2021 Welcome Week Schedule 

Tuesday, September 7 expanding section
  1. Drop-in Academic Advising
    1. 9/7 at 8:30am-4pm
    2. 1209 Centennial Hall
    3. Uncertain of your major or your fall classes? Stop by during drop-in hours and chat with an academic advisor.
    4. Sponsored by: Academic Advising Center & Career Services
  2. Free Fitness Classes
    1. 9/7 at Various Times (Check Class Schedule for times.)
    2. REC Fitness Center
    3. Rec Sports offers 40+ classes weekly and a supportive community which aims to meet all intensity levels and interests. View our class schedule through the Rec Sports App or website for specific times and locations. Bring your UWL ID
    4. Sponsored by: REC
  3. Intramural Officials Meet & Greet
    1. 9/7 at 3-5pm
    2. REC Lobby
    3. Come learn about officiating intramural sports. Great way to make new friends and earn some extra cash.
    4. Sponsored by: REC
  4. New Intramural Official Meeting: 6’s Volleyball, Flag Football & Indoor Soccer
    1. 9/7 at 5-6pm
    2. WING computer lab
    3. If you are interested in officiating, this meeting is Important! You must fill out HR paperwork to be eligible to work and attend sport specific clinics. This meeting is your opportunity to fill out paperwork with our staff. Sports specific training clinics will follow. 
    4. Sponsored by: REC

 

Wednesday, September 8 expanding section
  1. Drop-in Academic Advising
    1. 9/8 at 8:30am-4pm
    2. 1209 Centennial Hall
    3. Uncertain of your major or your fall classes? Stop by during drop-in hours and chat with an academic advisor.
    4. Sponsored by: Academic Advising Center & Career Services

 

