Campus Events

Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome August 15-24

WEEK OF WELCOME (WOW)

2021 SCHEDULE (pdf)

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15

Catholic Student Mass

Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ)

Want to catch mass before dinner? Start the semester off right, and join us for our student mass every week.

Bellarmine Chapel | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Common Ground

Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ)

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.  Meet Justin, our new Chaplain.

GSC Outdoor Amphitheater | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Catholic Student Mass

Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ)

End your weekend worshiping with the student community and join us for mass. You can find us here every weekend during your time at X.

Bellarmine Chapel | 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM

 

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MONDAY, AUGUST 16

Doughnuts & Directions

Student Success Center
Looking for a building? Not sure where your class is located? Stop by our table on campus to get a snack and directions so you can be on your way!

South Xavier Yard | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM                 

Writing Letters with Her Campus

Her Campus Xavier

Practice your writing skills by writing a letter to your future self that you can read again at the end of the year. All participants will also receive free beauty products from Her Campus’ partnerships.

North Xavier Yard | 10:30 PM - 12:30 PM 

Popsicles and Post-Its

Xavier Inclusion Club

Popsicles and post-its will be a fun event where we write students positive affirmations or they can write their own.

Husman Stage | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

XUSOTA Ice Cream Social

Student Occupational Therapy Association (XUSOTA)

Join XUSOTA for a tasty ice cream treat and an opportunity to meet others interested in occupational therapy!

HUB 402 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Vibin' w/ CAB

Commuter Activities Board (CAB)

Come learn about Commuter Activities Board. There will be snacks and games as well. When you stop by our table, you can enter your name for a chance to win awesome prizes!

GSC Outdoor Amphitheater | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Faces of Xavier

Black Student Association (BSA)

Are you ready for your close up? Join us in highlighting the faces of Xavier by having your Polaroid pictures taken at our photo booth. Also, fun props will be provided to make your photos unique.

Husman Stage | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Group Fitness Open House Sampler

Recreational Sports

Try one (or many!) of our various group fitness formats as we offer 20-minute sample classes so you can find your fit.

HUB Group Fitness Studios | 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

MuskieTigers Game Night - CANCELED

This event has been canceled. 

The Big Sing: A Choral Reading Session

American Choral Directors Association & Liturgical Choir

Join XU choirs for an exciting preview of choral opportunities at Xavier. Whether you've sung in choirs for years or it's an experience you've never had before, take this opportunity to get a taste of singing in choirs here at Xavier. Sheet music will be provided. Snacks and refreshments to follow!

Bellarmine Chapel | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

"In The Heights" Movie on the Yard

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services, Theater Department, and Hispanic Organization & Latinx Awareness (HOLA)

Come join us for a movie night on the yard! Streaming In the Heights with a concession booth full of amazing food like popcorn, churros, agua frescas, and mexican candy

Xavier Yard | 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

 

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 17

 

Meet Xavier's Health & Wellbeing Providers

Student Wellbeing Services & Student Wellness Advocacy Group (SWAG)

Join Student Wellbeing Services and Health & Counseling Services for an opportunity to meet the providers and grab a snack!

North Xavier Yard | 10:30 PM - 12:30 PM

Sexual Violence Succs!

BRAVE Peer Educators

Join BRAVE, Xavier’s power and gender-based violence prevention peer education program, to learn more about healthy relationships, consent, and bystander intervention! Pick up a succulent, learn more about our program and help us spread the word that “sexual violence succs!”

GSC Outdoor Amphitheater | 11:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Police Fitness Test

Xavier Police

Suit up like a police officer and see if you can pass the physical requirements to join the police force!

Rec Sports Track at The HUB | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Noontime Concert

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services

Make your way to the Lower Level of the GSC to listen to live music by our performer Kimberly Alana and gather with friends.

Ryan's Landing, GSC Lower Level | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meet College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Join the College of Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, August 17, outside of Alter Hall. Participate in fun giveaways and get to know members of the college who will be supporting you throughout your Xavier journey!

Outside Alter Hall | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Disc Golf, the world's fastest growing sport

Club Disc Golf & Recreational Sport Department

Brand new to campus is an 18 hole Disc Golf course. This event is an intro to the sport. Learn about the course, how to play, some common throws and a few games. Free Xavier branded disc golf disc while supplies last. Meet at the front of the Health United Building on the Cleneay side.

Xavier Disc Golf Course | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Friendship Bracelet Making

In The Loop

Come learn to make friendship bracelets! All materials and snacks will be provided

GSC Fireplace | 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Reds vs. Cubs Game

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services

Get your free tickets to the Reds v. Cubs game. Transportation is provided and attendees must ride the buses from Xavier. Buses depart at 6:15pm. Game starts at 7:10pm.  Open to the first 150 XU students at bus loading.

