We are so excited for new and continuing Bearcats to arrive at UC! Welcome Week offers a full-week of events 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:
Family Welcome Brunch (August 24, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m., Sheakley Lawn) – As your student heads off to a full-day of activities, families are invited to grab breakfast and mingle with fellow families before departing for home.
Bearcats Block Party (August 24, 4–7 p.m., McMicken Commons) – Encourage your student to 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!
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!