August 25-September 3, 2014

The Week of Welcome (WoW) is a week of FREE events welcoming first year and transfer students to campus and welcoming back returning students to Xavier University. Week of Welcome is coordinated and promoted by the Office of Student Involvement, but made possible by the dozens of clubs and departments sponsoring events throughout the week.


Schedule

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

Sunday, August 24

Student Mass
Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice
Saints--all are welcome to begin the year with this weekly mass that is usually presided over by Fr. B.  If you don't know him yet, you soon will.  If you have never been called a saint, he will change that too.
4:00 PM l Bellarmine Chapel     

Common Ground - Ecumenical Protestant Worship
Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice
Common Ground is a space on campus where students from a wide variety of Christian backgrounds can come together to worship, pray, engage Scripture and encounter God. When we gather, we are the church. We deliberately engage the differences in our traditions of theology and worship. Join us to kick-off this weekly service.
8:00 PM l Xavier Yard North, Husman Stage (Rain Location: GSC Clocktower Lounge)   

Student Mass
Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice
Join us for mass the Xavier way.  This service is focused on the student community and is a great way to kick off every week of your time at X, not just your first week of class.
10:00 PM l Bellarmine Chapel

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Monday, August 25

God's Ice Cream Parlor
Center for Interfaith Community Engagement
There are many different flavors in God’s ice cream parlor, and they are all sweet! Cool down and join Rabbi Abie to experience all the different flavors in God’s Ice Cream Parlor.
11:00 AM-2:00 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: GSC Atrium)

BLTs with BLT 
Business Leaders for Tomorrow
Learn about Xavier's business club, Business Leaders for Tomorrow and enjoy fresh BLTs with fellow business majors and discover great opportunities within the organization.         
12:00 PM-2:00 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: Smith Atrium)

Build a giant Jenga     
Habitat for Humanity  
Come out and build a giant Jenga set with Habitat for Humanity! The first 50 students will receive a "Building a Bigger East" basketball t-shirt.   
1:00 PM-3:00 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: GSC Atrium)                                                              

Piñatas and Margaritas
Student Organization of Latinos
Join SOL for a refreshing virgin Margarita, while enjoying Latin American music and breaking a piñata.
3:30 PM-5:30 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: GSC Concourse)

Food and Fun at the Farm      
Sustainability Club      
Join the Sustainability Club at the Xavier Urban Farm Hoop House, to enjoy food and fun. Come see the crops and learn about plans for the fall semester to build a Meditation Labyrinth and Art Exhibits at the Farm. Tour the Earth Tubs, where we make compost from yard waste and campus food scraps, and see the gorgeous NEXUS Community Garden. Enjoy amazing pizza and some grilled peaches for dessert. Kick back for a few minutes, and learn about this friendly student space.
4:00 PM-7:00 PM l Hoop House, Urban Farm, on Cleneay across from the McGrath Health Center (Rain Location: GSC)                                                     

All For One Shops – Back to School Giveaway
Xavier University Bookstore, Ignatian Station, and The X Store
Come out and join the All For One Shops and learn about their new locations around campus and what new products they are offering.  There will be free product samples to try from their cafe and convenience store and numerous raffles to win great Xavier prizes.    
5:00 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: Bookstore)           

H2oh-no the British are coming: Water Balloon Reenactment and Cookout      
History Club    
Come witness (or join in) a water balloon fight reenactment of the Revolutionary War and enjoy a cookout for participants and spectators.          
5:00 PM-8:00 PM l Sand Volleyball Courts (Rain Location: O'Connor Sports Center Gymnasium)                                                                       

Community Night Localpalooza
Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice
Every week, you can join the CFJ for a free vegetarian meal and community in the Clock Tower Lounge. BUT, we will start this year's Community Night tradition with a special event on the yard, all about our community!  Celebrate all things local--join us for Street Pops (a gourmet popsicle business in OTR) & to screen your own posse t-shirt with Soapbox Tees (we provide the artist, you provide the t-shirt to upcycle).  And it wouldn't be a party without some tunes spun by someone you just might recognize from your own community...
5:00 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: GSC Atrium)                                

Sundaes with the Divas
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Enjoy an Ice Cream Sundae while you meet and network with faculty, staff, and the members of the Delta Sigma Theta chapter.
6:30 PM l Multicultural, Gender, and Women Center, GSC     

