Be here. August 15-23

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

The complete WOW 2015 schedule will be available in early June. Please check back from more information!

Event Proposals

Departments and groups interested in submitting a WOW event proposal please visit

Departments and groups interested in reserving a table at the 2015 All Campus Picnic please visit

Required Programs

All incoming students are required to complete the following workshops and activities 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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