Buses load at Bellarmine Circle | 6:15 PM - 10:30 PM

Learn to Fingerspell in ASL

Sign Language Club

The Sign Language Club wants to welcome all new and returning musketeers while leading basic ASL with delicious candy and games. Stop by our table to meet us and be able to walk away with knowledge of a new language and candy !!! No experience required. Can’t wait to see you all there.

Husman Stage | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18

Plant Your Roots in the CDI

Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)

Learn how you can get involved and "plant your roots" in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion!

GSC Outdoor Amphitheater | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Board at the Library

University Library

Test our brand new board game collection and paint your own mini fig or Blue Blob to keep. Games are available for checkout. Enter your name for a door prize.

Garden Area, McDonald Library | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Build Your Own Sundae Bar with Student Alumni Association

Student Alumni Association (SAA)

Come build your own sundae while meeting the members of Student Alumni Association (SAA). If you are looking to make friends and connect with XU alumni, SAA is the group for you! Bring a friend, or come meet new ones.

North Xavier Yard | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Chillin' with Career Development

Career Development Office

Stay up to date with the Career Development Office by following us on social media, and then enjoy some sweets and swag on us!

South Xavier Yard | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

DIY Ceramic Mug Sharpie Art with the Confidential Peer Support Volunteers

Confidential Peer Support Volunteers

The Confidential Peer Support Volunteers invite you to come create DIY Ceramic Mug Sharpie Art with us and learn more about the many ways we support survivors of power-based violence, including one-on-one drop-in hours, open self-care spaces, and Zoom and Chat support. We hope to see you there!

GSC First Floor Atrium | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM       

Spikeball Tournament

Outdoor Club

Bring a partner or just come by yourself and we will form teams for you! No skill required to play this sport. We promise.

North Xavier Yard | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

International Coffee Hour: Welcome!

Center for International Education (CIE)

Join the Center for International Education (CIE) for our first International Coffee Hour ! This weekly tradition is on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm. Meet new international and exchange students and the CIE staff, grab a cup of coffee and snack, and play our Welcome quiz to be entered into a raffle! We look forward to welcoming you to campus.

GSC Outdoor Amphitheater | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Taste of Cincinnati

Student Activities Council (SAC)

The Student Activities Council welcomes you to Cincinnati! Stop by this event to try local favorites, such as Graeters Ice Cream, Skyline Chili, Eli’s BBQ, and LaRosa’s Pizza!

North Xavier Yard | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Open Mac Night

Singers

The Xavier Singers will hold a karaoke night with free mac and cheese. We will be talking about the club and show videos of our virtual spring 2021 show.

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Setting The Standard

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

The Rho Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. invites you to join in on creating clip boards that consists of their new goals for the year. As students embark on their journey we offer the opportunity to set their standards in a unique and decorative way. Students will decorate a clipboard however they'd like and discuss their goals for the upcoming year all while listening to the hottest music.

GSC Clocktower Lounge | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Kickball and Kool-Aid

Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO)

Come join CCO for a night of kickball fun. Gather friends to form a team, or come find new friends. Kool-aid will be provided!

HUB Multisport Court | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ultimate Frisbee Pick-Up Game

Men's Club Ultimate Frisbee & Women's Club Ultimate Frisbee

The Men's and Women's Club Ultimate Frisbee Teams invite all students to join us in playing a pick up game of ultimate Frisbee. Whether you've played ultimate Frisbee before or never touched a Frisbee, come out and join us in playing the great sport of ultimate!

Intramural Fields | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 19

Wheel of Fortune with the Office of Disability Services

Office of Disability Services

Come and spin the wheel! You will gain Knowledge, Opportunities and Prizes that can lead to success. Please stop by to meet our office and start your year off with a spin!

Conaton Learning Commons 5th Floor | 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Success Kits with Student Success

Student Success Center

The Student Success Center is here to get you ahead this semester! Grab free school supplies, meet your Success Coach, and get tips on your Fall schedule!

South Xavier Yard | 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM

It's Climb Time!

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center, Commuter Services, Climbing Club, Outdoor Club, Rec Sports

Rock Climbing has never been more fun! Come enjoy the climbing wall and the ballistic swing ride!

North Xavier Yard | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Paint A Pot with Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks

Curious to what Alternative Breaks is all about? Then join us in a fun day of painting flower pots that you'll get to take home with you! And since AB is all about educating and making a difference, you will also be able to learn about some environmental issues that are impacting the world we live in and what you can do to help make a change.

GSC Outdoor Amphitheater | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CFJ House Party

Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ)

Stop by the Center for Faith and Justice open house to meet some of our staff and student leaders, and learn how you can get involved in our many faith, service, and social justice related programs! Our space is your space and we want to welcome you in to the new academic year with open arms, some music, and CFJ swag. Come hang out and learn how you can get involved in anything from faith and non-faith based retreats, immersion trips, weekly service opportunities, worship communities, and much more!

