Welcome Week 2018

Schedule of Events

For more information, please visit UWSP's SPIN website. We encourage you to search the Welcome Week category for updated events listed throughout summer.

 Thursday, August 30

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

New Student Move-In
Residence Halls

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Floor Meetings: Group 1
Residence Halls

Dinner: Group 2
Food Court Dreyfus University Center

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Floor Meetings: Group 2
Residence Halls

Dinner: Group 1
Food Court Dreyfus University Center

7 p.m.

*Can I Kiss You? Teaching Consent and Respect in Relationships
Multi-Activity Center, Health Enhancement Center

Presenter Mike Domitrz, will give real-life scenarios while teaching about consent and respect in relationships.
Hosted by the Dean of Students Office

9 p.m.

Outdoor Movie
Colman Field
Grab popcorn and a blanket to watch a newly released movie on the grassy field by the residence halls. Stay tuned for the release of the movie title! Brought to you courtesy of Campus Activities and Student Engagement (CASE)!

 Friday, August 31

7-9:30 a.m.

Food Court, Dreyfus University Center

10:15-11:30 a.m.

Multi-Activity Center, Health Enhancement Center
Learn about the UW-Stevens Point traditions. Meet the faculty and staff that are ready to support you during your academic journey.

More information can be found on the Convocation website.

11:30 a.m.

Class Photo
Health Enhancement Center Football Practice Fields
Say cheese! An incoming class photo will be shared on social media following the Convocation ceremony.

11:30- 1:30 p.m.

New Student Picnic and Vendor Fair
DeBot Dining Center Field
Enjoy cookout style food and check out all of the amazing on and off campus businesses and resources. You won't believe the amount of free stuff!

1:30- 3 p.m.

*The Five Secrets to Winning College
Quandt Fieldhouse, Health Enhancement Center
Tricks of the trade that only experienced college students can tell you!
Hosted by University College

3:30- 5 p.m.

Campus Tours
Meet by the city bus sign in front of the Dreyfus University Center
Hosted by the Residence Hall Association

City Bus Tours
Meet by the city bus sign in front of the Dreyfus University Center
Tours will run every 30 minutes
3:30 p.m. - first tour
4 p.m. - second tour
4:30 p.m. - third tour
Hosted by the Student Government Association

5- 7 p.m.

Food Court, Dreyfus University Center

7- 10 p.m.

Dreyfus University Center House Party
Dreyfus University Center
Get to know your University Centers with games, prizes and a pizza party!! Free and fun for all—this is what student life is all about!

 Saturday, September 1

9 a.m.- Noon

Labor of Love
Multi-Activity Center Entrance
Meet new friends, have fun and "pay-it-forward!" First-year students and residence hall staff provide service to the Stevens Point community - from cleaning local parks to assisting campus community neighbors to sprucing up the children's museum. For more information, visit the Labor of Love website.
Hosted by Residential Living

9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Food Court, Dreyfus University Center

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

UW-Stevens Point Tech Essentials
Second Floor Computer Lab, Dreyfus University Center
A great opportunity to setup and learn the technology resources that will be critical to your success at UWSP.

1 p.m.

Football Game: UW-Stevens Point Pointers vs. John Carroll University
Community Stadium at Goerke Field
Come cheer on the Pointers as they take on John Carroll University in the first home game of the year!

Women’s Soccer: UW-Stevens Point Pointers vs. Lawrence University
Point Soccer Bowl
Wear your purple and gold to cheer on the Pointers as they take on Lawrence University!

3- 5 p.m.

College of Letters and Science Academic and Career Advising Center Open House
Collins Classroom Center 101, 213, 227, 303, 321
Academic focused information session, resource scavenger hunt and a Kahoot quiz to wrap-up the day!

College of Natural Resources Academic and Career Advising Center Open House
Trainer Natural Resources Center 122, 170

4:30- 7 p.m.

Food Court, Dreyfus University Center

8 p.m.

Comedian Eric O’Shea
Quandt Fieldhouse, Health Enhancement Center

Proudly brought to you by Campus Activities and Student Engagement (CASE)

 Sunday, September 2

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Returning Students Move-In
Residence Halls

9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Food Court, Dreyfus University Center

3-10 p.m.

Riverfront Jazz Festival 
Pfiffner Pioneer Park (Downtown Stevens Point, 1100 Crosby Avenue)
For more information, visit the Stevens Point Visitors and Convention Bureau website.
Hosted by the City of Stevens Point

4:30- 7 p.m.

Food Court, Dreyfus University Center

8 p.m.

Ball Drop
Colman Track
THOUSANDS of light-up bouncy balls dropped from a giant fire truck ladder. EPIC fun! EPIC prizes!

Proudly brought to you by Campus Activities and Student Engagement (CASE)

9:30- 11:30 p.m.

Late Night with Target and Buffalo Wild Wings
Buses depart from Reserve Street by May Roach Residence Hall
Eat wings (or other food items) and do some late-night shopping! Featuring exclusive deals!

 Monday, September 3

7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Food Court Open
Dreyfus University Center

9 a.m.

Group Run in Schmeeckle Reserve
Starting at May Roach Residence Hall
Grab your running shoes and a new friend! Discover the beautiful, 240-acre reserve located on campus!

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

FREE Outdoor Rental Equipment
Schmeeckle Reserve
Did you know UWSP has its own Outdoor Rentals department? It does, and it's part of your University Centers! Outdoor rentals allow students to rent reasonably priced outdoor equipment such as canoes, kayaks, camping equipment, backyard games and much more. Try out some equipment for FREE and take in the surrounding natural beauty with one of our many outdoor rentals.

Noon- 3 p.m.

DeBot Dining Center Sidewalk
Learn more about your University Centers' Fitness and Recreation Programs, like our Climbing Wall, Aquatics Center, Club Sports, Intramurals, and more during this fun fest.

Bubble Soccer
DeBot Dining Center Field
Join a team for an outdoor, recreational sport sure to have you laughing for hours! Inflatable bubble suits allow players to safely bounce off one another!
Hosted by your University Centers' Club Sports department

3:30- 4:30 p.m.

Group Fitness Event
Room 154, Health Enhancement Center
Yoga, Zumba®, Insanity®, cycling, abs, OH MY! With more than 25 classes offered per week, Pointers can get a workout in and for FREE throughout the school year.
Hosted by your University Centers' Group Fitness department

5 p.m.

Local EdVenture: Green Circle Trail Group Bike Ride
Meet in Parking Lot E
Explore the Green Circle Trail, a 26-mile natural hiking and biking trail that loops around the Stevens Point area. About 1.4 miles of the Green Circle meanders through the northern part of Schmeeckle Reserve on campus. Meet fellow Pointers while enjoying a bike ride and nature!

Hosted by your University Centers

7- 10 p.m.

Residence Hall Association Welcome Back Dance
Colman Field
Dance the night away (or at least until 10 p.m., you have class in the morning)!

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FREE Admission: Fitness Centers

Learn more about health and wellness opportunities at the fitness centers on campus!

Cardio Center, Allen Center

Aug. 306:45 a.m.-8 p.m.
Aug. 316:45 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sept. 19 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sept. 29 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sept. 3    9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Strength Fitness Center, Health Enhancement Center

Aug. 30   7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Aug. 31   7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sept. 1   10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sept. 2   12-6 p.m.
Sept. 3   12-6 p.m.

University Store and Text Rental

Rm 003, Dreyfus University Center

Aug. 30-31  8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sept. 1-310 a.m.-4p.m.

Pick up your text rental books, Pointer apparel, school supplies, snacks and more! Open all weekend for your convenience.