Flight of the Cardinals - Freshmen Jersey

picture of two female students posing for selfie during Flight of th Cardinals walk through tailgateSaturday, Sept. 11, 2021- 7 p.m.

At the first UIW home football game, the incoming class will be the honorary UIW hosts. Those who purchase a freshman jersey will take part in the pre-game ceremonies, including participation in the Flight of the Cardinals—a walk through Tailgate Alley with the Spirit Team, passing the Bronze Cardinal for luck, and across the football field!

All jerseys will have the unique number relevant to the incoming class graduating year on the back with a customized name of your choosing above it. You can submit your customization during purchase. All purchases must be pre-ordered online, so don’t wait! Each jersey is $25.00. The deadline to make your purchase is August 6, 2021.

For more information visit Flight of the Cardinals.

Annual Pinning Ceremony

2019 alumni board president pinning lapel pin on incoming female student both looking at camera with smile in front of fine arts buildingThursday, August 19, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Friday, August 20, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Location: Luella Bennack Concert Hall

Commemorate the start of your college career at the University of the Incarnate Word by participating in this very special UIW tradition. The Annual Pinning Ceremony is a symbol of your promise to achieve personal and academic success. Your friends and family will serve as witnesses to this commitment. Receive the first-year university pin to symbolize your connection to the UIW community. This pin is also a symbol of the start of your collegiate journey as the pin carries the same university seal that your class ring will have upon commencement.

For more information on this year's virtual ceremony, visit the Annual Pinning Ceremony.

Welcome Week

Speical Event fair setup in westgate circleThere are plenty more events and student life activities waiting for you during the first week back to school. Be sure to check out the lineup of events this year by following UIW Campus Engagement on all social media platforms and by visiting our Welcome Week detailed events calendar.