Distance4Dreams Group Run  
Distance4Dreams       
D4D is a club on campus that is dedicated to running and service. Join us for a group run to learn more about what we do! All skill levels welcome!         
7:00 PM-8:00 PM l Meet in front of Bellermine Chapel for a run through the neighborhoods surrounding Xavier, Run rain or shine 

Open-Mic Night
The Xavier Athenaeum
Interested in having your voice heard?  Come join "The Xavier Athenaeum" for our Open-Mic Night. Bring your poetry, prose, guitar, voice, or any other artistic talent! All are welcome to perform.         
7:00 PM-9:00 PM l Star Bucks, Xavier Bookstore                                              

S'mores Night 
Unified for Uganda     
Unified for Uganda works to financially and emotionally support the education of destitute children in northern Uganda through the empowerment of American youth. Come start your first week of class right with delicious s’mores, good music, and an awesome cause!         
8:00 PM-10:00 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: GSC Concourse)           

Outdoor Movie: Maleficent      
Office of Student Involvement
A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. Maleficent is the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain.
9:00 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: GSC Theatre)

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Tuesday, August 26

Balanced U - Eating Well in the Caf
Xavier Dining

Join Xavier Dining in learning about Balanced U- Eating well in the caf. With the endless amounts of variety in Hoff Dining Commons, eating a well-balanced diet is easily within reach. From vegetarian, vegan to made without gluten options; we can show you how to have a stealth health approach while having fun with food too.
11:00 AM-2:00 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: Fenwick Atrium)

Navigators Orange Leaf FroYo Social
The Navigators
Come enjoy some FREE Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt from the Hyde Park Orange Leaf.
1:00 PM-3:00 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: GSC Concourse)

Tour Xavier Library and Conaton Learning Commons
Xavier Library
Join us for a tour of the Conaton Learning Commons and McDonald Library. Visit the Connection Center where you can check out materials, get research help from a librarian and get computer technical help. Tour our Group Study Rooms and study areas as well as our Digital Media Lab where you can check out video cameras and edit movies.
2:00 PM-3:00 PM l Library and Conaton Learning Commons

XUTVA Welcome Week Grill Out
Xavier University Television Association and the Communication Department
Come join XUTVA for hamburgers and hotdogs. There will be tours of the studio and answers to any questions you have for the club. Stop by for some good times and free food!
2:00 PM-4:00 PM l TV studio, Outdoors (Rain Location: TV Studio, Indoors)

Throw Water Balloons with Xavier's Mock Trial Team!
Mock Trial
Hang out with Xavier's Mock Trial team and throw water balloons at your friends. Various water balloon games will take place!
2:30 PM-3:30 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: O'Connor Sports Center Gym)

Dance your Socks Off: Tie Dye with the Dance Team
Xavier University Dance Team
Join the Xavier Dance Team for an awesome tie dye experience. We take our feet very seriously and will be dancing the night away! Socks and dye will be included.
5:00 PM-6:00 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: GSC Concourse)

Speed Friending
Ladies with Emphasis on Achievement and Distinction (LEAD)
This is an event where new and old students can come together and introduce themselves or catch up in a fun fast-paced environment with music and FREE FOOD!
5:00 PM-7:00 PM l GSC Atrium 

Kickball Game
Athletes in Action
Kick off the school year with a game of kickball with Athletes in Action.
5:30 PM-7:00 PM l Club Softball and Soccer Field (Rain Location: O'Connor Sports Center Gymnasium) 

¡Taco Tuesday!
Spanish Club and Student Organization of Latinos
Join the Spanish Club and the Student Organization of Latinos, for TACO TUESDAY! Aside from tasty food, get to know existing members of both clubs. The Spanish Club and SOL host various cultural activities throughout the year promoting cultural diversity and education.
6:00 PM-7:30 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: GSC Clocktower Lounge)

Meet the Greeks Mixer
National Pan-Hellenic Council of Xavier University
Meet the current members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Xavier University, a collaborative organization of nine historically African American, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities.
7:00 PM-8:00 PM l Ryan's Pub, GSC Atrium

Navigators Volleyball Tournament
The Navigators
Play some volleyball tourney style and meet some folks in Navs.
7:00 PM-9:00 PM l Sand Volleyball Courts (Rain Location: O'Connor Sports Center Gymnasium)  

