The Winter Week of Welcome (WoW) is a week of FREE events welcoming back returning students and transfer 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.

Interested in submitting an event to be included for Winter WoW 2019?  Click here!

2018 Schedule

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

Monday, January 8


Syllabus Week Survival Kits

Xavier University Television Association (XUTVA)
Be sure to stop by XUTVA's table and pick up a Syllabus Week Survival Kit to get you through the first week of classes!

Alter Hall | 9AM - 12PM


Meet Xavier Women in Business

Xavier Women in Business
Visit the Xavier Women in Business table to learn more about our monthly events and receive free swag items including pens, t-shirts, and laptop stickers!

Smith Hall Atrium | 11AM - 1PM


Genderbread Person Decorating

LGBTQ Alliance
Come decorate ginger bread people cookies in different gender expressions with LGBTQ Alliance! We'll be having some fire-side conversations about different aspects of gender as well. We hope to see you there!

GSC 1st Floor Fireside | 3PM - 4PM


Total Body Sculpting with CHAARG

CHAARG - Changing Health, Attitudes and Action to Recreate Girls
New Year, new you! Start the semester off right + come join the ladies of XU CHAARG in a full body workout while learning all about us + meeting some awesome new people!

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 7PM - 8PM


Share the Warmth with AKA

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Come enjoy hot chocolate, cookie decorating, and music with the RemArKAble Rho Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. We encourage you to bring canned goods or seasonal wraps for families in need during this winter season.

GSC Clocktower Lounge | 7PM - 9PM


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Tuesday, January 9


Commuter Activities Board Photobooth

Commuter Activities Board
Show your school spirit by getting your picture taken with D'Artagnan and The Blue Blob! Commuter Activities Board will be hosting a photo booth from 1pm to 4pm on the first floor of GSC. After you get your picture taken, grab a pastry and fill out a ticket for our gift basket raffle!

GSC 1st Floor Fireside | 1PM - 4PM



Xavier Students Against Sexual Assault
XSASA will be passing out stickers and french fries as their Winter Week of Welcome event to jump start the conversation of consent for the new semester. Fries will be passed out to give visual to the I LOVE FRIES concept that will be taken on by XSASA. FRIES is a acronym from Planned Parenthood which XSASA feels encompasses what the message behind consent should be: F-Freely Given, R- reversible, I- Informed, E- Enthusiastic, S-Specific.

GSC 1st Floor | 2PM - 4PM


Coffee and Churros Night

Spanish Club
Looking to meet others that share your passion for Spanish language and culture? Join the Spanish Club for Coffee and Churros night! Learn more about our club while enjoying some tasty treats.
GSC 1st Floor | 6PM - 8PM


Hearts, Hats and Hot Chocolate

In The Loop
Students will come together to learn about the organization and help with a community project of finishing up baby hats that will be donated to a nearby maternity ward while getting to hang out and get to know fellow Xavier students.

GSC 1st Floor Fireside | 6:30PM - 8PM


Cinnabon Late Night Snack

Student Activities Council
Join SAC as they bring Minibons from Cinnabon to campus. They're traveling 30 minutes to bring this snack to Xavier. We hope you'll consider joining and sticking around to watch Girls Trip afterward.

GSC Lower Level Atrium | 8:30PM - 9PM


Girls Trip Film Screening

Office of Student Involvement
Rated R. Synopsis: Best friends Ryan, Sasha, Lisa and Dina are in for the adventure of a lifetime when they travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Along the way, they rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their wild side by doing enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. Starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish

GSC Lower Level | 9PM - 11PM


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Wednesday, January 10


Breakfast of Champions

Educators 4 Justice
Visit the Educators 4 Justice for a delicious start to your day with free donuts and milk!

Outside Bellarmine Chapel | 9:30AM - 11AM


Sno Balls with SAC

Students Activities Council
There will be snow... courtesy of SAC and Hostess Sno Balls. Learn more about what SAC is up to this semester and how you can get involved on campus!

Outside Fenwick Place | 12PM - 3PM


International Coffee Hour

Center for International Education
Join us for the Center for International Education's first International Coffee Hour of the spring semester! International Coffee Hour is a weekly program on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm. Join us for a casual gathering to sample food and coffee, meet new international students, and relax in the GSC. We look forward to having you there!
Faces of the World Lounge - GSC 2nd Floor | 3:30PM - 4:30PM


WoW with CoW: Cookies n' Cream

Citizens of the World
Come join us Citizens of the World for cookie decorating, hot chocolate, fun ice-breakers, and to meet new friends and learn about CoW!!

