Welcome Week

Daily Event Schedules

We have a packed schedule of events to welcome you to campus, help you meet fellow Bearcats, and explore UC! The 2019 Schedule will be posted in Summer 2019.

Schedule of Events 

8pm-10pm: Clueless, Movie

Location: TUC Cinema

2pm-3pm: Tobacco Free Pop Up

Location: MainStreet

 

8pm-10pm: Jurassic Park, Movie

Location: Sigma Sigma

Bring a blanket and watch a fun throw back outside.

 

5pm-7pm: Move-In Day Family Dinner

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

Cost: $15 per person

Enjoy a 3 course dinner and time to relax with family during the busy move-in time period! Students & 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 come and enjoy dinner. 

 

11pm-12am: Singo with Food

Location: TBD

9am-12pm: Panhellenic Sisterhood Workshop (Initiated members only)

Location: TUC Great Hall

Educational program for all initiated sorority women to prepare for sorority recruitment.

 

12pm-2:00pm: Cash Cart

Location: West Campus/MainStreet

Take a ride n the Cash Cart for a chance to win prizes and test your financial literacy knowledge! Spot the cart on West Campus and jump in to win! 

 

5 pm – 7 pm: Move-In Day Family Dinner

Location: Mick & Mack’s Contemporary Café (3rd floor TUC)
Cost: $15 per person

Enjoy a 3 course dinner and time to relax with family during the busy move-in time period! Students & 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 come and enjoy dinner.

 

7pm-9pm: Open Mic Night

Location: Catskellar

SALD Social Change staff would like to host an open mic in conjunction with Welcome Week to welcome students to campus in a fun, inspiring, and enlightening way. We will bring in a feature artist and a host/opener artist whose work speaks to social justice, identity, and culture/community and also open it up for students to sign up to perform.

 

9:30pm-12:00am: Drive In Movie

Location: Sigma Sigma

Bring a blanket to Sigma Sigma for a free screening of a newly released movie. There will also be free food!

 

9pm-10pm: Residence Hall Floor Meetings

Location: Calhoun, Daniels, Morgens, Stratford Heights Buildings 6-15

Mandatory floor meeting while getting to know some of the new students in your building and on your floor. Make connections with the people you will see all the time!

 

10pm-12:00am: World Cup

Location: Wyler Field- Sheakley Athletics Center

Hit the ground running with some new friends. Form a team of two, pick a country, and live your dream of an all star soccer player. Take aim and watch your shots soar through the air as you compete against world cup teams and the goalies.

 

12:30am-1:30am: Avengers Themed Trivia

Location: Sigma Sigma

There will be Marvel Themed Prizes!

10am-11am: Mindfulness Walk in Burnet Woods

Location: Meet outside Langsam Library

Explore Burnett Woods while taking time to relac and reflect!

 

10am-12pm: Bienvenidos! Latino Student Welcome

Location: TUC Great Hall

"Bienvenidos" means Welcome in Spanish. Every Year the Office of Ethnic Programs and Services hosts the Bienvenidos- Latino Student Welcome in the month of August. This is an event to welcome returning, incoming and transfer students to campus. This event connects students with Latino cultural resources, organizations, and services on and off campus to enhance their student experience at UC. This event will also provide an opportunity for students to meet other students, and take part in community building and networking to help enhance their, navigation, transition and success at UC.  All is welcome! 

 

12pm-2pm: Queereoke

Location: LGBTQ Center (Steger)

Calling all generation brunchers! Join the UC Women’s Center, LGBTQ Center, and Ethnic Programs & Services for a morning of fun!

 

12pm-2:00pm: Cash Cart

Location: West Campus/MainStreet

Take a ride in the Cash Cart for a chance to win prizes and test your financial literacy knowledge! Spot the cart on West Campus and jump in to win! 

 

1pm-3pm: Sweet Pets and Sweet Treats

Location: McMicken Commons

We will have therapy dogs and therapy mini horses as well as a dessert to handout to students. There will also be a tent with a wheel full of questions so students can answer and receive a prize.

 

1pm-3pm: Pop Up Street pops

Location:TUC Front Steps

Come by and get a free popsicle and enjoy free balloon art from our balloon artist.

 

1pm-4pm: Learning Commons Candy Resource Bar

Location: McMicken Commons

Come visit the Learning Commons Candy Resource Bar. Enjoy some candy and learn about our FREE student services like Peer Tutoring, MASS Center, Academic Coaching, Learning Communities, Success Skills Workshops, Academic Writing Center and more!

 

3:30pm-8:30pm: Graduate Student Welcome and Orientation

Location: TUC Atrium, TUC 300

The Graduate Student Welcome and Orientation will serve to welcome all incoming Graduate students to the University of Cincinnati. The event will feature an 'Information Session' with various resources offered by the University, a 'Welcome Reception' and a 'Mix and Mingle' session. The event is being co sponsored by the Graduate School, Student Affairs and the Graduate Student Government.

