Welcome Weekend

Settle In and Get Comfortable

Start living the Knight life

Get to know your classmates and prepare for fall semester at Welcome Weekend. 

Activities kick off with the UU Welcome Luncheon at 11:30 am on Friday. Students commuting to campus or participating in fall camps prior to this should be prepared to begin Welcome Weekend activities at noon. You will get a complete schedule during check-in on Friday.

Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend the events on Friday afternoon beginning at noon.There will be an opening convocation you don't want to miss as the Urbana University community formally welcomes your class!

All first-time freshmen, both residents and commuters, are expected to participate in all Welcome Weekend activities. UNI199, a required freshman-level course, will have four weeks’ worth of meetings during Welcome Weekend and failure to participate will negatively influence your grade in that course.

Welcome Weekend Schedule

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Parents & Families are encouraged to participate in activities through the College Receptions! Details and specific locations will be provided at check-in.

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  - Residential Student Move-In (Student Center)
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.  - Commuter Student Check-In (Student Center)
11:30 a.m.  - Welcome Luncheon
1:30 p.m.  - Opening Convocation for students and families
2:30 p.m.  - College Receptions
5:00 p.m.  - Dinner
6:30 - 9:00 p.m  - Activities for all students (Details will be provided at check-in)

Look for additional details on the following mandatory activities to be held during the Weeks of Welcome that will be highlighted in the final event schedule, available when you check-in on August 11.

  • Student Engagement Event
  • Community Service Plunge on Friday, August 17
  • Blue Knight Block Party & Activities Fair on Saturday, August 18

Also, watch for details on these great events to be held during the Weeks of Welcome!

  • The Great Knitro Hunt
  • CAB (Campus Activities Board) Welcome Back event
  • Pool Party & Cookout
  • Movie Night & T-Shirt Tie-Dying
  • Intramural Program Kick-Off
  • Fall Athletic Team Home Openers
  • Much more!
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