Welcome Week

September 6-18, 2022

Welcome Week is our celebration of new students! This week's events help students feel comfortable in their new campus environment, learn information you need for your time at UWL, and participate in activities with other students, staff, and community members.

Please note the schedule below is specifically for Fall 2022, we are currently planning Fall 2023 and can't wait to share those details with you!

Time Event Description Location
Ongoing

Group Fitness Free Week 

All Group Fitness classes are free for the first week of school. View the class schedule on the Rec Sports app or website. No registration is required, except for cycling classes. From 9/4-9/10 take advantage of the early bird membership that reduces the semester pass by $5!

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

REC
7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Life Saver Stations

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

Sponsored by: Fraternity and Sorority Life 

Clocktower
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Drop-in Academic Advising

Uncertain of your major or your fall classes? Stop by during drop-in hours and chat with an academic advisor. 

Sponsored by: Academic Advising Center & Career Services 

1209 Centennial Hall

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

First Day of School Photos

Stop by the Office of Student Life and take a photo!

Sponsored by: Student Life

149 Graff Main Hall

12-6 p.m.

Rent One, Get One Free Inline Skates

The Outdoor Connection rents a variety of outdoor equipment to help you explore the great outdoors. Rent one pair of inline skates and get a second pair free for a friend.

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

REC Outdoor Connection

5-6 p.m.

New Intramural Official Meeting

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

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

REC Conference Room

5 p.m. Anti Defamation League NSO Debrief Session

For students who commute to UWL.

Sponsored by: Center for Transformative Justice & Residence Life 

3120 Student Union

6 p.m.

Fall Auditions for Murder on the Orient Express, Last Train to Nibroc, A Christmas Carol

Open to all students!

Sponsored by: Theatre Arts 

 

Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts

7 p.m.

Anti Defamation League NSO Debrief Session

For BIPOC students.

Sponsored by: Center for Transformative Justice & Residence Life

1120 Centennial Hall

7 p.m.

Anti Defamation League NSO Debrief Session

For LGBTQ+ students.

Sponsored by: Center for Transformative Justice & Residence Life

3130 Student Union

Anti Defamation League NSO Debrief Session

For on-campus students.

Sponsored by: Center for Transformative Justice & Residence Life

Meeting time & location will be shared your RA

 

Time Event Description Location
Ongoing

Group Fitness Free Week 

All Group Fitness classes are free for the first week of school. View the class schedule on the Rec Sports app or website. No registration is required, except for cycling classes. From 9/4-9/10 take advantage of the early bird membership that reduces the semester pass by $5!

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

REC

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Drop-in Academic Advising

Uncertain of your major or your fall classes? Stop by during drop-in hours and chat with an academic advisor. 

Sponsored by: Academic Advising Center & Career Services and Financial Aid Office

1209 Centennial Hall

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sample the City & Volunteer Fair 

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.

Sponsored by: Campus Activities Board (CAB) and Leadership and Involvement Center (LIC)

Student Union Lawn

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Part Time Job Fair

Employers that will be in attendance can be found in Handshake. 

Sponsored by: Career Services & Financial Aid Office

The Bluffs, Student Union

6-12 p.m.

Rent One, Get One Free Inline Skate

The Outdoor Connection rents a variety of outdoor equipment to help you explore the great outdoors. Rent one pair of inline skates and get a second pair free for a friend.

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

REC Outdoor Connection

1-3 p.m.

Drops with Cops

Grab a refreshment and meet University Police!

Sponsored by: University Police Department

University Police Department (Parking Ramp) 

2-5 p.m.

Greek Life Info Session

Stop by to learn more about fraternities and sororities at UWL! Learn about ways to get involved, building community, and new opportunities for you! 

Sponsored by: Fraternity and Sorority Life 

1300 Centennial Hall, Hall of Nations

5-6 p.m.

New Intramural Official Meeting

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. 

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

REC Conference Room

6 p.m. Soccer vs. Augsburg University Sponsored by: UWL Athletics Veterans Memorial Stadium
6:30 p.m.

Grab N’ Go Craft with CAB

Join CAB for our first Grab N’ Go Craft of the year! Supplies are limited, so make sure to get there early! 

Sponsored by: CAB

First Floor, Student Union

6:30-8:30 p.m.

6's Volleyball Officials Clinic

Come learn the rules of 6's volleyball and how to officiate intramurals. All clinics for the sport you are interested in are mandatory to work with our program. You will be paid for attending.

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

REC Conference Room

Time Event Description Location
Ongoing

Group Fitness Free Week 

All Group Fitness classes are free for the first week of school. View the class schedule on the Rec Sports app or website. No registration is required, except for cycling classes. From 9/4-9/10 take advantage of the early bird membership that reduces the semester pass by $5!

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

REC
12-6 p.m.

