August 25 - September 3, 2013

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

Activities and events range from cookouts on the Xavier Yard to recreational sports tournaments to free entertainment such as concerts, comedians and much much more.


Sunday - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday - Monday - Tuesday


Sunday, August 25

Back to College-Meijer Shopping Shuttle
Meijer (Marburg Ave)
2-5 p.m. (Buses Depart every 20 minutes)
Departs from Husman Lot (corner of Herald Ave and St. Francis Xavier Way)

Bed sheets don?t fit? Forgot your pillow? Ready to stock your fridge? Meijer (24 hour super store ) will be providing a continuous looping shuttle to allow student to shop at Meijer and grab a free ride back to campus.

 

Finishing a Cross Country Bicycle Tour
Williams College of Business
5:15 p.m.
Smith Hall Atrium

This summer rising senior, Frank Simcic, bicycled from San Francisco to Cincinnati in order to raise awareness for the Support My School nonprofit organization. Help us to celebrate Frank's return to Xavier as he finishes his ride here on campus and delivers a presentation describing his cross country cycling journey.

 

Common Ground - Ecumenical Protestant Worship
Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice
8 p.m.
Husman Stage, Xavier Yard North
(Rain Location: GSC Clocktower Lounge)

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.



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Monday, August 26

BLTs with BLT
Business Leaders for Tomorrow
Noon-1 p.m.
Husman Stage, Xavier Yard North
(Rain Location: Smith Atrium)

Enjoy BLTs (Bacon Lettuce and Tomato sandwiches) with BLT (Business Leaders for Tomorrow) and take an opportunity to learn more about the club while networking and meeting with others in the process.

 

NOS Active Giveaway
Coca-Cola
noon-2 p.m.
Xavier Yard South
(Rain Location: Fenwick Atrium)

The Coca-Cola company will be on campus to pass out free sample?s of NOS, their new energy drink

 

Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (Math/CS)
1-3 p.m.
Conaton Learning Commons, 3rd (main) Floor

Join the The Noyce Program for afternoon snacks, fun science and math activities. Learn more about our opportunities for scholarships, internships, and tutoring with local schools.

 

Food & Fun at the Farm
Student Sustainability Club
3-7 p.m.
Urban Farm (Located Behind the Commons)
(Rain Location: Conaton Learning Commons, 3rd (main) Floor and Kennedy Auditorium)

Come check out the new Urban Farm that is being built on Xavier's campus. The event will feature live music and local foods as well as pot painting and free giveaways.

 

T-Shirt Giveaway
Office of Student Involvement
5 p.m.
Fenwick Patio, Xavier Yard South
(Rain Location: Fenwick Atrium)

Grab the new Xavier Involvement t-shirt while they last!

 

D4D Group Run
Distance for Dreams
7 p.m.
Meet at the table and chairs next to Bellarmine

Join, D4D a club on campus that is dedicated to running and to service, for a group run to learn more about what we do! All skill levels welcome!

 

Night of Entertainment
The Athenaeum
7-8 p.m.
Husman Stage, Xavier Yard North
(Rain Location: GSC Atrium)

Enjoy an evening of slam poetry, readings from the most recent Athenaeum issue, and a live performance from Cartesian Demon.

 

Root Beer Rosary
Life After Sunday
9 p.m.
Bellarmine Side Chapel

Pray the rosary, enjoy root beer floats, and learn more about Life After Sunday!

 

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Tuesday, August 27

God's Ice Cream Parlor
Center for Interfaith Community Engagement
Noon-3 p.m.
Bellarmine Circle, Xavier Yard North

The vision, mission, and functionalities of the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement is shared with students via ice cream and conversation. An ice cream truck will be on campus to pass out FREE ice cream to students!

 

National Pan-Hellenic Council Yard Show
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
1-3:30 p.m.
Husman Stage, Xavier Yard North
(Rain Location: GSC Atrium)

A barbecue and yard show to introduce the National Pan-Hellenic Council to the Xavier community. Food, fun and fellowship!

 

Every First Year Needs...
Xavier Students Against Destructive Decisions Every Day (X-SADD-ED)
3-4 p.m.
Clocktower Lounge, GSC 3rd Floor

A panel consisting of upper-class students from different walks of life will discuss a variety of topics. Free Food will be provided to all of our guest!!!

 

Tie-Dye with R.S.A.
Resident Student Association
3-5 p.m.
Xavier Yard North
(Rain Location: GSC Concourse)

Come out and join the Resident Student Association to celebrate the start of the year. This event will have t-shirt tie-dying, food, and a chance to win some cool prizes. There will be more information about the organization and find out how to get involved.

 

Taking a Bite out of Thyme: Come Enjoy the Foods that Shaped History!
History Club
5-7 p.m.
Xavier Yard South
(Rain Location: Clocktower Lounge, GSC 3rd Floor)

Come enjoy samples of free food that have shaped society, modern cookbooks, and the way we eat today. Enjoy several historical foods with good company, good music, and good times.

