Campus Events

Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome - August 21-30


2022 SCHEDULE (pdf)


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



Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ)

Join the Catholic Community for student-led liturgies on Sundays in Bellarmine Chapel.

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

Women's Soccer Game & Pep Rally

Xavier Athletics

Join us in cheering on the Women's Soccer team as they face the Ohio Bobcats! 

Corcoran Field (soccer field) | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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 | 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM


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Donuts & Directions

Student Success Center

Looking for a building or not sure where your class is located? Stop by our table to get a donut and directions so you can be on your way!

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

eXceptional Ice Cream Social

Exceptional Student Assembly

Kick-off back to school with an ice cream social to meet new Project SEARCH interns from Great Oaks and learn about ESA!

GSC Outdoor Amphitheater | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

On-Campus Student Employment Fair 

Student Employment 

Still looking for an on-campus position? Students can attend the fair anytime between 2:30pm-4:30pm to meet in-person with campus employers to learn about positions they are interested in.  Students should be prepared to interview with supervisors when they visit employer tables. This fair is primarily for students with a Federal Work Study award, however some positions may be open to all students. 

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 

Xavier Outdoor Club

Explore the NEXUS Community Gardens

Visit the NEXUS Community Gardens (across from The HUB), learn more about our club's upcoming events, and join us as we give away succulents and herbs.

NEXUS Gardens (across from The HUB)| 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mondaze Make and Take

Student Activities Council

Join SAC to create your own make and take to spice up your residence hall or apartment.

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

Karaoke Competition

American Choral Directors Association & National Association for Music Educators

Come join Xavier's chapters of the National Association for Music Education and the American Choral Directors Association for a fun afternoon of singing! Anyone is welcome to participate and prizes will be awarded for the best performances. If you don't feel like singing, stop by to cheer on fellow students and enjoy some pizza!

Edgecliff Hall | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Veg Out on the Yard with CFJ

Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice

Join the staff of the CFJ for a vegetarian meal and giveaways on the yard!

North Xavier Yard | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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Painting with Art Society

Art Society

Start off the semester in a creative way by painting your very own plant pot and suncatcher!

North Xavier Yard | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Let's Chill! Popsicles with SAA

Student Alumni Association

Let’s chill! Enjoy a popsicle with members of the SAA and find out how you can make friends, network with XU alumni, and represent the Xavier student body at events all year long.

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

Christmas Cookie Decorating

A Xavier Christmas

Join us for some festive cookie decorating and learn how A Xavier Christmas brings holiday joy to local elementary school children!

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Chill with CAB

Commuter Activities Board

Make your own ice cream cups and get some free CAB merch!

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

Visit IHI's Open Classroom

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Chapter

Join the IHI for a fun open-class event and get a feel for what quality principles guide our club and how we can improve healthcare globally!

HUB HSA Simulation Lab | 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Snack Time with the Criminal Justice Society

Criminal Justice Society

Enjoy some snacks, conversation, and swag while learning about the events CJS will host this year!

North Xavier Yard | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Name That Tune! with the A caBellas

A caBellas

Test your music knowledge with the A caBellas! Be the best team to accurately identify your favorite songs with just a few notes to win some sweet prizes.

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness

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

Check out this monster MCU hit on the big screen. Bring a blanket and your friends to enjoy a big movie on the big screen under the stars together!

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


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Hump Day with Holtman's

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

Sweeten your day with a fresh, homemade donut created from scratch from Holtman's Donuts before going to class!

GSC, First Floor Atrium | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Chat with Career Services

Career Development Office

Grab some chilling refreshments and learn what services Career Development can offer you throughout the year!

GSC, First Floor Atrium | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Dunk the Chief


Dunk tank with the Chief of Police

North Xavier Yard | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

Plant Your Roots in the CDI

Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Meet the Center for Diversity and Inclusion team, learn how you can get involved throughout the year, and pot your own plant!

GSC Outdoor Amphitheater | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

International Coffee Hour: Welcome to X!

Center for International Education

Join the CIE to kick off our weekly International Coffee Hour series where students can build community, share cultures, and have fun over a cup of coffee and food. All are welcome!

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

Taste of Cincinnati

Student Activities Council

Listen to music on the Xavier Yard while enjoying free food from Cincinnati favorites: LaRosa's Pizza, Skyline Chili, Graeter's Ice Cream, and The Rolling Bowl (veg).

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


Recreational Sports

Come join us in the HUB at the Rec Center to learn more about our facilities and programs, with giveaways and prizes for certain challenges.

Campus Recreation at the HUB | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jeopardy With Raising Joy

Raising Joy

Play Jeopardy with Raising Joy and learn fun facts about foster care and adoption!

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

What ASL Numbers or Letters do you know?

