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 10-15, 2022 SCHEDULE

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 

Monday, January 10

There Will Be Donuts!

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Free Holtman's Donuts.  That's it.  That's the description.  Come and get 'em!

Gallagher Student Center | 8:30am - 10:00am


Craft Your 2022 Vision Board

Resident Student Association
Join RSA to make vision boards to celebrate the new year and the new semester.  Supplies are provided; come with your goals and ideas!

GSC Ryan's Landing (Lower Level) | 3:00pm - 5:00pm


Student Ticket Pick-Up: Villanova Game

Xavier Athletics and X-treme Fans
Log on through your MyMusketeers account to reserve your ticket to the game on Wednesday!

Online | 3:00pm


Hot Cocoa-It-Up with Commuter Activities Board

Commuter Activities Board
Come and grab FREE hot cocoa provided by CAB during this cold weather.  There will be different fun toppings you can add to your drink.  Snack CAB will be present and filled with delicious snacks for you to grab! We will also be giving away free water bottles and t-shirts.

GSC First Floor Atrium | 3:00pm - 4:30pm


Gayme Night

LGBTQ+ Alliance
Come play board games and enjoy movie theater snacks with LGBTQ+ Alliance!

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 4:00pm - 5:30pm


Movie Night: Free Guy (with Ryan Reynolds)

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
When a bank teller (Ryan Reynolds) discovers he's actually a background player in an open-world video game, he decides to become the hero of his own story - one that he can rewrite himself.  In a world where there's no limits, he's determined to save the day his way before its too late, and maybe find a little romance with the coder who conceived him (Jodie Comer Killing Eve). 

GSC Ryan's Landing (Lower Level) | 6:00pm - 8:00pm


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Tuesday, January 11

Noontime Concert featuring Chandler Carter

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Stop in Gallagher, grab lunch or a coffee while you hangout or study and let Chandler entertain you with her incredible voice and guitar skills.

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


Let's Taco About Study Abroad

Center for International Education
Join the Center for International Education for tacos and to learn more about upcoming study abroad opportunities and events!  Tacos are limited to the first 75 students.

GSC First Floor Atrium | 12:30pm - 2:00pm


CDI is Essential

Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Drop by the Center for Diversity & Inclusion for a few minutes and make your own essential oil diffuser keychain or bracelet to bring you nothing but positive vibes as you start the semester!

Center for Diversity & Inclusion (GSC Second Floor) | 2:00pm - 3:00pm


Fingerspelling with the Sign Language Club

Sign Language Club
Come join the Sign Language Club for fun and fingerspelling.  We will teach you how to finger spell the alphabet and numbers 1-30.  You don't have to know any sign language to come and then we will play games afterward.

Alter Hall 204 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm


Xavier Singers: Jam with the Band

Xavier Singers
Our band will be playing songs and people can get up and sing along!  All are welcome to our open mic / jam session!  The band will be playing a set number of songs but feel free to make your own requests.  Meet current members and find out what Singers is all about.

GSC Arrupe Overlook | 6:00pm - 8:00pm


A New Year of Giving Back

Alternative Breaks
Join Alternative Breaks in an effort to give back to the local community.  Come learn about some of our community partners and the role they play in serving others.  You will also have the opportunity to participate in activities that serve these organizations directly.  That's not all!  Stop by for a chance to win some cool Alternative Breaks merch as well as gift certificates to some of our favorite local businesses!

GSC Ryan's Landing (Lower Level) | 6:30pm - 8:00pm



Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Don't miss our big, fun, BINGO game where you can win all kinds of prizes and gift cards - including some Xavier gear from the All For One Shops!

GSC Ryan's Landing (Lower Level) | 8:00pm - 9:00pm



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Wednesday, January 12

Winter Club Day

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
It is never too late to make new friends, find your community, or get involved!  Check out the Winter Club Day in Gallagher Student Center to get more information about clubs and organizations looking for new members like you!

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


Airbrush Shirts

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Are you ready for some basketball?  Stop by and be one of the first 200 students to order your free airbrush t-shirt.  Wear it Wednesday night at the game or watch from home while you cheer on the Musketeers against Villanova!  For anyone joining the line-up at 3pm, you can run back over to Gallagher and grab your finished shirt at the designated time its ready before the game.

GSC Ryan's Landing (Lower Level) | 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Villanova Game Student Section Line-Up

X-treme Fans & Xavier Athletics
Check-in for the line-up to enter Cintas begins at 3pm with X-treme Fans.  Doors open at 5pm.  Please note, your entire group needs to be present for the line-up to guarantee your spot.  You can also stop by Gallagher to order your free airbrushed shirt earlier in the day and you can run over and grab it when its ready while you wait to get into the game.  

