Campus Events

Winter Week of Welcome

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, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services along with our partnering offices across campus.

January 8-13, 2024 SCHEDULE

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 

Monday, January 8, 2024

Donut Miss This Sweet Treat!

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Stop by the GSC to pick up a sweet treat to kick-start your Monday morning. Free Holtman's Donuts for students that stop in and see us!

GSC First Floor Atrium | 10:00am - 11:30am


Hot Cocoa with TRiO

TRiO Office
Stop by the TRiO Office for hot cocoa on the 5th floor of the CLC. This will be a great time to learn more about TRIO, sign up for spring seminars, schedule your first appointment, pick up supplies OR just to grab some hot cocoa and snacks. Look forward to see you.

TRiO Office (CLC 515) | 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Winter WoW with Sign Language Club

Sign Language Club
Whether you know ASL or not, anyone is welcome! Join us as we introduce ourselves, talk about our plan for the Spring Semester, and learn some ASL through some games! We can't wait to see you!

Alter Hall | 3:20pm - 4:20pm


A Very Veggie New Year (Veg Out)

Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice
Join CFJ for our first Veg Out of the semester. A free, home-cooked vegetarian dinner and conversation with alums about what it means to do a year of service after graduation.

Center for Faith & Justice (GSC 310) | 5:00pm - 6:00pm


Dreams Into Reality: 2024 Kickoff Party

Gentlemen Organized for Achievement and Leadership (GOAL)
Join G.O.A.L for an electrifying start to the year at our "Dreams Into Reality: 2024 Kickoff Party" Celebrate the arrival of a brand new year as we bid farewell to the past and embrace the opportunities and excitement that the year 2024 holds.

Center for Diversity & Inclusion (GSC 280) | 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Winter WoW Bingo!

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
A Xavier favorite - our Bingo will feature tons of great prizes. Stop by after you grab dinner or order at Burger 513 / Jersey Mike's and eat while you play!

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

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Tuesday, January 9

Classrooms and Cookies

College of Arts and Sciences Office of the Dean
Come for the classes! Stay for the cookies! The College of Arts and Sciences Office of the Dean will help you find your classrooms in Alter Hall and provide some famous Xavier cookies!

Alter Hall First Floor Lobby | 9:30am - 11:30am


Snow Globes with XAS

Xavier Art Society
Join XAS to decorate your room with your own snow globe. Come relax with us and enjoy a fun craft to start your spring semester with joy.

GSC Arrupe Overlook (First Floor) | 4:00pm - 5:00pm



Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
We're hosting stuff-a-friend plush animals for the first 250 students to attend.

GSC Ryan's Landing (Lower Level) | 4:00pm - 7:00pm


Journey Towards Justice Vision Board

Alternative Breaks
Join AB and collaborate on your very own vision board while you learn about opportunities to participate in the Xavier tradition of Alternative Breaks during Spring and Fall Breaks!

GSC Fireplace Lounge (First Floor) | 5:00pm - 6:00pm


Release the Mind

Xavier Inclusion Club
The purpose of breaking the plate is to allow the release of stress and negativity to be lifted off your shoulders going into the New Year! It is a way to get rid of stress, anger, and anxiety to let go of the past.

GSC Clocktower Lounge (Third Floor) | 5:00pm - 6:30pm


Start Your Semester Fresh with Puppy Yoga

4 Paws for Ability at XU
Join us for a relaxing start to the semester with an instructor-led session of yoga. Our pups will be there to help support you with your downward dog!

HUB Multisport Court | 6:30pm - 7:30pm


Xavier Women's Basketball v. St. John's

Xavier Athletics
Cheer on the Xavier Women's Basketball team when they face-off against St. John's in the Cintas Center tonight at 7!

Cintas Center Arena | 7:00pm - 9:30pm


The Color Purple movie screening

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Center for Diversity & Inclusion
The beloved classic from Alice Walker is reinvented when the staged musical comes to life on the big screen, starring Halle Bailey, Teraji P. Henson, Fantasia Barrino, H.E.R., and Danielle Brooks. Meet outside Currito and join us for the retelling of Celie's journey into self-discovery and the power of sisterhood.