  1. Rent One, Get One Free (Inline Skates Only)
    1. 9/8 at 10am-6pm
    2. REC Outdoor Connection
    3. The Outdoor Connection rents a wide variety of outdoor equipment to help you explore the great outdoors. Rent 1 pair of inline skates and get a second pair free for a friend.
    4. Sponsored by: REC Outdoor Connection
  2. Sample the City & Volunteer Fair
    1. 9/8 at 10am-1pm
    2. Student Union Lawn
    3. Check out La Crosse area businesses and non-profit organizations as they promote their services right here on campus! Sample free food pick up free product samples and coupons for future use and get to know more about the La Crosse area community businesses and services.
    4. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB) and Leadership and Involvement Center
  3. Free Fitness Classes
    1. 9/8 at Various Times (Check Class Schedule for times.)
    2. REC Fitness Center
    3. Rec Sports offers 40+ classes weekly and a supportive community which aims to meet all intensity levels and interests. View our class schedule through the Rec Sports App or website for specific times and locations. Bring your UWL ID
    4. Sponsored by: REC
  4. Intramural Officials Meet & Greet
    1. 9/8 at 3-5pm
    2. REC Lobby
    3. Come learn about officiating intramural sports. Great way to make new friends and earn some extra cash.
    4. Sponsored by: REC
  5. New Intramural Official Meeting: 6’s Volleyball, Flag Football & Indoor Soccer
    1. 9/8 at 5-6pm
    2. WING computer lab
    3. If you are interested in officiating, this meeting is Important! You must fill out HR paperwork to be eligible to work and attend sport specific clinics. This meeting is your opportunity to fill out paperwork with our staff. Sports specific training clinics will follow. 
    4. Sponsored by: REC
Thursday, September 9 expanding section
  1. Drop-in Academic Advising
    1. 9/9 at 8:30am-4pm
    2. 1209 Centennial Hall
    3. Uncertain of your major or your fall classes? Stop by during drop-in hours and chat with an academic advisor.
    4. Sponsored by: Academic Advising Center & Career Services
  2. Education Abroad 101
    1. 9/9 at 4pm
    2. 1140 Centennial Hall
    3. Join us for an Education Abroad 101 session today and learn about the many reasons why students should consider education abroad as a life-changing opportunity!
    4. Sponsored by: International Education and Engagement
  3. Rent One, Get One Free (Inline Skates Only)
    1. 9/9 at 10am-6pm
    2. REC Outdoor Connection
    3. The Outdoor Connection rents a wide variety of outdoor equipment to help you explore the great outdoors. Rent 1 pair of inline skates and get a second pair free for a friend.
    4. Sponsored by: REC Outdoor Connection
  4. Theatre Thursday
    1. 9/9 at 7pm
    2. Student Union Movie Theatre
    3. Sponsored by: CAB
  5. Free Fitness Classes
    1. 9/9 at Various Times (Check Class Schedule for times.)
    2. REC Fitness Center
    3. Rec Sports offers 40+ classes weekly and a supportive community which aims to meet all intensity levels and interests. View our class schedule through the Rec Sports App or website for specific times and locations. Bring your UWL ID
    4. Sponsored by: REC
Friday, September 10 expanding section
  1. Drop-in Academic Advising
    1. 9/10 at 8:30am-4pm
    2. 1209 Centennial Hall
    3. Uncertain of your major or your fall classes? Stop by during drop-in hours and chat with an academic advisor.
    4. Sponsored by: Academic Advising Center & Career Services
  2. Rent One, Get One Free (Inline Skates Only)
    1. 9/10 at 10am-6pm
    2. REC Outdoor Connection
    3. The Outdoor Connection rents a wide variety of outdoor equipment to help you explore the great outdoors. Rent 1 pair of inline skates and get a second pair free for a friend.
    4. Sponsored by: REC Outdoor Connection
  3. Mountain Bike Basics
    1. 9/10
    2. Rec Outdoor Connection
    3. Mountain biking has a reputation for being an "extreme" sport, but it doesn't have to be there is a trail for every type of rider. La Crosse has a fantastic trail system with various trail styles and difficulty ratings that provide fun for any mountain biker, newbie, or expert. This outing will give you all the essential information and skills needed to safely enjoy a ride through the woods.     Registration includes instruction, bike rental, a snack, and transportation.  $25 for students, Limited space. Check the UWL REC App for the time and to register.
