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Weeks of Welcome

The first two weeks of each fall semester are called “Weeks of Welcome” (or WoW for short). Each campus coordinates a variety of social activities and educational programs aimed at easing the transition to college-level work after the summer break. WoW events are a great way to meet other students, interact with faculty and staff, and get better acquainted with university resources, opportunities, and expectations.

Weeks of Welcome

Please join us for the fun and exciting Weeks of Welcome activities to learn more about the University while connecting with your peers.

Blue Ridge Campus

Week 1

Tuesday 8/23

  • UNG 'On the Course' - Cohutta Cove Mini Golf, 64 Dunbarton Farm Road, 4-6 p.m. (Free to UNG students and guests)

Cumming Campus

Week 1

Monday-Wednesday 8/22-8/24

  • Student Handbook handout (no specific time or location)

Wednesday 8/24

  • Cookies with Cara 1 - 3:30 p.m. (Lobby)

Thursday 8/25

  • Convocation & Cookout 12 - 1 p.m. (Pavilion [rain location: 125 & Lobby])

Week 2

Monday 8/29

  • Leadership Kickoff 12 - 1 p.m. (125)
  • Welcome Back Dinner 5 - 6 p.m. (Lobby)

Tuesday 8/30

  • Dive into the Library 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Second Floor Lobby)

Wednesday 8/31

  • Dive into the Library 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Second Floor Lobby)

Wednesday 9/7

  • Doughnuts with the Deans 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (Lobby)

Dahlonega Campus

Week 1

Sunday, August 21

  • Gather in the Grove 6-7 p.m.,
  • Student Convocation 7-8 p.m. Memorial Gym

Monday, August 22

  • SGA Information Booths from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in Various Locations
  • Campus Outreach Grill n Chill 5:30-8:30 p.m., Lewis Patio
  • Baptist Collegiate Ministry “Welcome All” Meeting 7:15 p.m., Baptist Student Center 

Tuesday, August 23

  • SGA Information Booths from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in Various Locations
  • Delta Zeta’s “Sealed with a Kiss” 12-2 p.m., Hoag Patio
  • Campus Connection Back to School Block Party 5:30-9 p.m., Bookstore (sponsored by the Student Money Management Center)
    • Join the bookstore staff in Dahlonega for a night of dancing,  free snacks and lots of fun games including Corn Hole.  Listen for the music behind the Chestatee Building (parking lot). Free shirts for the first 200 students there!

Wednesday, August 24

  • SPLC Voter Registration Drive 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Hoag Patio
  • Alpha Gamma Delta “Tees’s to Dye For” 1 - 4 p.m. on Promenade
    • We will be giving away free t-shirts to tie dye along with other fun water games!
  • BCM Great Hamburger Steak Out 6 p.m., BCM House
  • Freshman Dance and Toga Party 8-11:30 p.m., Dining Hall Veranda

Thursday, August 25

  • Kappa Sigma “Sink A Sig” 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Hoag Patio
  • Discover Dahlonega Student Event 5–7 p.m., Dahlonega Square
    • The Dahlonega-Lumpkin Chamber of Commerce will be hosting our 8th Annual Discover Dahlonega Student Event again this year. While enjoying the tunes of local DJ Tommy Pirone, students can tour our Historic Downtown with 65 shops and 18 restaurants, explore booths and win prizes to local businesses and sample tasting from local restaurants. This is a great opportunity for students to get to know their new home-away-from-home and everything Dahlonega and Lumpkin County has to offer.
  • Hypnotist: Dale K Sponsored by N.E, 8 p.m., Memorial Gym

Friday, August 26

  • Phi Mu’s "Donut you know it's Friday!"  11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hoag Patio
    • You've made it to the end of the first week, enjoy a donut with Phi Mu!
  • Nighthawk Network “Speed Friending” 4-6 p.m., Hoag Patio
  • SURVIVAL DAZE Sponsored by BCM 6-10 p.m., BCM House

Saturday, August 27

  • SGA First Saturday of Service 12-4 p.m., Hoag Patio
    • Returning and incoming students are encouraged to participate in approximately 3 hours of community service in the local community.
  • Rec Sports Outdoor Pursuits White Water Rafting (13 people max)
    • Looking for a way to beat the Dahlonega heat? Join North Georgia Outdoor Pursuits for the best introduction to whitewater rafting on the Southeast’s quintessential mountain river. This fully guided trip will take you down the river through rapids as well as calm areas perfect for enjoying the mountain scenery. 
  • Rec Sports Outdoor Pursuits Sky Diving Trip
    • We hope you've come to college ready to cross some things off your bucket list because North Georgia Outdoor Pursuits is hosting a Skydiving trip. Join us as we travel to Monroe for a bonding experience like no other!