Gallagher Student Center 310 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Picnic on the Yard with Resident Student Association

Resident Student Association (RSA)

Come join the Resident Student Association on the Xavier Yard for a back-to-school picnic to play yard games with friends and enjoy snacks. 

South Xavier Yard | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Xavier Esports, calling all gamers

Xavier Esports

Xavier Esports is excited for the year! We are looking for gamers to form new teams to compete with other Big East and college across the nation. Come check out the D'Artagnan's Den Esports Lounge including gaming PCs, XBox and Playstation. Learn about all the ways to game together here at Xavier.

GSC D'Artagnan's Den E-Sport Lounge | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Snack Break with Criminal Justice Society

Criminal Justice Society

Come grab a snack and meet CJS Officers as we start the new academic year!

Husman Stage | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Newswire Trivia

Xavier Newswire

From Xavier sports to the local arts scene, test your nose for news at Newswire Trivia, hosted by Xavier's own campus newspaper.

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Workout on the Yard

Strong Women Exercising And Thriving (SWEAT)

Join the SWEAT exec board for an instructor led Pilates workout on the yard and get to learn more about SWEAT!

Upper Xavier Yard | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

G.O.A.L & L.E.A.D Trap Karaoke

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

In collaboration with G.O.A.L & L.E.A.D, join us for an eventful evening full of great music, versus battles, food, and prizes! Bring your friends and spread the word, you do not want to miss out on this!

North Xavier Yard | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get to Know Cincinnati Sports

Sports Business Club

Come meet the Sports Business Club board, get free giveaways from local Cincinnati sport teams and enjoy the Reds game!

Alter Hall 208 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

Commuter Breakfast in the Lots

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center, and Commuter Services

Need to fuel up on your way to class? Grab a breakfast snack in C1 to power you through your morning.

Commuter Lots | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Poodle Packs

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.

Are you on campus or in between classes? Stop by our table to get a Poodle Pack full of treats and an opportunity to win a $100 Visa gift card brought to you by the Pi Upsilon chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.

South Xavier Yard | 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Get the Scoop on Study Abroad

Center for International Education (CIE)

Do you want to take your education abroad? Join us for ice cream and get the scoop on the variety of education abroad opportunities available to you at Xavier. Come for the ice cream and stay for the quiz to be entered into a raffle for travel-themed prizes!

North Xavier Yard | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Consent is FRIES

EmpowerXU

Join EmpowerXU for a fun, fried snack and a conversation about consent - its as easy as FRIES!

GSC Outdoor Amphitheater | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Boba Time!

Asian and American Students In Action (ASIA)

For this event ASIA will be providing Boba Tea to start the year off with a sweet yummy treat. Students will also learn more about ASIA and our organization's future events.

South Xavier Yard | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Get Social with the Student Wellness Advocacy Group

Student Wellness Advocacy Group (SWAG)

Join the peer educators of the Student Wellness Advocacy Group (SWAG) for fun icebreaker games to get to know your new friends or total strangers. Stop by to improve your social wellbeing, grab a snack, and get entered for raffle prizes.

North Xavier Yard | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Treat Yourself - Cool down with Paletas from Hispanic Organization & Latinx Awareness

Hispanic Organization & Latinx Awareness (HOLA)

Come chill with H.O.L.A. on the Xavier yard and enjoy a free paleta (frozen fruit treat) with many flavors to choose from!

North Xavier Yard | 3:00 PM - 4:30 AM

Meet MuskieTHON

MuskieTHON

Join MuskieTHON on the yard and enjoy a snack, games and good music.

Husman Stage | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

EFJ Bingo!

Educators for Justice (EFJ)

Students of any major will be able to join us for a Bingo night, pertaining to fun elementary school facts! After each Bingo game, the winner(s) will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize ($10-15 gift card to places close to campus; must be present to win)! At the end, there will be a poster for students to contribute, placing handprints and giving it to the upcoming Literacy Lab!

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Men's Soccer Home Opener

X-treme Fans

Join X-treme Fans to cheer on the men's soccer team at their home opener! A giveaway will be provided to students!

Xavier Soccer Complex | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Don't Tell Anna Improv Comedy Show

Don't Tell Anna (DTA)

Free, fun and funny? Don't miss out on the opening show for Don't Tell Anna, Xavier's underground improv troupe!

Kennedy Auditorium CLC 412 | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Muskies After Dark (MAD): Going for Gold

Student Activities Council (SAC)

Looking for free fun on a Friday night. Join us at Muskies After Dark for food, games, and the opportunity to win fabulous prizes on the Xavier Yard!

