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Saturday, August 27th

9:00am 9:15am

Meet with your WOW Leader

Meet up with your WOW Group to make your way over to the Great Lawn to participate in this annual tradition!

Student Union Commuter Lounge

9:30am 10:45am

Class Photo

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

The Great Lawn

11:00am 1:00pm

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 schedule (listed below).

Sponsored by Off-Campus Student Services

Student Union  Room 304B

1:00pm 1:30pm

Four Arrows WOW Event (Group B)

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

Student Union Mall (Rain Location: Field House)

1:45pm 3:00pm

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

3:00pm 3:45pm

InterACT Debrief

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

4:30pm 5:30pm

Commuter Lot Class Hunt

Sponsored by Off Campus Student Services

Student Union Commuter Lounge

5:30pm 6:30pm

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

North West Dining Hall

6:00pm 9:00pm

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 403 Student Union

7:00pm 8:30pm

METAS-Mentees’ Social

The social is for METAS (Mentoring, Educating, & 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 students 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

8:30 pm 9:30pm

Recovery Community

Welcome to any student curious about exploring addiction and understanding recovery. The URC is a space where students learn to integrate the principles of recovery into daily life, take part in fun, sober activities, and be part of a community of support. Come learn more about the URC and an environment that is supportive to the therapeutic and educational needs of students recovering from addiction.

Sponsored by UConn Recovery Community

Student Union Room 303

8:00pm Midnight

SUBOG Block Party

Live music, novelties, food, giveaways and a D J dance party.

Sponsored by the Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG)
UConn Recreational Services will also be here with games and prizes

Fairfield Way