2020 New Student Orientation Schedule 

Students will be enrolled in a Canvas course (similar to how they were enrolled for START in June) during the week of August 24th.  We are asking that they complete some of the modules prior to Friday, September 4th.  During Labor Day Weekend there will be a mix of virtual events—some required and some optional.  The final schedule for the weekend will be listed in the Canvas course and then students will receive a printed copy during move-in.  The schedule listed below is still subject to change.

 

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

Saturday, September 5 expanding section

Events marked **required** are required for all new students.  Links to virtual events can be found in Canvas.

  • 7pm—Virtual Playfair
    • Playfair Online is a high-spirited, high-energy event that allows you to engage with your new classmates, laugh with each other, and feel a part of an exciting new campus community. It’s team building, it’s comedy, and it’s lots of fun!

 

Sunday, September 6 expanding section

Events marked **required** are required for all new students.  Links to virtual events can be found in Canvas.

9am—Scavenger Hunt Begins 

  • Complete missions to earn points!  Winners will receive prizes! 
  • Download GooseChase and search for UWL New Student Orientation 

**1:30-2:30pm—Eagle Groups for Coate, Laux, Reuter, Sanford, O. White 

1:30-2:30pm—Eagle Groups for Commuter Students 

**3:00-4pm—Eagle Groups for Angell, Drake, Eagle, Hutchison 

**6:30-7:30pm—Community/House Meetings 

8-9pm—Welcome Week Warm Up Kickoff 

  • Tune in to play Bingo to earn REC swag and REC bucks 
  • Come learn about the RECs "Welcome Week Warm Up" which spans the entire first week of classes 

8:30pm—Chris Jones (Hypnotist)  

  • Live in the Student Union, 2nd Floor Bluffs Rooms
  • Special VIPs only for up to 50 people & virtually for all 
Monday, September 7 expanding section

Events marked **required** are required for all new students.  Links to virtual events can be found in Canvas.

10-11:30am—Find Your Classes Tours (Meet in the Rec)

10-11am—"How to Help a Friend" Virtual Debrief 

1-2:30pm—Find Your Classes Tours (Meet in the Rec)

3-4:30pm—Find Your Classes Tours (Meet in the Rec)

6-6:30pm—Rec Fest 

  • Tune in to get a COMPLETE look at the REC and to learn everything you need to know about our facility, programs, and COVID procedures. We will also have giveaways for those who are interacting with us from home! 

6:30-7pm—One on One with the Rec 

  • Tune in to different virtual rooms to talk 1:1 with all programs and ask any questions you may have.  We will have a room for: 
    • Group Fitness/ Personal Training 
    • OC/ Climbing Wall 
    • Intramurals 
    • Fitness Center/General facility questions 
    • Sport Clubs 
    • Special Events 

7:30-8:30pm—Virtual Trivia with UWL Faculty Tim Dale