80+ Events and Programs Greet New, Returning Bearcats at Welcome Week

New and continuing Bearcats will soon be arriving at UC! We invite you to help participate in Welcome Week and support students as they embark on their Bearcat experience. 

Welcome Week (www.uc.edu/welcomeweek) offers a full-week of over 80 events and programs to help students socialize and meet new friends, learn about and celebrate UC’s traditions, and get involved in a variety of co-curricular activities and programs. Students can select the activities they would like to attend; however, New Student Convocation and College Day are required events for all first-year students on Friday, August 24.

Other Welcome Week highlights include:

-Bearcats Block Party (August 24, 4–7 p.m., McMicken Commons): Students can stop by for food, fun, games, and giveaways from the Division of Student Affairs!

-Akwaaba: Black Student Welcome (August 25, 3–6 p.m., Zimmer Auditorium): Akwaaba (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 AACRC “Center Kids” to reunite after their summer break!

-Family Movie: Coco (August 26, 1-4 p.m.): UC employees are invited to bring their family and enjoy a free movie sponsored by MainStreet.

-Taste of Uptown (August 26, 3–5 p.m.): Students are invited to sample some tasty food from locations surrounding campus. They can grab a bite and then walk down MainStreet to the Student Organization Fair.

-Student Organization Fair (August 26, 3–5 p.m.): UC will showcase our 400+ student organizations! This event is a great way to find out about lots of involvement opportunities all in one place!

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