Welcome Week

Welcome Week

Weekend Schedule

*All events require a UC ID!*

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Visit any one of the 10 UC Libraries locations to enter your name in a raffle for a chance to WIN one of ten $10 Visa giftcards between August 21 and September 6!

5 - 7 p.m.:  Move-In Day Family Dinner

Location:  Mick & Mack's Contemporary Cafe (3rd Floor Tangeman University Center)

Cost: $15/person

Enjoy a three course dinner and time to relax with family during the busy move-in time period.  Students and parents are welcome to attend as a family, or if parents are looking for an activity to do on their own, they are welcome to attend!

9 - 11 p.m.:  Drive-in Movie:  Pitch Perfect

Location:  Sigma Sigma Commons (Rain Location:  MainStreet Cinema)

Come out and enjoy a great movie with free refreshments! Sponsored by the Programs & Activities Council (PAC).

Thursday, August 22, 2013

4 - 8 p.m.:  Unplugged Showcase

Location:  Bearcat Plaza

Check out great bands that call Cincinnati home! Sponsored by Catskeller.

5 - 7 p.m.:  Move-In Day Family Dinner

Location: Mick & Mack’s Contemporary Café (3rd floor TUC)

Cost: $15/person

Enjoy a three course dinner and time to relax with family after a busy day of moving in!  Students and parents are welcome to attend as a family, or if parents are looking for an activity on campus to attend on their own, they are welcome to attend.

6 - 7 p.m.:  Last Call Trivia--Marketpointe Dining Hall

Location:  Marketpointe Dining Hall

Stop by Marketpointe for food and fun! Teams will compete for prizes in a fun game of trivia.  Don't miss this great opportunity to meet new people and show off your UC knowledge.  Come with a group or just show up on your own.  Sponsored by Housing and Food Services. 

8 p.m.:  MainStreet Cinema presents Fast and Furious 6!

Location: MainStreet Cinema (2nd floor TUC)

Join us for a movie in the cinema!  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the movie start time.  Sponsored by MainStreet.

11 p.m.:  MainStreet Cinema presents The Great Gatsby!

Location:  MainStreet Cinema (2nd floor TUC)

Join us for a movie in the cinema! Doors open 30 minutes prior to the movie start time.  Sponsored by MainStreet.

11 p.m. - 1 a.m.:  Catskeller Open Game Night

Location:  Catskeller, Tangeman University Center

Come check out the awesome games in the Catskeller--pool, arcade games, darts, air hockey and more! The first 250 students get $5 worth of free play.  Sponsored by Catskeller.

11 p.m. - 1 a.m.:  Holy Pancakes!

Location:  Bearcat Plaza

Enjoy a little late-night breakfast with the staff of Campus Ministries. Sponsored by Campus Ministries Association. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

10 a.m.:  New Student Convocation (participation required)

11 a.m.:  College Day Activities (participation required)

11 a.m.:  Back to School BBQ for Parents!

Location:  Russell C. Myers Alumni Center

All parents are invited to attend the Back to School BBQ sponsored by the University of Cincinnati Parents Association immediately following New Student Convocation.  Our master griller, Lawrence Johnson, will be grilling out on the grass outside the Alumni Center.  Come and enjoy a free meal and surprise giveaways as your student goes off to their respective college activities!

1 - 5 p.m.:  Swap it Out!

Location:  320 University Pavilion

Transfer student? Bring in a shirt from your transfer institution and trade it in for a University of Cincinnati t-shirt! Meet some fellow transfer students, grab a bite to eat, and hang out with the transfer ambassadors.  All shirts traded in will be donated to a charity. Sponsored by the Transfer & Lifelong Learning Center.

4 - 7 p.m.:  Bearcats Block Party Presents:  The Luau

Location:  Sigma Sigma Commons (Rain Location:  CRC Basketball Courts)

Food & FUN!  Student DJ showcase, games, and REC FEST! PNC will also have FREE lemonade and cornhole! Sponsored by Student Life and the Campus Recreation Center.

