The Winter Week of Welcome (WoW) is a week of FREE events welcoming back returning students and welcoming new students to Xavier University. Winter 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.

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2020 SCHEDULE


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Monday, January 13

Candy Canes and Cocoa with MuskieTHON

MuskieTHON
Join MuskieTHON for candy canes and hot chocolate to celebrate the winter semester and our work for children's health!

Alter Hall Lobby | 8:30AM - 10AM

 

"Let's Talk" Walk-In Hours

Counseling Services
No appointment necessary for students to come Counseling Services during "Let's Talk" hours. Therapists are available and will meet for one-on-one sessions.  

The HUB Health & Counseling Services | 9AM - 11AM

 

It's On X: Sexversations

It's On X
Join us in playing Sexversations! This game is designed to encourage honest and healthy conversations about sex, sexual health, consent, sexuality, relationships, and power and gender-based violence. Stop by to play the game and learn more about the It's On X Fellowship, a new student leadership initiative starting fall 2020!

GSC First Floor | 10AM - 1PM

 

Maker Monday Open House

Xavier University Library
Stop by the Makerspace on the first floor of the University Library to sample all of the possibilities and a bag of popcorn! Make a statement with the button maker or learn to use the 3-D printers. Watch for future Maker Monday info.  Also consider stopping by the CLC Connection Center desk on the third floor all week long to get help requesting any suggested supplemental readings for your spring courses.

McDonald Library Makerspace (First Floor) | 10AM - 4PM

 

Hot Cocoa & Hot Psychology

Psi Chi / Psychology Club
Join Psi Chi/Psychology Club for hot chocolate and to learn about some hot new topics in psychology!

GSC First Floor Atrium | 3PM - 4PM

 

Hot Chocolate with ESA!

Exceptional Student Assembly (ESA)
Come join us for some hot chocolate and learn about ESA! We have fun events once a month and eat lunch with a mentee from Xavier's Project Search. This is a great opportunity to have fun and develop skills interacting with individuals with disabilities.

Hailstones Hall Lower Lobby | 3PM - 4:30PM

 

Boba with ASIA

Asian and American Students In Action (ASIA)
Join us for some Boba Tea while learning about the ASIA Club and say hello to the executive members!

GSC Clocktower Lounge | 3PM - 5PM

 

Beethoven Trivia

National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
We will celebrate Beethoven's birthday, welcoming all to celebrate with us! We will do so with a fun Jeopardy-style trivia game, accompanied by candy prizes & free refreshments. Teams of 2+ or single competitors are encouraged to participate!.

GSC Ryan's Landing (Lower Level) | 5PM - 6PM

 

Will You Accept This Rose?

Student Activities Council (SAC)
We have all been talking about, we have all been obsessed with it; the big question is who will steal the heart of the Bachelor, Pilot Pete. Hannah may have crushed his heart last season, but he is back and better than ever. Instead of hosting your own rose ceremony, join SAC for a night of laughter, tears, and romance. hors d'oeuvres and sparkling cider will be provided.

GSC Clocktower Lounge | 7:30PM - 10PM

 

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Tuesday, January 14

Dogs and Donuts

4 Paws For Ability at XU
Come hang out with our service dogs in training and learn about 4 paws! All while enjoying some donuts and coffee!

GSC Clocktower Lounge | 10AM - 12PM

 

Cocoa and Cookies

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Come enjoy Cocoa and Cookies with the Redz on campus!

GSC First Floor | 11AM - 1PM

 

FRIES with EmpowerXU

EmpowerXU
Enjoy french fries and talk about the components of consent with EmpowerXU! FRIES = Freely given, Reversible, Informed, Enthusiastic, and Specific.
GSC First Floor | 12PM - 2PM

 

"Let's Talk" Walk-In Hours

Counseling Services
No appointment necessary for students to come Counseling Services during "Let's Talk" hours. Therapists are available and will meet for one-on-one sessions.  

The HUB Health & Counseling Services | 3PM - 5PM

 

Flags Bingo

Citizens of the World (CoW)
Join us for a fun flag bingo for a chance to win some goodies!

GSC Ryan's Landing (Lower Level) | 6PM - 7:30PM

 

Game Night with NPHC

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
Bring a friend and join NPHC for a fun night of games, music, and food!

Center for Diversity & Inclusion (GSC 200) | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

 

Finger Painting with Sign Language Club

Sign Language Club
Come make some fun, messy crafts with Sign Language Club!

GSC Faces of the World Lounge (2nd Floor) | 7PM - 8PM

 

Yoga Session

Yoga & Holistic Awareness Club
Join us for yoga with one of our awesome instructors, Jeanne! Start the semester right with relaxation and a fun workout!

