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Fall Titan Welcome

Sept. 2-9, 2018

Titan Welcome is a rich tradition at UW Oshkosh that is about building relationships with fellow classmates, connecting with faculty, staff and returning students, acclimating to campus life, celebrating Titan spirit and having fun.

Titan Welcome is required for new, first-year freshman students.  Transfer students are only required to attend the 8:40am session on Monday, September 3.  Transfer students are highly encouraged to attend the other welcome programs and activities.

Special Sunday and Monday Office Hours

Office Sunday, September 2 Monday, September 3 Location Services
IT Help Desk Closed 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 207 Dempsey Help with password reset, login assistance
IT Halsey Computer Lab Noon – 5 p.m. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 101 Halsey Check email, print schedules, login assistance
IT ResNet Support Noon – 4 p.m. (in office only) Noon – 8 p.m. (office and residence halls) 103 South Gruenhagen Help students in residence halls connect to the internet
Bookstore 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Reeve Union Purchase textbooks and other supplies
Bookstore: Prepaid Textbooks Pickup 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 11 a.m. – 6 p/m. 202 Reeve Union Prepaid textbooks order pickup
Cashier’s Office 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Closed 236 Dempsey Payments
Financial Aid 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. 104 Dempsey Questions concerning work study and financial aid
Parking Noon – 4 p.m. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lower level, Blackhawk Commons Purchase parking permits
Reeve Union 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. Reeve Union Recreational and social activities
Registrar Closed 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 130 Dempsey Registration Information
Residence Life 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 263 Gruenhagen Residence hall inquiries and living on campus
Student Accounts 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Closed 236 Dempsey Questions regarding accounts
SRWC & Rec Plex 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. 735 Pearl Ave. Fitness, wellness, recreation, outdoor adventure, and much more.
Titan Central 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Reeve Union TitanCards, Titan Dollars, lost and found, general information, and purchase meal plans
Undergraduate Advising Resource Center (UARC) Closed 1 – 3 p.m. 202 Student Success Center Academic advising
University Dining 11 a.m – 3 p.m. 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 104 Reeve Union Questions about food service and meal plans
Sunday, Sept. 2

8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.   Residence Hall Move-in
For first-year students only. Returning student leaders will be available to help.


3:30 p.m.   Goodbye to Families


4–5:15 p.m.   Residence Hall Floor Meetings and Commuter Student Meetings
All first-year students are required to attend  these meetings.
Commuter students meet in Reeve Memorial Union, Room 307. Residence hall students, check with your community adviser (CA) for your floor meeting location. Meet your neighbors and become familiar with life in the residence halls. Orientation leaders also will be available to talk about upcoming activities.


4:30 – 10p.m.   Titan Welcome Kickoff
Titan Stadium
Kickoff Titan Welcome with a picnic, a new student group photo, a free T-shirt and watch a movie (Avengers Infinity War) on the J. J. Keller football field. Buses will load outside of Albee Hall at 4:45 and 5:15 p.m. to transport students to the stadium. Buses will begin returning students to campus after the group photo.

Please note: Parking is not available at the stadium. All students must utilize the shuttles. Blackhawk Commons will not be open for dinner.

Rain locations:
4:45 p.m.        Take new student photo and receive your free T-shirt at Kolf Sports Center
5 p.m.              Kolf Sports Center, gyms A/B
7 p.m.              Movie (Avengers Infinity War), 227 Reeve Memorial Union

Sponsored by Reeve Union Board, Reeve Union, Residence Life, and New Student & Family Programs

Monday, Sept. 3

8:20 a.m.   Students Meet with Titan Welcome Leaders
Meet your Titan Welcome leader at the following locations and walk to Kolf Sports Center.

  • Students living in the residence halls meet in lobby or main entrance of your hall.
  • Students commuting to campus meet by the tennis courts next to Lot 13 (outside of Kolf Sports Center).

8:40 a.m.   Breakfast, University and Community Welcome, and Speaker: Elaine Pasqua
Kolf Sports Center
All new students are required to attend.
This formal welcome to the University and Oshkosh community will include breakfast, music and welcome messages from:

  • Chancellor, Andrew Leavitt
  • Oshkosh Mayor, Steve Cummings
  • Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Cheryl Green
  • Oshkosh Student Association (OSA) President, Roni Howard

Featured Speaker:
Elaine Pasqua, nominated Best Speaker of the Year for six years in a row by Campus Activities Magazine, delivers a frank, lively and open discussion about partying, all that can go wrong and how to stay safe.

Sponsored by New Student & Family Programs.


10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.   Rotational Session
All first-year students are required to attend.

Advising for Success: Data shows students who see their adviser regularly experience more success in college. In this session, you will learn how to get the most out of advising so you can graduate on time.

Lunch: Enjoy good food with your Titan Welcome group at Blackhawk Commons.

Titan Welcome Groups: Participate in an interactive session with your Titan Welcome group to help you succeed at UW Oshkosh.


2–4 p.m.   Rec Fest
Student Recreation and Wellness Center and Rec Plex
Come explore your Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) and learn what Student Recreation has to offer. Rec Fest includes games, fitness challenges, fun, snacks and more.


4 p.m.   Dinner
Enjoy great food, on your own, with other students and friends at Blackhawk Commons, Scotty’s Subs and Stuff or Reeve Union. You can use your Titan Dollars, meal (regular, ultimate or bonus), cash or credit card as a form of payment.

Here are some things to do after dinner:

  • Organize your room
  • Meet and greet with other students
  • Workout at the SRWC (closes at 11 p.m.)
  • Pick up your books at University Books & More (closes 6 p.m.)

