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Weeks of Welcome

The first two weeks of each 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

Tuesday, August 20

  • Student Convocation - 12:00 p.m., Outdoor Green Space

Cumming Campus

Wednesday, August 21

  • SGA Campus Resources Scavenger Hunt - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Lobby
  • I Registered for What? - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Lobby
    • Need assistance making schedule changes to your fall classes? Stop by the Academic Advising tables in the lobby for assistance.

Thursday, August 22

  • I Registered for What? - 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Lobby
    • Need assistance making schedule changes to your fall classes? Stop by the Academic Advising tables in the lobby for assistance.
  • SGA Campus Resources Scavenger Hunt - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Lobby

Wednesday, August 28

  • Student Convocation - 12:00 p.m., Pavilion

Dahlonega Campus

Friday, August 16

  • RHA Kickoff - Avengers Endgame - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Dining Hall Banquet Room

Saturday, August 17

  • Glow Party - 6:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Chow Veranda
    • Wear black clothing and join the welcome party hosted by MSA and RHA

Monday, August 19

  • Student Convocation - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Convocation Center
  • "Sundae on Monday" BCM Welcome Meeting and Ice Cream Social - 7:15 p.m., Baptist Collegiate Ministry Center

Wednesday, August 21

  • Athletics Event - hosted by UNG Athletics, Promenade
  • Get Rec'd - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Hoag Patio
    • Rec Center Exhibit Day
  • Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Welcome Day - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Hoag ABC Rooms
    • Come join us for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Welcome Day! This is an event designed to make all students feel welcome on campus, build a sense of community and introduce the services that Office of MSA offers.
  • BCM "Frankfurter Fiesta" - 6:00 p.m., Baptist Collegiate Ministry Center Front Lawn
    • Music, Food and Friends! (Free)
  • The BIG Game Show - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Hoag Auditorium
  • Hypnotist: Chris Jones, hosted by Nighthawks Entertainment - 8:00 p.m., Memorial Hall Gym

Thursday, August 22

  • Explore Downtown Dahlonega Block Party - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Hancock Park, Downtown Dahlonega
    • The Annual UNG Student Block Party will showcase local businesses and familiarize students with downtown Dahlonega. There will be music, scavenger hunts, giveaways and prizes! Students will mix and mingle with local merchants and more. This year, the Explore Downtown Dahlonega Scavenger Hunt will take place at Hancock Park in Downtown Dahlonega. Students will receive free bags to use around the square provided by Chamber while meeting vendors and local businesses.
  • TOGA Party, hosted by Nighthawks Entertainment - 8:00 p.m., Memorial Hall Gym

Friday, August 23

  • BCM "Survival Daze" for Freshmen and Transfers - 6:00 p.m., Baptist Collegiate Ministry Center
    • New Friends, “Under The Big Top” Banquet, Concert, T-Shirt and More!! Registration required - register online or in person at the BCM center

Saturday, August 24

  • BCM Scavenger Hunt (Lunch Provided) - 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Baptist Collegiate Ministry Center
  • First Saturday of Service - 8:30 a.m., Hoag Patio

Monday, August 26

  • BCM Meeting (every Monday classes are in session) - 7:15 p.m., Baptist Collegiate Ministry Center

Tuesday, August 27

  • "Alcohol You Later" - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Hoag Patio

Wednesday, August 28

  • Nighthawks Fest - 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Hoag Patio (rain location: Rec Center)
  • "Aladdin" Nighthawk Entertainment's Outdoor Movie - 9:00 p.m., Drill Field (rain location: Memorial Hall Gym)

Thursday, August 29 

  • Cookies and Consent - 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Hoag Patio
  • "Greekapalooza" hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life

Gainesville Campus

Friday, August 16

  • MSA Welcome Day - 12:00 p.m., Student Center Robinson Ballroom
    • Come join us for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Welcome Day! This is an event designed to make all students feel welcome on campus, build a sense of community, and introduce the services that Office of MSA offers.

Monday, August 19

Tuesday, August 20

Wednesday, August 21

  • Hypnotist: Chris Jones - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Student Center Stage
    • Hosted by Nighthawks Entertainment

Thursday, August 22

  • Get Rec'd - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Hugh Mill Gym
    • Rec Center Exhibit Day

Friday, August 23

  • Friday Flick - Pokémon Detective Pikachu - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Student Center Robinson Ballroom
    • Hosted by Nighthawks Entertainment
  • Lambda Theta Phi Probate - 8:30 p.m., Student Center Quad
    • Hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life

Saturday, August 24

Tuesday, August 27

  • Donuts with the Deans - 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Student Center Quad

Wednesday, August 28

  • Nighthawks Fest - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Student Center Quad (Rain Location: Robinson Ballroom)

Friday, August 30

  • MSA Club Open House - 12:00 p.m., Student Center Robinson Ballroom
    • Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Students

Oconee Campus

Monday, August 19

  • Welcome Tables - 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Quad and 300 Building
  • Welcome to Watkinsville - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Quad
    • Shops and restaurants from around the city of Watkinsville welcome UNG students

Tuesday, August 20

  • Welcome Tables - 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Quad and 300 Building
  • Got a Job? (Mini Job Fair) - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Quad

Wednesday, August 21

  • Student Convocation/Cookout - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Quad
  • Grab & Go Welcome Dinner - 5:00 p.m., Quad

Thursday, August 22

  • Latin Dance Party - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Quad (rain location: Room 726)
    • Learn a variety of Latin dances! Hosted by STEP

Friday, August 23

  • UNG Pool Party - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Georgia Aquatic Center
    • An exclusive pool party for members of the UNG community, hosted by Nighthawks Entertainment

Saturday, August 24

  • Starlight (Bus to Gainesville) - 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Quad
    • Reserve a seat on the bus going from Oconee to Gainesville for the annual Starlight Celebration

Monday, August 26

  • Goat Yoga - 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., Quad
    • Enjoy yoga sessions with goats

Tuesday, August 27

  • Lunch with Your Major - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Room 726
    • Eat with a faculty member or advisor from your area of study.

Wednesday, August 28

  • Nighthawks Fest (Club & Involvement Fair) - 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Quad

Thursday, August 29

  • Student Leadership Dinner Social - 5:30 p.m., Room 522
    • Learn about leadership opportunities at UNG Oconee

Friday, August 30

  • Water Balloon Dodgeball - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Quad
    • Hosted by Recreational Sports

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