Sign Language Club

Test your American Sign Language knowledge with some games and fun! Everyone is welcome, no matter your skill level.

Alter Hall | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make a Bracelet and a Friend with In the Loop

In The Loop

Make a friendship bracelet and enjoy some snacks with our fiber arts club! This is a welcoming environment for people of all skill levels, and all materials and instruction will be provided.

Alter Hall, 301| 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ultimate Frisbee Pick-Up Games

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

Join the Men’s and Women’s Club Ultimate Frisbee teams for some fun ultimate frisbee pick-up games! All students are welcome; no prior experience or skill is required. Even if you’ve never touched a frisbee before, come on out and play!

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

Open Mac Night


Get your voice ready for free karaoke and enjoy some mac and cheese! Bring your friends and learn more about Xavier Singers.

GSC Ryan's Landing (lower level) | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM



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Donuts with SNO; Nursing Gift Bag Give-Away

Student Nurse Organization

Calling all nursing majors! Come grab a donut from SNO, and if you're a first-year nursing major, grab a nursing essentials gift bag!

Academic Mall | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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.

North Xavier Yard | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do Something Graeter - Go Abroad!

Center for International Education

Join the CIE team to learn about your opportunities to go abroad while enjoying Graeter's ice cream!

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

Film and TV Club Welcome Event

Film & Television Club

We're live! Find out how you can get involved with our weekly live news show and get a brief demonstration of how the show works in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Snacks will be provided.

North Xavier Yard | 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Sexual Assault Succs - Canceled



MSA Ice Cream Social and Candle-Making!

Muslim Student Association

Meet the Muslim Student Association for ice cream, catered by Graeter's, and make your own candle to take home!

Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice (GSC 3rd Floor) | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

And BINGO was his Game-O

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

Get your game on! Come out and play some rounds of BINGO and show off your skills for a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

North Xavier Yard | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Pizza and Trivia with Newswire!

Xavier Newswire

Enjoy Cincinnati and Xavier trivia with this year's Newswire staff and meet our staff to learn more about what your campus newspaper does each week. Fill up on pizza, and maybe even win a prize!

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Sitting Pretty and Eating S'mores Event

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Join Rho Psi to kickoff the school year with s'mores, music, and fun!

North Xavier Yard | 7:08 PM - 8:30 PM

Root Beer Rosary

Life After Sunday

Join Life After Sunday for a night of fellowship and prayer! Make a twine Rosary bracelet while sipping on a root beer float. We will end the night and pray Rosary and Compline (Night Prayer).

North Xavier Yard | 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM



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Building Healthy Muskies

Student Wellbeing Services & Health Services

Stop by to grab a snack, enter a raffle, and learn about the different resources on campus for your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

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

Rock Painting with the Peer Support Volunteers

Confidential Peer Support Volunteers

Paint some rocks with Confidential Peer Support Volunteers and learn more about who we are and the many ways we can support survivors of gender and power-based violence.

North Xavier Yard | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

Alchemyst Club

Make and eat liquid nitrogen ice cream with the Alchemyst club! Experience a cool chemistry demonstration along with a nice summer treat.

Between Logan Hall and Albers Hall | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Boba Time

Asian & American Students In Action (ASIA)

Start the year off with a sweet yummy treat! Grab a boba tea, provided by ASIA, and learn more about our organization and its future events.

GSC Outdoor Amphitheater | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tie-dyeing with LGBTQ+ Alliance

LGBTQ+ Alliance

We're dye-ing to see you! Come join Alliance and get a free t-shirt to tie-dye!

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

The Store Open House

The Store

Visit The Store! Xavier’s on-campus food pantry is available to all students. Please stop by during our open house to learn about this free resource and volunteer opportunities. Secure a free goodie bag and a chance to win gift cards!

The Store, located in the Village Apartments | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner

Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice

Welcome Shabbat with Rabbi Jen and Kehilat-X. Bring a friend, all are welcome!

GSC 330 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Welcome Back, Anna!

Don't Tell Anna

A comedy improv show presented by Xavier's premiere campus improv group: Don't Tell Anna!

Kennedy Auditorium | 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

MAD: Wild West

Student Activities Council

Welcome to the wild west! Join us for the first MAD of the year to make your own cowboy hat, ride a mechanical bull, inflatable axe throwing, a petting zoo, Raising Canes, live entertainment, and more!

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



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Xplore Downtown: Trip to the Contemporary Arts Center & Fountain Square

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

Board the bus for a trip to experience two of downtown Cincinnati's main attractions: the Contemporary Arts Center and the historic Fountain Square! Limited to 90 students and everyone gets a free giftcard to use downtown at Graeter's Ice Cream.

Currito (for busing) | 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

BSA Cookout

Black Student Association

Join the Black Student Association in starting the school year off with good food, music, and fun!

