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Saturday, August 27, 2016

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8:00 am

7:00 pm

Returning Student Check-In

Campus Change Student Check-In

Transfer Student Check-In

Across Campus

7:00 am

9:00 am

Breakfast

North, Northwest, South, and Gelfenbien Commons

9:00 am

9:15 am

Meet with Your WOW Group – Make Your Way to the Class Photo

You will be separated into Group A or Group B. Your WOW leader will be able to let you know what group schedule you will follow.

Check with your WOW Leader

9:30 am

10:45 am

Class Photo (Group A, Group B and Commuter Students)

After the class photo, please follow the appropriate schedule based upon your group assignment.

The Great Lawn

11:00 am

1:00 pm

New Commuter Student Brunch Resource Expo

At the brunch we will provide you with an opportunity to meet and ask questions of dedicated staff, insight into programs and services for commuter students, the chance to meet other incoming students, and information sessions to learn key strategies for becoming a successful commuter student.  A free delicious hot brunch will be provided!  We will also have a drawing to win great prizes including, gas gift cards, car emergency kits and much more!

*After this session, commuter students will follow Group B scheduled (listed below).

Sponsored by Off-Campus Student Services

Student Union Room 304B

Group A

*You will find out which group you are in from your WOW Leader.

 11:00 am

11:30 am

Wellness Session (Group A)

Sponsored by Wellness and Prevention Services, Student Health Services and Recreation Services.

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

11:30 am

12:45 pm

 InterACT Performance (Group A)

Protect our Pack: Bystander Intervention Training

interACT is a nationally renowned social justice performance troupe based at California State University, Long Beach. The interACT troupe presents complicated, realistic scenes about domestic violence and sexual assault. During the performances, audience members will be invited on stage to become active participants, rather than passive observers. The performances create a safe space for students to rehearse assertive communication strategies and inspire social and political change with the actor-educators.

Since 2000, interACT has provided sexual assault intervention education for thousands of audience members at programs for universities, juvenile detention facilities, housing projects, after-school programs, and drug/alcohol rehabilitation centers around the United States.

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

12:45 pm

1:15 pm

Lunch with Your WOW Group (Group A)

Whitney, Buckely, South, Putnam, Northwest, North, McMahon and Gelfenbien Commons

1:30 pm

2:15 pm

InterAct Debrief (Group A)

Hearing about sexual assault and watching folks try to intervene in troubling situations, even if they are acting, can be very difficult.  We want to make sure you are ok.

Laurel Hall 101, Laurel Hall 102, Oak 101, ITE C80, Aust 105, Aust 108, Aust 110, SU Theater

2:15 pm

2:45 pm

Involvement Session (Group A)

Learn more about the benefits of getting involved on campus and making UConn your own. Getting involved on campus fosters personal development, supports academic success, and builds a connection to the University that can last a lifetime. Find out about the hundreds of ways to get involved, meet new people and connect to UConn – including student organizations, service projects, cultural centers, student employment, mentorship opportunities and much more.

Your WOW leader will know which room you will be in for this session

Laurel Hall 101, Laurel Hall 102, Oak 101, ITE C80, Aust 105, Aust 108, Aust 110, SU Theater

3:00 pm

3:45 pm

Four Arrows WOW Event (Group A)

Team builders, ice breakers and lawn games for the first year students at UConn.

Student Union Mall (Rain Location: Greer Field House)

Group B

*You will find out which group you are in from your WOW Leader.

11:00 am

11:30 am

Involvement Session (Group B)

Learn more about the benefits of getting involved on campus and making UConn your own. Getting involved on campus fosters personal development, supports academic success, and builds a connection to the University that can last a lifetime. Find out about the hundreds of ways to get involved, meet new people and connect to UConn – including student organizations, service projects, cultural centers, student employment, mentorship opportunities and much more.

