2017 Schedule

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


Student Mass

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.

4PM-5PM | Bellarmine Chapel


Common Ground - It's Church, mostly.

Center for Faith & Justice

Common Ground is a weekly Protestant worship service on campus, 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.

8PM-9PM | GSC Outdoor Amphitheatre (rain location: GSC Clock Tower)


Student Mass

Center for Faith & Justice

Join us for mass, last chance! This service is focused on the student community and is a great way to kick off every week of your time at X.

10PM-11PM | Bellarmine Chapel

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Bagel Breakfast

Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO)

Join us in your resident hall for a quick, grab-and-go breakfast: bagels, cream cheese, and coffee. As the first days of classes are both chaotic and exciting, this is a breakfast you can eat as you start your day and walk to class.

7:45AM-9:45AM | Lobbies of Kuhlman, Buenger, Brockman, & Husman Halls


Photo Booth

Her Campus Xavier

Grab some friends and hang out with the Her Campus Xavier team, get some free goodies, and take pictures in our photo booth. We'd love to tell you all about Her Campus and how you can get involved.

11AM-1PM | Xavier Yard South (rain location: Fenwick Atrium)


Snack Time

Center for Faith & Justice

Shed 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.

12PM-1PM | Husman Stage (rain location: GSC Atrium)


Ice Ice Baby

TRiO, Student Support Services

Join us for ice popsicles.

12PM-1:30PM | GSC 1st Floor


Step in the Shoes of an Immigrant

Voices of Solidarity

Engage in a board game raising awareness around the variety of experiences of different kinds of immigrants within the United States.

2PM-5PM | GSC Outdoor Amphitheatre (rain location: GSC Arrupe Overlook)


Afternoon Snacks

School of Education

Get our after school snacks: PB&J, cookies, small milk cartons, fruit, and animal crackers.

3:30PM-5PM | Hailstones



Criminal Justice Society          

Join Criminal Justice Society and Xavier Police Department for the annual cookout. Hang out with your friends while enjoying hamburgers, hotdogs, and yard games.

5PM-7PM | Husman Stage (rain location: GSC Atrium)


Sign Language Bingo

Sign Language Club

Join us for a night of bingo and the chance to win many prizes. Don't worry if you do not know sign language - we will teach you animal signs as we go.

7PM-8:30PM | GSC Arrupe Overlook


Karaoke Night

Gentlemen Organized for Achievement and Leadership (GOAL) & Ladies with Emphasis on Achievement and Distinction (LEAD)

Meet new people and have a laugh while singing along to your favorite songs.

7:30PM-8:30PM | GSC Atrium

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Fuel Up Breakfast

School of Education

Fuel up in the morning with waffles, sausages, OJ, granola, and fruit.

9AM-11AM | Hailstones


Demystify the Stigma of Disability Services

Office of Disability Services

Stop by for a snack and learn about services available to students with disabilities. Become a resource for others, encourage awareness and inclusiveness, and demystify the stigma of Disability Services.

10AM-12PM | GSC Outdoor Amphitheatre (rain location: GSC 1st Floor)



Colleges Against Cancer

Cool down with a sno-cone. Meet the club that plans Xavier's annual Relay for Life event and promotes cancer awareness and advocacy throughout the year.

1PM-2PM | Xavier Yard North (rain location: GSC Atrium)


Politics & Popsicles

Pi Sigma Alpha - Political Science Honors Society

Calling all political junkies: join us while we talk politics and eat yummy popsicles. Guests will receive a small handheld American flag as a welcome gift.

2:30PM-3:30PM | Xavier Yard North (rain location: GSC Fireplace)


T-Shirt Giveaway

Office of Student Involvement

Free Xavier T-shirts!

3PM-4PM | Husman Stage (rain location: GSC Arrupe Overlook)


AKA Social

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA)

Kick off the semester remarkably with the Rho Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Enjoy a few hours of food, cornhole, music, water balloons, and other summer games.

5PM-7PM | Xavier Yard North (rain location: GSC Arrupe Overlook)


S'Mores on the Yard

In the Loop

Enjoy a bonfire and everyone's favorite summer treat (s'mores) and learn how to create your own Blue Blob out of yarn. 