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



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Xplore Downtown: Trip to Findlay Market and Over-The-Rhine (OTR)

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

It's time for some shopping at Findlay Market! Bring a friend and meet some new ones while shopping for handmade items from small businesses, fruits and vegetables from the farmer's market, and be sure to come hungry and purchase some of the best foods you'll try from local vendors. Limited to 90 students and everyone gets a free $10 giftcard to use while shopping at Findlay Market.

Currito (for busing) | 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Plant Your Roots with Alternative Breaks!

Alternative Breaks

Beginning a new school year can be exciting, daunting, and maybe even destabilizing. Come join XUAB today to plant your roots by painting flowerpots and planting succulents in hopes of a great year ahead for yourself and the community. While you're there we can tell you about the amazing service-learning trips you can go on over fall or spring break. We're rooting for you!

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


Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice

Join the Catholic Community for student-led liturgies.

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

Pasta with the Priests

Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice

Get to know the Catholic student community. Join us for pasta with our Jesuit Priests after the 4PM student Mass.

Outside Bellarmine Chapel | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Trip to Imagine Dragons & Macklemore Concert

Student Activities Council

This is a free concert for students to attend! Bussing will be provided for students to and from the concert. Limited to only 135 students.

Currito (for busing) | 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Men's Soccer vs. Eastern Illinois

X-treme Fans

Join X-treme Fans as they cheer on Men's Soccer in their home opener against Eastern Illinois. Giveaway to the first 500 students. Get in free by showing your All Card at the ticket tent.

Corcoran Field (soccer field) | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice

Join the Catholic Community for student-led liturgies.

Bellarmine Chapel | 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM


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Poppin' for Hazing Prevention

Dean of Students Office

Grab a bag of gourmet popcorn and learn about hazing prevention efforts on our campus, including the required Hazing Awareness & Prevention online course.

GSC First Floor Atrium | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Puppies and Popsicles

4 Paws for Ability at XU

Visit some cute service dogs in training and enjoy some popsicles as we relax and get to know the new faces around campus on the Xavier Yard!

Xavier Yard, Husman Stage | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mondaze Musketeer Madness

Student Activities Council

Check out Musketeer Madness, an event in our Mondaze SAC series, and work on your basketball skills while having fun with new friends.

Postponed due to weather.  

Easels with EFJ

Educators for Justice

Join Educators for Justice for an afternoon of painting and conversations about education.

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

NEXUS Garden and Bee Tour

Xavier Student Sustainability

Take tour of Xavier's NEXUS urban garden, get some bee keeping tips, and have the chance to try some fresh produce! This green space is open and welcome to all Xavier students.

NEXUS Gardens (across from The HUB) | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   

Resident Student Association Campfire Meet and Greet

Resident Student Association

Leave your stress at the door and enjoy a s'more! Take some time to relax, make your own s'more, and pick up a free stress relief or fidget toy to prepare for the upcoming semester.

North Xavier Yard | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   

Kickball and BBQ

Coalition for Christian Outreach

Join the CCO for a night of kickball and catering from Eli's BBQ.

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

Hypnotist Nadeen Manuel

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

Come to the GSC Theatre and be part of the show! Nadeen Manuel, a professionally hilarious hypnotist, will bring a handful of Xavier students onstage to be hypnotized. Doors open at 6:30 PM, show starts at 7:00 PM.  Open to the first 350 students.

GSC Theater | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM 


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Empowering Paint on Mirrors


Attendees will be able to paint on mirrors provided by the club with messages or patterns or any design that makes them feel empowered when they look in the mirror.

North Xavier Yard | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

BLTs with BLT

Business Leaders for Tomorrow

Come join the Business Leaders for Tomorrow (BLT) to celebrate the start of the school year with some delicious BLTs! You will hear more about what the BLT is and what we do, with a chance to grab some free merch.

Smith Hall Atrium | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

COW: Week of Welcome

Citizens of the World

Grab some Boba Tea provided by COW and hear more about what our club entails!

GSC Outdoor Amphitheater | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Catholic Community Nights Kick Off

Life After Sunday & CFJ

Join Life After Sunday and the CFJ for the first of collaborative Tuesdays for Catholic Community that happens all semester long! Adoration and confession happen in the chapel before the 8pm student mass. Then join for community, faith sharing and fun in Arrupe after mass

Bellarmine Chapel | 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Make Your Mark – Canvas Art Class

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

Explore your creative side with James Reynolds, a Cincinnati-based professional artist, as he takes you through a guided painting lesson to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece to take home!

Upper Xavier Yard | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM



Experience a fun and casual full body workout on the Xavier yard hosted by the ladies of SWEAT with snacks and giveaways at the end!

Husman Stage, North Xavier Yard | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM



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