Performing Arts Collage
Department of Music and Theatre, ACDA, NAfME, Xavier Players, Harmon-X
Enjoy an evening featuring a variety of performances from many of Xavier's finest vocalists, instrumentalists, actors, and comedians with special appearance by Harmon-X, Xavier's male a cappella group. Join us immediately following the performance for refreshments in the atrium.
7:30 PM-9:00 PM l GSC Theatre     
    
SMASH the Summer Heat!
Child's Play
Join in a night of a Smash Brothers tournament and having fun!
8:00 PM-11:00 PM l Clocktower Lounge     

Students for Life Outdoor Movie!
Students for Life
Join Xavier Students for Life for an evening of fun, food, and an outdoor showing of Juno, a quirky comedy with a heartwarming pro-life message!
9:00 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: GSC Atrium)

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Wednesday, August 27

Meet the Pershing Rifles of Xavier
Pershing Rifles
Meet the Pershing Rifles, a military-oriented, honors fraternity that stresses excellence in military science, bearing, leadership, and especially drill and ceremony. Receive memorabilia, see a display of rifles, and watch drilling.
10:00 AM-1:00 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: Fenwick Atrium)   

Interfaith Human Foosball
Center for Interfaith Community Engagement
Engage with your fellow Muskies in this giant inflated foosball table while you have some life-sized arcade fun playing Interfaith Human Foosball. 
11:00 AM-2:00 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: GSC Concourse)    

SommerFest
German Club
German Club presents SommerFest: Catch the Wave! As we blast German pop music. Snacks and giveaways! Come join us and help us kick off an awesome year of Brats, Bier und Freunden. Eine gute Zeit für alle!
1:00 PM-3:00 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: GSC Atrium)    

Cones & Careers
Career Development Office
Students are invited to stop by to meet Career Development staff, get free ice cream, win prizes, and learn about the career services and resources available to all Xavier students.
2:00 PM-4:00 PM l GSC Concourse (Rain Location: Career Development Office)

International welcome back coffee hour
Center for International Education
Share some delicious international snacks and a cup of coffee with new and returning international and domestic students. 
3:30 PM-4:30 PM l GSC, Center for International Education     

Tour Xavier Library and Conaton Learning Commons
Xavier Library
Join us for a tour of the Conaton Learning Commons and McDonald Library. Visit the Connection Center where you can check out materials, get research help from a librarian and get computer technical help. Tour our Group Study Rooms and study areas as well as our Digital Media Lab where you can check out video cameras and edit movies.
5:00 PM-6:00 PM l Library and Conaton Learning Commons

Spikeball !!!
Xavier Intramural Sports
Spikeball !!! The Xavier University Intramural Sports @XUIMsports program is hosting a Spikeball tournament. Played like volleyball, this is a fast moving sport will be the first of many @XUIMsports offered this year. Do a quick search online and see what Spikeball is all about. Be one of the first, of thousands, of Xavier students to play in the @XUIMsports program this year!
5:00 PM l Sand Volleyball Courts (Rain Location: O'Connor Sports Center Gymnasium)   

Taste of Cincinnati & Branches Concert
Student Activities Council
Enjoy a Taste of Cincinnati with a live performance from alternative rock band, Branches! Skyline Chili, LaRosa's, and Graeters will be serving free food.
5:45 PM-8:00 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: GSC Atrium)    

Navigators Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
The Navigators
Come and play some Ultimate Frisbee tourney style underneath the Soccer Field lights!
8:00 PM-10:00 PM l Soccer Complex (Corcoran Field)     

Crêpe Making Class
French Club
Come learn how to make crêpes! We'll have all sorts of fillings---dinner crêpes with ham and cheese as well as dessert crêpes with fruit and Nutella Learn about upcoming events for the fall and meet French Club members. We can't wait to hear all of your ideas for this upcoming year!
8:30 PM-10:00 PM l GSC Clocktower Lounge

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Thursday, August 28

Tour Xavier Library and Conaton Learning Commons
Xavier Library
Join us for a tour of the Conaton Learning Commons and McDonald Library. Visit the Connection Center where you can check out materials, get research help from a librarian and get computer technical help. Tour our Group Study Rooms and study areas as well as our Digital Media Lab where you can check out video cameras and edit movies.
11:00 AM-1:00 PM l Library and Conaton Learning Commons     

Bobbing for Apples
Education Club
The Education Club invites you to bob for apples! You can bob for an apple or create your own candy apple while learning about the club's plans for the upcoming school year.
12:30 PM-2:30 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: GSC Atrium)

