Welcome Week

Speical Event fair setup in westgate circle

Aug. 21 - 25, 2023

There 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 our Instagram page and by visiting our detailed Welcome Week events calendar.

Calendar of Events

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 building

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Location: Rosenberg Skyroom

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.

RSVP to the Annual Pinning Ceremony

Flight of the Cardinals - Freshman Jersey

picture of two female students posing for selfie during Flight of th Cardinals walk through tailgate

At the first UIW home football game, the incoming class will be the honorary UIW hosts. Those who participate in this first home football game 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 incoming class graduating year on the back, and are available at $25.00 each. For more information, please call the Campus Life Office at (210) 829-6034.