7 p.m.:  MainStreet Cinema presents:  Pitch Perfect!

Location:  MainStreet Cinema (2nd Floor Tangeman University Center)

Join us for a move! Doors open 30 minutes prior to the movie start time.  Sponsored by MainStreet.

9 - 11 p.m.:  UC Myths and Legends Tour

Location:  Tours begin on Tangeman University Center Plaza (outside TUC front doors) Rain location:  TUC Atrium.

Are there ghosts located in the library? Where are the lions that ROAR? Where are the underground tunnels? Come find out all these answers and more! Join this legendary tour for an unforgettable experience. Free gift for all participants.  Tours will leave every 15 minutes beginning at 9 p.m.  Last tour leaves at 10:30 p.m. Sponsored by the ROAR Tour Guides.

10:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.:  Fireworks & Foam Party presented by Student Government & President Ono!

Location:  Sigma Sigma Commons

Come party with Student Government and President Ono--fireworks, music, food, foam, and fun!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.:  Yoga!

Location:  Sigma Sigma Commons

Start the day with group fitness! Sponsored by the Campus Recreation Center.

9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Community Volunteer Connection

Learn about the many ways to get involved and give back! Want to travel abroad on a service trip? Interested in a sneak peak of amazing organizations and service projects in the greater Cincinnati area? Whether on-campus, off-campus, or around the globe, UC students have unparalleled opportunities to build community through service.  Check out the great opportunities including:

  • Serving through the Arts, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • National Underground Railroad Freed Center tour, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Urban Beauty, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Go Global with Service, 9:30 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  • GIRL Power! 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Feed the Need, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Supporting Children, 2 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 9:30 a.m. - Noon and 1 - 3:30 p.m.

Visit www.uc.edu/welcomeweekend for more information and registration.  Sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement. 

10 a.m. - Noon:  Navigating the First Year Experience

Location:  African American Cultural and Resource Center (AACRC)

Come explore what might impact your first year and ways to cope with the transition from high school to college.  Brunch provided. Sponsored by UC Counseling and Psychological Services (UCAPS). 

Noon - 5 p.m.:  Stop by Langsam Library 

Location:  Langsam Library

Stop by Langsam for lemonade & cookies AND a free print of your class schedule. 

1 - 3 p.m.:   Generation Now:  Stories from the new faces of America

Location:  MainStreet Cinema

Join us for a one person show based on the stories of young Americans and the issues that concern them.  Performance at 1 p.m. followed by free food and discussion.  Sponsored by Student Affairs & Services, LGBTQ Center, Women's Center, Ethnic Programs & Services, Resident Education & Development, and the African American Cultural & Resource Center.

2 - 4 p.m.:  Taste of MOM (Market on Main)

Location:  REC Center Plaza East (right outside MOM)

Students are invited to sample free food and beverages (while supplies last) and enjoy product and prize giveaways at CRC East Plaza, just outside the entrance to Market on Main. UC Student ID required.  Sponsored by Market on Main.

3 - 5 p.m.:  Club Sports on the Green!

Location:  Sheakley Lawn.  Rain Location:  Campus Recreation Center

40+ club sports organizations will be present to meet interested and potential new members.  Come hear more about the activities of each club.  Free food, a dj, and club demonstrations will take place! Sponsored by Club Sports.

5 - 7 p.m.:  Cheer Cincy!

Location:  Sheakley Athletic Complex.  Rain Location:  450 Lindner Center

Tower of Strength, Rock of Truth, Stand First and Last for Old UC! Come out and learn all the ins and outs of being a PROUD Bearcat! You'll learn the Alma Mater, fight song, UC cheers, traditions, and much more.  Free t-shirts to the first 500 students.  Sponsored by UC Athletics, RallyCats, and Fraternity & Sorority Life.

8 p.m.:  MainStreet Cinema presents The Great Gatsby!