GSC Clocktower Lounge (3rd Floor) | 7PM - 8PM

 

Scrunchies & Munchies

In The Loop Club
Join the In the Loop Club as we learn to make Scrunchies and eat snacks!

GSC Fireplace (First Floor) | 7PM - 8:30PM

 

Lip Sync Battle with LEAD

Ladies with an Emphasis on Achievement and Distinction (LEAD)
Come enjoy a lip sync battle with ladies with emphasis on achievement and distinction, and GOAL while enjoying food and refreshments.

GSC Ryan's Landing (Lower Level) | 8:30PM - 11PM

  

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Wednesday, January 15

Donuts in the Lots

Office of Commuter Services
The Office of Commuter Services will have doughnuts and other breakfast items in the C1 & C2 parking lots from 7:45am-9:45am!

Parking Lots C1 & C2 | 7:45AM - 9:45AM

 

Donut Stress, Start Fresh

Student Wellness Advocacy Group (SWAG)
Join SWAG outside of the new Rec Center in the HUB for donuts and power bites to find balance and get off to a fresh start for the new semester!

The HUB Student Wellbeing Services Suite (First Floor) | 8:30AM - 10:30AM

  

Xavier Blood Drive

Hoxworth Blood Center
Xavier and Hoxworth have partnered to provide an on-campus blood drive Wednesday (15th) and Thursday (16th) from 10AM to 4PM.  To schedule your appointment, please visit www.hoxworth.org/groups/xavier or call (513) 451-0910.  Donors will receive a free, long sleeve t-shirt!

Bellarmine Circle | 10AM - 4PM

 

Cookies with Career

Career Development Office
Whether this semester is your first or your last, Career Development is here to support you. Enjoy a sweet treat while socializing with our staff and learn about all we have planned for the semester!
Fenwick Place Atrium | 12:45PM - 2:15PM

 

Meet A Mascot

Commuter Activities Board (CAB)
We are going to have both Xavier's mascots come for photos. We will also supply a few snacks for those who want their photo taken, as well as have a raffle basket that will go to someone who signs in at the event.

GSC Fireplace (First Floor) | 1PM - 3PM

 

You're MINT to Study Abroad

Center for International Education (CIE)
Join Education Abroad staff in Gallagher Student Center to learn about upcoming study abroad opportunities, because you are meant study abroad! We will also be passing out mints and CIE stickers.

GSC First Floor | 1PM - 3:30PM

 

Warming Up with Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks (AB)
We will have hot chocolate and talk with students about our exciting events coming up in the spring semester.

GSC First Floor | 2PM - 4PM

 

"Let's Talk" Walk-In Hours

Counseling Services
No appointment necessary for students to come Counseling Services during "Let's Talk" hours. Therapists are available and will meet for one-on-one sessions.  

The HUB Health & Counseling Services | 3PM - 5PM

 

International Coffee Hour

Center for International Education
Join the CIE for the kick-off to their weekly coffee hour program with free food, drinks and fellowship highlighting different types of foods and cultures throughout the semester!

GSC Faces of the World Lounge (2nd Floor) | 3:30PM - 4:30PM

 

Gayme Night

LGBTQ+ Alliance
Join Xavier's LGBTQ+ Alliance for Gayme Night! There will be food, board games, and a Bingo game in which you can win prizes.

GSC Clocktower Lounge | 4PM - 6PM

 

gOT love? share it.

Student Occupational Therapy Association (XUSOTA)
Help Xavier's Student Occupational Therapy Association make Valentine's that will be given to members of local retirement homes in February!

Hoff Dining | 5PM - 6PM

 

Recreation Center Open House

Department of Recreational Sports
The new Recreation Center is officially open! To celebrate, The Department of Recreational Sports will have an open house on Wednesday, January 15, with information and activity stations, prizes, and a raffle for a prize worth $200! Complete six of the nine stations to enter the raffle. Open house will run all day, with the stations available from 5-8pm.

The HUB Recreation Center & Wellbeing Services Suite | 5PM - 8PM

 

Kupcakes in the Kold

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Take a study break and come chill with the Rho Psi chapter as we decorate cupcakes and watch a movie!

GSC Room 214 | 6PM - 8PM

  

Manresa Orientation Team Info Night

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Join us for some free Raising Cane’s and learn more about how to apply to join the Manresa Orientation Team.

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

 

Trivia Night

Young Americans for Liberty
Every semester we do trivia night in Arrupe. It is open to all Xavier students, and winners will receive gift cards.

