Students at Welcome Week

Welcome Weeks 2020
Sunday, August 16-Friday, August 28

Sunday, August 16

Fair Day                                                       

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Location: RAWC 

Hosted by: Housing and Residential Life

Sponsored by: RHA

Kick off the school year with the annual Fair Day tradition!

Monday, August 17

Sugar & Citrus

Time: 8-10 a.m.

Location: Sidewalk between Math-Science and Campus Center

Hosted by: SAA & REACH

Get a morning snack with SAA & Reach!

Tie-Dye Party

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Lion’s Den Courtyard

Hosted by: LFC

Free shirts for the tie-dye party. First come first serve.

Chi Alpha Soda Social
       Time: 5-10 p.m.

Location: Campus Green

Hosted by: Chi Alpha

Stop by for a cold soda & socializing with Chi Alpha!

Howdy
       Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Campus Green

Hosted by: CAB and Greek Life

Dos-si-dos on over to the campus green for this year’s western-themed Howdy!

Tuesday, August 18

Sugar & Citrus

Time: 8-10 a.m.

Location: Sidewalk between Math-Science and Campus Center

Hosted by: SAA & REACH

Get a morning snack with SAA & Reach!

Polaroid Party

Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Sidewalk between Math-Science and Campus Center

Hosted by: LFC

Snap a pic and shake it like a Polaroid picture! 

LionHeart Swag Swap

Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

Location: Bell Tower

Hosted by: LionHeart

Got old clothes? Want new clothes? Stop by the LionHeart swag swap!
*All donated clothes will be taken to a clothes closet*

ABIDE Kick Off

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: 5403 Park Ave.

Hosted by: Central College Age

Join Central College Age for ABIDE’s kick off! Free Chik-fil-a for all in attendance.

Drive in Movie - Men in Black: International

Time: 8 p.m.-ish (sunset)

Location: Echols Parking Lot

Hosted by: CAB

Drive on over to the Echols Parking Lot for our first drive-in experience!

Wednesday, August 19

Chi Alpha Break The Fast

Time: 8-11 a.m.

Location: Sidewalk between Math-Science and Campus Center

Hosted by: Chi Alpha

Stop by for breakfast treats and beverages from Chi Alpha

Food Pantry Naming Ceremony

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: RAWC

Hosted by: SGA and Student Affairs

To celebrate the opening, please bring a non-perishable food item to donate.

Pop By Party

Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

Location: Belltower

Hosted by: REACH

Grab a popcicle and hear about REACH.

Baha’i Club Welcome Back Meeting

Time: 4 p.m

Location: Virtual Event on Zoom (Check Baha’i Club on NUMALink for Zoom link)

Hosted by: Baha’i Club

Interested in the Baha’i Club? Returning member? Join the Baha’i Club for their welcome back meeting!

CMLA (Collegiate Middle Level Association) Meet & Greet

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Virtual Event on Zoom (Check CMLA on NUMALink for Zoom link)

Hosted by: CMLA

Virtual meet-and-greet to learn more about CMLA.

Midweek Launch

Time: 7 pm

Location: Virtual event on Instagram (@lionsforchrist_uafs)

Hosted by: Lions for Christ

Virtual midweek launch for LFC. Check Instagram @lionsforchrist_uafs for  more details. 

XA Alpha Games

Time: 5-10 p.m.

Location: Campus Green

Hosted by: Chi Alpha

Join Chi Alpha for this year’s XA games!

Thursday, August 20

Find Your Impact! With LionHeart

Time: 8-10 a.m.

Location: BellTower

Hosted by: LionHeart

Join LionHeart to find your impact and discover your call to service.

NTS Meet & Greet

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Location: Campus Center 129-A/B

Hosted by: Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTS)

Stop by to meet the officers of the Non-Tradition Student Organization.

Midday Boost

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Location: Belltower

Hosted by: REACH

Midday slump got you feeling tired? Stop by for a midday boost with coffee and snacks.

Be the Meme

Time: 5-10 p.m.

Location: Campus Center, hallway outside of Reynolds Room (near SAO)

Hosted by: Chi Alpha

Join Chi Alpha to create your own photo meme.

BBQ & Cornhole

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: 400 N. Waldron Rd.

Hosted by: Central College Age

Join Central College Age for a game of cornhole and dinner.

Bingo Night

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Location: Campus Center Reynolds Room and 129-A/B

Hosted by: CAB and Greek Life

Bingo, bingo, bingo! Join us for a great night of bingo and prizes!

Friday, August 21

Bracelets and Breakfast

Time: 9-11 a.m.

