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

Day One (Friday)

All first-year students should plan to participate until 10 p.m.

9 a.m.-11 a.m.:
Residential student move-in & commuter student check-in (Student Center)

Parents are welcome to join us for the following activities:

  • UU Welcome Lunch (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • U-Team meetings and parent meetings
  • Opening Convocation
  • College Open Houses

Parents depart after convocation and students stay for the following:

  • Commuter and resident meetings
  • PlayFair​

Day Two (Saturday)

All first-year students should plan to participate from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • A fun-filled day of activities to help you get to know the campus and people you will be working and enjoying life with throughout the next four years
  • Student Activities Committee programming in the evening hours

Day Three (Sunday)

All first-year students should plan to participate from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

  • UU Chaplaincy & Knights 4 Christ Worship Service (optional)
  • Urbana Gives Back service projects
  • Returning student move-in (11 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • Student Government Association's Welcome Back Party and Carnival

Day Four (Monday)

  • Classes begin
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