GSC Clocktower Lounge | 6:30PM - 8:30PM


A Different Kind of Service

Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice
Meet X-Change and discover how to engage in relationship-based service all over Cincinnati (and free food!).

Brockman Hall - Tucker's Lounge | 7PM - 8PM


Xavier Women's Basketball v. Seton Hall

Xavier Athletics
Women's basketball takes on Seton Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Cintas Center. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.

Cintas Center Arena | 7PM - 9PM


Viewing Party @ Xavier Men's Basketball v. Villanova

X-treme Fans
The X-Treme Fans Board of Directors will be hosting a viewing party for all students in the bottom floor of GSC as the Musketeers take on the Wildcats of Villanova. Tip-off is at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, January 10!

GSC Lower Level Atrium | 7:30PM - 10PM

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Thursday, January 11


De-Stress with Psi Chi

Psi Chi Psychology Club
We will be hand-making stress balls to be used for the duration of the spring semester to relieve stress!!! Come hangout and engage in a hands-on activity while building relationships with peers!

GSC 1st Floor | 1PM - 3PM


Professional Mentor Program Information Session

Student Success Center

Looking for a career professional who can help you build your network and explore possible careers?
Then join the Xavier University Professional Mentor Program. This program is open to ALL sophomores and juniors from ANY major. Attend our 30 minute info session and hear from current Mentors and student Mentees about their experiences.

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 3PM - 3:45PM


Grow with Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks
Looking to 'grow' in 2018? Come check out Alternative Breaks to learn more about the organization, its mission, and how you can get involved! Students will have the opportunity to talk with past and present members, while also receiving a flower pot to decorate with seeds to plant and take with them to grow and enjoy!

Fenwick Place Atrium | 3:30PM - 6PM


Summer Service Info Session

Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice
Come learn about the 2018 Summer Service Internship program at Xavier! Hear from past interns about their experiences with this program. We hope to see you there!

GSC Clocktower Lounge | 4:30PM - 5:30PM


Movie Screening with Hot Chocolate

Asian and American Students in Action (ASIA)
Come join ASIA as we drink hot cocoa and watch a movie together in relaxation!

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 6PM - 8PM


Grocery Bingo!

Student Activities Council
SAC will be hosting a friendly game of grocery bingo! Each rounds' winner takes home a wide variety of grocery items, offered to meet the tastes of everyone! Chick-fil-A sandwiches will also be served to participants.

GSC Lower Level Atrium | 7PM - 9PM


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Friday, January 12


When We Were Kids with Commuter Services

Commuter Services
2018? Ugh, as if! Join Commuter Services for a 90s themed afternoon full of FREE food and activities. We'll have totally tubular snacks, coloring books, cartoons, games, and a polaroid camera for pictures! This event will be all that and a bag of chips.

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 1PM - 3PM


Deaf Coffee Chat

Sign Language Club
Members of the Greater Cincinnati Deaf community will be in attendance so come interact and communicate using ASL, while learning more about Deaf culture. A large knowledge base of ASL is not required! There will be warm beverages present too.

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 6PM - 9PM


Trivia Night with Young Americans for Liberty

Young Americans for Liberty
Come join Xavier Young Americans for Liberty for a fun, trivia-filled night! Bring some friends and enjoy the finest trivia there is in the GSC. We will have topics ranging from sports to history to music, and more. The winning team gets a $50 AMEX giftcard.

Gallagher Student Center Lower Level Atrium | 7PM - 9PM


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Saturday, January 13


Xavier Men's Basketball v. Creighton

Xavier Athletics
Men's basketball takes on BIG EAST rival Creighton on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Cintas Center. Tip-off is set for 2:00 p.m.

Cintas Center Arena | 2PM - 5PM


Coffee with a Cop

Xavier Police Department
Sharing Coffee/pastries with student and initiating conversations around safety.

GSC 1st Floor | 5PM - 7PM

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Sunday, January 14


Common Ground - Special MLK Service

Center for Faith and Justice
GSC Arrupe Overlook | 8PM - 9PM


10pm Student Mass

Center for Faith and Justice
Bellarmine Chapel | 10PM - 11PM

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