August 23-September 1, 2015

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.

2015 Schedule

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

Sunday, August 23

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.
Bellarmine Chapel | 4:00pm

Common Ground-Ecumenical Protestant Worship
Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice
Common Ground is a space where students from a wide variety of Christian backgrounds can come together to worship, pray, engage scripture and encounter God. Join us to kick-off this weekly service--and get a Common Ground t-shirt.
GSC Outdoor Amphitheatre | 8:00pm

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.
Bellarmine Chapel | 10:00pm

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Monday, August 24

Xavier Student Wellness Advocacy Group (SWAG)    
Join SWAG Peer Educators (PEs) to get your necessities to survive the first semester of school. We will be handing out our special “SWAG BAGZ” that will include college essentials.
Xavier Yard South | 11:00am-1:00pm        

Rowing on the Yard
Xavier Crew    
Join Xavier Crew for Rowing on the Yard! We will have rowing machines set up for anyone who would like to give them a spin. Don’t know what Crew is? Stop by and say hi! We would love to show you the sport we are so passionate about.
Xavier Yard South | 11:00am-2:00pm            

Slushies and Bingo    
Xavier LGBTQ Alliance
Enjoy Xavier-themed slushies & bingo while learning more about the LGBTQ Alliance.    
GSC Outdoor Amphitheatre | 1:00pm-3:00pm    

Ethical Eating
Animals, People & the Earth at Xavier (APEX)
Join us for FREE snacks and learn more about APEX!
Xavier Yard South | 3:00pm-4:00pm

Deutsch Klub Sommer Fest
German Club
Alle Kommen! Come one, come all to the German Club’s Sommer Fest! Enjoy German food and music while soaking up the sun.
Xavier Yard North | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Calling All Musicians
American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
Interested in getting involved with music on campus? Then, this is for you! Free pizza, fun times, and the opportunity to meet fellow ensemble members as well as the music faculty and staff.
Long Recital Hall, Edgecliff | 3:00pm-5:30pm        

Food and Fun at Xavier Farmer’s Market
Xavier Sustainability Club/Department of Sustainability    
Enjoy fresh food at Xavier’s first annual Farmer’s Market (3-5pm), including a cooking demo and delectable snacks. Then head over to the Urban Farm for a meet and greet to share dessert with Xavier’s Sustainability community (5-7pm)!
Xavier Yard South | 3:00pm-5:00pm    
Urban Farm behind The Commons | 5:00pm-7:00pm        

Snack Time with CFJ
Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice
Shed some light on the adventures you will have this year, come and get to know the CFJ! Cookies, lemonade and take home treats... all with the CFJ sun.
Xavier Yard North | 5:00pm-6:00pm    

Cornhole Tournament
Criminal Justice Society    
Join us for a BBQ with our Xavier Criminal Justice family.
Xavier Yard South | 6:00pm-8:00pm    

Group Run    
D4D is a club that is dedicated to running and service. Join us for a group run through the surrounding neighborhoods and learn more about what we do! All skill levels are welcome. Run rain or shine!
Bellarmine Chapel | 7:00pm-8:00pm

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Tuesday, August 25

Walk on Water with the Physics Club
Physics Club
Come one, come all to walk on water with the Physics club. See the amazing effects of non-Newtonian fluids. You won’t believe your eyes as you defy gravity and walk across a pool without sinking.
Xavier Yard South | 1:00pm-3:00pm        

‘Mix It Up’ with TRiO
TRiO, Student Support Services
Mix up your favorite ice cream or frozen yogurt treat with a variety of toppings and candy and learn about requirements to be a TRiO participant and the assortment of opportunities available.    
GSC Outdoor Amphitheatre | 2:00pm-3:30pm    

Piñatas and Margaritas
Student Organization of Latinos (SOL)
Enjoy a refreshing virgin margarita, Latin American music, candy from a traditional piñata, and mingle with SOL members to learn more about the organization and upcoming events!
Xavier Yard North | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Intramural Yard Games    
Rec Sports/Intramural Sports    
Calling all yard game superstars! We will have several sets of Cornhole, KanJam, and Spikeball set up. Come as an individual or group. Win prizes and get info on this year’s sessions of Xavier Intramural Sports.
Xavier Yard South | 4:00pm-7:00pm        