 

Dance Mini-thon
Dance Marathon
7-9 p.m.
Husman Stage, Xavier Yard North
(Rain Location: GSC Atrium)

Get ready for Xavier University's Dance Marathon with XUDM's Mini-thon! 2 hours of music, dancing, prizes, and t-shirt giveaways make this an event you must attend! All fundraising throughout the year will go toward Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

 

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Wednesday, August 28

Mixing Business with Pleasure
Delta Sigma Pi Professional Fraternity
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Smith Hall Atrium

Are you a business major? Stop by to pick up a bag of Chex Mix and learn about Delta Sigma Pi, Xavier's only co-ed professional, business fraternity! We are looking for first year students, sophomores, and first semester juniors to be a part of our Fall 2013 pledge class.

 

BBQ & A: Honors Meet and Greet Cookout
Honors Council
1-3 p.m.
Husman Stage, Xavier Yard North
(Rain Location: Honors Lounge, Conaton Learning Commons 5th floor)

Come join Honors Council for a cookout and meet fellow Honors students and faculty. Bring an empty stomach and feel free to ask questions about life as an Honors student.

 

Welcome to Xavier International Coffee Hour
Center for International Education / International Student Society
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Faces of the World Lounge, GSC 2nd Floor

Enjoy free coffee, food, and a chance to get to meet our new and returning international students. This is also an opportunity for new Xavier students to explore the Center and find out more information about studying abroad and service learning semesters.

 

Student Nurse Organization Cookout
Student Nurse Organization
5 p.m.
The Village Appartments

Attention all nursing students, come kick off the school year and learn about SNO's upcoming activities at a cookout with fellow classmates, faculty, and staff.

 

Thou Shalt Be Dunked
Center for Interfaith Community Engagement
5-7 p.m.
Xavier Yard North

Relax and have fun while taking turns dunking your friends in a dunk tank!

 

Taste of Cincinnati with Andrew Allen
Student Activities Council
6 p.m.
Husman Stage, Xavier Yard North
(Rain Location: GSC Atrium)

Enjoy a Taste of Cincinnati with a live performance from national touring artist and singer/songwriter, Andrew Allen! Skyline Chili, LaRosa's, and Graeters will be serving free food.

 

Ultimate Frisbee
The Navigators
9:00 p.m.
Soccer Field

Come join us as we play tourney style Ultimate Frisbee under the Thursday night lights on the Xavier Soccer Field by O'Connor.

   

Hot Dog Roast
Autism Speaks U
9 p.m.
Xavier Yard South

Come enjoy FREE hot dogs with the Autism Speaks U board! There will be fun music and friends! Board members will be passing out facts and information about the club.

 

Light Up Xavier
Art Department
9:30-10:30 p.m.
Xavier Yard South
(Rain Location: Fenwick Atrium)

Light Up Xavier will be a photography project involving students, light tools (bulbs, flashlights, glow sticks, etc.), and long exposures. Students will dance, wave, and move to create linear light images. Photographs will be projected live onsite for everyone to see their "work of art."

 

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Thursday, August 29

Muslin Student Association Multicultural BBQ
Muslim Student Association
Noon-2 p.m.
Xavier Yard North
(Rain Location: GSC Concourse)

Taste favorite foods from Muslims all over the world, including the US, Pakistan, the Middle East.

 

Yagoot Frozen Yogurt Giveaway with Alternative Breaks
Alternative Breaks
2-4 p.m.
Xavier Yard South
(Rain Location: GSC 1st floor)

Come join Xavier's largest service-based organization in front of the caf to find out how YOU can be a part of a spring or summer mission trip to tackle a prevalent social justice issue in 2014!

 

Transfer Student Barbeque
Xavier's Partnership with its Exceptional Community of Transfers (X.P.E.C.T.) / Admissions Office
5-7 p.m.
Schott Hall (front entrance)
(Rain Location: Admission Office - Schott Hall 2nd floor)

Hungry for free food on a college budget? Come to the Transfer Student Barbecue to share your Xavier pride and meet incoming and past transfers - because it's never too late to make new friends. All students welcome.

 

Salsa on the Square
Student Activities Council and Student Organization of Latinos
Buses Loop from 6-9:30 p.m., Meet at Buenger Circle
Fountain Square, Downtown Cincinnati

Join SAC and SOL for some Latin-flavored adventure in Downtown Cincinnati as they take students to Salsa on the Square. You can check out the downtown nightlife and join in the fun with a live band and plenty of dancing all night long.

 

Outdoor Movie: The Great Gatsby
Office of Student Involvement
9pm
Husman Stage, Xavier Yard North
(Rain Location: GSC Theatre)

Rated PG-13, this film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald?s classic novel stars Leonardo Di Caprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire, directed by Baz Luhrmann

 

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Friday, August 30

Black and Gold Barbeque
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Noon-2 p.m.
Xavier Yard North
(Rain Location: GSC Atrium)

Join Xavier?s first Fraternity on campus for food, fun and fellowship while welcoming new and old students to the campus for the new school year!

