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    2014 Welcome Week Schedule 

    Events marked with ** are required for all new first-year students.

    Tuesday, September 2

    7:30am-5:30pm - Life Saver Station, Clocktower


    Sponsored by UW-L Greek Life

    Do you need help finding your classroom/building?  Stop by the Life Saver Station and we will help you!



    12:00pm - Murphy Library Tour

    6:00pm - Get the Scoop... on Greek Life (Ice Cream Social), Valhalla, Cartwright Center
    Sponsored by UW-L Greek Life
    Stop by and get the real scoop on what Greek Life at UW-L really is all about. Learn a little about our community and top it off with all we have to offer: Leadership, Scholarship, Philanthropy, and Sisterhood and Brotherhood, all is a low key, fun, and delicious way!

    Wednesday, September 3

    10:30am-1:00pm - Sample the City, Wittich Lawn,
    Rain Site: the event will be cancelled in case of rain
    Sponsored by CAB & University Centers
    Check out La Crosse area businesses as they promote their products and services right here on campus! Come sample free food, pick-up free product samples, purchase select merchandise and get to know more about the La Crosse Community.

    10:00am-3pm - Part-Time Job Fair, Valhalla, Cartwright Center
    Sponsored by Career Services
    Both on and off-campus employers will be attending.

    12:00pm - Murphy Library Tour

    Thursday, September 4

    12:00pm - Murphy Library Tour
    4:00pm - Mascot Tryouts, Mitchell Hall
    Sponsored by UW-L Athletics
    Show your school spirit - try out to be Stryker, UW-L mascot.

    5:00-7:30pm - Price Is Right - style Game Night, Valhalla, Cartwright Center
    Sponsored by It Make$ Cents!
    Come play games, jump in the money machine, eat delicious food, and learn the basics of managing your personal finances. The game night provides FREE pizza, beverages, and knowledge to students in a fun atmosphere with carnival and game show games alike. Great prizes (cash & gift certificates) to be won in the end! Everyone is welcome, now it’s your chance to come on down!

    6:00-7:00pm - 1,2,3 Thursday - Dan Henie (singer/comedian)
    Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB)
    Dan Henig’s tracks evoke the radio friendliness and sing-along-ability of mainstream music stars John Mayer and Sara Barailles.

    Friday, September 5

    12:00pm - Murphy Library Tour
    6:00 & 9:00pm, Free Movie Friday, Graff Main Hall Auditorium
    Sponsored by Campus Activities Board, University Centers, and University Dining
    *Check out advertisements around campus for movie title.

    Saturday, September 6

    7:00pm - Penny & Sparrow Concert, Area between Hutch and Angell Halls

    Rain Location: Valhalla, Cartwright Center

    The concert if free to students and there will be drinks/snacks provided throughout the performance. 

    Sunday, September 7

    Monday, September 8

    Tuesday, September 9

    3-4:30pm - Game of Life: Office of Student Life Open House, 149 Graff Main Hall
    Stop by and play the Game of “Student” LIFE! Food, prizes, and more!

    Wednesday, September 10

    11:00am-4:00pm - Involvement Fest, Wittich Field & Port O’Call, Cartwright Center
    Rain Location: Valhalla & Port O’Call, Cartwright Center
    Sponsored by the Involvement Center
    Involvement Fest is a campus classic, open to all students. Take the first steps to becoming involved at UW-L by connecting with more than 100 campus and community organizations!

     5:00pm - Multicultural Student Services 101 & Cookout ** must RSVP for event wristband by contacting Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS), 1101 Centennial Hall
    OMSS is here to help you. Learn how OMSS can ease your transition to college by making your UW-L experience more manageable and less stressful. Current UW-L students who have taken advantage of the wide array of services and leadership opportunities will share their experiences. Meal will follow program.