6PM-9PM | GSC Outdoor Amphitheatre (location: GSC Fireplace)


The Xavier University Big Sing

Department of Music

Join music lovers of all stripes in this informal reading session of choral masterworks with members of the Xavier community, led by Grammy Award winning conductor and Interim Director of Choral Activities Jason Harris. Whether you sing in a professional choir, a community choir, your church choir, or you are simply a fan of great choral music, the Xavier University Big Sing is for you.

6:30PM-9:30PM | Bellarmine Chapel


Shoot for the Stars

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

Students will have the opportunity to connect with one another and business faculty while enjoying light refreshments.

6:30PM-8PM | Smith Roof (rain location: Smith 347)


Ice Cold Welcome

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Eat with us for a welcome back BBQ. Get a chance to look into the diverse world of Greek culture.

9PM-11PM | Xavier Upper Yard (rain location: GSC Atrium)

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Free Donuts in the Commuter Lots

Commuter Services & Commuter Council

Attention commuters: come grab a donut in the C1 parking lot. Commuter Services and Commuter Council are teaming up to provide breakfast as well as information regarding each organization.

8AM-10AM | C1 Parking Lot (rain location: GSC 1st Floor)


Campus Wide Stock Competition

Financial Management Association

Join in the first campus wide stock competition. Participants will create their own stock portfolios while learning why investing is important even while we’re young. Don’t know companies to invest in? Stop by and we’ll help with finding companies. Open to all majors. There will be prizes for participants with the highest returns.

12PM-2:30PM | Fenwick Atrium


Have You Saved a Life Today?

Xavier University, One Heart

Learn how to save lives by performing hands only CPR. Learn or practice your skills if you already know how to perform hands only CPR and be entered into a drawing for some awesome prizes.

12:15PM-1:45PM | Xavier Yard South (rain location: GSC Atrium)


Consensual Chillin’

Xavier Students Against Sexual Assault (XSASA)

Enjoy an icepop and chill with us while learning about who we are and what we hope to accomplish this year.

2PM | Xavier Yard North (rain location: GSC 1st Floor)


Vive Mangia Montessori

School of Education

Vive Mangia Montessori: Italian feast-cheese, tomatoes with mozzarella, map of Italy, and lemonade.

3:30PM-5PM | Joseph Hall Lobby


International Coffee Hour

Center for International Education

Join us for International Coffee Hour during Week of Welcome. Meet CIE staff, new and old friends, and enjoy iced coffee and snacks out on the yard. Find out who will host each week by picking up a Coffee Hour bookmark too.

3:30PM-4:30PM | GSC Outdoor Amphitheatre (rain location: Faces of the World Lounge, GSC 2nd floor)


Taste of Cincinnati

Student Activities Council (SAC)

Enjoy free local cuisine and live music on the yard.

5PM-7PM | Xavier Yard North (rain location: GSC Atrium)


Trivia Night

Students for Life

Join us for a night full of trivia about Xavier, basketball, Cincinnati, and much more. Many prizes will be up for grabs for a range of winners.

7PM-8:30PM | GSC Arrupe Overlook


Sand Volleyball

Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO)

Join us for a sand volleyball mini tournament.

8PM-10PM | Sand Volleyball Courts (rain location: Schmidt Field House)


Root Beer Rosary

Life After Sunday

Let’s pray the holy rosary together. Afterwards, stick around to enjoy complementary root beer floats and meet some new people. If you have never prayed the rosary, we will guide you through it.

9PM-10PM | Bellarmine Chapel (Alcove)

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Breakfast with the College of Arts & Sciences Student Advisory Board

College of Arts and Sciences

Grab some breakfast before classes and have a brief conversation with our members in the College of Arts and Sciences. Also, we will be giving out T-shirts.

8AM-10AM | Alter Hall & Academic Mall


Mix It Up with Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks

Do you love social justice? Do you love traveling? Do you love trail mix? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, the members of alternative breaks wants to hang out with you. Come make your own trail mix in our souvenir alternative breaks cup and learn where your passions can take you.