Get the Scoop on Study Abroad
Education Abroad, Center for International Education
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Learn about study abroad opportunities and get an ice cream cone in the process.
1:00 PM-3:00 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: GSC)    

D'artagnan Cookout
Honors Council
Join the members of Honor's Council for a BBQ cook-out and trivia game!
4:00 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: GSC Concourse)   

Welcome to Pre-Law Society!
Pre-Law Society
The Pre-Law Society would like to welcome YOU to a mini social and opportunity to get to know current members and executive board officers! Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, so don't miss out-- and remember, ALL are welcome!
4:30 PM-6:00 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: GSC Atrium)    

Commuter Night in the Cafe
Commuter Council & Hoff Dining Commons
Are you a Commuter student that is thinking of getting a meal plan for the Cafe? Before you make your decision, join Commuter Council for a Night in the Caf! Engage with life on campus, get a FREE meal at the Hoff Dinning Commons, and interact with other Commuter students.
5:00 PM-7:00 PM l Hoff Dining Commons     

Pie the President
Student Government Association
Here's your chance to show Xavier's Student Government President and Vice Presidents who's boss by throwing a pie in their face! While you're at it, let them know what they can do for you this year. (Free Giveaways to those who can hit the target!)
6:00 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: GSC Concourse)    

Thou Shalt Be Photographed
Center for Interfaith Community Engagement
Leave the selfies behind and celebrate with your Xavier community! Grab your friends – new and old – and snap a couple shots at our open-air photo booth. 
6:00 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: GSC Concourse)   

Navigators Bonfire
The Navigators
Come enjoy s’mores, cornhole, frisbee, a movie, and other sweet times with folks in Navs!
8:00 PM-11:00 PM l Xavier Yard North

Light Up Xavier
Art Department
Light up Xavier with light painting and photography. Dance, run, jump, and draw using flashlights, light strobes, and light sticks. Come join us to light up Xavier!
8:30 PM-9:30 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: Fenwick Atrium)   

Don't Tell Anna Improv Show
Don't Tell Anna
Come join Xavier's improvisational comedy troupe for our first show of the year! Bring your friends and come prepared to laugh.
9:00 PM-10:00 PM l GSC Theatre     

Late Night Movie: Divergent 
Student Activities Council
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.
11:00 PM-12:30 AM l GSC Theatre

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Friday, August 29

Rowing on the Yard
Xavier Crew
Take the challenge and try to beat varsity times or race a Crew member on the erg (rowing machine). Interested in joining? Crew members will be on hand to answer any question prospective rowers might have. Or just enjoy the fun experience!
11:00 AM-2:00 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: Fenwick Atrium)  

Wag Your Way Back to Campus with APEX!
Animal, People, and the Earth at Xavier
Join APEX for a water-balloon toss, refreshments, and back to school goodies!
11:00 AM-3:00 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: GSC Concourse)

Whatever FLOATS Your Boat!
Resident Student Association
Enjoy some flavorful floats with RSA and learn more about what we have planned for the year!
1:00 PM-2:00 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: Fenwick Atrium)

Salat al-Jummat - Islamic Friday Prayer for Xavier's Muslim Community
Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice & the Muslim Students Association
Join the CFJ & MSA to find your Muslim brothers and sisters on campus as we say prayers together.  Start your year right; start your year with God.
2:00 PM l Interfaith Chapel, Husman   

Exploring Africa: If you're not there, you're not anywhere
African Student Association
Eat, mingle, and have fun with the African Student Association.
2:00 PM-5:00 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: GSC Atrium)    

Veterans Appreciation Cookout
Student Veterans of Xavier
Run through a National Guard obstacle course; compete in contests with prizes including hats, gift cards, and a free skydiving trip; and enjoy a meal with SVX.
4:00 PM-8:00 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: Veteran's Center)   

Men's Soccer vs. Lipscomb
X-treme Fans
Men's Soccer vs. Lipscomb. Giveaway to the first 250 students!
7:00 PM-9:00 PM l Soccer Complex (Corcoran Field)     

Muskies After Dark: Party in the USA
Student Activities Council
Don't miss the first MAD of the year with Free Entertainment, Free Activities & Free Food all themed around America. Still need to be persuaded? They've got hypnotist David Hall.
9:00 PM-1:00 AM l GSC and Xavier Yard    

Late Night Movie: Divergent 
Student Activities Council
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.
11:00 PM-12:30 AM l GSC Theatre