Location: Bell Tower

Hosted by: PRIDE and Student Affairs Diversity Committee

Join PRIDE and Student Affairs for breakfast and bracelets.

Open Mic Night

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Location: Lions for Christ House

Hosted by: Lions for Christ

Perform or just hangout making memories with friends at this backyard party. Acts can sign up by texting 903-701-2189.

Monday, August 24

Block Party & Campus Picnic

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Campus Green

Hosted by: Student Activities Office

Featuring Greek Life and student outreach organizations

Chi Alpha Wall

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Campus Center Fireplace

Hosted by: Chi Alpha

Join Chi Alpha for an interactive conversation event around the topic of self-perception.

Go Greek Info Night

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Campus Center Reynolds Room

Hosted by: Greek Life

Interested in going Greek? Come meet our organizations at our info night.

Bowl Bash

Time: 7.-10 p.m.

Location: Bowling World, 6100 S 36th St.

Hosted by: SAO

Grab your friends and go bowling for this semester’s Bowl Bash! Cost is $2.25 per game with $2.25 shoe rental.

Tuesday, August 25

Block Party & Campus Picnic

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Campus Green

Hosted by: Student Activities Office

Featuring honor societies and academic, art, and religious organizations.

Wednesday, August 26

Block Party & Campus Picnic

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Campus Green

Hosted by: Student Activities Office

Featuring volunteer and service organizations.

Speed Friending

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Bell Tower

Hosted by: Central College Age

Join Central College Age and make new friends for the semester.

Potential New Member (PNM) Sorority Orientation

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Virtual Event

Hosted by: Greek Life

Learn about the ins and outs of sorority recruitment and meet your recruitment guides. This will be the last opportunity to register for sorority recruitment.

REACH Kick Off

Time: 9-10:15 p.m.

Location: Grand Avenue Baptist Church

Hosted by: REACH

Join REACH for their annual worship kick off.

Thursday, August 27

Block Party & Campus Picnic

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Campus Green

Hosted by: Student Activities Office

Featuring sports clubs and cultural and special interest organizations

Coffeehouse with CAB

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Sidewalk between Math-Science and Campus Center

Hosted by: CAB

Stop by for a snack and learn more about YOUR Campus Activities Board and what is planned for the semester.

Chi Alpha Worship Night

Time: 5-10 p.m.

Location: Ampitheater

Hosted by: Chi Alpha

Civil Axe Throwing

Time: 5:30-10:30 p.m.

Location: 1121 Garrison Ave.

Hosted by: SAO

Get 20 percent off admission with a current Lions ID

NTS Welcome Back BBQ

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: Campus Center Fireplace

Hosted By: Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTS)

Welcome back from NTS! Stop by for this year’s Welcome Back BBQ!

Capture the Flag in the Dark

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: Bell Tower

Hosted by: Central College Age

Join Central College Age’s Capture the Flag in the Dark to be the Welcome Week Capture the Flag champions!

Sorority Recruitment

Must register by Aug. 26 to participate – uafssorority.mycampusdirector2.com  

Hosted by: Greek Life

Virtual Event

Formal process for women interested in joining a sorority at UAFS. These events provide potential new members the opportunity to explore our three sorority organizations and find which may be the best fit for them through a mutual selection process.

Friday, August 28

Allison Grace Concert

Time: Noon

Location: Bell Tower

Hosted by: CAB

As seen on NBC’s The Voice, stop by for CAB’s Allison Grace concert.

Sorority Recruitment Continued

Must register by Aug. 26 to participate – uafssorority.mycampusdirector2.com  

Hosted by: Greek Life

Virtual Event

*All-Week Perk (August 17-28)

Climb at Vertical Horizons

Location: 3625 S. 91st St.

Rock wall climbing for $10 plus tax (includes shoes and harness).

Welcome Week FAQ’s

How can I keep track of all events during Welcome Week?

NUMALink is your one stop shop for the calendar! You can also check out the Campus Life tab on UAFS.Edu!

Is there a cost associated with Welcome Week activities?

All events are free except for Bowl Bash, Civil Axe Throwing, and Climb! At Vertical Horizons. Check out the Welcome Week schedules for pricing on those events.

What if I cannot attend a Welcome Week event?

There is no penalty for missing a Welcome Week event, but you are encouraged to attend as many events as you can! Welcome Week events are designed to welcome the student body back to campus and to welcome new faces to the campus. We hope that this week allows you to become more familiar with campus, student organizations, and other UAFS Students!

I still have questions about Welcome Week. Where can I get answers?

Send an email to studentactivities@uafs.edu or call 479-788-7328 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., or stop by the Student Life Office inside the Campus Center.

 

Students at Welcome Week