2018 WorldFest Descriptive Calendar

Tuesday, February 27th

Financial Wellness Hut

TUC Atrium | 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. 

Sponsored By: UC Wellness Center

Want to travel the world? Stop by the SWC Health Hut to learn how to save your pennies for your dream trip. Grab freebies and budgeting resources, and spin the wheel and answer a financial wellness question to win a piggy bank craft!

Cross the Line : How far in the Sunken Place are you?

TUC 427 | 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. 

Sponsored By: Collegiate 100

In Cross The Line, we will discuss what it means to be in the “Sunken Place”. Join the Lambda Society and Ethnic Programs and Services in an evening of free food and great discussion!"

WorldFest 2018 Opening Ceremony

TUC Great Hall| 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. 

Sponsored By: Office of Ethnic Programs and Services. Entertainment Sponsor : PAC 

The WorldFest 2018 Opening Ceremony Marks the starts of WorldFest Week. Join us and our campus partners and sponsors on "A Trip around the World" in an evening of free food, incredible performances, cultural booths, henna stations and photo booths! Cultural wear is highly encouraged! 


Wednesday, February 28th

China : Understanding the Legal System

College of Law Building 118 | 12:15 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Sponsored By: -: UC Law International Programs

Join us for an explanation of the Chinese legal system and how it compares to the US system, with time for questions.  This event is for anyone interested in Chinese culture and history, as well as for those interested in doing business with Chinese companies or law firms.  Chinese treats will be provided!


WorldFest Trivia Night

Langsam 462| 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Sponsored By: UC Libraries and UC Quiz Club

Join us for the third annual WorldFest Trivia Night. Form a team with a friend (each team will have 2 people) and answer questions about world cultures, books, and general information. The top 3 teams win fabulous prizes. Pizza and snacks will be served.


Thursday, March 1st

CoN Culture Festival

Proctor Hall 3rd Floor Atrium|11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. 

Sponsored By: College of Nursing

UConnect, UCultivate, and UCtheWorld at the College of Nursing Culture Festival. The festival is a celebration of diversity in education and health with a dynamic speaker in the morning and FREE lunch that provides exposure and experience from a variety of cultural foods. Join us to receive #WorldFest2018 swag gear and raffle entry.

International Game Day : Play your way around the World

TUC Atrium|4:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. 

Sponsored By: Engineering Diplomats

The engineering diplomats are putting on an international game day! At the event you can play games from around the world and learn fun facts about country/cities the games are from. There  will be fun raffles and cultural snack to win as prizes.


PASO X VSA : A Night in Asia

TUC 400AB|6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. 

Sponsored By: PASO and VSA


Tel Aviv Night

Catskeller | 8:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Sponsored By: Cincinnati Hillel

Come explore a night in Tel Aviv in Satskellar with Hillel. We'll be highlighting some of the cultural highlights in Israel and showcasing a piece of Tel Aviv. There will be food, music and dancing for all to participate in.


Friday, March 2nd

UC Grattitude Luncheon

Steger 6th Floor Open Space|12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. 

Sponsored By: Student Activities and Leadership Board


A Peek into the World of American Sign Language and the Deaf Community 

TDC 255C (ASL Lab)|2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. 

Sponsored By: ASL Club

ASL Club presents a Peek into the World of American Sign Language and the Deaf Community where we will show the light and dark sides of being d/Deaf. Join us for a showing of "The End” with a brief discussion, trivia, and games. Take a tour of the ASL Lab on campus and learn about the De’VIA art genre! Interpreters will be provided.

Discover you : Getting to know yourself in the midst of racial tension

TUC 415|4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. 

Sponsored By: Mindy Bediako, Director of Equity and Inclusion, Student Government

Grab a snack and join us as we discuss our past, present and future selves to figure out how we as a people can focus and make progress in our ever changing world!

JASS WorldFest Exhibition

TUC Atrium | 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Sponsored By: JASS (Japanese American Student Society)


Desi Karaoke & Entertainment Night

Catskeller | 7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Sponsored By: Indian Students Association

 If you enjoy listening to Bollywood / Regional Indian music, like to meet people, express yourself through music, to join the community and have fun together, this is the place you need to be! Join us at Catskeller in a night of fun and frolic!


Saturday, March 3rd

SAASA Holi 2018

Sigma Sigma Commons | 12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Sponsored By: South Asian American Student Association

Join the South Asian American Student Association at Sigma Sigma Commons to celebrate Holi! Holi is the festival of colors and we celebrate by spending time with our friends and playing with colored powder. In addition to the colored powder games, we will provide Indian snacks and great music. See you there!

White t-shirt and pants that can have colored powder on them encouraged!


UCASA Culture Show - Made in Africa

TUC Great Hall| 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Sponsored By: University of Cincinnati African Student Association

The UCASA Culture Show is an annual shows that showcases different aspects of African culture through singing, dance, spoken word, food, and visual arts. The purpose of this program is to show our UC community different aspects of African culture. Many times there is a stigma that Africa is seen more as a country than a continent with different cultures. This program is geared to break those preconceived notions.


Sunday, March 4th

Diversity Games

AACRC | 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Sponsored By: IDENTITY

The Diversity Games marks the end of WorldFest Week. The Diversity Games are stimulated from the hit TV show, The Amazing Race. This event will be a way for students to interact with one another and learn about many different organizations that promote multiculturalism. The first team to fully complete all 10 games and proceeds to the end location is awarded $200. The second and third place winners will receive gift bags. Through this event both students and organizations will benefit through interaction and knowledge.

Join the IDENTITY and our many campus partners and sponsors in a day filled with games, riddles, prizes and fun! If interested in registering your team (2 players per team), please sign-up on the link here.