Giveaway with RSA
Resident Student Association
Learn more about RSA and what we have planned for the year. There will be a chance to win prizes!
Xavier Yard South | 5:00pm-6:00pm            

Free T-Shirts and Build Your Own Tacos
Habitat for Humanity
Build Your Own Taco and challenge your friends to a game of Giant Jenga or Wack-a-Mole! First 100 students will also receive a free Habitat for Humanity Men’s Basketball shirt. What a great way to BUILD a better Xavier community!
Xavier Yard North | 5:00pm-7:00pm    

Harmon-X Concert
Kick off the new school year with a fun night of a cappella music and free food! Enjoy some pizza while Harmon-X performs music from all genres, and take some free gear home with you.
Kennedy Auditorium | 5:30pm-6:15pm            

Meet the Greeks Mixer
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
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.
Starbucks at University Station  | 7:00pm-8:00pm    

Zumba with CHAARG on the Yard
Changing Health, Attitudes, and Action to Recreate Girls (CHAARG)
Start your year off right with some high energy Zumba on the yard! You’re invited to meet new people, learn about CHAARG and find your fit to live a happy & healthy lifestyle.
Xavier Yard South | 7:00pm-8:15pm    

Pie the President
Student Government Association
Pie the Student Government Executive Board in the face! Learn more about your Student Government and let them know what they can do for you this year.
GSC Outdoor Amphitheatre | 6:00pm-8:00pm    

Sand Volleyball
The Navigators
Enjoy the opportunity to play in a non-competitive game of volleyball! Or just come to watch and spark conversations with new people!    
Sand Volleyball Courts | 8:00pm-10:00pm

Love Life (Cereal)
Students for Life
Join Students for Life at a late night snack cereal bar featuring Life and other great cereals to celebrate the taste of a delicious snack and learn more about how to love and protect life.
GSC Atrium | 9:00pm-11:00pm

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Wednesday, August 27

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! Join Rabbi Abie and cool down with a tasty treat.
Scales of Justice by Kuhlman Hall | 11:00am-2:00pm

Peer Leader Meet and Greet
Peer Leader Program        
First year students, come out and get to know your Peer Leader and other first year students while enjoying some delicious pizza! Contact your Peer Leader with questions.
Xavier Upper Yard | 12:00pm-1:00pm        

Bobbing for Apples
Education Club
Bob for apples or create your own caramel apple while learning about the club’s plans for the upcoming school year.
Xavier Yard North | 1:00pm-2:30pm            

Coaches: Age of Careers
Career Development Office
What’s your superpower? Join our supercoaches for advice on how to use your strengths while getting yourself a free popsicle!
GSC Concourse | 2:00pm-4:00pm    

Commuter Connection
Commuter Council
A chance for resident students and commuters to get to know each other and share resources! Those who attend receive a free cafeteria meal swipe on Commuter Council!
Starbucks at University Station  | 3:00pm-4:00pm    

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.
GSC, 2nd Floor - Faces of the World Lounge | 3:30pm-4:30pm

3D Printing Pizza Party
Center for Innovation
Join us for free pizza and learn all about the Center for Innovation. Attendees will get to take their 3D Printed name home with them.
Center for Innovation on Dana ave | 4:30pm-6:30pm

Outdoor Concert & Taste of Cincinnati
Student Activities Council (SAC)
SAC presents Eh440 (Canadian pop/rock a cappella group) along with free food from popular Cincinnati vendors LaRosa’s Pizza, Gold Star Chili and Graeter’s Ice Cream. Enjoy live music while tasting some of the local treats from Cincinnati!
Xavier Yard North | 5:00pm-6:30pm    

Historical Murder Mystery:
Start the Year off with a Bang

History Club
A murder mystery event featuring historical figures, food, and fun!
Schott Hall 10th floor | 8:00pm-9:30pm        

Bonfire ‘n S’mores
The Navigators
Meet new people around the warm glow of a campfire and enjoy free S’mores: courtesy of the Navigators.
Xavier Yard North | 9:00pm-11:00pm

