University Events and Student Programs

Welcome Week

welcome week

Thursday, August 14

  • New Student Move-In / 9 AM - 5 PM
  • First-year students living on campus get room keys and receive valuable information from a variety of campus departments. Please proceed to your residence hall assignment for check-in.

    • Move-In BBQ / 11 AM - 1 PM

    Dubuis Lawn

    Enjoy free food and meet fellow Cardinals!
    Sponsored by Campus Life & Residence Life

    • Pinning Ceremony / 6 PM

    McDermott Convocation Center

    Meet new & returning students and receive a special welcome from UIW administrators, faculty, and student leaders. The evening starts with a special pinning ceremony to commemorate your new chapter at UIW and a reception to immediately follow. We invite all new students and their parents or spouse to attend.

    Sponsored by Campus Life, Student Government Association, & University Mission & Ministry

    Friday August 15- Saturday, August 16

    • Cardinal Camp / 9 AM - 4 PM

    John Newcombe Tennis Ranch

    Earn your Cardinal Wings at Cardinal Camp 2014! A two-day camp to meet fellow students, have fun, and learn about life at UIW. Meet with current UIW students, learn about UIW traditions & culture, and participate in other fun-filled activities. Cardinal Camp has something for everyone! Register at
    Sponsored by University Events & Student Programs

    Saturday, August 16

    • Cardinal Crawl / 7:30 PM

    Dubuis Lawn

    Crawl from party to party in celebration of the new academic year! Enjoy live music, free food, free t-shirts, and multiple parties in one night at this annual event.
    Sponsored by Residence Life

    Sunday, August 17

    • Welcome Mass & BBQ / 10:30 AM

    Our Lady’s Chapel & Dubuis Lawn

    Students and their families are invited to the first mass of the academic school year at our lady’s chapel. Then join University Mission & Ministry for a welcome barbecue on Dubuis Lawn.
    Sponsored by University Mission & Ministry

    Monday, August 18

    • First Day of Class

    Stop by the Student Center in Marian Hall to ask questions and get your campus map!

    • UIW River Jam / 4 - 7 PM

    River bank behind Natatorium

    Take a break from the first day of classes and join us for free food and live music by Kyle Park! Free for students.
    Sponsored by University Events & Student Programs

    Tuesday, August 19

    • Personalized Phone Cover / 11 AM - 2 PM

    Marian Hall

    Be sure to stop by the Student Center with your friends to snap a picture to put on a phone case.
    Sponsored by University Events & Student Programs and Student Center

    • Meet the GreeksĀ  / 4:30 - 6:30 PM

    Dubuis Lawn

    Interested in learning more about sorority or fraternity life? Visit with the UIW Greek community and learn how you can get involved with your future brothers and sisters through scholarship, service, leadership and community engagement. Follow @UIWGreekLife.
    Sponsored by Greek Life

    Wednesday, August 20

    • Beverage Wrap / 11 AM - 2 PM

    Marian Hall

    Stop by the Student Center to take your picture and have it put it on a wrap-around koozie.
    Sponsored by University Events & Student Programs and Student Center

    • Sorority Info Night / 4:30 - 6:30 PM

    Marian Ballroom

    Sororities provide an environment that fosters personal growth and promotes lifelong friendships. Meet with current sorority sisters and learn more about the benefits of joining sorority life. If you have any questions about recruitment, contact Mercedes Moreno, Greek Life Coordinator, at 210-805-5862 or Cissy Gutierrez, VP of Recruitment, at
    Sponsored by Panhellenic Council

    • Paint Party / 9 PM - 12 AM

    Natatorium Parking Lot

    Campus Activities Board presents PAINT PARTY! Make a splash into the new year by meeting new friends and listening to the best beats. Wear white and get ready for the paint drop countdown! Free for students. Follow @CABuiw.
    Sponsored by Campus Activities Board

    Thursday, August 21

    • Student Organization Fair / 11 AM - 2 PM

    Westgate Circle

    Get involved! Join and learn about all the organizations on campus at the Activities Fair!
    Sponsored by University Events & Student Programs

    • Hypnotist / 6 PM- 8 PM

    Marian Hall

    Renowned hypnosis and mentalism entertainment duo, Rich & Marielle Aimes, from Las Vegas, Nevada, know what it takes to be great entertainers and crowd pleasers. Come check them out!
    Sponsored by University Events & Student Programs

    Wednesday, August 27

    • Mass of the Holy Spirit / 12 PM

    Our Lady’s Chapel

    Sponsored by University Mission & Ministry

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