    4. Sponsored by: REC Outdoor Connection
  4. Free Fitness Classes
    1. 9/10 at Various Times (Check Class Schedule for times.)
    2. REC Fitness Center
    3. Rec Sports offers 40+ classes weekly and a supportive community which aims to meet all intensity levels and interests. View our class schedule through the Rec Sports App or website for specific times and locations. Bring your UWL ID
    4. Sponsored by: REC
  5. Sunset Kayak
    1. 9/10 at 5pm
    2. Rec Outdoor Connection
    3. It's time for you to try something new. Join us during the golden hour for a sunset tour at one of our favorite spots. Registration includes kayak rental, transportation, snacks, and instruction. $25
    4. Sponsored by: REC Outdoor Connection
  6. Eagle Fest
    1. 9/10 at 4-9pm
    2. All of campus
    3. Join us around campus to enjoy Live Music, Games, Snacks, and FREE Prizes!
    4. Campus Partners
  7. Free Movie Friday
    1. 9/10 at 7pm and 9pm
    2. Student Union Movie Theatre
    3. Sponsored by: CAB
  8. Headphone Disco
    1. 9/10 at 9-11pm
    2. Student Union Lawn
    3. Sponsored by: CAB
Saturday, September 11 expanding section
  1. Women’s Soccer vs Dominican University
    1. 9/11 at 12 (noon)
    2. Roger Harring Stadium Track, Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex
    3. Come cheer on UWL Athletics!
    4. Sponsored by UWL Athletics
  2. First-Year Tailgate
    1. 9/11 at 4pm-6pm
    2. Student Union Lawn
    3. Celebrate the First Football game of the season at the First Year Tailgate! After the Tailgate head over to the Veterans Memorial Stadium where the UWL Eagles will take on University of Dubuque
    4. Sponsored by: Chartwells
  3. Football vs University of Dubuque
    1. 9/11 at 6pm
    2. Roger Harring Stadium Track, Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex
    3. Come cheer on UWL Athletics!
    4. Sponsored by UWL Athletics
  4. Sandblast Sand Volleyball Tournament
    1. 9/11 at 11am
    2. Sand Volleyball Courts
    3. Have some fun in the sun playing volleyball on the sand volleyball courts. Only $10 per team. Register on Imleagues. Bring your UWL ID!
    4. Sponsored by: REC
  5. Stand Up Paddle boarding
    1. 9/11
    2. Rec Outdoor Connection
    3. Learn everything you need to get started in the sport of Stand-Up Paddle boarding. First, learn basic paddle strokes, improve balance, and comfort, and get introduced to essential gear and safety concepts.  We'll then practice moving from a kneeling or seated position to standing. Lastly, we learn to remount our board after falling (or jumping!) in the water.   Paddleboards, paddles, safety equipment and transportation provided!  This is a half day trip that runs one session in the morning and one in the afternoon.  $25. Check the UWL REC App for the time and to register.
    4. Sponsored by: REC Outdoor Connection
  6. Free Fitness Classes
    1. 9/11 at Various Times (Check Class Schedule for times.)
    2. REC Fitness Center
    3. Rec Sports offers 40+ classes weekly and a supportive community which aims to meet all intensity levels and interests. View our class schedule through the Rec Sports App or website for specific times and locations. Bring your UWL ID
    4. Sponsored by: REC
Sunday, September 12 expanding section
  1. Paddle and Hike
    1. 9/12 at 10am-3pm
    2. Rec Outdoor Connection
    3. We'll be paddling Perrot State Park's canoe trail, which is perfect for beginner and experienced paddlers. After we complete the loop, we'll enjoy a little "LAXtime" (hammocking, slacklining, hanging out, and eating lunch). We'll finish the day by taking a hike to the top of Brady's Bluff, where you get a grand view of the Mississippi River Valley. Perrot is situated where the Trempealeau River meets the Mississippi. The riverbank and surrounding wetlands provide excellent habitats for animals, birds, and woodland wildflowers. Check the UWL REC App to register.
    4. Sponsored by: REC Outdoor Connection
  2. Women’s Soccer vs Illinois Wesleyan University
    1. 9/12 at 1 pm
    2. Roger Harring Stadium Track, Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex
    3. Come cheer on UWL Athletics!

