Campus Events

Week of Welcome

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WEEK OF WELCOME (WOW)

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2020 SCHEDULE


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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16

Catholic Student Mass

Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ)

Celebrate Catholic Mass as it is streamed online.

Link: www.xavier.edu/cfj/remote

Online | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Common Ground

Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ)

Join us for our first Common Ground of the year, worshipping together in the protestant tradition.

Link: www.xavier.edu/cfj/remote

Online | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Catholic Student Mass

Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ)

Celebrate Catholic Mass as it is streamed online. The weekly 10 pm Mass is a tradition for many Xavier students.

Link: www.xavier.edu/cfj/remote

Online | 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

 

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MONDAY, AUGUST 17

Self-Care with Alliance - Supply Pick-Up

LGBTQ+ Alliance 
Pick up yout supplies for a DIY self-care night, which will be held tonight at 7:00 PM. Get ready to pamper yourself and learn some self-care tips.

GSC Outdoor Ampitheater | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM                 

School Survival Bag

Resident Student Association (RSA)

Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide who? Come grab a goody bag with all sorts of essentials to help survive and navigate the first week of school!

Husman Stage | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM 

Mask Up

Black Student Association (BSA)

Make social distancing fashionable and decorate your own face masks! All materials will be provided.

Husman Stage | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Playlist Bingo

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

Feeling lucky? Join us in-person or online for Playlist Bingo - Chipotle gift cards will be awarded to winners!

Zoom Link Here 

GSC Outdoor Ampitheater, Hybrid | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Self-Care with Alliance

LGBTQ+ Alliance

Join us for a live stream with directions on how to make face masks and sugar scrubs from the DIY kits handed out at 11:00 AM.

Zoom Link Here

Online | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 18

Tie Dye Twist - Postponed to Thursday (rain)

Student Activities Council (SAC)

Want to create your own tie dye shirt? Stop by in-between classes to design your very own tie dye shirt.

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

Getting Curious with Career Development

Career Development Office

Join us for virtual trivia! Learn about all the great things the Career Development Office has to offer, as well as some fun facts about Xavier and Cincinnati. Prizes for the winners will be picked up after the event.

Zoom Link Here

Online | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Sexual Assault Succs

EmpowerXU

Pick up a succulent and learn about how we are dedicated to fighting sexual assault and other forms of power-based violence on campus.

Husman Stage | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Rain Location: GSC Concourse (outside by the front doors to Gallagher)

Come Chill With Us

Hispanic Organization & Latinx Awareness (HOLA)

Come by to pick up a paleta (popsicle), meet some folks, and enjoy the fresh air on the yard!

GSC Outdoor Ampitheater | 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Rain Location: GSC Arrupe Overlook (first floor)

Strive to Thrive Trivia

Student Wellbeing Services & Student Wellness Advocacy Group (SWAG)

Join us to test your knowledge with wellbeing-themed trivia. Learn more about the services and resources available that will help you THRIVE this semester!

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

Rain Location: GSC Ryan's Landing - lower level food court

Mask Up

Black Student Association (BSA)

Make social distancing fashionable and decorate your own face masks! All materials will be provided.

North Xavier Yard | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Rain Location: GSC Concourse (outside by the front doors to Gallagher)

2010's Pop Culture Trivia

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

Want to prove you're the 20-teens pop culture champ? Grab some friends and test your knowledge with us for a chance to win prizes!

Zoom Link Here

GSC Outdoor Ampitheater, Hybrid | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Rain Location: GSC Ryan's Landing (lower level)

  

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19

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.

C1 Parking Lot  | 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Painting with CHAD - Supply Pick-Up

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

Come pick up painting supplies for our virtual painting lesson at 7:00 tonight, where you'll learn how to create some Xavier-themed artwork! Supplies are only available for the first 100 students.

GSC Outdoor Ampitheater | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

Cornhole Tournament with Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks (AB)

Do you have what it takes to be a cornhole champion? Show off your skills at our first ever cornhole tournament! Win some Xavier swag and then cool off with some popsicles!

North Xavier Yard | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

International Coffee Hour

Center for International Education

Come meet with the Center for International Education at International Coffee Hour. This event takes place weekly, so join us for our first of the year to meet new friends, learn about study abroad and international student services, and take away a snack bag.

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

Pretty Hour

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Join the Rho Psi Chapter for a virtual happy hour! We will be enjoying refreshments while engaging in conversation - see the RSVP link and drink recipes on our Instagram @rhopsi_aka.

Zoom Link Here

Online | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Socially Distant Dance Workout and Giveaway

SWEAT

Bring your sweatbands and join us on the yard for a socially distant dance workout! Learn about SWEAT and have a chance to win prizes and sports drinks.

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

Painting with CHAD

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

Join our virtual painting lesson and create beautiful artwork! Make sure to pick up your supplies beginning at 12:00!

Zoom Link Here

Online | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

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THURSDAY, 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.

C1 Parking Lot | 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Searching for the Letters

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

Test your greek NPHC knowledge by following clues on social media all day. This first person who submits all the correst answers will receive a prize! Follow @xavier.nphc to participate.

Instagram Link

Online | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

School Survival Bag

Resident Student Association (RSA)

Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide who? Come grab a goody bag with all sorts of essentials to help survive and navigate the first week of school.