Cintas Center Sedler Plaza | 3:00pm - 5:00pm


International Coffee Hour

Center for International Education
Welcome back to campus!  Come join the CIE for coffee and treats as you make your way into the spring semester.  Bring your stories from winter break to share.

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


Xavier v. Villanova Game

Xavier Athletics
Cheer on the Musketeers men's team as they play Villanova.  Doors open at 5pm and the check-in for line-up begins at 3pm.  You can also watch from home on Fox Sports 1.

Cintas Center Arena | 6:30pm - 8:30pm


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Thursday, January 13

CFJ on the Yard

Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice
Join CFJ staff and fellow students for games on the yard and some winter treats.

North Xavier Yard | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
(in case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled)


Overnight Oats & Grocery Totes with the Student Wellness Advocacy Group

Student Wellness Advocacy Group (SWAG)
The peer educators of the Student Wellness Advocacy Group invite you to come make overnight oats and learn about nourishment and nutrition as a college student.  The first 25 participants will also get a free reusable grocery bag.  Plus, grab some other quick and easy recipes that are res hall / college-friendly.

GSC Fireside Lounge (First Floor) | 1:00pm - 2:30pm


Glitter Snow Globes with the Peer Support Volunteers

Confidential Peer Support Volunteers
Come make mason jar glitter snow globes with the 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.  We're excited to meet you!

North Xavier Yard | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
(inclement weather location: GSC Ryan's Landing [lower level]) 


Pick Up Your Free Movie Passes!

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
It's time to go back to the movies and what better way to support a local, independent theatre than giving out $10 gift cards for you to choose when you go and what you see!  Cards are valid at Esquire Theatre (Clifton), Kenwood Theatre, or the Mariemont Theatre.  Students get a discount every day and Tuesday is a deeper discount movie day!  Limit 1 per All Card.  Only 150 available!

Office of Student Involvement (GSC 210) | 3:00pm - 5:00pm


Thursday Night Live: Karaoke & Cocoa

Student Activities Council (SAC)
Come join SAC in the Arrupe Overlook for a night of karaoke singing and hot chocolate from Coffee Emporium!  Make a new friend or bring one with you!

GSC Arrupe Overlook (First Floor) | 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Movie Night with Pups

4 Paws for Ability
Movie night with 4Paws puppies, popcorn, and a relaxed night in back from break.

Hailstones 2 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm


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Friday, January 14

Hot Cocoa with Commuter Services

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Join Commuter Services in celebrating the start of the semester with some delicious hot cocoa!  Choose from a variety of toppings to customize your cocoa, and learn more about the commuter experience!

GSC First Floor Atrium | 2:00pm - 3:30pm


Name That Tune Music Trivia

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Can you name that tune?  Can you answer our music trivia questions?  Come find out during this fun, interactive game where you can win giftcard prizes.  Play with a team of friends or on your own!

Ryan's Landing - Gallagher Student Center Lower Level | 3:00pm - 4:00pm


Muskies After Dark: Polar Xpress

Student Activities Council (SAC)
That's just the way things happen on the Polar Xpress!  Welcome back Muskies and happy holidays!  Join SAC during our Winter Week of Welcome Muskies After Dark with a trackless train, Coffee Emporium hot chocolate, a comedy performance by Xavier's Don't Tell Anna improv troupe and so much more!  Escape the cold with free (warm!) food, fun games, and a chance to win some toasty prizes.

Gallagher Student Center | 9:00pm - 12:00am


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Saturday, January 15

Xavier v. Creighton

Xavier Athletics
Cheer on the Musketeers men's team as they play Creighton.  You can also watch from home on FOX.

Cintas Center | 12:00pm - 2:00pm


Xavier v. UConn

Xavier Athletics
Cheer on the Musketeers women's team as they play UConn.  Broadcast live on SportsNet New York.

Live on SportsNet New York | 12:00pm - 2:00pm


Explore The Science Behind Pixar

Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center & Commuter Services
Not going to the game?  Come check out this interactive Pixar exhibition showcasing the boundless limits of STEM, imagination and curiosity, thrilling you as you come face-to-face with popular characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode and WALL-E.  Buses load at Buenger Circle at 1pm.  Open to the first 90 students.

Cincinnati Museum Center (buses load at Buenger Circle) | 1:00pm - 5:00pm


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