Sponsored by UWL Athletics

Monday, September 13 expanding section
  1. Newcomers Night at the Fitness Center
    1. 9/13 at 4pm-7pm
    2. REC Fitness Center
    3. New to the weight room? No problem! Come familiarize yourself with the facility and try our provided workouts, which include cardio, barbell, strength machines and turf/core. Personal trainers will be available to answer any questions. Prizes available and no pre-registration required!
    4. Sponsored by: REC
  2. Game Night
    1. 9/13 at 6:30pm
    2. Student Union Entertainment Cafe
    3. Sponsored by: CAB

 

Tuesday, September 14 expanding section
  1. LGBTQ+ Welcome Social
    1. 9/14 at 5pm-6:30pm
    2. Student Union Lawn
    3. The Pride Center invites you to our annual welcome social!! All new and returning students faculty and staff are welcome to attend!! Come see what the Pride Center has planned for the year and the services we offer. Meet the executives of Rainbow Unity and Transform and learn how you can get involved.
    4. Sponsored by: The Pride Center
Wednesday, September 15 expanding section
  1. Involvement Fest
    1. 9/15 at 11am-3pm
    2. Student Union Lawn (Rain Location: The Bluffs)
    3. Involvement Fest is a campus classic open to all students. Take the first steps to becoming involved at UWL by connecting with more than 100 campus and community organizations!
    4. Sponsored by: The Leadership and Involvement Center
  2. Newcomers Night at the Fitness Center
    1. 9/15 at 4pm-7pm
    2. REC Fitness Center
    3. New to the weight room? No problem! Come familiarize yourself with the facility and try our provided workouts, which include cardio, barbell, strength machines and turf/core. Personal trainers will be available to answer any questions. Prizes available and no pre-registration required!
    4. Sponsored by: REC
  3. Grab N’ Go Craft
    1. 9/15 at 6:30pm
    2. Student Union First Floor
    3. Sponsored by: CAB
  4. Movie with It Make$ Cents!
    1. 9/15 at 8:30pm
    2. Student Union Lawn (Rain Location: Student Union Entertainment Café)
    3. Sponsored by: CAB and It Make$ Cents!
  5. Intro to Climbing
    1. 9/15 at 5pm-7pm
    2. REC Climbing Wall
    3. Check out the climbing wall at the REC. The sport of climbing provides mental and physical challenges. Our staff is here making your climbing experience fun. Bring your UWL ID!
    4. Sponsored by: REC
Thursday, September 16 expanding section
  1. Part-Time Job Fair
    1. 9/16 at 10am-2pm
    2. Student Union Bluffs Room
    3. Employers that will be in attendance can be found in Handshake
    4. Sponsored by: Career Services
  2. Education Abroad 101
    1. 9/16 at 4pm
    2. 1140 Centennial Hall
    3. Join us for an Education Abroad 101 session today and learn about the many reasons why students should consider education abroad as a life changing opportunity!
    4. Sponsored by: International Education and Engagement
  3. Theatre Thursday
    1. 9/16 at 7pm
    2. Student Union Movie Theatre
    3. Sponsored by: CAB
Friday, September 17 expanding section
  1. Sunset Stand Up Paddle boarding
    1. 9/17
    2. Rec Outdoor Connection
    3. Learn everything you need to get started in the sport of Stand-Up Paddle boarding while enjoying a wonderful sunset over Lake Neshonoc. First, learn basic paddle strokes, improve balance, and comfort, and get introduced to essential gear and safety concepts. We'll then practice moving from a kneeling or seated position to standing. Lastly, we learn to remount our board after falling (or jumping!) in the water.   Paddleboards, paddles, safety equipment and transportation provided!  This is a half day trip that runs one session in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Only $25, Check the UWL REC App for the time and to register.
    4. Sponsored by: REC Outdoor Connection
  2. Newcomers Night at the Fitness Center
    1. 9/17 at 4pm-7pm
    2. REC Fitness Center
    3. New to the weight room? No problem! Come familiarize yourself with the facility and try our provided workouts, which include cardio, barbell, strength machines and turf/core. Personal trainers will be available to answer any questions. Prizes available and no pre-registration required!
    4. Sponsored by: REC
  1. UWL Women’s Volleyball vs. Elmhurst College
    1. 9/17 at 7pm
    2. Mitchell Hall
    3. Come cheer on UWL Athletics!
    4. Sponsored by: UWL Athletics
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  1. Free Movie Friday
    1. 9/17 at 7pm and 9:30pm
    2. Student Union Movie Theatre
    3. Sponsored by: CAB

 

Saturday, September 18 expanding section
  1. Intro to Hammock Camping
    1. 9/18
    2. Rec Outdoor Connection
    3. Come hang out with us. Experience sleeping in the outdoors in a new way, some say the most comfortable way.  Instead of a typical tent, hammock camping means you use a hammock system (rainfly, bug net, sleeping pad).  Hammock camping is popular with many backpackers and bike backers because of the weight and space savings. Hammock campers also enjoy sleeping in an elevated position and are spared the discomfort of sleeping on sloped or rocky ground. A couple of sturdy trees are all you need.  This is an overnight trip.  All the gear, food, transportation, and instruction are included. $55. Check the UWL REC App for the time and to register.
    4. Sponsored by: REC Outdoor Connection
  2. UWL Women’s Tennis vs. UW-Whitewater
    1. 9/18 at 10am
    2. Central High School
    3. Come cheer on UWL Athletics!
    4. Sponsored by: UWL Athletics
  3. UWL Women’s Volleyball vs. Hamline University
    1. 9/18 at 11am
    2. Mitchell Hall
    3. Come cheer on UWL Athletics!
    4. Sponsored by: UWL Athletics
  4. UWL Women’s Volleyball vs. Wartburg College
    1. 9/18 at 1pm
    2. Mitchell Hall
    3. Come cheer on UWL Athletics!
    4. Sponsored by: UWL Athletics
  5. UWL Women’s Soccer vs. Carthage College
    1. 9/18 at 2pm
    2. Roger Harring Stadium Track, Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex
    3. Come cheer on UWL Athletics!
    4. Sponsored by: UWL Athletics