11:30AM-2PM | Xavier Yard South (rain location: GSC Atrium)


Meet & Greet

Xavier ROTC

Meet us and ask questions about Xavier ROTC Rangers. We will show off some of our equipment and have freebies.

12PM-6PM | Xavier Yard North (rain location: GSC Concourse)


Cake Walk

Life After Sunday

Free baked goods, games, & refreshments. Stop by to socialize and listen to music, or take a chance at winning some cake.

2PM-3:30PM | Xavier Yard Alcove (rain location: GSC Arrupe Overlook)



Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO)

Grab a refreshing treat, free popsicles for all.

3PM-4:30PM | Xavier Yard South (rain location: GSC 1st floor)


Empanadas for Education

School of Education

Get fired up for Empanadas for Education. Stop by for some yummy empanadas.

3:30PM-5:30PM | Hailstones


Cornhole Challenge

Office of Alumni Relations

Join us for a cornhole challenge. The more bags you land on the board, the better the prize.

3:15PM-4:30PM | Xavier Yard North (rain location: GSC Atrium)



Spanish Club

Join us for a taza de cafe. Enjoy a cup of coffee and get to know our club. Aside from tasty coffee, food and drinks, you will have the opportunity to meet and talk with existing members of our club. Our goal on campus is to promote cultural diversity and education through various Spanish cultural activities throughout the year. Don't be shy--just come and say hi or hola.

6PM-8PM | GSC 1st Floor


Interfaith Photo Booth

Center for Interfaith Community Engagement

Everyone smiles in the same language. Grab your friends - new and old - and join us for our outdoor photo booth. Photo strips are free and goofy costumes will be available.

6PM-8PM | Xavier Yard South (rain location: Fenwick Atrium)


Trivia Night at Ryan's Pub

Young Americans for Liberty

Enjoy a fun night of Trivia and Liberty at Ryan's Pub. This awesome evening will be full of good people, good food, and fun trivia of all sorts. Trivia will be over a variety of topics including: music, sports, history, and more. Everyone is welcome, and remember- stay free.

7PM-8:30PM | Ryan's Pub


Ultimate Frisbee

Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO)

Join in a friendly game of Ultimate Frisbee. Get ready to compete to become the next champion.

9PM-11PM | XU Soccer Complex (rain location: Schmidt Field House)

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Root Beer Floats

Xavier University Television Association (XUTVA)

Join us for free root beer floats and learn about our weekly student-run news broadcast.

11:30AM-2:30PM | Xavier Yard Alcove (rain location: GSC Atrium)


Ask a Cop

Criminal Justice Society

Officers will be available for students to ask any question that they would like regarding safety on or off campus. Giveaways provided, but limited quantities.

1PM-3PM | Xavier Yard South (rain location: Fenwick Atrium)


Family Reunion

Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Join us for a fun-filled, family oriented cookout. There will be music, food, games, and activities to welcome all members of the Xavier Family into the new year.

1PM-3PM | Husman Stage (rain location: GSC Arrupe Overlook)


Salat al-Jummat - Friday Prayer for Xavier's Muslim Community

Center for Faith & Justice and Muslim Students Association

Find your Muslim brothers and sisters on campus as we say prayers together. Start your year off right; start your year with God.

2PM-3PM | Interfaith Chapel, Husman Hall



Student Alumni Association

Beat the heat. Come make a delicious sundae and meet the members of SAA.

4PM-5PM | Xavier Yard North (rain location: GSC Atrium)


Xavier Women's Soccer vs. Ball State

Xavier Athletics

Join your fellow Musketeers as Xavier Women's Soccer opens their season at home.

4:30PM-6:30PM | XU Soccer Complex


Xavier Men's Soccer vs. University of Loyola Chicago

Xavier Athletics

Join your fellow Musketeers as Xavier Men's Soccer opens their season at home. X-treme Fans will have a vuvuzela giveaway for the first 500 students in attendance.

7:30PM-9:30PM | XU Soccer Complex


X-treme Muskies After Dark

Student Activities Council (SAC)

Muskies After Dark (MAD) is a traditional event put on by the Student Activities Council. It is school spirit/Xavier themed, and features free food, prizes, and activities.