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Thursday, August 27

Meet the Blue Blob Cleaners
Blue Blob Cleaners
We strive to offer excellent cleaning and janitorial services to our fellow Xavier students. Come out and enjoy games, giving away, and special offers & gift cards for our services.
Xavier Yard South | 11:00am-1:00pm            

Activity in Creativity
Entrepreneurship Club
Create a business idea based off of random words; write, draw and express your idea; promote it to students and try to get as many votes as you can to beat the competition and get a prize!
GSC Outdoor Amphitheatre | 1:00pm-3:00pm        

Get the Scoop on Study Abroad
Center for International Education
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Learn about study abroad opportunities and enjoy an ice cream cone.
Xavier Yard North | 1:00pm-3:00pm    

Lemonade and Buried Treasure
Office of the Bursar
Join Xavier’s Office of the Bursar at our lemonade stand and enjoy several varieties of delicious and refreshing lemonades. We will also be passing out treasure maps that will lead to buried treasure hidden around campus.
Xavier Yard South | 2:00pm-4:00pm            

Smash The Summer Heat
Child’s Play
Want to get out of the heat? Join Child’s Play for a Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament. Food and Drinks will be provided for everyone who comes and shows their support!
GSC Clocktower Lounge | 2:00pm-5:00pm        

Bounce Back into School with U4U
Unified for Uganda
Bounce back to school with Unified for Uganda by taking a break from classes in our bounce house! Learn more about U4U’s cause while taking some time away for some fun during your first week of classes!
Xavier Yard North | 1:00pm-4:00pm            

Speed Friending
Gentlemen Organized for Achievement and Leadership (GOAL)/Ladies with Emphasis on Achievement and Distinction (LEAD)
Come out for food and fun with G.O.A.L. and L.E.A.D. What better way to start off your year by meeting new people?
GSC Clocktower Lounge | 5:00pm-6:30pm        

Thou Shalt be Photographed
Center for Interfaith Community Engagement
Everybody smiles in the same language! Grab your friends – new and old – and snap a couple shots at our open-air photo booth.
Xavier Yard South | 5:30pm-7:30pm            

Irish Dance and Shamrock Shakes
Irish American Society
Join the Irish American Society for mint “shamrock shakes” and enjoy a performance by the Irish Dance Team!
Xavier Yard North | 6:00pm-7:00pm

French Macaron Tasting
French Club
Try the famous French pastry from Cincinnati’s own Macaron Bar and enjoy complimentary coffee provided by Starbucks. Learn about this year’s fun filled events including a cheese tasting, coffee hour, guest speakers and crafts.
Starbucks at University Station  | 7:00pm-8:00pm    

3 vs 3 Soccer Tournament
Men’s Club Soccer
Come one come all to the 1st ever Xavier 3 vs. 3 soccer tournament hosted by the men’s club soccer team. Play rain or shine!
Soccer field | 7:00pm-10:00pm    

Ultimate Frisbee
The Navigators
Under the glowing lights of the soccer field, be ready to compete to become the next Ultimate Frisbee champion!    
Soccer field | 9:00pm-11:00pm    

Outdoor Late Night Movie: Jurassic world
Student Activities Council (SAC)
Join SAC for our first in the Late Night Movie series with a special presentation of Jurassic World, rated PG 13. When the Indominus Rex escapes, it sets off a chain reaction and an all-out, prehistoric assault on the tourists visiting Jurassic World.
Xavier Yard North | 9:00pm-11:00pm

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Friday, August 28

Member Welcome
Student Council for Exceptional Children/
Department of Secondary and Special Education

SCEC provides professional development and service opportunities for students interested in a career working with children and adults with disabilities. SCEC welcomes new members to join and meet interns from Project Search!
Xavier Yard North | 10:00am-12:00pm        

Cookout with BSA
Black Student Association (BSA)
Get to know Xavier’s Black Student Association and enjoy food from the grill.
Xavier Yard South | 1:00pm-3:00pm            

Xavier News Cookout
Xavier University Television Association (XUTVA)
Come to the Television Studio outside Brockman Hall to chow down on some burgers while checking out the awesome Xavier Television Studio set!
Television Studio (Brockman) | 1:00pm-3:00pm        