 

4pm-5pm: Let’s Talk About Sex Baby

Location: TUC 400A

Salt-N-Pepa got it right with their song "Let's Talk About Sex" with key lines such as "people might misunderstand what we're tryin' to say, you know?" Plus, "let's talk about all the good things / And the bad things that may be," yes sex does have good things and bad things, and it is important to talk about both aspects. Join the UC LGBTQ Center for an INCLUSIVE conversation about sex across gender identities and sexual orientations. Sponsored by the LGBTQ Center

 

5pm-6pm: FSL Parent Convocation

Location: TUC Great Hall

 

6pm-8pm: Rec Fest

Location: Campus Recreation

Rec Fest event showcases a lot of Campus Recreations services and programming. We will also have inflatables and food.

 

6pm-8pm: Navigators Green Man Twist Ice Cream Truck

Location: McMicken Commons

 

7:00pm-9:00pm: Bearcat Marching Band Season Preview Show

Location: Sheakley Lawn

The Bearcat Marching Band will perform portions of the football pregame and halftime shows as well as pep tunes.

 

8pm-11pm: Night at Nippert

Location: Nippert Field

Come hang out on Nippert Field and have fun playing large sized games, try out hamster balls, inflatables, and hang with friends.

 

8:30pm-11:30pm: Fried Oreos

Location: Sheakley Lawn

Enjoy the heavenly delight that is a deep fried oreo with your new friends. When you think an oreo couldn't get better think again as the oreo gets deep fried and topped with powdered sugar. Enjoy an oreo, play some sports, and repeat.

 

9pm-11pm: Residence Hall Floor Meetings

Location: CRC, Dabney, Scioto, Siddall, Stratford Heights Buildings 1-5/16-21

Mandatory floor meeting while getting to know some of the new students in your building and on your floor. Make connections with the people you will see all the time!

9am-12pm: Transfer T-Shirt Swap

Location: 320 University Pavilion

Are you a new transfer student looking for some UC swag? Stop by to hang out with the transfer students and grab a brand new UC shirt, allyou have to do is bring a T-Shirt from your previous university to swap. Limited supplies; first come first serve.

 

10am-11am: Student Affairs Open House

Location: Various Offices on Campus, Steger Student Life Center

 

11am-12pm: ROAR Where’s My Class? (College Tour)

Location: TUC Steps

ROAR Guides will be helping freshman/new students to the university walk through their class schedule and taking them to where their classes will be on campus!

 

11am-1:00pm: Bearcat Families Welcome Brunch

Location: Sheakley Lawn

We invite Bearcat Families to join us to celebrate their student's arrival at UC. As your student heads off to a full day of excitement, grab a bite to eat and mingle with fellow families before your depart for home.

 

11am-5pm: Science Experiment Extravaganza!

Location: MainStreet, outside of TUC

UC Chemcats will have a display including general information on the organization and an agenda for the day (listing the times when certain experiments will be performed). On our table, there will be an oversized beaker full of Smarties, and students will have an opportunity to guess how many Smarties are in the beaker for a chance to win a $25 Target gift card (this is mainly aimed at gaining student information so that we can email students about getting involved with ChemCats in the future).

The ChemCats will give out Welcome Week T-shirts and stickers to promote the organization and encourage students to visit our display as well as future ChemCats events. A member of the organization will be dressed up as Einstein with beakers full of candy and stickers to direct people to check out our display, get super cool free things, and participate in our experiments. We will provide Chick-Fil-A nuggets from noon-1pm, and will perform a different student-interactive science experiment every hour from 1pm-4pm (we plan to do elephant toothpaste, test tube lava lamps, Alka Seltzer rockets, and liquid nitrogen ice cream).

 

Various Times: College Day (check your college website for time)

Location: Various locations

 

3pm-4pm:Convocation

Location: Fifth Third Arena

 

4pm-5:00pm: Cat Walk (UC Picture)

Location: Fifth Third Arena

 

5pm-7pm: Student Organization Fair

Location: Sheakley Stadium

Interested in joining a student organization or learning more? Stop by the organization fair to interact with hundreds of student groups.

 

7pm-10pm: Red and Black Bash

Location: Sigma Sigma

Free outdoor concert on Campus Green and Sigma Sigma Commons.

 

10pm-2am: E-Gaming

Location: TUC

 

11pm-1am: Midnight Pancakes

Location: 2715 Clifton Avenue

We will be giving out free pancakes for two hours!

10am-1:00pm: Life after UC: The Game!

Location: Outside of Quick Micks on the 3rd floor of TUC


Join the Money Management Task Force to play “Life after UC: The Game.” Do you have the money smarts to manage your money through the entire month? Learn about the importance of budgeting and ways you can save money. Stop by, try it out and take home some prizes!

