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Fall Titan Welcome

Sept. 1-8, 2019

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 8:25am session on Monday, September 2.  Transfer students are highly encouraged to attend the other welcome programs and activities.

Special Sunday and Monday Office Hours

Office Sunday, September 1 Monday, September 2 Location Services
Information Technology     https://uwosh.edu/it/get-help/ https://uwosh.edu/it/getting-started-for-students/
Help Desk 9am- 5pm 9am- 5pm 207 Dempsey help with password reset, login assistance
Halsey Computer Lab Closed 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 101 Halsey Check email, print schedules, login assistance
ResNet Support 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (in office only) 12 p.m. – 7 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 Textbook 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 Dempsey Main Hall Cashier Windows  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 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Lower level, Blackhawk Commons Purchase parking permits
Reeve Memorial Union 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.  7 a.m. – 11 p.m.    
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 Gruenagen Residence hall inquiries and living on campus
Student Accounts 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Closed Dempsey Main Hall Cashiers Windows 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 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 202 Student Success Center Academic advising
University Dining 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 104 Reeve Union Questions about food service and meal plans
Sunday, Sept. 1

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 227A/B. 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 dance with Headphone Disco (featuring two DJs, and three channels of music to choose from) on the J. J. Keller football field. Buses will load outside of Albee Hall at 4:30 and 5 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 sites:
4:30 p.m.        Take new student photo and receive your free T-shirt at Kolf Sports Center
5 p.m.              Blackhawk Commons open for dinner
7 p.m.              Headphone Disco, 227 Reeve Memorial Union

Sponsored by Reeve Union Board, Reeve Union, Residence Life, and Residence Life

Monday, Sept. 2

8:00 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 outside of the main entrance of your hall.
  • Students commuting to campus meet by the tennis courts next to Lot 13 (outside of Kolf Sports Center).

8:25 a.m.   Breakfast, University and Community Welcome, and Speaker
Kolf Sports Center
All new students are required to attend.
This formal welcome to the University and Oshkosh community will include breakfast, music, welcome messages, and speaker Gabrielle Schwartz, Sexual & Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator.


10:05 a.m.–12:15 p.m.   Rotation for Advising for Success, Campus Safety, and Getting Connected
All first-year students are required to attend. Various campus locations, groups begin at Kolf Sports Center.


Lunch at Blackhawk Commons 

12:15 p.m. South Scott and Taylor Halls

12:35 p.m. Stewart, Evans, and Fletcher Halls

12:50 pm. North Scott, Donner, S. Gruenhagen, Horizon, and Webster Halls

 


4–6 p.m.   RECFESTRecPlex, North Field

RECFEST is a can’t miss welcome party that will get you connected to your Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC). Chat with folks from Outdoor adventures and Sports Clubs, or get moving with activities like Bubble Ball and Rock Climbing. Oh, and who doesn’t love free giveaways?? Get all the #RecSwag you will need from the upcoming school year at RECFEST. Follow @uwostudentrec on social media for more even details and exclusive giveaways.


4 p.m.   Dinner
Enjoy great food, on your own, with other students and friends at Blackhawk Commons, Scotty’s Market or Reeve Union. You can use your Titan Dollars, meal (Classic, Ultimate or Bonus), cash or credit card as a form of payment at most locations.

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 Party!
Albee Patio (Outside of Reeve Union)
Meet outside of Reeve Union, Near Polk Library, for a night of fun, food, and meeting new or old friends with our glow in the dark activities.

Sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority Life

Tuesday, Sept. 3

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 plan, cash or credit card as a form of payment at most locations.


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).

8:45a.m.   Inspirational Speaker: Linnita Hosten
Kolf Sports Center
All first-year students are required to attend. Transfer students are encouraged to attend.

The award-winning keynote speaker and student success strategist is the author of the College Strategy- a toolkit for students who are eagerly arriving onto college campuses, without a plan to maximize the experience. Starting on her college campus, in various leadership and community engagement roles, Linnita developed a passion for holistic student development – Intellectual, emotional and social progression.

Sponsored by University Speaker Series


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. Depart from Kolf Sports Center.


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 and Career and Professional Development


11 a.m.–2 p.m.   Lunch on the Lawn
Between Polk Library and Harrington Hall
You can use your Titan Dollars, meal plan, credit card, or cash as a form of payment.

Blackhawk Commons is also open.

Rain location: Blackhawk Commons.


3-4:30 p.m.   College of Education and Human Services Open House
Clow/Nursing Ed 2nd floor Atrium.
Meet your professors and other COEHS students.


7 p.m.   Hypnotist
Reeve Union Ballroom (227)
Eric draws a huge crowd and never fails to amaze students and gives them a show they will be talking about for years. He has been referred to as incredible, mind blowing, and has turned non-believers of hypnosis into believers. He is guaranteed to amaze audiences with his show that you will want to see again and again.

Sponsored by Reeve Union Board

Wednesday, Sept. 4

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: Mandal
Reeve Union Ballroom (227)

Mandal is an Atlanta-based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He is known for his energetic performances and absurd sense of humor. He is the cohost of Clown School, a podcast about life’s absurdities. He has opened for comedians such as Tig Notaro, Jamie Lee, and Donnell Rawlings. He has also performed at the Orlando Indie Comedy Festival, Memphis Comedy Festival, Nashville Comedy Festival and the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival.

Sponsored by Reeve Union Board

Thursday, Sept. 5

5-7 p.m.   Campfire on the Fox with Haley Klinkhammer
Culver Family Welcome Center
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. 6

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

Sponsored by Reeve Union

Saturday, Sept. 7

11:30 am   Titan Takeover
New students are invited to storm the field and create a human tunnel to welcome our Titan football team to the home opener vs. Carthage College. Students will then take their seats in the student section to cheer the Titans to victory.

The first 350 new students will receive a FREE Titans Takeover t-shirt and Clash Cash (redeemed game day for a free bag of popcorn).

Check in at J.J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium by 12:30 pm. Use the FREE shuttle bus service to/from Reeve Memorial Union (Algoma Blvd) and Titan Stadium (begins running at 11:30am).


1-3 p.m.   Football vs. Carthage College
J.J Keller Field at Titan Stadium

Join us for the first home football game of the season and to help cheer on our Titans on to victory!


1:30 and 3:30 p.m.   UW Oshkosh Women’s Volleyball Pizza Hut Classic
Kolf Sports Center

Come cheer on the Titans as they take on Baldwin-Wallace University (1:30 p.m.) and Wisconsin Lutheran College (3:30 p.m.).


1:30 and 7 p.m.   RUB Movie – Avengers: End Game
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


3-5 p.m.   Intramural Sports  Bags Toss Tournament
Grass field outside the SRWC

Advanced registration is required. Register online at http://www.imleagues.com/uwo 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.

Sunday, Sept. 8

1:30 and 7 p.m.   RUB Movie Avengers: End Game
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.   Bag Toss Tournament
Student Recreation and Wellness Center North Field
Advanced registration is required. Register online by 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. All teams must be at the mandatory team meeting at 2:30 p.m. prior to the tournament.

Spring Titan Welcome

Date TBD

This short orientation program is intended for any student starting classes at UW Oshkosh in the spring 2020 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