 

3 v 3 Sand Soccer Tournament
Women's Club Soccer
1-4 p.m.
Sand Volleyball Courts
(Rain Location: O'Connor Basketball Court)

Get a team of 3 together and play Sand Soccer on the sand volleyball courts! Two teams will play at once in a round-robin tournament. Everyone is welcome to play, and interested players can receive information about the Women's and Men's Club Soccer Teams! The winning team will receive free tank tops!

 

SNO Cookies
Student Nurse Organization
2-4 p.m.
GSC Concourse
(Rain Location: GSC 1st floor)

Come decorate cookies with the Student Nurse Organization!

 

Don't Tell Anna Improv Show!
Don't Tell Anna
8 p.m.
GSC Theatre

Come see Don't Tell Anna in their first show of the season! Come laugh, relax, and watch some improv!

 

Muskies After Dark - Sports of all Sorts
Student Activities Council
9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Xavier Yard North and South
(Rain Location: GSC)

Don't miss the first MAD of the year with Free Entertainment, Free Activities & Free Food all themed around sports and recreation. There will be plenty of inflatable games, crafts, prizes and food. Not feeling competitive? They've got comedian duo Dakaboom performing at 9 followed by the amazing pop/rock/hip-hop cover band The Sly Group. Sponsored in part by the Student Alumni Association.

 

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Saturday, August 31

Pie Your President
Student Government Association
2-4 p.m.
Xavier Yard South
(Rain Location: GSC Concourse)

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 t-shirts to those who can hit the target).

 

X-treme Fans Kickoff
X-treme Fans
3-6 p.m.
Front of Cintas Center
(Rain Location: Cintas Concourse)

Xavier fans, kickoff the year with X-treme fans who will be giving away T-shirts and free food!

 

The Luau
The Navigators, Active Minds, and Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice
6-9 p.m.
Husman Stage, Xavier Yard North
(Rain Location: The Armory)

Free food featuring Barbeque from a local restaurant. Come enjoy our attempts to bring Hawaii to Cincinnati.

 

S'mores Night
Unified for UNIFAT
9 p.m.
Xavier Yard South
(Rain Location: GSC Concourse)

Unified for UNIFAT works to financially and emotionally support children at UNIFAT School in Gulu, northern Uganda. Come start your first week of class right with delicious s?mores, good music, and an awesome cause!

 

Back to School Icebreaker
Black Student Association
10 p.m.-1 a.m.
O'Connor Basketball Court

The Black Student Association invites ALL students to attend this year's Back to School Icebreaker. The Icebreaker is an excellent way to kick off your Labor Day Weekend. There will be a live DJ present.

 

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Sunday, September 1

A Taste of Africa
African Students Association
1-4 p.m.
Xavier Yard North
(Rain Location: GSC)

Join ASA by tasting different African foods, playing soccer and listening to music as they welcome new students to Xavier and introduce them to children from the Burundian and Rwanda community.

 

Dig it with Life After Sunday
Life After Sunday
2-4 p.m.
Sand Volleyball Courts

Come play a friendly game of volleyball, enjoy ice cream treats, and build community with Life After Sunday!

 

Hyde Park Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Social
The Navigators
5-6:30 p.m.
Xavier Yard South
(Rain Locations: GSC 1st floor)

Come enjoy some free Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt!
 

Speed Dating
G.O.A.L and L.E.A.D
6-7:30 p.m.
GSC Atrium

This event is a chance for incoming first year students as well as returning students to make new connections and create lasting friendships.

 

WEBN Fireworks
Student Activities Council
7-11 p.m., Buses Leave from Buenger Circle
Sawyer Point & Yeatman?s Cove Downtown Cincinnati

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. Join in on the fun and check out the festival.

 

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Monday, September 2

Sand Volleyball Tournament
Men's and Women's Club Volleyball
4 p.m.
Sand Volleyball Courts

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!

 

H20 Fest
Student Activities Council
1-4 p.m.
Xavier Yard North and South

Looking for a way to beat the heat on Labor Day? SAC will be on the Yard in full force with the first H2O Fest, featuring free food, wet and wild inflatables and...well... more H2O. Cool off with SAC and we'll see you there!

 

SMASH the Summer Heat!
Xavier University Child's Play
2-4 p.m.
Kennedy Auditorium, Conaton Learning Commons

Xavier University Child's Play (XUCP) is a club on campus with a goal of raising money for Cincinnati Children's Hospital through the love of playing video games! Join us in kicking off the year with a Super Smash Brothers tournament to incite a little competition, fun, and excitement for what is to come in the next year!

 

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Tuesday, September 3

Club Day on the Yard
Office of Student Involvement and Student Government Society
10:30-2:30 p.m.
Xavier Yard North and South

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!

 

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Contact

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