Kenwood Theatre | 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Pick up tickets at 7pm outside Currito.  Bus is optional but leaves at 7:15pm.


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Wednesday, January 10

Winter Club Day

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Explore more than 50 of our student organizations during the Winter Club Day. It is never too late to find your connection and belonging at Xavier! There are plenty of groups looking for members just like you - meet them at our event throughout the GSC.  Visit multiple tables to collect stamps for your involvement passport.  The first 300 completed passports will receive a custom X beanie winter hat.

Gallagher Student Center | 11:30am - 2:30pm


New Year, New Headshots!

Career Development Office
The Career Development Office will be unveiling it's brand new permanent automated headshot photo booth! Come dressed to impressed (or bring something to change in to) and get a brand new headshot for FREE! CDO will also be providing refreshments. The official ribbon cutting will be at 1 PM, with headshots available immediately afterwards.

Career Development Office (CLC 5th Floor) | 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Custom Airbrush Shirts

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Are you ready for game-day? Stop by during Winter Club Day and put in your airbrush order with our airbrush artists to gear up and cheer for X!

GSC Ryan's Landing (Lower Level) | 1:30pm - 4:30pm 


CIE Welcome Back Coffee Hour

Center for International Education
International Coffee Hour partners with various offices around campus to create a space for international and domestic students, staff, and faculty to celebrate intercultural connectedness and share mutual friendship with each other. It is a great opportunity to meet new people from around the world and make deep connections. You also get to enjoy coffee, tea, snacks, and other yummy goodies from around the world!

GSC Faces of the World Lounge (Second Floor) | 3:30pm - 4:30pm


Big East Mobile Tour / Blue Blob's Block Party

Xavier Athletics
Blue Blob's Block Party kicks off 4 hours before tip-off! The Big East Mobile Tour will also be at Cintas Center with students entering to win a chance to travel to the Big East Tournament along with other gear and prizes available.

Sedler Plaza at Cintas Center | 4:30pm - 8:30pm


Knitting and Crochet Refresher

In The Loop
After being away for Winter Break, it's been a while since we've knitted and crocheted together! Join us to refresh your memory on how to knit and crochet with a winter themed project. Feel free to also bring any projects you haven't had a chance to finish yet! All materials will be provided.

Alter Hall | 6:30pm - 7:30pm


Divas Got Game

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Meet the Devastating Divas of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.. Come join the Renowned Rho Xi chapter for a fun night of games!

GSC Arrupe Overlook (First Floor) | 7:13pm - 8:30pm


Xavier Men's Basketball v. UConn

Xavier Athletics
Cheer on the Xavier Men's Basketball Team when they face UConn in the Cintas Center!

Cintas Center Arena | 8:30pm - 11:00pm


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Thursday, January 11

The Do's and Donuts of Personal Safety

Come see XUPD for a refresher course in how to stay safe on campus and beyond! Officers will be on hand to help new and returning students stay up to date with XUPD's newest resources. Learn how to keep yourself and your belongings safe in 2024.. and grab a donut, too.

GSC First Floor Atrium | 9:00am - 10:30am


Hotcakes & Hot Topics with the Student Wellness Advocacy Group

Student Wellness Advocacy Group (SWAG)
Find common ground and community over hotcakes! Join the SWAG peer educators for pancakes and a conversation starter game about college wellbeing issues.

GSC First Floor Atrium | 10:00am - 11:30am 


Where "Wheel" You Go?

Center for International Education
Come spin your way around the world with the CIE! Test your knowledge of the world by answering trivia questions and learn more about studying abroad. Answer correctly and you could win a great prize!

GSC First Floor Atrium | 11:00am - 1:00pm 


GSC Noontime Live

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Relax to the acoustic vibes of Chandler Carter while you study, eat lunch, meet up with friends, or just chill.

GSC Ryan's Landing (Lower Level) | 12:00pm - 1:00pm


A Sweet Start with the CFJ

Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice
Stop by to make your own dipped apple treat and learn about ways to start the semester with CFJ involvement.