Your WOW leader will know which room you will be in for this session

Laurel Hall 101, Laurel Hall 102, Oak 101, ITE C80, Aust 105, Aust 108, Aust110, SU Theatre

11:30 am

11:50 am

Wellness Session (Group B)

Sponsored by Wellness and Prevention Services, Student Health Services and Recreation Services

Laurel Hall 101, Laurel Hall 102, Oak 101, ITE C80, Aust 105, Aust 108, Aust110, SU Theatre

12:00 pm

12:45 pm

Lunch with Your WOW Group (Group B)

Whitney, Buckley, South, Putnam, Northwest, North, McMahon and Gelfenbien Commons

1:00 pm

1:30pm

Four Arrows WOW Event (Group B)

Team builders, ice breakers and lawn games for the first year students at UConn.

*Commuters will join Group B during this session.

Student Union Mall (Rain Location: Greer Field House)

1:45 pm

3:00 pm

InterACT Performance (Group B)

Protect our Pack: Bystander Intervention Training

interACT is a nationally renowned social justice performance troupe based at California State University, Long Beach. The interACT troupe presents complicated, realistic scenes about domestic violence and sexual assault. During the performances, audience members will be invited on stage to become active participants, rather than passive observers. The performances create a safe space for students to rehearse assertive communication strategies and inspire social and political change with the actor-educators.

Since 2000, interACT has provided sexual assault intervention education for thousands of audience members at programs for universities, juvenile detention facilities, housing projects, after-school programs, and drug/alcohol rehabilitation centers around the United States.

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

3:00 pm

3:45 pm

InterAct Debrief (Group B)

Hearing about sexual assault and watching folks try to intervene in troubling situations, even if they are acting, can be very difficult.  We want to make sure you are ok.

Various Locations

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

New Transfer Student Reception

Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and Transfer Admissions

Student Union 303

4:30 pm

5:30 pm

Commuter Lot Class Hunt

Meet at the Student Union Commuter Lounge

Sponsored by Off Campus Student Services

4:15 pm

7:00 pm

Dinner

Whitney,Buckley, South, Putnam, Northwest, North, McMahon and Gelfenbien Commons 4:30 pm

4:30 pm

6:30 pm

Traditions Scavenger Hunt & Food Fest

Afraid of getting lost on your first day of classes? Want to learn more about our beautiful campus and its history? Join the Student Alumni Association WOW scavenger hunt! Make your way around UConn and learn fun facts behind many of our famous Husky landmarks for a chance to win prizes.  The event will start and finish at the Alumni Center, where there will also be a special class of 2020 celebration with free food and giveaways! Sponsored by the Student Alumni Association.

Sponsored by Student Alumni Association

Alumni Center

5:30 pm

6:30 pm

Commuter Student Dinner

The New Commuter Dinner is an opportunity to for all new commuters to experience all that the dining halls here at UConn have to offer while having dinner on us! Join us for a FREE dinner on Saturday, August 29th from 5:30-6:30 in the Northwest Dining Hall. This will be an opportunity to meet with other commuter students, experience UConn’s amazing dining options and enjoy a dinner with the Off-Campus Student Services Community Leaders.

Sponsored by Off Campus Student Services

Northwest Dining Hall

6:00 pm

9:00  pm

Rainbow Center Involvement Fair

Attendees will discover the various ways to get involved with the Rainbow Center as a volunteer, staff and/or participant.

Rainbow Center, Student Union 403

7:00 pm

8:30 pm

 

METAS-Mentoring Social

The social is for METAS (Mentoring, Education & Training for Academic Success) mentees only, but if interested, please stop by.  Participants will be able to introduce themselves and socialize with other first year student in the program.  The social will be an opportunity to engage in both social and interactive icebreakers to begin facilitating connections.

PRLACC, Student Union 437

8:00 pm

12:00 am

SUBOG Block Party

Live music, novelties, food, giveaways and a DJ dance party. For more information go to www.subog.uconn.edu

Sponsored by the Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG)

UConn Recreational Services will also be here with games and prizes.

Fairfield Way

8:30 pm

9:30 pm

Recovery Community Meet and Greet

The mission of the UConn Recovery Community (URC) is to provide an environment that is supportive to the therapeutic and educational needs of students recovering from addiction. The URC provides support through community building, social support, academic support, substance free activities, advocacy, outreach, and creating greater opportunities to access resources and services available on campus. The URC is inclusive of all students seeking to recover from addictive behaviors and values the personal dignity of each member.S

Sponsored by UConn Recovery Community

Student Union 303