Location:  MainStreet Cinema (TUC)

Join us for a free movie in the cinema, free candy and pop!  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the movie start time.Sponsored by MainStreet.

8 - 10 p.m. :  Program Activities Council (PAC) Presents:  Comedian Bill Burr

Location:  Great Hall, Tangeman University Center. 

The event is FREE to all UC students!

9 p.m. - Midnight:  Board Game Extravaganza

Location:  TUC Atrium

Phase 10 or Pandemic, Anomia or Axis and Allies, Cards Against Humanity or Catan--you name it, we've got it!  Come by for a quick game or stay for a campaign.  Bring your own games as well.  Free pizza and prizes for players.  Sponsored by Edge House campus ministries, St.Monica/St.George Catholic Newman Center, St. Monica/St. George Catholic Campus Ministry and Chabad Jewish Student Center.

9 p.m. - 1 a.m.:  Late Night at the Rec!

Location:  Campus Recreation Center

Join the late night VIP party at the Rec!  Keep your “battleship” afloat in the pool, your kinball in the air, and get your fitness on with classes offered on the gym floor.  Meet some of our staff including our boxing instructors and our massage and Reiki professionals too!  Not sure what all of that means?  Then stop by – you don’t want to miss this! Sponsored by the Campus Recreation Center.

11 p.m.:  MainStreet Cinema presents Fast and Furious 6!

Location:  MainStreet Cinema

Come enjoy a movie! Doors open 30 minutes prior to the movie start time. Sponsored by MainStreet.

Midnight - 2 a.m.:  Late Night Welcome Weekend Meal

Location:  CenterCourt

Wind down the night with a late night meal!  Sponsored by Housing and Food Services.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.:  Boot Camp

Location:  Sigma Sigma Commons

Start the day with group fitness! Sponsored by the Campus Recreation Center.

Noon - 2 p.m.:  Study Abroad, Soccer & Sno Cones!

Location:  Sheakley Lawn.  Rain Location:  Campus Recreation Center.

Come join our miniature soccer tournament and have a sno cone!  Students interested in playing soccer will be divided into 4-6 mini teams to play, while spectators enjoy the game and a snow cone.  Brackets will be set up to determine the winner of the Bearcat Cup!  All skills levels are welcome.  Sponsored by UC International Programs.

Noon - 5 p.m.:  Stop by Langsam Library

Location:  Langsam Library

Stop by Langsam for free lemonade and cookies AND a free print of your class schedule. 

1 - 3 p.m.:  Dude, where's my class?!

Location:  Tours begin outside University Pavilion, by the fountain.  Rain Location:  Campus Recreation Center.

Still confused about where to go for your classes? Take a campus tour with the professionals--don't forget to bring your schedule! Sponsored by the ROAR Tour Guides.

3 - 5 p.m.:  Taste of Uptown & the Student Activities Fair--YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!

Location:  McMicken Commons/MainStreet

The annual Taste of Uptown event will allow students to sample some of the great food locations surrounding campus.  Grab a bite to eat and then walk down MainStreet for the Student Activities Fair! This year's event will showcase some of our 400 student organizations. Check them out and get involved! Sponsored by MainStreet and the Student Activities Board.



5 - 6 p.m.
:  Defense Seminar hosted by the Survive! Institute

Location:  Great Hall, Tangeman University Center

The Survive! Institute is dedicated to sending a message to all students about the importance of knowing your own power and the resources you have on hand to protect yourself.  Sponsored by Student Activities & Leadership Development and the Student Safety Board.

6 - 7 p.m.:  Last Call Trivia!

Location:  CenterCourt

Stop by CenterCourt for food and fun! Teams will compete for prizes in a fun game of trivia.  Don't miss this great opportunity to meet new people and show off your UC knowledge!  Come with a group or just show up on your own.  Sponsored by Housing and Food Services.

8 - 10 p.m.:  Residence Hall Floor Meetings.  Check with your RA for time and location.

*All events require a UC ID!