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New Off-Campus Students

A page within New Student & Family Programs

  • BOLD events are specific events for new students
  • All other events are open to all UWL students
  • Time and location for events are hall specific
  • Events are subject to change, be sure to check back for the most up to date information.

Time

Event

Description

Location

3:45 p.m.

Moon Tunes

Free Concert series in Riverside Park. 

Sponsored by: Valley View Rotary

Riverside Park

7 p.m.

Theater Thursday 

Join us for this week’s free movie in the Student Union Theater! To check out what movie will be showing this week and to view the trailer, visit uwlax.edu/cab/movies/.

Sponsored by: Campus Activities Board (CAB)

Student Union, Movie Theater 

Time

Event

Description

Location

3 p.m.

Academic and Career Trivia 

Want a chance to play trivia, win prizes and learn about potential career opportunities? Join us for an interactive trivia game where you will learn about resources available for you to find your dream career, where past UWL students have ended up, and how to make the most of your time on campus!

Sponsored by: Academic Advising Center & Career Services (AACCS)

1309 Centennial Hall

3-5 p.m.

Volunteer with Leadership and Involvement Center

Join the Leadership and Involvement Center as they help make dog toys for local animal shelters. 

Sponsored by: Leadership and Involvement Center

Student Union, Entertainment Cafe

4 p.m.

Academic and Career Trivia 

Want a chance to play trivia, win prizes and learn about potential career opportunities? Join us for an interactive trivia game where you will learn about resources available for you to find your dream career, where past UWL students have ended up, and how to make the most of your time on campus!

Sponsored by: Academic Advising Center & Career Services (AACCS)

1309 Centennial Hall

7-10 p.m.

Fire, Smores, and Movie

Join the Eagle Guides and CAB as we roast marshmallows by the fire. Enjoy a movie and meet new people while enjoying a fun summer treat. To check out what movie will be showing this week and to view the trailer, visit uwlax.edu/cab/movies/.

Sponsored by: Campus Activities Board (CAB) and Eagle Guides

Student Union Lawn

Residence Hall Activities

Time

Event

Description

Location

2:15-3:30 p.m.

University Welcome and Class Photo

Gather with all the incoming students to be welcomed by Chancellor Beeby! Afterwards, we'll make our way down for to the football field for the traditional class photo!

Roger Harring Stadium

3:30-5 p.m.

Choose your Own Adventure: Social Hour!

-Pride Center
-OMSS
-HOPE
-ALANA
-UWL Votes
-Violence Prevention
-Wellness
-FSL
-CRU
-SSS

Use this time to meet with our various on campus groups! New students will have the opportunity to find and connect with individuals and offices that will provide support, advocacy, and community. Visit just one, or visit them all!

Student Union Lawn 

5-7 p.m.

Yard Games

Join the Eagle Guides as we play yard games during the dinner hours! Bags, Spike Ball, and more await!

Sponsored by: Eagle Guides

Eagle Field

5-7 p.m.

Ice Cream Social 

Get the scoop on philanthropy at UWL! Visit our table at the Outdoor Picnic for a free scoop of ice cream in a custom bowl and information on scholarship opportunities and becoming a philanthropy ambassador.

Sponsored by: Student Philanthropy Council

Eagle Field

7 p.m.

Hypnotist Chris Jones 

UWL Alum Chris Jones is a hypnotist, comedian, and the host of upcoming prank series Double Take on Facebook Watch. In 2015, he made headlines by being the ONLY hypnotist ever to appear on America’s Got Talent when he successfully hypnotized judge Howie Mandel into doing the impossible. Join CAB in kicking off the year with Chris Jones and get ready to laugh!

Student Union, The Bluffs

Residence Hall Activities

Time

Event

Description

Location

8-9 a.m.

Breakfast  

Whitney Center

10-11:30 a.m.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Eagle Guide Session

-Surviving Your First Semester
-Eating on Campus
-Getting Involved
-Getting Around
-Study Spaces

Our Eagle Guides provide their perspective on the following topics. Each session is 25-30 minutes; choose to attend one, two, or three! Centennial Hall, Various Rooms

11:30-12:30 p.m.

Lunch

 

 

Whitney Center

2 p.m. Movie

Join us for this week’s free move in the Student Unio Theater! To check out what movie will be showing this week and to view the trailer, click here. 

Sponsored by: Campus Activities Board (CAB) 

 Student Union, Movie Theatre

2-5 p.m.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Explore!

Explore Campus:
Walk your Schedule

Eagle Guide Tours:
-Study Spaces
-Academic Spaces
-Involvement Spaces

Explore La Crosse:
Biking Around La Crosse with Drift Cycle (Registration required, please click here).

Explore Downtown La Crosse with friends

La Crosse MTU Bus Tours

Outdoor Connection Marsh Hike

 

Truly, choose your own adventure exploring campus and the surrounding areas. Walk through your schedule or participate in an Eagle Guide led tour. Join Drift Cycle or MTU in a city tour, or join Outdoor Connection on a walk to the marsh for a great view of the Bluffs. We want you to feel at home here, so use this time to get to know the area! Various Locations
5-6 p.m. Dinner   Whitney Center
6-8 p.m. Theatre Trivia

Join the drama club and test your theatre knowledge. Grab some friends and form a team!

Sponsored by: The Drama Club
Student Union, Entertainment Cafe
6-8 p.m. Yard Games

Join FSL in yard games on Drake Field. Meet new people and see who has the best bag toss!

Sponsored by: Fraternity and Sorority Life
Drake Field
6-9 p.m. Dance on the Lawn

The opening swing dancing event will be a beginner friendly lesson on east coast swing followed up by social dancing where they can try out the new moves they just learned and meet new people!

Sponsored by: Ballroom and Swing Dancing Club

Student Union Lawn
9 p.m. Moonlight Mile

Come walk or run a mile through campus with Rec Sports! The route starts at Hoeschler Tower and finishes in Roger Harring Stadium under the lights with games and music. No advance registration is required. Arrive early as the first 250 students that check-in get free glow sticks!

Sponsored by: REC

Hoeschler Tower

Residence Hall Activities

Time

Event

Description

Location

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast

 

Whitney Center

10-11 a.m.

Dialogue Matters: Bridging Voices at UWL 

Join us for a session focused on fostering dialogue to cultivate a resilient campus community that values civil discourse, inclusivity, and free expression. Objectives include promoting self-awareness through inclusive conversations, understanding boundaries of lawful speech, and familiarizing students with campus resources. This session aims to empower students to positively contribute to campus life through respectful dialogue and active engagement.

Sponsored by: Diversity and Inclusion

Centennial Hall, Various Rooms

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lunch

  Whitney Center

1:30-3 p.m.

Sex Signals 

Through its unorthodox, humor-facilitated, and inclusive approach to examining our culture, sex, and prevention strategies like bystander intervention, Sex Signals is one of the most popular sexual assault prevention programs on college campuses.

Student Union, The Bluffs

5-6 p.m.

Dinner

  Whitney Center
6-8 p.m. REC Fest

Come learn everything you need to know about Rec Sports! We will have representatives from all areas to talk to you about our programs, employment opportunities, and spaces around the REC. Register for intramurals, talk with sport clubs, interact with staff, learn about the Outdoor Connection, check out the Fitness Center and climbing wall, and so much more. GIVEAWAYS & PRIZES!

Sponsored by: REC

REC