Salat al-Jummat - Islamic Friday Prayer for
Xavier’s Muslim Community

Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice/
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.
Interfaith Chapel , Husman (off the entryway, thru doors closest to GSC) | 2:00pm

African Safari: The Journey Begins Here
African Students Association
Experience African culture though delicious food and wonderful music.
Xavier Yard North | 2:00pm-5:00pm        

Be Cool with Colleges Against Cancer
Colleges Against Cancer
Enjoy free sno-cones from Colleges Against Cancer! Free Sno-Cones what else do you need?
GSC Outdoor Amphitheatre | 3:00pm-6:00pm            

Finding God in All Places
Life After Sunday
Join us for a fun-filled combination of a scavenger hunt and an amazing race around Xavier’s campus. Compete against other teams while exploring places on campus with friends. Food and prizes will be offered.    
Xavier Yard South | 4:00pm-4:30pm            

Peer Leader Meet and Greet
Peer Leader Program
First years students, come out and get to know your Peer Leader and other first year students while enjoying some chips and a variety of dips! Contact your Peer Leader with questions.
Xavier Upper Yard | 4:30pm-5:30pm    

Sundaes with the Divas    
The Rho Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.    
Meet the Rho Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and hang out with other Xavier students, staff and faculty while enjoying sweet, cold treats!
Center for Diversity & Inclusion, GSC 280 | 5:00pm-7:00pm    

Xavier Women’s Soccer Home Opener
Xavier Athletics
Women’s soccer will face Toledo in their home opener of the 2015 season.
Soccer Complex | 5:00pm-7:00pm            

Xavier Men’s Soccer vs. Eastern Illinois
X-treme Fans/Xavier Athletics
Check-in to X-Pulse to receive a Giveaway!
Soccer Complex | 8:00pm-10:45pm            

Muskies After Dark: Beach Party
Student Activities Council (SAC)
Join SAC for our first Muskies After Dark (MAD) event of the year, featuring free entertainment, free activities & free food!  We takeover the Gallagher Student Center and Xavier Yard with tons of activities!
GSC & Xavier Yard North | 9:00pm-1:00am        

Late Night Movie: Jurassic World
Student Activities Council (SAC)
Join SAC for our first Late Night Movie weekend, Jurassic World, rated PG 13. When the Indominus Rex escapes, it sets off a chain reaction and an all-out, prehistoric assault on the tourists visiting Jurassic World.
GSC Theater | 11:00pm-1:00am

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Saturday, August 30

AcaBellas Concert
Enjoy Xavier’s own all-female a capella group, AcaBellas, singing today’s music.
Xavier Yard North | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Xavier Volleyball
Xavier Athletics
Volleyball will play their second game of the season on Saturday afternoon against Eastern Michigan.
Cintas Center | 12:00pm-2:00pm

Professional Fraternities Cookout    
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity/
Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity

Join Xavier’s business and law fraternities for our 2nd annual cookout. Enjoy free food, yard games, and learn more about these professional organizations.
Xavier Yard North | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Cupcake Wars
Model United Nations
Join Model UN for a day full of treats as you get to know the club. Each team will represent a country. There will be three rounds of cupcake decorating and the winner will receive a $15 gift card to buffalo wild wings.
Scales of Justice/Xavier Yard North | 2:00pm-3:00pm        

Sand Volleyball Tournament
Men’s and Women’s Club Volleyball
Play in (or cheer on) the sand volleyball tournament at the Sand Volleyball Courts. This is a great chance to meet both club volleyball teams and ask questions!    
Sand Volleyball Courts | 2:00pm-4:30pm        

Balloon POP Painting
Montessori Education Club
Snap, crackle and POP your way into Xavier! Join the Montessori Education club in creating a giant balloon pop painting. Shoot for the stars, and if you miss, you’ll land among the paint balloons. Rice Krispies will be served.
Xavier Yard South | 4:00pm-5:30pm

KanJam, Frisbees, and Hot Dogs
Club Ultimate Frisbee
Enjoy a beautiful college evening while playing KanJam and other frisbee games, along with some freshly grilled hot dogs, brought to you by the Club Ultimate Frisbee Team!
Xavier Yard North | 5:00pm-7:00pm            