 

10am-11pm: Cincinnatus Welcome 1(Open to incoming Cincinnatus Scholars only)

Location: TUC Great Hall

The CCE welcomes new Cincinnnatus Scholars with an information session about scholarship and community service requirements. This is the first of two identical information sessions offered. Attend either session. Questions? Contact the Center for Community Engagement at community.engagement@uc.edu or 513-556-1559

 

10am-1:00pm: Community Service Fair

Location: TUC Atrium, Great Hall, Great Hall Lobby

The CCE hosts a community service fair to help civic-minded students get a head start on community service! Stop by for a chance to meet dozens local non-profit organizations and sign up for community service opportunities. If you're a first year Cincinnatus scholar, you'll also attend one of the two Cincinnatus Welcome sessions the same day to learn more about your scholarship requirements. Questions? Contact the Center for Community Engagement at community.engagement@uc.edu or 513-556-1559

 

11am-12pm: Zumba Dance Party

Location: Sigma Sigma Commons (rain location CRC MPR B)

Get moving with free Zumba and giveaways! Sponsored by the Student Wellness Center and Ethnic Programs & Services.

 

11am-2pm: Consent Singo Bingo

Location: Catskeller

Singo Bingo is a mix of music and bingo -- but this time, focusing on songs that promote consent and healthy sexual relationships! Students will match up consensual song lyrics with the correct song title. We’ll talk through why each song emphasizes consent or a healthy, positive sexual experience. Winners will win giveaway prizes and light snacks will be available.

 

11:30am-12:30pm: Cincinnatius Welcome II (Open to incoming Cincinnatus Scholars only)

Location: TUC Great Hall

The CCE welcomes new Cincinnnatus Scholars with an information session about scholarship and community service requirements. This is the second of two identical information sessions offered. Attend either session. Questions? Contact the Center for Community Engagement at community.engagement@uc.edu or 513-556-1559

 

12pm-2pm: Club Sports on the Green

Location: Sheakley Lawn

Come check our over 50 UC Club Sport organizations and grab some free food, giveaways, and music all while talking with the leaders of these awesome groups!

 

12pm-2pm: Asian Student Welcome

Location: Bearcat Way (Area under Nippert Stadium)

Every year, the Office of Ethnic Programs and Services hosts the Asian Student Welcome during the month of August. This event serves to welcome all of our students, especially our incoming and returning Asian students, for the upcoming academic year. At the welcome, students have an opportunity to network with other students, community partners, and University personnel in an atmosphere full of culture, music, fun, and free food!

 

12pm-2pm: Navigators Freshman Connect Picnic

Location: Sigma Sigma Commons

Picnic for freshman students looking to connect and receive information about the Navigators.

 

12pm-3pm:Welcome to the University of Cincinnati Libraries

Location: Langsam Library

Stop by Langsam Library and grab a cookie and lemonade while you’re there.

 

1pm-3:30pm: Orientation in Chinese

Location: TUC 400 A&B

 

1:30pm-3pm: Taste of Market on Main

Location: CRC East Plaza

Sample free food and beverages and enter to win prizes outside the entrance to MOM. UC student ID required. Quantities are limited.

 

2pm-4pm: Pop Up Ice Cream Truck

Location: TUC Front Steps

Stop by and get free ice cream while it lasts and enjoy a roaming magician while you wait.

 

3pm-5pm: H20 Dodgeball Tournament

Location: Trabert Tennis Courts

Come out and show off your dodgeball skills! Teams of six will play in a double-elimination tournament to win Bdubs gift cards.

 

3pm-6pm: Akwaaba (Black Student Welcome)

Location: TUC Great Hall

Akwaaba, which is the Akan (Ghana) word for welcome, is a celebratory and informative time to introduce campus services, student organizations, and community resources to students, while providing a formal space for our "Center Kids" to reunite after their summer break! We kick off every school year by collaborating with over 50 campus and community organizations that are unique to the needs of Black college students. Whether you're looking to get involved on campus, finding a new place to worship, or finding a local barber or stylist...you will not want to miss Akwaaba!

Watch highlights from Akwaaba 2017:

https://vimeo.com/231818418

 

8pm-9pm: PAC Comedy Show, Fortune Feimster

Location: TUC Great Hall

Free comedy show by the one and only Fortune Feimster. Often seen on Chelsea Lately.

 

9pm-2am: Casino Night

Location: Nippert West Concourse

Looking for a night of fun? Stop by Casino Night to gamble, play games, win raffle tickets and enter to win prizes.

 

10pm-12am: Late-Night Pancakes

Location: 2715 Clifton Avenue

We will be giving out free pancakes to students!

11am-1pm: Soccer and Sno Cones

Location: Sheakley Lawn

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 sno cone. Brackets will be set up to determine the winner of the Bearcat Cup. All skill levels are welcome

 

12pm-3pm: Welcome to the University of Cincinnati Libraries

Location: Langsam Library

 

3pm-5pm: Welcome Bash (Engineering Diplomats)

Location: Schneider Quad

 

The Engineering Diplomats are hosting a Welcome Bash for the incoming CQU students into CEAS. Join us to win prizes by playing fun carnival games. Prizes included cultural snacks from CAM international and items from our own UC bookstore!