Xavier Yard | 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

 

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

HUB Rec Center Orientation

Recreational Sports

The HUB Recreation Center will be holding a private event for those interested in touring the gym & learning how to use the fitness equipment from our own Fitness Floor Attendants & Personal Trainers. Event is free to all. Event is not meant to be an open gym for fitness goers but will operate as a private event with hands on instructions/tours/tutorials. Gym opens to public at 10am after event. 

Rec Center at The HUB | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

NPHC's Mocktail Mixer

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

Share a mocktail with the Greeks and learn about the dangers of alcohol abuse in college.  Food, music, vote on your favorite mocktail, and more!

North Xavier Yard | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NEXUS Urban Garden and Beekeeping Tour with Xavier Student Sustainability

Xavier Student Sustainability

Join Xavier Student Sustainability for a tour of the Xavier Urban Garden, the on-campus bee hives, and learn about the sustainability opportunities available on campus.

Meet at Husman Stage, walk to NEXUS | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

African Students’ Association Afrobeats Dance Tutorial

African Student Association (ASA)

Beginner-friendly Afro-beat dance tutorial with easy to follow moves and hit afrobeat songs.

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Fast and Furious 9 - Drive-in Movie

Student Government Association (SGA)

Dominic Toretto and his team are back to face a new enemy: his brother.  Bring your wheels.  Bring your blanket.  Bring your friends and join SGA for an outdoor, drive-in movie. (car not required)

Lot C2 | 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

 

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 22

Trip to Findlay Market

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services, Student Wellbeing Services, and Student Wellness Advocacy Group (SWAG)

 Join us on a trip to Findlay Market. Findlay Market is one of Cincinnati's most cherished locations and a place you have to visit during your time at Xavier! Transportation is provided and buses depart at 12:00pm.

Buses load at Bellarmine Circle | 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Get Active on Campus

Exercise Science Club

Join Exercise Science Club as we promote eating healthy, and getting active on campus with fun events. Including Dunk tank, competitions, pick-up sports, and a health y snack bar!

North Xavier Yard | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Catholic Student Mass

Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ)

Want to catch mass before dinner? start the semester off right, and join us for our student mass every week.

Bellarmine Chapel | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Board Game Night

Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO)

Come join CCO for a fun night of board games! Bring your friends and play some of our games, or bring your own. Snacks will be provided!

GSC Clocktower Lounge | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Common Ground

Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ)

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.

GSC Outdoor Amphitheater | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Catholic Student Mass

Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ)

End your weekend worshiping with the student community and join us for mass. You can find us here every weekend during your time at X.

Bellarmine Chapel | 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM

 

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MONDAY, AUGUST 23

Let's Get Craftin'

Student Activities Council (SAC)

The first week of school can be stressful. Let out your creative side and stop by our event for your chance to make some cool items to decorate your residence hall.

North Xavier Yard | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tie-Dye with LGBTQ+ Alliance

LGBTQ+ Alliance

Join Alliance in making free tie-dye shirts, banners, and more!

GSC Outdoor Amphitheater | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Puppies and Popsicles

4 Paws for Ability at XU

Come join 4 Paws for popsicles on the yard 4 Paws dogs! Learn about service dogs in training while playing with some puppies!

South Xavier Yard | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   

Goat Yoga on the Yard

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center, and Commuter Services

Nothing's better than goats and people doing Yoga together!! Don't miss out on this fun event and join us to experience something different! Open to first 50 participants.

North Xavier Yard | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   

A Look Into a Difficult Journey

Voices of Solidarity

Join the conversation about immigration policy by participating in VOS's Immigration Board Game Night!

Ryan's Landing GSC Lower Level | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM   

Root Beer Rosary

Life After Sunday

Join Life After Sunday for prayer, fellowship, and fun at our annual Root Beer Rosary! We will pray the rosary, then enjoy some community fun with root beer floats provided!

Bellarmine Chapel | 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM   

 

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 24

Popsicles and Puzzles Pieces

Invisible Disabilities Club

Come decorate a puzzle piece and stop by for a popsicle with Invisible Disabilities. Learn what we do and how we plan to advocate. The puzzle will be later displayed on social media @invisibiledisabilities.

GSC Outdoor Amphitheater | 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM

Inflatables Extravaganza

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services

Come enjoy extreme inflatables on the yard including a warped wall, vertical rush inflatable, hamster balls, , and The Grand Slammer!

North Xavier Yard | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A Kahoot for the Ages

History Club

Come relive a little bit of high school with a good game of Kahoot! With topics ranging from 1900s industrial disasters to Disney movies, there's a bit of historical trivia for everyone

GSC Clocktower Lounge | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

B-I-N-G-O!

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services

Feeling Lucky? Come win some prizes at our B-I-N-G-O night!

Arrupe Overlook | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Hypnotist

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services

Hypnotist Nadeen Manuel will be coming to campus for an amazing show! You can't miss out on it!

GSC Theater | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

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