Saturday, August 25, 2018

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8:00 am-
Returning Student Check-In
Campus Change Student Check-In
Transfer Student Check-In 
Across Campus
7:00 am-
9:00 am
Breakfast  North, South, Gelfenbein and Putnam
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!
Student Union Commuter Lounge
9:30 am
Class Photo 

The Class of 2021 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,

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   Whitney, South, Putnam, Northwest, North, McMahon, Gelfenbien Commons, and SU Food Court
12:00 pm-
1:30 pm
New Commuter Student Lunch Expo Student Union Room 304AB
1:00 pm- 4:30pm HUSKY WOW at the Benton

Open House at the Benton for Freshman

Galleries: Open 1 – 4:30

Chalk Drawing

Art Scavenger Hunt

Art Sticker and other give-aways

1:30 pm Campus Tours

Join your WOW Leader in seeing all UConn has to offer. You will get to meet the people who run each area you will visit. It is your time to ask questions, get involved, figure out where your classes are, and explore some new spaces!

4:00 pm- 5:30 pm METAS Mentee Social

Sponsored by the Puerto Rican/Latin  American Cultural Center

Student Union Terrace
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm Women’s Center Open House

Stop by the Women’s Center to see all that we do and ways you can get involved!  Free ice cream from The Dairy Bar will be provided.

Learn more about:

  •          Women in STEM (WiSTEM) Mentoring Program
  •          Violence Against Women Prevention Program (VAWPP)
  •          The Men’s Project
  •          Greeks Against Sexual Assault
  •          Between Women
  •          Our new support group for victim/survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and/or stalking
  •          Program and event planning on various topics including Body Image, Media Literacy, Herstory, Civic Engagement, Pay Equity and more!
Student Union Room 421
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm Asian American Cultural Center Welcome Reception

We would like to invite the incoming students to our welcome reception to find out more about our department, events/activities, and provide a mini-involvement fair for the Asian/Asian-American interest student organizations to the incoming class.  We hope to engage and allow the students to meet new connections on campus. Light refreshments will be served.

McHugh Hall (MCHU) 102
4:00 pm –   6:30 PM UConn Bookstore Freshmen VIP Event 

An exclusive night for Freshman!  Come to the bookstore from 4 to 6:30 on August 25th for discounts, giveaways and much more!

UConn Bookstore
4:00 pm-
6:00 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 2022 celebration with free food and giveaways!

Sponsored by Student Alumni Association

Alumni Center
4:15 pm-
7:15 pm
Dinner  Whitney, South, Putnam, Northwest, North, McMahon, Gelfenbien Commons, and SU Food Court
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm Commuter Student Dinner  Northwest Dining Hall
6:30 pm-   8:00 pm RISE- Reaching Inclusive Excellence

RISE (Reaching Inclusive Excellence) is a diversity education program for students. This program aims to help participants increase their awareness and capacity to impact inclusion on campus; to introduce and examine the presence and impact microbehaviors at UConn and to provide an opportunity for new students to connect and learn together at a very early point in their UConn journey.

8:00 pm- 12:00 am SUBOG Block Party

DJ dance party, novelties, food trucks, giveaways and 1000s 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