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Saturday, August 30

Corn Hole
Army ROTC
Enjoy a game of Corn Hole and learn about Army ROTC
10:00 AM-3:00 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: GSC Atrium)     

Alternative Breaks Social
Alternative Breaks & Center of Faith and Justice
Get some free food and learn about Alternative Breaks.
3:00 PM-5:00 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: GSC Atrium)
     
Sand Volleyball Tournament
Men's and Women's Volleyball
Play in or cheer on the sand volleyball tournament at the Sand Volleyball Courts. Teams of 4-8 players, with 4 players on the court at one time. This is a great chance to meet both club volleyball teams and ask questions!
3:00 PM-5:30 PM l Sand Volleyball Courts     

Smoothies, Tunes, and Water Balloons
Xavier Students Against Destructive Decisions Every Day (X-SADD-ED)
Come join XSADDED for fruit smoothies and fun with water balloons!
5:00 PM-6:30 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: GSC Clocktower Lounge)
   
Late Night Movie: Divergent 
Student Activities Council
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late. 
11:00 PM-12:30 AM l GSC Theatre

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Sunday, August 31

Dig It with Life After Sunday
Life After Sunday
Do you enjoy playing beach sports? Do you sing Odes to Summer like Olaf from the movie Frozen? If so, come play beach volleyball with Life After Sunday! Join us for some friendly competition on the courts as well as to meet members and to learn about the LAS community. Frozen treats will be provided! "The hot and the cold are both so intense, put them together it just makes sense!"
11:00 AM-12:00 PM l Sand Volleyball Courts (Rain Location: O'Connor Sports Center Volleyball Courts)    

Dance Marathon Water Balloon Fight
Dance Marathon
Xavier University Dance Marathon is hosting the largest water balloon fight ever at Xavier's Campus. With hundreds or water balloons participate in a massive water balloon fight or jump on a slip and slide!
2:00 PM-3:00 PM l Xavier Yard North    

Fire up the Grill with ΔΣΝ and ΦΑΔ
Delta Sigma Pi - Professional Fraternity & Phi Alpha Delta – Pre-Law Society 
Come outside and learn about some of the Greek life on campus and enjoy some free food, a water balloon toss, sack races, waffle ball games, corn hole, and more!
4:00 PM-6:00 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: O'Connor Sports Center Gymnasium)    

Navigators Pancake Social
The Navigators and Active Minds
Come enjoy some free pancakes and meet some folks in Navs and Active Minds!
5:00 PM-7:00 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: Lounges in Your Residence Hall)

Cincinnati Bell WEBN Fireworks
Student Activities Council
Each year SAC loads up hundreds of students to check out the biggest fireworks display in the midwest - the WEBN Fireworks over Labor Day weekend.  Show up and catch a ride downtown to this free, fun, trip on Sunday night.
7:00 PM l Buses will depart from Buenger Circle

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Monday, September 1

T-Shirt Giveaway
Office of Student Involvement
Grab the new Xavier Involvement t-shirt while they last!
5:00 PM l Xavier Yard South (Rain Location: Fenwick Atrium) 

SNO Cookout
Student Nurse Organization
Attention all nursing students, please come join your fellow nursing students and faculty kick off the school year with a cookout and music.
6:00 PM-8:00 PM l Xavier Yard North (Rain Location: GSC Concourse)    

Root Beer Rosary
Life After Sunday
Looking for a community of faith to grow with?  Join us for rosary followed by root beer floats.  Not sure how to pray the rosary?  In the words of Saint John Paul II, "Be Not Afraid," we will teach you!  All are welcome!
9:00 PM-10:00 PM l Bellarmine Side Chapel

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Tuesday, September 2

Club Day on the Yard
Office of Student Involvement
With over 160 campus clubs to choose from, our student organizations truly offer something for everyone! You have an opportunity to meet, interact with, and get information about how to join and also about upcoming events and activities!
10:30 AM-2:30 PM l Xavier Yard North & South

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All Week

Library Selfie Contest 
Xavier Library
Visit the Library or Conaton Learning Commons and take a Selfie (with your favorite book, movie or magazine or where you might like to study). Tweet your photo to us @XUConnectCenter. Everyone who tweets us a photo will be entered in a prize drawing for $50 in X Cash.
All Week Long l CLC and Library
 

Contact

For more information, contact Crystal Guffey in the Office of Student Involvement at guffeyc@xavier.edu or 513-745-4250.