Husman Stage | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Taste of Cincinnati

Student Activities Council (SAC)

Welcome to Cincinnati! Join us for a day of fun out on the yard, where you can sample food from a few local favorites. We're bringing LaRosa's Pizza and Graeter's Ice Cream to campus just for you!

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

Phi Nu Pie a NUPE

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Pie one of our Rho Omicron members and learn about our chapter! No previous pie-throwing experience required.

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

Africa to the World

African Student Association (ASA)

Test your knowledge of African geography and learn about our club's future events and mission. Follow @xu_asa on Instagram to participate online.

Zoom Link Here

GSC Outdoor Ampitheater, Hybrid | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rain Location: GSC Arrupe Overlook

Trap Karaoke

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

Reserve your spot now for a night full of fun and karaoke! There will be packaged dinner refreshments for those that attend!

GSC Outdoor Ampitheater | 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Big East Championship "Re-Watch" Party

X-Treme Fans

Don’t miss the Xavier Women’s Soccer Team as they conquered the 2020 Big East Championship at our re-watch party. Sports under the starts with friends. See you there!

Soccer Field | 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

 

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

"Grow" Your Involvement

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

"Grow" your campus involvement by learning about OSI's programs and picking up a potted plant for your res hall room!

GSC Outdoor Ampitheater | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Explore Rec Sports

Recreational Sports

Join Rec Sports for a Week of Welcome Event to eXplore all we have to offer! Wear athletic clothes and prepare to get wet as you'll be able to try log rolling and different fitness classes.

The Hub Recreation Center | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Let's Get Quizzicle: Team Trivia Edition

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

Grab a group of friends and test your knowledge in a game of trivia. Join us for fun, games, and to learn about the Emerging Leader's Retreat.

Arrupe Overlook Lounge | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Boba Time!

Citizens of the World (COW) & Asian and American Students In Action (ASIA)

At Xavier, our mission is to unite and embrace international culture with American culture. Join us for some authentic Taiwanese Boba Tea from Milk Bar Cafe!

GSC Outdoor Amphitheater | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

FTKookout - CANCELLED

MuskieTHON

 

Movie MADness - Double Feature

Student Activities Council (SAC)

You don't want to miss this double feature on the Yard, showing 42 and Remember the Titans! Activities and food provided.

North Xavier Yard | 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Rain Location: GSC Ryan's Landing - lower level food court

 

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

The Lip Dub Challenge

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

Grab costumes and propsto create a fun lip dub to your favorite song! Upload it to Google Drive or Dropbox and email the link to us for a chance to be voted as the best lip dub on campus! We'll post it on our YouTube page and let the student body vote. Each member of the winning team gets $100 dollars, and second place winners get $50 each!

Rules for the Lip Dub Challenge (pdf)

Deadline to submit videos - 8:00 PM via Google Drive or Dropbox to xuinvolvement@xavier.edu 

 

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

Voting Open for The Lip Dub Challenge

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

Watch the submitted lip dub videos on our YouTube page and vote for your favorite one on the EngageXU app under Polls! Voting ends at 6:00 PM.

YouTube Link: www.youtube.com/xustudentinvolvement

Online - EngageXU | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Mass

Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice (CFJ)

Celebrate a Catholic mass outdoors - all are welcome!

Husman Stage | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

eXplore CFJ

Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice (CFJ)

Learn about some of the retreats, service, and immersion programs the CFJ has to offer while getting a chance to meet new friends and begin building community.

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

Black Trivia & Chill

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Join the poodles for a virtual night of fun by testing your knowledge of black culture and win some awesome prizes!

Zoom Link Here Password 1922

Online | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Common Ground

Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice (CFJ)

Join us for Common Ground and worship together in the protestant tradition!

Link: www.xavier.edu/cfj/remote

Online | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    

 

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MONDAY, AUGUST 24

UBRR with SAC

Student Activities Council (SAC)

Beep beep! Keep an eye out for SAC members in golf carts that can take you to where you need to go on campus!

All Over Campus | 8:15 AM - 1:45 PM

Snack CAB

Commuter Activities Board (CAB)

Do you want a free snack? Look out for the snack cab, which will deliver free snacks to welcome people to campus.

All Over Campus | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Movie on the Yard: Knives Out

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

Calling all Nancy Drews, Sherlock Holmes, and Hercule Poirots! Join us on the yard for Knives Out and solve this murder mystery!

Trailer Link Here

North Xavier Yard | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   

Rain Location: GSC Ryan's Landing - lower level food court

 

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Other Events

Cornerstone Group Sessions for First-Years

Student Success Center

Meet your Success Coach and learn more about the Student Success Center! First year students will receive an email from their Coach inviting them to sign up for a Zoom session within the first two weeks of the semester - “see” you soon!

Online

It's a Vibe: A Guided Exploration Series

Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI)

A guided exploration series to learn more about our CDI programs and organizations. Each day of Week of Welcome, a different CDI program and our many organizations will offer the following: a 30 minute music playlist with songs, a live 20-30 minute conference call/podcast session, and an info page will be available for individuals to learn about our staff, programs, and organizations. Catch the vibe, engage, and listen to our many podcast sessions and music playlists to learn more about each organization and the various cultures of each group. Information details will be available via our website, instagram page @XUCDI, and Xavier today.

Online