Improv Show

Don't Tell Anna

Xavier's oldest improv comedy troupe celebrates its 21st year on Xavier's campus this year and we want you to be a part of our kickoff show. We will perform a series of improv games centered on your prompts. Feel free to bring friends, family, and anyone who enjoys laughter. We aim to make the Xavier community laugh together.

8:30PM-9:30PM | GSC Theatre

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Group Bike Ride

Club Triathlon

Join us for a 1-hour bike ride to show good, safe routes to ride for exercise. Easy pace, no drop ride.

11AM-12PM | Meet at Husman Stage (rain location: meet at GSC)


Free Plant Potting

Animals, People and the Environment at Xavier (APEX)

Pot a variety of plants while also learning about all that APEX offers.

12PM-1PM | Xavier Yard South (rain location: GSC Arrupe Overlook)




The first 100 students will receive a free frisbee! Come to the Xavier Yard for free food, games, music, and more.

12PM-2PM | Xavier Yard North (rain location: GSC Atrium)


A caBellas Concert

A caBellas

We will be performing some fun songs to welcome students back to school.  The songs will be from Adele, Bishop Briggs and more. Come out to hear some great a cappella music.

4PM-4:30PM | GSC Outdoor Amphitheatre (rain location: Arrupe Overlook)


Running Smooth(l)ie

Club Running

Chill out and sip on a smoothie with us, meet fellow runners, and learn about the events we will do throughout the year.

4:30PM-6PM | Xavier Yard South (rain location: Fenwick Atrium)


Rep Your City

Black Student Association

Join us for food, drinks, and music. Wear attire that represents the city that you are from.

7PM-10PM | Xavier Upper Yard (rain location: O'Connor Gym)


Movie on the Yard: Beauty and the Beast

Office of Student Involvement

Don't miss the movie "Beauty and the Beast" on the Xavier Yard. Synopsis: A remake of the original fairy tale about a prince, who was turned into a monstrous beast, and a young woman who fall in love.

9PM-12AM | Xavier Yard North (rain location: GSC Arrupe Overlook)


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DIY Papel Picado & Churros

Student Organization of Latinos (SOL)

Join us in making papel picados. Learn more about the Mexican culture and Student Organization of Latinos by making a traditional decoration and eating churros.

12PM-1:30PM | Husman Stage (rain location: GSC Atrium)


Sand Volleyball Tournament

Men’s & Women’s Club Volleyball

Play sand volleyball with the current members of the Men's and Women's Club Volleyball teams. Come by yourself or bring your own team for a fun afternoon of volleyball.  All skills levels are encouraged to come.

12PM-3PM | Sand Volleyball Courts (rain location: Schmidt Field House)


Women's Soccer vs. Pittsburgh

Xavier Athletics

Join your fellow Musketeers to cheer on Xavier Women's Soccer vs. Pittsburgh.

1PM-3PM | XU Soccer Complex


Root Beer Floats

Educators for Justice

Quench your thirst for knowledge by joining us for Justice and making root beer floats.

4PM-6PM | Xavier Yard South (rain location: GSC Atrium)


Xavier Men's Soccer vs. Drake

Xavier Athletics

Join your fellow Musketeers to cheer on Xavier Men's Soccer vs. Drake.

5PM-7PM | XU Soccer Complex


History of Food

History Club

Eat food from throughout history with us. We will eat, learn about the history of food, and go over our plans for the year.

6PM-7:30PM | Alter Hall


African Movie Night: The Wedding Party

African Student Association

Join us for fun and bonding over a movie, snacks, music, and dancing. This is an opportunity to welcome everyone back from break, meet the members, and create a home away from home.

7PM-10:30PM | GSC Arrupe Overlook

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Pick a Duck

Resident Student Association (RSA)

Pick a duck for a chance to win various prizes and learn about RSA's plans for the year.

12PM-1PM | Xavier Yard South (rain location: GSC 1st Floor)


Smoothies with Fruities

LGBTQ Alliance

Meet the members of Xavier's LGBTQ Alliance and learn about one of the most vibrant communities on campus. Students of all gender and sexual orientation identities are invited to come for a make-your-own smoothie bar. A variety of fresh ingredients will be offered and you can walk away with a ton of awesome rainbow swag. This year will surely be memorable for Alliance as we work on putting on our campus' first drag show, so make sure that you join Alliance and become a part of XU History!