GSC First Floor Atrium | 2:00pm - 3:00pm 


Book Speed Dating

Clocktower Review
Are you an English major or English major curious? Do you enjoy quality time with good book? Are you in a "reading rut" and looking to expand your horizons? Then join the English department for a book speed dating event where you could win books, make friends, eat snacks, and potentially form long-term relationships with new ideas and authors.

Hinkle Hall Faculty Lounge | 3:00pm - 4:00pm


Plant A House Plant

Xavier Student Sustainability
Laudato Si' Action Platform

Join Xavier Student Sustainability and the Laudato Si’ Action Platform and plant a house plant. House plants improve air quality and improve well-being. Chat with the members of XSS and LSAP to get involved with Xavier’s sustainability initiatives.

GSC First Floor Atrium | 4:00pm - 6:00pm


Apply for the Manresa Orientation Team!

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Interested in joining the Manresa Orientation Team? Come and meet Manresa Core 2024 and learn more about this experience, team atmosphere, and leadership opportunity.

GSC Arrupe Overlook (First Floor) | 5:00pm - 6:00pm


"Who Got Aux?"

African Student Association
Music trivia with a twist!  Play with friends or play solo and win prizes!

GSC Clocktower Lounge (Third Floor) | 5:00pm - 6:30pm


Refresh, Rebrand, and Thrive

Ladies with an Emphasis on Achievement and Distinction (LEAD)
Discuss what you want to change in the new year and possible new years resolutions. Then we will create mood boards for the new year!

Alter Hall  | 6:00pm - 7:00pm


Sweat with SWEAT

SWEAT will be providing a lowkey workout class and that will demonstrate exercises you can do in the HUB alone. We want to help build confidence around exercising in the gym and finding a potential workout buddy by joining SWEAT.

HUB Balance Studio | 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Karaoke Night Lounge

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Sing your heart out and enjoy tasty snacks in our Karaoke Night Lounge. Free Food. Hot Mic. And a Karaoke DJ with a massive catalogue of songs - what more could you want to entertain yourself on a Thursday?

GSC Arrupe Overlook (First Floor) | 7:00pm - 10:00pm 


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Friday, January 12

Bean and Bingo

Raising Joy
Join Raising Joy for some Bingo while enjoying some coffee with friends!

GSC Clocktower Lounge (Third Floor) | 11:15am - 12:15pm


DIY Snow Globes and Cookies

Commuter Activities Board
Come make a snow globe and decorate some cookies!

GSC Ryan's Landing (Lower Level) | 2:00pm - 4:00pm 


Playground Party

Citizens of the World
Get ready to discover, connect, and play together in this cross-cultural adventure with CoW! Join us for a delightful celebration of international play, as we explore and enjoy games from around the world.

GSC Arrupe Overlook (First Floor) | 4:30pm - 5:30pm


RESCHEDULED for Fri January 26th - Ice Skating at Fountain Square

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Buses load to go ice skating in front of Currito at 5:15pm. This free event is open to the first 90 students and includes a $5 Graeter's gift card to use at Fountain Square. Get off-campus, hit the ice rink with friends, and explore downtown for free!  Busing is required.  Buses load outside Currito Burrito at 5:15pm.

Fountain Square (Downtown) | 5:30pm - 8:00pm


Food Truck Friday

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Food Truck Friday is back and kicks off with TBD in front of the GSC from 6-8pm.

Xavier Yard (in front of the GSC) | 6:00pm - 8:00pm


XU Live Open Mic Event

Xavier Live
Our open mic live performance event is open to all students.

GSC Clocktower Lounge (Third Floor) | 6:00pm - 8:00pm


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Saturday, January 13

GSC Game Day Watch Party v. Providence

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Join the GSC Game Day Watch Party and view the Men's game against Providence on the big screen in comfy inflatable lounge furniture. Free snacks will include chicken tenders, mini grilled cheeses, chips and salsa, and a cash/card beer and seltzer bar will be setup in the GSC for students over 21.

GSC Ryan's Landing (Lower Level) | 1:30pm - 4:30pm


Xavier Women's Basketball v. Seton Hall

Xavier Athletics
Cheer on the Xavier Women's Basketball Team when they take on Seton Hall in the Cintas Center!

Cintas Center Arena | 4:00pm - 6:30pm


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