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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

Monday - Friday (8/21 - 8/25)

  • Paracord Activity (create your own)

Monday 8/21

  • Dive into your Library” information table from 9 a.m.-Noon

Tuesday 8/22

  • Donuts with the Dean” from 9 a.m.-Noon

Wednesday 8/23

  • Cornhole and S’mores activity

Thursday 8/24

  • Convocation/Cookout from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Friday 8/25

  • Don’t you know it’s Friday” (Donuts for breakfast) from 8-11 a.m.

Cumming Campus

Week 1

Tuesday 8/22

  • Convocation - Noon
  • Cookout - 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8/23

  • Spirit Day - Wear UNG clothing or colors and receive giveaways - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Week 2

Tuesday 8/29

  • Free Pizza from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Meet Cumming SGA Officers

Friday 9/01

  • SGA Gift Basket Giveaway 12:30 p.m.

Dahlonega Campus

Week 1

Sunday, August 20

  • Solar Eclipse Program 1-5 p.m. HNS 234 Planetarium, HNS 232 Lecture, HNS Lawn
  • Gather in the Grove 6-7 p.m., Price Memorial Lawn (Rain Location: Rec Center)
  • Student Convocation 7-8 p.m. Memorial Gym (Upper-class seating at 6:15 p.m.)

Monday, August 21

  • SGA Information Booths from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in Various Locations
  • Viewing Party for the Solar Eclipse co-sponsored by Dean of Students and Student Involvement, 12:30–4:00 p.m., Drill Field (Between Barnes and Dining Hall)
  • Campus Outreach Grill n Chill 5:30-8:30 p.m., Promenade
  • Baptist Collegiate Ministry “Sundae on Monday – Welcome Program and Ice Cream Fellowship,” 7:00 p.m., Baptist Collegiate Ministry Center

Tuesday, August 22

  • SGA Information Booths from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in Various Locations
  • Nighthawk Network Speed-Friending, 6 p.m., Hoag Patio
  • RHA Welcome Back Event, 7–9 p.m.

Wednesday, August 23

  • Delta Phi Epsilon "DPhiE wishes you an ink-credible semester", 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hoag Patio
  • Kappa Delta's “Chillin' With KD”, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hoag Patio
  • Sigma Kappa  “Hey there, SMARTIE pants”, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hoag Patio
  • TREX Mentor Meet Up, 12–1:30 p.m., Stewart Room 302-Transfer Student Lounge
  • North Georgia Outdoor Pursuits “Rec It Out”, 3-7 p.m., Pine Valley (shuttle available)
  • Freshman Dance and Toga Party 8-11:30 p.m., Dining Hall Veranda

Thursday, August 24

  • Multicultural Student Affairs - Clubs and Information, 12–2 p.m., Hoag Patio
  • Hypnotist: Dale K Sponsored by Nighthawk Entertainment Board, 8 p.m., Memorial Gym

Friday, August 25

  • Multicultural Student Affairs Welcome Day, 12–2 p.m., Hoag Great Room
  • BCM “Survival Daze” 6 p.m., pre-registration required: UNGBCM.com

Saturday, August 26

  • First Saturday of Service 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hoag Patio
  • Annual Starlight Celebration, Gainesville Campus, 4:30 p.m.–until, G.W. Bailey Amphitheater

Week 2

Monday, August 28

  • TREX Perk and Prep, 8–11 a.m., Stewart Room 302-Transfer Student Lounge
  • UNG Softball Club Meet n Greet, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Hoag Patio
  • Library Technology Center Sea of Knowledge, 12-4 p.m., LTC
  • Greekapalooza, 5–7 p.m., Promenade

Tuesday, August 29

  • "Blame It on the Alcohol" 6 p.m. Hoag Patio 
  • Catholic Campus Ministry “Kick off & Cookout” 7:30-9 p.m. Hancock Park
  • UNG Ballroom Dance Club “Latin Dance Night”, 8:30–10:00 p.m., Hoag Great Room

Wednesday, August 30

  • Nighthawk Fest (Club Fair), 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Hoag Patio. (Rain Location– Rec Center)
  • Alpha Phi Omega "Grilling with Gold", 5-7 p.m., Promenade

Thursday, August 31

  • Ultimate Frisbee Tournament and Cookout (Women’s and Men’s Club), 4-8 p.m., Drill Field
  • TREX Pizza and Playoffs, 7-9 p.m., Stewart Room 302-Transfer Student Lounge
  • Nighthawk Entertainment’s Outdoor Movie 9 p.m., Drill Field

Gainesville Campus

Week 1

Monday 8/21

Tuesday, August 22

Wednesday, August 23

Thursday, August 24

All Week

Saturday, August 26

  • Starlight Celebration & Fireworks - 8:30 p.m. (Amphitheatre)

Week 2

Monday, August 28

  • Convocation & Picnic 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Gymnasium)

Tuesday, August 29

Wednesday, August 30

Thursday, August 31

Transfer Experience (TREX) Meet-Up 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Robinson Ballroom A)

Peer Advisor Information Station 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Academic Advising Center)

All Week

Oconee Campus

Week 1

Monday, August 21

  • Welcome Tent, 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Quad, (Rain location: SRC - Atrium)
  • Photo Phone Wallet 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Quad, (Rain location: SRC - Atrium)
  • Eclipse Viewing, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Quad, (Free glasses available!)

Tuesday, August 22

  • Welcome Tent & DIY Trail Mix, 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Quad, (Rain location: SRC - Atrium)

Wednesday, August 23

  • Convocation Cookout, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Quad, (Rain location: Faculty Center - Room 726)
  • Poster Sale, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., SRC-Room 522
  • Grab & Go Welcome Dinner, 5:00 p.m., Quad, (Rain location: SRC - Atrium)

Thursday, August 24

  • OC Library Giveaway, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Library
  • Student Money Management Center Information Table, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., SRC - Atrium
  • Free Movie: Hidden Figures, 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., SRC - Room 522

Week 2

Monday, August 28

  • Balloon & Body Art, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Quad, (Rain location: SRC - Atrium)
  • Intramural Field Day, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Pavilion by the volleyball court, (Rain location: SRC - Room 522)

Tuesday, August 29

  • Doughnuts w/the Deans, 8:00 a.m., Quad, (Rain location: SRC - Atrium)
  • Leadership Certificate Program Orientation, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., SRC-Room 522

Wednesday, August 30

  • Nighthawks Fest (Club & Involvement Fair), 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Quad, (Rain location: SRC - Room 522)

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