Be here. August 16-24

A week long event filled with opportunities to become a part of campus, get involved, meet other Cougs, and have fun before classes start.

Saturday, August 16
Residence Hall Ice Cream Socials and Welcome Events

Sunday, August 17
Valley Road Block Party

Monday, August 18
Academic Success Sessions
Student Job Fair
Can I Kiss You?
Rooftop Movie Night

Tuesday, August 19
Academic College Kickoff Events!
Coug Connections Open House Events
Coug Class Picture!
Coug Connections Carnival
Cougar Shopping Blowout

Wednesday, August 20
wsYOU Conference
The Price is Right!
Light Up the Night 

Thursday, August 21
wsYOU Conference
Rooftop Concert featuring Tommy Simmons and Cody Beebe & the Crooks

Friday, August 22
University Convocation
All Campus Picnic
Lentil Festival Live Music
Green M&M Dance

Saturday, August 23
Lentil Festival Grand Parade
Lentil Festival Live Music
Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) Day of Service
Welcome Back Up All Night

Sunday, August 24
Color Me Coug 5K
How to Make The A Game Strategies Work for You Workshops
SRC Backyard Bash


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Required Programs

All incoming students are required to complete the following workshops and activites during the Week of Welcome. Students living in the residence halls will be assigned workshop times when they check into their residence hall. All other students need to sign up on their own using the links below. Student who do not complete these sessions will have a hold placed on their account preventing them from registering for classes for future semesters.

Booze, Sex, and Reality Checks

Two requirements for incoming First Year and Transfer students (under the age of 21) during WOW:

  • In person Booze, Sex, & Reality Checks workshop
  • Personalized feedback survey on alcohol use (E-CHUG)

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Green Dot Workshop

All incoming freshman and transfer students (post-baccalaureates, part-time, and non-degree seeking students excluded) are required to attend this mandatory workshop.

  • Green Dot is a research-informed, theory-driven violence prevention curriculum designed to enhance bystander skills around recognizing gender-based violence (partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking) and intervening in potentially dangerous situations.
  • The Green Dot workshop during Week of Welcome will introduce the basic elements of the program – recognizing and responding to situations that could be high risk for violence. 

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