Rent One, Get One Free Inline Skates

The Outdoor Connection rents a variety of outdoor equipment to help you explore the great outdoors. Rent one pair of inline skates and get a second pair free for a friend.

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

REC Outdoor Connection
1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Learn S’more About Greek Life

Sponsored by: Fraternity and Sorority Life 

Student Union Lawn

2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Campus Thread Closet

Campus Thread is a FREE UWL community clothing closet.  We have jeans, pants, blouses, shirts, skirts, dresses, UWL apparel and career clothing. 

Sponsored by: The Center for Transformative Justice 

1120 Centennial Hall

4 p.m.

Education Abroad 101

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! 

Sponsored by: International Education and Engagement 

1140 Centennial Hall

6-7 p.m.

3v3 Basketball Scorekeeper Meeting

Come learn the rules of 3v3 basketball and how to scorekeep intramurals. All clinics for the sport you are interested in are mandatory to work with our program. You will be paid for attending.

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

Mitchell Hall 119
7-9 p.m.

6's Volleyball Officials Clinic

Come learn the rules of 6's volleyball and how to officiate intramurals. All clinics for the sport you are interested in are mandatory to work with our program. You will be paid for attending.

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

REC Conference Room

7 p.m.

Theater Thursday - Minions: The Rise of Gru

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: CAB 

Student Union Theater

 

Time Event Description Location
Ongoing

Group Fitness Free Week 

All Group Fitness classes are free for the first week of school. View the class schedule on the Rec Sports app or website. No registration is required, except for cycling classes. From 9/4-9/10 take advantage of the early bird membership that reduces the semester pass by $5!

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

REC
1-3 p.m.

Drops with Cops

Grab a refreshment and meet University Police!

Sponsored by: University Police Department

University Police Department (Parking Ramp) 

6 p.m.

Free Movie Friday - Minions: The Rise of Gru

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: CAB

Student Union Theater

4-9 p.m.

Eagle Fest

Join us around campus to enjoy Live Music, Games, Snacks, and FREE Prizes! Visit uwlax.edu/event/eaglefest/ for all event details! 

Badger Street/Student Union Lawn

 

Time Event Description Location
Ongoing

Group Fitness Free Week 

All Group Fitness classes are free for the first week of school. View the class schedule on the Rec Sports app or website. No registration is required, except for cycling classes. From 9/4-9/10 take advantage of the early bird membership that reduces the semester pass by $5!

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

REC
11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Pride in the Park

Everyone is welcome to attend the City of La Crosse's annual Pride event. This event is free and open to the public. There will be entertainment, food, and lots of organizations that support the LGBTQ+ community. Come on down and say hello to the Pride Center! 

Sponsored by: The Pride Center 

Riverside Park

2-8:30 p.m. Moon Tunes

Saturday Season Finale Woodstock 2022 

Sponsored by: Downtown La Crosse 

Riverside Park

4 p.m.

Cinema Saturday -  Minions: The Rise of Gru

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: CAB

Student Union Theater

 

Time Event Description Location
4-6 p.m.

Getting Started in the Fitness Center

Come familiarize yourself with the fitness center and try our provided workouts, which include cardio, barbell, strength machines and turf/core. Personal trainers will be available to answer any questions and teach exercises. This event will also take place on Sunday 9/18/22 from 4-6pm in the Fitness Center.

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

REC Fitness Center

7-8 p.m.

All Officials Meeting

 Sponsored by: Rec Sports

3110 Student Union

7-9 p.m.

World Trivia with IEE & ISO 

Special Host: Tim Dale

Sponsor: International Education and Engagement & International Student Organization

Entertainment Café, Student Union

8-10 p.m.

6's Volleyball Clinic

Come learn the rules of 6's volleyball and how to officiate intramurals. All clinics for the sport you are interested in are mandatory to work with our program. You will be paid for attending.

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

REC Multipurpose Room

 

Time Event Description Location
5-8 p.m.

Fall Into Wellness

Sponsored by: Peer Health Advisors 

1300 Centennial Hall (Hall of Nations)

6:30 p.m.

Game Night with CAB

Join CAB for our first game night of the semester!  

Sponsored by: CAB 

Entertainment Café, Student Union

 

Time Event Description Location
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Free Credit Check

Get a better understanding of your finances with an Express Credit Check-up from UW Credit Union. These free, confidential, one-on-one meetings offer the chance to review your finances with a UW Credit Union financial specialist. Tailored to your specific needs, an Express Credit Check-up offers you the chance to take a deep dive into your credit score and explore money-saving opportunities, all in about 30-minutes. 

Sponsored by: UW Credit Union 

UW Credit Union, 1135 Student Union

1-3 p.m.

Drops with Cops

Grab a refreshment and meet University Police!

Sponsored by: University Police Department

University Police Department (Parking Ramp)

5-6:30 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Welcome Social

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.