Don’t Tell Anna Improv Show
Don’t Tell Anna
Join Xavier’s improvisational comedy troupe for our first show of the year. Bring your friends and come prepared to laugh!
GSC Theater | 9:00pm-10:00pm

Late Night Movie: Jurassic World
Student Activities Council (SAC)
Join SAC for our first Late Night Movie weekend, Jurassic World, rated PG 13. When the Indominus Rex escapes, it sets off a chain reaction and an all-out, prehistoric assault on the tourists visiting Jurassic World.
GSC Theater | 11:00pm-1:00am

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Sunday, August 30

Get Your Hands Dirty with Alternative Breaks
Alternative Breaks
Build your own dirt cup and chat with Alternative Breakers about opportunities to be involved in a year of service, education, and reflection with AB! We’ll have pictures, information, trivia, AB giveaways, and passionate students that love talking about the AB program.
Xavier Yard North | 1:00pm-4:00pm    

Water Balloon Battle and Smoothies
Xavier Students Against Destructive Decisions Every Day (X-SADD-ED)
Join XSADDED for a water balloon battle and smoothies!
Xavier Yard South | 3:00pm-5:00pm            

Muslim Student Association
Celebrate various cultures represented in the global Muslim community with Xavier’s Muslim Student Association. Featuring food, music, and fun!
Xavier Yard North | 5:00pm-7:00pm    

Dance your Socks off: Tie Dying with the Dance Team
Xavier Dance Team
Tie dye socks with the Xavier Dance Team. Stop by and learn more about the team while dancing to music!
Xavier Yard South | 5:30pm-6:30pm            

Peer Leader Meet and Greet
Peer Leader Program
First year students, come out and get to know your Peer Leader and other first year students while enjoying some yummy Ice Cream Sundaes! Contact your Peer Leader with questions.
Xavier Upper Yard | 3:00pm-4:00pm

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Monday, August 31

T-Shirt Giveaway
Office of Student Involvement
Grab the new Xavier Student Involvement t-shirts while they last!
Xavier Yard South | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Enjoy a game of cornhole and learn about the Army ROTC.
Xavier Yard North | 10:00am-2:00pm

Naming Ceremony and Open House
Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Join the Center for Diversity & Inclusion (formerly the Multicultural, Gender & Women’s Center) as we officially name the center, mingle and talk about how we support all students, staff and faculty in their journey of engaging diversity and experiencing the importance of inclusion.
Center for Diversity & Inclusion, GSC 280 | 2:00pm-4:00pm    

Water Balloon Battle
Mock Trial Team
Play water balloon games or just throw water balloons at friends and the Mock Trial team! Cool off on a hot day. Relax, have fun, and learn more about Mock Trial.
Xavier Yard North | 3:00pm-3:45pm    

Decorate and Eat Cookies
Pre-Law Society    
Join Pre-Law Society in decorating and eating cookies. Meet Xavier professors and find out what Pre-Law Society can offer you on your path to law school.
GSC Outdoor Amphitheatre |4:00pm-4:45pm    

Navigators Cook Out
The Navigators
Join the Navigators for some good food and an opportunity to bond with old and new friends!
Xavier Yard North | 5:00pm-8:00pm    

Coffee House Open Mic Night
Calling all Xavier artists! Bring your poetry, prose, guitar, voice, or any other artistic talent to share. All are welcome to perform.
GSC Atrium | 8:00pm-10:00pm    

Root Beer Rosary
Life After Sunday
Join the members of Life After Sunday in praying the Rosary...make your mother proud. Afterwards, we will be enjoying root beer floats! Come for a chance to center yourself in prayer and meet new people.
Bellarmine Side Chapel | 9:00pm-10:00pm  

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Tuesday, September 1

Club Day
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! Check in to receive your Club Day map and special gift!
11:00 AM-2:00 PM l Xavier Yard North & South

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All Week

Enjoy Free Fitness Classes at O’Connor Sports Center all week long!
Check out the class schedule online at under the FITNESS tab.

The All For One Shop at University Station will be offering special deals at Starbucks each day during Week of Welcome!
The full list of deals will be posted on the weekend before classes start. Follow the page for details and to see future offers.





For more information about Week of Welcome, contact Crystal Guffey in the Office of Student Involvement at or 513-745-4250.