GSC Clocktower Lounge | 7PM - 9PM

 

Smash Night at Xavier 2020

Child's Play
Come join, Xavier Child's Play for a fun and compeitive night of Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. Come hang out and meet the members of the club.

GSC D'Artagnan's Den / E-Sports Lounge (Lower Level) | 7PM - 10PM

 

RA Information Session

Office of Residence Life
Attend the last of the in-person *required* RA Info Sessions to learn more about the position, receive an overview of the application process, and get your questions answered by current RAs!

Tucker's Lounge (Brockman Hall) | 8PM - 9PM

 

Xavier v. Marquette Basketball Watch Party

X-treme Fans
X-Treme fans will be hosting a watch party on the bottom floor of GSC as the men's basketball team takes on Marquette! Tipoff at 8:00 pm!

GSC Ryan's Landing (Lower Level) | 8PM - 10PM

 

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Thursday, January 16

Hope and Holtman's

Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice (CFJ)
Come have a donut with the CFJ, share what you are hopeful for in 2020, and learn about CFJ programs happening in the spring semester!

Alter Hall, Smith Hall and The HUB atriums | 9:30AM - 10:30AM

 

Xavier Blood Drive

Hoxworth Blood Center
Xavier and Hoxworth have partnered to provide an on-campus blood drive Wednesday (15th) and Thursday (16th) from 10AM to 4PM.  To schedule your appointment, please visit www.hoxworth.org/groups/xavier or call (513) 451-0910.  Donors will receive a free, long sleeve t-shirt!

Bellarmine Circle | 10AM - 4PM

 

"Let's Talk" Walk-In Hours

Counseling Services
No appointment necessary for students to come Counseling Services during "Let's Talk" hours. Therapists are available and will meet for one-on-one sessions.  

The HUB Health & Counseling Services | 3PM - 5PM

 

African Games and Dance Night

African Student Association

Come and join the African Students Association to play African games and dance to African music.

GSC Ryan's Landing (Lower Level) | 5PM - 6:30PM

 

Summer Service Internship info session

Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice (CFJ)

Come learn about a great opportunity to spend your summer engaging in the Cincinnati community to make an impact, gain real-world skills, and get paid for doing it!  Summer housing also provided.  Come to the session to learn more!

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 5:30PM - 6:15PM

 

Swords and Slices

Club Fencing

We will be having demonstrations of fencing bouts with our experienced fencers. People who are interested can enjoy watching demonstrations, eat pizza, and socialize with club members.

GSC Clocktower Lounge | 6PM - 7:30PM

 

Zumba!

Changing Health, Attitudes and Action to Recreate Girls (CHAARG)
We will be meeting at the new recreation center in the Balance Group Fitness Studio for Zumba with Isabella at 7pm.

The HUB Balance Group Fitness Studio | 7PM - 8PM

 

"Hustlers" Movie Screening

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Rated R.  Don’t miss the new JLo, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer and Cardi B. drama based on a true story.

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 7PM - 9PM

 

Grocery Bingo

Student Activities Council (SAC)
Come out and play a fan favorite game-- BINGO! Students will compete against one another for several fun rounds of bingo. The best part is that the prizes are bags of groceries. As each student wins, they can come up and choose a themed bag of groceries to take with them to ring in the new semester.

GSC Ryan's Landing (Lower Level) | 8:30PM - 10PM

    

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Friday, January 17

Snack C.A.B.

Commuter Activities Board (CAB)
Part of our series of Snack C.A.B. events. We push around our well-known snack cart into different offices and building around campus. Spreading snacks, drinks, and fun!

All Around Campus | 11AM - 2PM

 

Poodle Caf Fridays

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Come out and have Lunch with the Members of  Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Pi Upsilon Chapter.

Hoff Dining | 11AM - 2PM

 

Don't miss out on @LifeAtXU

Grab this year's Student Affairs t-shirt at our winter giveaway! All you have to do is follow @LifeAtXU... and be in the know.

Fenwick Place Atrium | 12PM - 1PM

 

Bingo! Finance Style

U.S. Bank & ConneX
Join U.S. Bank for a fun break between classes for financial literacy bingo. Cookies and hot chocolate provided.

GSC Fireplace (First Floor) | 1PM - 2PM

 

"Let's Talk" Walk-In Hours

Counseling Services
No appointment necessary for students to come Counseling Services during "Let's Talk" hours. Therapists are available and will meet for one-on-one sessions.  

The HUB Health & Counseling Services | 3PM - 5PM

 

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? Trivia Night
Educators for Justice
How much more have you learned since you were in 5th grade? Test your knowledge at trivia night!

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 5PM - 7PM

  

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