12PM-2PM | GSC Outdoor Amphitheatre (GSC Atrium)


Under the Big Top

University Library & Information Technologies

Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Bailey might be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good juggler, face painting, or popcorn. How about flight testing a drone? Come to Xavier’s Big Top and learn about technology available to you on campus. Find out about Xavier’s mobile app, your personal librarian, and how IT and the library can help you be successful here.

1PM-3PM | Conaton Learning Commons


Get the Scoop on Study Abroad

Center for International Education

I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream! Meet education abroad staff, take a survey about study abroad, and have an ice cream cone out on the yard.

2PM-4PM | Xavier Yard North


Swords & Slices

Club Fencing

Do you like food? Do you like sword fighting? Stop by for pizza, games, fencing demonstrations, and a chance to meet the sharpest team on campus.

6PM-8PM | Xavier Yard North (rain location: GSC Atrium)


WoW CoW Family Feud

Citizens of the World (CoW)

Join the International community on our International Family Feud. There will be free food and prizes. Learn about the world outside the US and broaden your knowledge of cultures throughout the world. This event is a safe place where people from all over the world can hang out and make friends while learning in a new way.

6:30PM-8PM | GSC Clocktower Lounge


Zumba on the Yard

Changing Health, Attitudes, and Action to Recreate Girls (CHAARG)

Join us for Zumba on the yard. Come for a fun workout and a chance to get to know what CHAARG is all about.

7PM-8PM | Xavier Upper Yard (rain location: GSC Arrupe Overlook)


Light Up Xavier

School of Arts and Innovation (SAI)

Start your semester off with a great art project called Light Up Xavier. Light Up Xavier is an event where members of the Xavier community come together to show their spirit by painting with light. Come and run, dance, jump, or draw with all our fun light toys and tools. Your work will be projected on a large backdrop for you and others to admire. We need art students to show others how to get creative with their light drawings. Invite all your friends.

9PM-11PM | Husman Stage (rain location: Fenwick Atrium)

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God's Ice Cream Truck

Center for Interfaith Community Engagement

There are many flavors in God's Ice Cream Truck, and they are all sweet. Cool off with free ice cream.

11:30AM-2PM | Bellarmine Circle


Stigma Free Zone

Active Minds

We invite you to stop by our stigma free zone today and vow to live a stigma free life. Our finished poster will be posted in Gallagher for all to see.

1PM-3PM | GSC 1st Floor


Donut Worry, Be Happy

Student Success with Career Service & Academic Advising

Whether you do-not know (what to major in, what to do with your major, etc.) or just want a donut, stop by and grab a donut with us.

2PM-4PM | Xavier Yard North (rain location: GSC Concourse)


Come Grow With Us

Montessori Education Club

Plant a flower to celebrate the new school year. We will decorate flower pots and have lots of seeds to choose from. Bring your friends and let's grow our community together.

2PM-4PM | Xavier Yard North (rain location: GSC Atrium)


ConneX Carnival Night

Auxiliary Services

Free food, drawings, and giveaways. ConneX will help you fulfill all of your needs outside of the classroom. Whether you need a new All Card or are looking for the perfect Xavier sweatshirt, we are here to help you live, grow, and enjoy your memories at Xavier.

5PM-11PM | Xavier Yard


Karaoke & Game Night

Asian & American Students In Action (ASIA)

Join us for a fun-filled night of singing your heart out...or listening to your friends who do.

6PM-8PM | GSC Clocktower Lounge


Mario Kart Madness

Child's Play

Have fun competing against other students in a friendly Mario Kart tournament while wearing drunk vision goggles. Food and drinks will be provided.

7PM-9PM | GSC Arrupe Overlook

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Host an Event

Xavier University recognized student organizations, offices, and departments are invited to propose to host a Week of Welcome event.

Registration is Closed


WoW is strictly for Xavier student organizations, offices, and departments. Vendors and outside organizations looking to have a presence during this week can propose to be a sponsor of Club Day.

Contact Dustin Lewis at lewisd6@xavier.edu for more information.