8-11 p.m.   Welcome Back Glow Party!
Albee Patio (Outside of Reeve Union)
Come prepared to meet new people, have fun and get your glow on!

Sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority Life

Tuesday, Sept. 4

7:15 a.m.   Breakfast
Enjoy great food, on your own, with other students and friends at Blackhawk Commons or Reeve Union. You can use your Titan Dollars, meal (regular, ultimate or bonus), cash or credit card as a form of payment.


8:30 a.m.   Students Meet with Titan Welcome Leaders
Meet your Titan Welcome leader at the following locations and walk to Kolf Sports Center.

  • Students living in the residence halls meet in lobby or main entrance of your hall.
  • Students commuting to campus meet by the tennis courts next to Lot 13 (outside of Kolf Sports Center).

8:45a.m.   Inspirational Speaker: Darryl Bellamy Jr.
Kolf Sports Center
All first-year students are required to attend. Transfer students are encouraged to attend.
Darryl Bellamy Jr. guides students with the knowledge and techniques they need to identify and overcome some of their biggest fears. Come learn how to make your first year at UWO the best it can be.

Sponsored by University Speaker Series and New Student & Family Programs


10–11 a.m.   Explore UW Oshkosh

Bring your class schedule and join your Titan Welcome 
group to find your classes, computer labs and other important locations.


11 a.m.–2 p.m.   Taste of UW Oshkosh and Student Opportunity Fair
Academic Mall (Outside of Reeve Union)
Are you looking for ways to get involved on campus and in the Oshkosh community? Are you looking for a part-time job? Come check out all of these opportunities and more. Student organizations, campus departments, volunteer agencies and off-campus businesses and employers will be present to share information with you. Plus, there is a lot of cool free stuff!

Sponsored by Reeve Union, Career and Professional Development, Office of Economic Development & Community Relations


11 a.m.–2 p.m.   Lunch on the Lawn
Between Polk Library and Harrington Hall (Rain location: Blackhawk Commons)
You can use your Titan Dollars, meal (regular, ultimate or bonus) or cash as a form of payment.


3-4:30 p.m.   College of Education and Human Services Open House
Meet your professors and other COEHS students.


7 p.m.   Magician: Ben Seidman
Reeve Union Ballroom (227)
Ben Seidman appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us on the CW network and starred in two specials on Travel Channel. He was the highest rated performer for Princess Cruises and won the title Entertainer of the Year. He also worked on designing illusions for Criss Angel.

Sponsored by Reeve Union Board

Wednesday, Sept. 5

8 a.m.   First Day of Classes
Your UW Oshkosh academic life begins. Enjoy the day as you meet your faculty and classmates.


5:30 p.m.   Fraternity and Sorority Information Night
Reeve Union Theatre (307)
Learn more about the fraternity and sorority community at UW Oshkosh, what chapters are on campus and what the recruitment process looks like. Get your questions answered and find out what the fraternity and sorority experience truly is!

Sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority Life


7 p.m.   Comedian: Chloé Hilliard
Reeve Union Ballroom (227)
Chloé Hilliard is a larger-than-life comedian. Well, that’s because she’s six-foot-one-inch and rocks a killer afro. Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in a large, Hasidic Jewish neighborhood, Chloé has spun her unique experiences into side-splitting laughs.

Sponsored by Reeve Union Board

Thursday, Sept. 6

7-9 p.m.   Campfire on the Fox with Haley Klinkhammer
Alumni Welcome and Conference Center Patio
Come join us for some live acoustic music, s’mores and snacks on the banks of the Fox River. At the age of 14, Haley Klinkhammer picked up a guitar and filmed her first YouTube video, but she never could have imagined where it would take her. Ten years and more than 250 videos videos later, Haley’s passion has turned into her career thanks to her 270,000 subscribers.

Sponsored by Reeve Union Board

Friday, Sept. 7

8:30 p.m.-midnight   Titan Nights
Reeve Union
Don’t miss a favorite campus tradition—Titan Nights! This weekly event features games, crafts, movies, late-night food and much more. Titan Nights are free for students with a TitanCard.

Saturday, Sept. 8

 


Noon-4 p.m.   Bowling with the Greeks
Rev’s Lanes, 275 N. Washburn St., Oshkosh


1:30 and 7 p.m.   RUB Movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Reeve Union Theatre (307)
Free showing of a pre-home release movie on the big screen in the Reeve Union Theatre.

Sponsored by Reeve Union Board

 

Sunday, Sept. 9

1:30 and 7 p.m.   RUB Movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Reeve Union Theatre (307)
Free showing of a pre-home release movie on the big screen in the Reeve Union Theatre.

Sponsored by Reeve Union Board


3 p.m.–5 p.m.   Intramural Sports Bag Toss Tournament
Grass field outside the SRWC
Advanced registration is required. Register online by 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. All teams must be at the mandatory captains’ meeting at 2:30 p.m. prior to the tournament.

 


7:15 p.m.   Packer Party
Reeve Union Titan Underground
Watch the Packers battle the Bears, eat some free food, enjoy the game and learn a little more about what fraternity and sorority life is all about in a relaxed environment.

Sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority Life

Spring Titan Welcome

Date TBD

This short orientation program is intended for any student starting classes at UW Oshkosh in the spring 2019 semester.

This orientation and welcome session will:

  • Help you connect with other new incoming students
  • Go over the many resources available to UWO students
  • Offer a guided campus tour
  • Provide the opportunity to obtain a student ID card if you have not already done so
  • Answer any questions you may have leading up to your first day of class

 

New Student and Family Programs

800 Algoma Blvd.
148 Dempsey Hall
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-3269
orientation@uwosh.edu