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September 3        September 4        September 5        September 6        September 7        September 10          September 11       September 12        

Tuesday, September 3 - Classes Begin

Placement Testing, Centennial Hall, 1400 (brought to you by the Counseling & Testing Center)

  • Math - 4:30pm
  • English - 6:30pm
  • Foreign Language - 8:30pm


Wednesday, September 4

Sample the City, 10am – 1pm Wittich Field (Rain site: Event will be cancelled and not rescheduled)
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.

Mascot Tryouts, 6pm, Mitchell Hall
Sponsored by UW-L Athletics
Show your school spirit; tryout to be “Stryker”, UW-L’s mascot.

Get the Scoop... on Greek Life (Ice Cream Social), 7pm Centennial Hall, Hall of Nations 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 in a low key, fun, and delicious way!

Soccer vs. Marian, 7pm Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex

Free for students with UW-L ID.

Thursday, September 5

1, 2, 3 Thursdays – Doyle Brothers, 6:30pm, Cellar, Cartwright Center                                                                   Sponsored by Campus Activities Board
“When you combine the timeless classics of the Everly Brothers with the modern swagger of Michael Buble and Bruno Mars, you’ve just experienced a taste of The Doyle Brothers.” – Degy Booking International
Don’t miss this Cellar Kickoff Event of the year!


Friday, September 6

Texting/Driving Simulator, 9am -3pm, Hoeschler Clocktower

(AWARETXT)is a simulation program where you learn first-hand, in a computerized "virtual" car, the dangers of texting while driving.  Texting while driving is eight times more dangerous than impaired driving.

Free Movie Friday - Monsters University, 6pm & 9pm Centennial Hall, 1309                                                     Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB), University Centers & University Dining

Saturday, September 7

Bike Ride & Tour, 10am Recreational Eagle Center (REC)                                                                                   Sponsored by Student Life: Wellness Resource Center
Meet at the REC to learn a little about bike safety and then take a cruise around town through the Marsh Trail stopping at popular La Crosse destinations like the Co-op, Ranison Ice Cream and Candy Shop, and others.

Feel free to bring a couple bucks to purchase some items. If you do not have a bike and would like to borrow one, feel free to contact Jason Bertrand at jbertrand@uwlax.edu.

Soccer vs. Gustavus Adolphus, 2pm Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex
Free for students with UW-L ID

Football vs. University of Dubuque, 7pm Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex
Game admission is free for students with UW-L ID.
Join the fun tailgating at all home games in the Dahl Ford & Subaru Parking Lots (C-2 and C-3) Lots open 3 hours prior to kickoff. Fun for all fans! Includes music, cookouts, games, cheese curds, face painting, mascot appearances, and more! uwlathletics.com/gameday

Tuesday, September 10

Game of LIFE: Office of Student Life Open House, 3:00-5:00pm, 149 Graff Main Hall
Stop by and play the Game of “Student” LIFE; find out what the Office of Student Life has to offer you! Food, prizes (iPad Mini, Keurig Brewer, just to name a few), and much more!

LGBTIQQAA Welcome Social, 5pm Valhalla, Cartwright Center                                                                                Sponsored by the Pride Center

Wednesday, September 11

Involvement Fest, 10am-5pm, Wittich Field (rain location: Valhalla) Sponsored by the Involvement Center
Involvement Fest - held outside for the first time ever - is a campus classic open to all students. Take the first steps to becoming involved at UW-L by connecting with more than 60 campus and community organizations!

New and returning UW-L students are encouraged to join everyone at the welcome back cookout to eat good food, socialize with student peers, and establish a connection with the Office of Multicultural Student Services. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Student Services located in 1101 Centennial Hall at 608.785.8225 or omss@uwlax.edu

MULTICULTURAL STUDENT SERVICES 101 Following the OMSS Welcome Back Cookout…Myrick Park
The Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) is here to help you. At this 30 – 45 minutes session, the staff will provide information about how OMSS can ease your transition to college by making your UW-L experience more manageable and less stressful. In addition, current UW-L students that have taken advantage of the wide array of services and leadership opportunities will share their experiences.

Thursday, September 12

ALL STUDENT ORGANIZATION LEADERSHIP WELCOME: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Campus Organizations presented by Jamie Washington 4pm, Valhalla, Cartwright Center
As student leaders we work hard to make sure that everyone feels valued and respected in our organizations. We also want to create an environment where we can learn with and from our similarities and differences. This brief introduction to the school year will remind us that it is important to create and build organizations that value diversity and inclusion.

1, 2, 3 Thursdays – Craft Night, 6:30pm Cellar, Cartwright Center                                                                       Sponsored by CAB
Join CAB the second Thursday of September for Craft Night! The theme this Thursday will be residence hall and apartment decorations. Grab your friends and stop in the Cellar to spice up your living space for the coming year! 

JAMIE WASHINGTON’S KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders: Awareness, Knowledge, Skills and Action,  7:30pm, Valhalla, Cartwright Center                                                                         Sponsored by multiple campus offices and organizations
This keynote will prepare the next generation of leaders through awareness, knowledge, skills and actions, to effectively engage in an ever-changing world.  As students, faculty, staff and community members, it is important to consider how our multiple identities continue to inform our perspectives, interactions and actions.  This presentation will focus on our role as leaders and how we can help create and shape the world in which we want to live.