC

9:00-9:20 Arrival Check-in (Anderson Center)

9:20-9:30 New Student Welcome Program Overview (Anderson Center)

9:30-11:00 Genetic Snowflake (Anderson Center) 

11:00-11:30 Meet with Your Peer Mentor (various locations)

11:30-11:45    Travel time to UC

11:45-12:45 Lunch at the Top of the UC (UC Fourth Floor)

1:00-2:45 Dialogues on Diversity (Anderson Center) 

2:45-3:00          Travel Time for FY students to various locations

Transfer students should remain in the same location

3:00-4:15 Honor Training/Community Responsibility & Code of Conduct Training 

First-Year Students: (Various Locations with your Peer Mentor)

Transfer Students: (Anderson Center)

4:30-6:15 Dinner available at the Top of the UC 

6:30-8:00 Playfair (Ball Circle)


Friday, August 20th

7:30-8:30 Breakfast available at the Top of the UC (UC Fourth Floor)


First-Year Students 

9:00–11:00 Common Experience Discussions – various locations

11:00-12:00     Diversity Debrief – assigned locations/specific fsems

12:00-1:00 Lunch available at Top of the UC

2:30-3:30 Diversity Debrief – assigned locations/specific fsems                        

12:30-3:00 Academic Showcases (Various Locations)


Transfer Students (VIRTUAL)

1pm-4pm – an email will be sent with the link



4:30                    Honor Convocation Begins (VIRTUAL)

5:45-7:30 Dinner (UC Fourth Floor)

7:15 Evening Activities (various locations)

Outside activities (big Jenga, frisbee, Connect Four, etc.)

Adult Coloring


Games in HCC

Treat YO-ga Self

9:00 Glow Zone (Ball Circle)


Saturday, August 21st

11:00-1:00 Brunch

1:00-2:oo; Preparing For Your First Week of Class (Dodd)


1:00-2:oo; Being An Eagle (Virtual)


3:45-4:45 Peer Mentor Activity (Various Locations)

5:00-7:00 Dinner available at the Top of the UC (UC Fourth Floor)                                      

6:30-7:45 President’s Ice Cream Social (Brompton)

8:00-9:00 Nash Hung (Dodd Auditorium)


Sunday, August 22nd

11:00-1:00 Brunch available at the Top of the UC

12:00-5:00 Music Auditions (Department of Music)

2:00-4:00 PELP Participants ONLY – Welcome Ceremony (UC, Colonnade)

3:00-4:30 Class Schedule Tours  

5:00-6:45 Dinner (UC Fourth Floor)

7:45 Eagle Gathering (Ball Circle)