Saturday, August 24, 2019

Here is a look back at our 2019 schedule. Please check back  for 2020 updates.

7:00 am-
9:00 am
Breakfast North, South, Gelfenbien and Putnam
8:00 am-
Returning Student Check-In
Campus Change Student Check-In
Transfer Student Check-In 
Across Campus
9:00 am

9:15 am

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!
Check with your WOW Leader
9:00 am

9:15 am

Commuter Students 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!*Please arrive no earlier than 9:25am
Student Union Commuter Lounge
9:30 am
Class Photo 

The Class of 2023 will gather for its official photo.

The Great Lawn (Rain Location: Shenkman)
Immediately following class photo InterACT Performance

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. 

Protect Our Pack: Bystander Intervention Training

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Student Union Theatre
12:00 pm-
1:30 pm
Brunch with your WOW Group/InterAct Debrief   South, Putnam, Northwest, North, McMahon, Gelfenbien Commons, and SU Food Court
12:00 pm-
1:30 pm
New Commuter Student Lunch Student Union Room 304AB
1:00 pm- 4:00pm HUSKY WOW at the Benton

Open House at the Benton for Freshman

Galleries: Open 10 – 4:30
Student Member Sign Up
T-Shirt Give Away
Art Scavenger Hunt
Art Sticker and other give-aways

The Benton
1:30 pm Campus Tours

Join your WOW Leader in seeing all UConn has to offer. It is your time to ask questions, get involved, figure out where your classes are, and explore some new spaces!

2:30 pm- 4:00pm Outdoor Games and Cupcake Decorating with USG

Come hangout with USG and decorate some cupcakes! You can also pick-up your Class of 2023 shirt if you have not already done so!

Student Union Lawn
4:00 pm METAS Kickoff Event

Mentors and mentees in the program are invited to this event to kick off the new academic year. For many, this is the first time meeting one another, and we hope to build the sense of community at the start of the year. We will take a group photo, enjoy dinner together, and meet the professional staff and student coordinators. There will also be a showcase of student organizations and a mini-involvement fair to check out student organizations affiliated with PRLACC.


Sponsored by the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center

Student Union Theatre


(Rain date: Sunday Aug 25th,  – Student Union Theatre)

4:00 pm- 6:00 pm Asian American Cultural Center (AsACC) New Student Welcome Reception

Are you a new incoming first-year or transfer student to UConn? UConn’s a big campus – but AsACC is here to help you sort it out!  The New Student Welcome can help you discover great programs and organization to get involved with.  Discover the dynamic and diverse Asian/Asian American community at UConn, meet other students and make the most of your college experience.  You’ll have a chance to meet fellow incoming Asian/Asian American students, learn about specific involvement opportunities, and explore over 40 student clubs and organizations at the mini-involvement fair.

McHugh Hall (MCHU) 102
4:00pm- 7:00pm

UConn Bookstore Freshmen VIP Event

An exclusive night for Freshman! Come to the bookstore for discounts and giveaways

UConn Bookstore
4:15 pm-
7:15 pm
Dinner  South, Putnam, Northwest, North, McMahon, Gelfenbien Commons, and SU Food Court
5:00 pm-

6:30 pm

Native American Cultural Programs Open House Student Union Room 416B
5:00 pm- 7:00 pm Rainbow Center Open House

Learn about Rainbow Center programs, services and events, and play some games.

Rainbow Center Student Union 403
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm Commuter Student Dinner  McMahon
6:00 pm- 8:00 pm See the Seven Wonders of UConn

Want to become a true Husky? Meet us at the Husky statue by Gampel Pavilion for a quick scavenger hunt challenge. You’ll see the seven wonders of the UConn world and learn about the best UConn traditions. Once you make it to the final stop, you’ll be rewarded with free food and giveaways! Start anytime between 6 – 7:30PM, but know that there are prizes for the first teams to finish. Hosted by the UConn Student Alumni Association.

Sponsored by Student Alumni Association

North Entrance of Gampel Pavilion
8:00 pm- 12:00 am SUBOG Block Party

DJ dance party, novelties, food trucks, giveaways and thousands of your closest friends

UConn Recreational Services will also be here with games & prizes

Sponsored by The Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG)

Fairfield Way