Week 2

Monday, August 29

  • "Chillin with KD” 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Hoag Patio
  • “Easy Money” presented by Student Money Management 6 p.m., Hoag Auditorium
    • Game show focusing on financial literacy

Tuesday, August 30

  • Students for Sensible Drug Policy Information Table, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hoag Patio Promenade
  • NSCS (National Society of Collegiate Scholars) Information Table, 2-5 p.m. Hoag Patio
  • "Blame It on the Alcohol" 6 p.m. Hoag Patio 
  • Catholic Campus Ministry “Kick off & Cookout” 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Hancock Park

Wednesday, August 31

  • Nighthawk Fest (Club Fair), 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Hoag Patio. (Rain Location– Rec Center)
    • Visit the different clubs and organizations the UNG has to offer
  • Get out of Your Bubble, Presented by OTP, Res Life, & MSA  6 p.m., Memorial Gym
  • Young Life College Kick Off 8-9 p.m., ABC Rooms 

Thursday, September 1

  • Greekapalooza 5-7 p.m., Promenade
  • Nighthawk Entertainment’s Outdoor Movie 9 p.m., Drill Field

Gainesville Campus

Week 1

Monday 8/22

  • Weeks of Welcome Tents 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Nesbit Lobby and Student Center Patio)
  • Convocation & Picnic 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (Gymnasium)

Tuesday 8/23

  • Weeks of Welcome Tents 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Nesbit Lobby and Student Center Patio)
  • Leadership Kickoff 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. (Robinson Ballroom)

Wednesday 8/24

  • Weeks of Welcome Tents 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Nesbitt Lobby and Student Center Patio)
  • Welcome Back Comedian/Magician 12 - 1 p.m. (Student Center Stage)
  • Adult Learner Resource Center Open House 12-1 p.m. (ALRC)
  • Add/Drop Workshop 4 - 5 p.m. (Strickland 169)
  • Adult Learner Resource Center Open House 5 - 6 p.m. (ALRC)

Thursday 8/25

  • Doughnuts with the Deans 7:30 - 9 a.m. (Student Center Patio)
  • Add/Drop Workshop 8 - 9 a.m. (Nesbitt 2212)
  • Adult Learner Resource Center Open House 12-1 p.m. (ALRC)
  • Yoga Basics [bring your own mat] 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Robinson Ballroom)
  • Adult Learner Resource Center Open House 5 - 6 p.m. (ALRC)

Saturday 8/27

  • Starlight 5 - 8:30 p.m. (Amphitheatre)

Week 2

Monday 8/29

  • Coffee with the Cops 8 - 9 a.m. (Student Center Commons)

Tuesday 8/30

  • Kick-start your day with Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) Meet & Greet 8 - 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided by the Office of MSA.
  • Get out of your Bubble 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. (Robinson Ballroom)

Wednesday 8/31

  • Dive In 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Library)
  • Nighthawks Fest 12 - 1 p.m. (Student Center Patio [rain: Robinson Ballroom)
  • Nighthawks Fest 5 - 6 p.m. (Student Center Patio [rain: Robinson Ballroom)

Oconee Campus

Week 1

Monday, August 22

  • Welcome Tent, 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Quad
  • Poster Sale, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Room 522

Tuesday, August 23

  • Welcome Tent, 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Quad
  • Balloon & Body Art, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Quad

Wednesday, August 24

  • Convocation Cookout, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Quad
  • Welcome Back Dinner, 5 p.m., Quad

Thursday, August 25

  • Multicultural Student Welcome Reception, 12-1 p.m., Room 522

Week 2

Monday, August 29

  • Intramural Field Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Quad

Tuesday, August 30

  • Donuts w/the Dean, 9 a.m., Quad
  • Leadership Kickoff, 12-1 p.m., Room 522

Wednesday, August 31

  • Nighthawks Fest, 12-1 p.m., Quad

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