Sponsored by: The Pride Center

Student Union Lawn

6-7:30 p.m.

Women's Night in the Fitness Center

Women’s Night in the Fitness Center will be recurring throughout the semester. This is a safe space for women and non-binary folks to be active. There will be an all-female staff working and available for questions. No registration required.

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

REC Fitness Center

6-8 p.m.

Flag Football Officials Clinic

Come learn the rules of outdoor flag football and how to officiate intramurals. All clinics for the sport you are interested in are mandatory to work with our program. You will be paid for attending.

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

3314 Student Union

8-9:30 p.m.

Indoor Soccer Officials Clinic

Come learn the rules of indoor soccer and how to officiate intramurals. All clinics for the sport you are interested in are mandatory to work with our program. You will be paid for attending.
 
Sponsored by: Rec Sports

3314 Student Union

 

Time Event Description Location
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Involvement Fest

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 Student Organizations! 

Sponsored by: The Leadership and Involvement Center 

Student Union Lawn

6:30 p.m.

Craft Night with CAB

Join CAB for our first craft night of the semester! Supplies are limited, so make sure to get their early!

Sponsored by: CAB

Entertainment Café, Student Union

6:30-8 p.m.

Indoor Soccer Officials Clinic

Join CAB for our first craft night of the semester! Supplies are limited, so make sure to get their early!

Sponsored by: University Police Department

Mitchell Hall 26
8-10 p.m.

Flag Football Officials Clinic

Come learn the rules of outdoor flag football and how to officiate intramurals. All clinics for the sport you are interested in are mandatory to work with our program. You will be paid for attending.

Sponsored by: Rec Sports

Mitchell Hall 26

 

Time Event Description Location
1-3 p.m.

Drops with Cops

Grab a refreshment and meet University Police!

Sponsored by: University Police Department

University Police Department (Parking Ramp)

3-5 p.m.

Greek Life Block Party

Come join us for our All-Greek Life Block Party!! We will be having music, games, and lots of food. Feel free to stop by and eat, ask questions, and learn more about how Greek Life creates great leaders and provides life-long friends! 

Sponsored by: Fraternity and Sorority Life 

Student Union Lawn

4 p.m.

Education Abroad 101

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! 

Sponsored by: International Education and Engagement 

1140 Centennial Hall

7 p.m.

Theater Thursday - Where the Crawdads Sing

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: CAB 

Student Union Theater

 

Time Event Description Location
3 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Ripon College

Sponsored by: UWL Athletics 

Mitchell Hall Gymnasium

3 p.m.

Volleyball UW-River Falls vs. Bethany Lutheran College

Sponsored by: UWL Athletics 

Mitchell Hall Gymnasium

3:30-4 p.m.

Cru Beanbag Registration

Student Union Lawn

4-8 p.m.

Cru Beanbag Tournament

Whether you call it corn hole or bags, come join Cru for our 3rd annual bean bag tournament! Find a teammate, warm up the ‘ol arm, and try your hand at winning some prizes playing against other competitors. We’ll also have chances to win raffle prizes along with free food, drinks, and snacks for all who come! For information on how to register, visit a weekly meeting on Thursdays at 8:00 PM in 260 Graff Hall. 

Sponsored by: Cru 

Student Union Lawn

5 p.m.

Volleyball UW-River Falls vs. Simpson College

Sponsored by: UWL Athletics 

Mitchell Hall Gymnasium

5 p.m.

Volleyball Ripon College vs. Bethany Lutheran College 

Sponsored by: UWL Athletics 

Mitchell Hall Gymnasium

6 p.m.

Free Movie Friday - Where the Crawdads Sing

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: CAB 

Student Union Theater

7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Simpson College

Sponsored by: UWL Athletics 

Mitchell Hall Gymnasium

8:30 p.m.

Free Movie Friday - Where the Crawdads Sing

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: CAB 

Student Union Theater

 

Time Event Description Location
11 a.m.

Volleyball UW-River Falls vs. Ripon College

Sponsored by: UWL Athletics 

Mitchell Hall Gymnasium

1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Bethany Lutheran College

Sponsored by: UWL Athletics 

Mitchell Hall Gymnasium

1 p.m.

Volleyball UW-River Falls vs. Edgewood College 

Sponsored by: UWL Athletics 

Mitchell Hall Gymnasium

3 p.m.

Volleyball Ripon College vs. Simpson College

Sponsored by: UWL Athletics 

Mitchell Hall Gymnasium

3 p.m.

Volleyball Edgewood College vs. Hamline University

Sponsored by: UWL Athletics 

Mitchell Hall Gymnasium

4 p.m.

Soccer vs. Wheaton College

Sponsored by: UWL Athletics 

Veterans Memorial Stadium

5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Hamline University 

Sponsored by: UWL Athletics 

Mitchell Hall Gymnasium