Aug. 22 - 31, 2024

Welcome Week, held at the start of the new academic year, is a week full of events for students to attend social gatherings, make friendships, build relationships with faculty and staff, and take part in fun activities held here on campus!

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2024

20th Annual Pinning Ceremony | 6 p.m. | Convocation Center

The Annual Pinning Ceremony at the University of the Incarnate Word is a cherished tradition welcoming new students into the UIW community. Family, friends, faculty, and staff gather to celebrate our newest Cardinals as they embark on this significant milestone in their educational journey. Join us in celebrating UIW's incoming students at this momentous occasion.

Sunday, Aug. 25, 2024

Welcome Mass | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Chapel of the Incarnate Word

The Welcome Mass, traditionally held the Sunday before classes begin, is a beautiful celebration welcoming all of our newest Cardinals and their families to the University of the Incarnate Word family as they begin this new and exciting chapter in their lives. Due to fire code restrictions, seating is limited.

Monday, Aug. 26, 2024

Welcome Back: Bots and DIppin’ Dots | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | SEC Concourse

The Office of Campus Engagement will provide a cool treat to beat the heat! Plus, be sure to stop by our AI generated photo booth for fun back-to-school photo opportunities.

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2024

Red’s Fruteria | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | SEC Concourse

Starting the semester off on a health kick? Join Campus Engagement for a fresh fruit with your choice of San Antonio style toppings! While you’re there ask how to make the most of your Fall semester!

Greek Life & Club Sports Luau | 4 – 6 p.m. | Side of the Natatorium

Learn more about Greek Life and Club Sports at UIW! FREE snacks and other goodies, plus play games and learn more about what you can do to get involved.

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2024

First Year Engagement BBQ | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Dubuis Lawn

If you're hungry and a first-year student, don't look any further! Join First Year Engagement for a BBQ on your first week of classes! Get to learn more about how you can get involved in your first year here at UIW, meet UIW faculty and administration, and make memories with new friends! 

Student Organization Fair | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Westgate Circle

Want to get involved? Learn more about our many student organizations here at UIW. Student members are excited to meet you!

Campus Activities Board (CAB) Country Club | 4 - 6 p.m. | SEC Ballroom

Take a little breather from a long day of classes with CAB! A FREE mini-golf event just for you!

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2024

Kona Ice Truck on Campus | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Friendship Garden

Beat the heat and enjoy a cup of shaved ice with your favorite flavorings from the Kona Ice Truck! Choose from the classic flavors or try something new, like their Vita-Blend or Sugar Free Kona cups! Complimentary shaved ices are available while supplies last!

Welcome Back: CLUB RED | 7 - 10 p.m. | Rosenberg Sky Room

Come out and enjoy some of the best hits with your new UIW community and friends! FREE food, beverages, a DJ and more!

Friday, Aug. 30, 2024

Build-A-Cardinal & Friends | 1 - 3 p.m. | SEC Ballroom

Join us at our very own Build-A-Cardinal Workshop to make your very own stuffed cardinal who can be your study buddy for the semester!

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2024

Flight of the Cardinals Tailgate | 4 p.m. | Side of the Natatorium

Show your Cardinal Pride  at Flight of the Cardinals. Don’t forget to wear your first-year red football jersey!