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Welcome Week

WELCOME WEEK 2022 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Welcome Week is your chance to get involved and make connections with other Pointers. Explore the list of events and programming prior to the first day of class. For more information and program details, visit UW-Stevens Point’s SPIN website. We encourage you to search the Welcome Week category on SPIN for updated events listed in real-time.

ARE YOU READY? JOIN THE FUN!

Mandatory attendance programs listed in PURPLE.

Explore the colleges, food, fitness centers and more prior to kicking off the school year! Whether you love recreational sports or just like relaxing with a cup of coffee, you are guaranteed to find an activity you will enjoy!

8 a.m.-8 p.m. Fitness Centers Open, Allen Center and Champions Hall

8 a.m.-4 p.m. New Student Move In Residence Halls

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Basement Brewhaus Open, Dreyfus University Center

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center and trails (2419 North Point Drive)
Explore UWSP’s natural campus! This 280-acre nature reserve features 5 miles of trails, a 24-acre lake, a public visitor center and museum, and a gift shop that offers natural and cultural items, books, and unique gifts. Come enjoy time on the trails!

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Chill Out with Admissions, free popsicles and icees, Welcome Center

2 p.m. Pointer Soccer vs. Catherine University, Point Soccer Bowl

4 p.m. Parent Send Off, Quandt Fieldhouse

4:30-6 p.m. Floor Meetings: Group 1, Dinner: Group 2 Residence Halls, DeBot Dining Center

6-7:30 p.m. Floor Meetings: Group 2, Dinner: Group 1 Residence Halls, DeBot Dining Center

7:30 p.m. Can I Kiss You? Teaching Consent and Respect in Relationships, Quandt Fieldhouse

8 a.m.-8 p.m. Fitness Centers Open, Allen Center and Champions Hall

7:30-10 a.m. Breakfast, DeBot Dining Center

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Basement Brewhaus Open, Dreyfus University Center

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center and trails (2419 North Point Drive)
Explore UWSP’s natural campus! This 280-acre nature reserve features 5 miles of trails, a 24-acre lake, a public visitor center and museum, and a gift shop that offers natural and cultural items, books, and unique gifts. Come enjoy time on the trails!

10:30-11:30 a.m. Convocation, Quandt Fieldhouse

11:30 a.m. Class Picture, Kotal Field

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dining and Summer Conference’s VENDOR Picnic. DeBot Field Tent

1:30-4:30 p.m.
Dogs with the Dean, Meet and Greet featuring the CPS Dean
Adorable therapy dogs and ice cream. Sidewalk between CPS and Science Building D-wing
Rain site: 1st floor CPS

Fun with Letters and Science!
Assorted activities to introduce students to faculty, staff, clubs, facilities, and opportunities in their major! College of Letters and Science

School of Behavioral and Social Sciences 

  • Scavenger Hunt – Geography, Geology, and Community Sustainability, Use GIS and mapping tools to learn more about Geography and Geology, Hansen Lobby, Science Building, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Meet the Psychology Faculty – Psychology, Meet your Psychology professors and learn about research opportunities in Psychology and Neuroscience, D224, Science Building, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Sociology and Social Work Meet and Greet – Sociology and Social Work, Learn from faculty and current students about getting involved in your campus and community through programs and internships in Sociology and Social Work, B338 Science, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Are You Civically Engaged? – Political Science and Pre-Law, Test your knowledge of current events and find out how to get more involved. Meet the Department Chair and student government representatives, Gazebo on Isadore Street across the street from Zest Café and Bakery (in the event of rain, location TBA), 3-4 p.m.

School of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Chemistry Escape Room – Chemistry and Biochemistry interests, Chemistry Biology Building (CBB) 476, Group of 16-20 students, 2-3 p.m.
  • Chemistry Bingo – Chemistry and Biochemistry, CBB105, every half hour, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Facilities Tour and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Biology, CBB 101, Session 1: 2-2:45 p.m. and Session 2: 3-3:45 p.m.
  • Amphibians and Reptiles – Biology, CBB Foyer, between rooms 101 and 105, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Raptors – Biology, CBB Outside Classroom, south side of the building, 1:30-2 p.m.
  • Invisible Beauties with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) – Biology, CBB 326, Groups of 8 students at a time, Session 1: 2:30-3 p.m. and Session 2: 3-3:30 p.m.

School of Humanities and Global Studies

  • Free Book Giveaway: Collins Classroom Center (CCC) Atrium, 1:30 p.m.
  • A Historical Scavenger Hunt – Humanities (English, German, History, International Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Spanish, Women and Gender Studies), Collins Classroom Center (CCC) Lobby outside CCC 101, Grab a historical campus map, make some friends, and explore the UWSP campus
  • What’s Cornerstone Press – Humanities (English, German, History, International Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Spanish, Women and Gender Studies), CCC 127 Every half hour, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Exploring the History Archive Lab – Humanities (English, German, History, International Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Spanish, Women and Gender Studies), CCC 308, Every half hour, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Film Screening: The Abortion Divide, Humanities (English, German, History, International Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Spanish, Women and Gender Studies), CCC 303, film starts at 2 p.m. followed by a Q&A session.

School of Mathematics, Computing, Physics and Astronomy

  • Meet the Computing Faculty and Your Peers – Computing and Web Development, Science Building A208, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Physics Scavenger Hunt – Physics, Science Building D-wing Lobby, enter from Fourth Avenue, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Meet the faculty and explore the labs and facilities.
  • Meet the Mathematics Faculty and Your Peers – Mathematics, Science Building A207, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Meet Local Employers (with snacks) – Computing and Web Development, Science Building Second Floor, 2-4 p.m.
  • Problem-Solving Contest with prizes – Mathematics, Computing, Web Development, and Physics, Science Building A224, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Planetarium Shows – Mathematics, Computing, Web Development, and Physics, Science Building A217, 2:30-3 p.m. and 3:30-4 p.m.

Connect – Collaborate – Create with COFAC
Meet and greet with the COFAC Dean and Faculty featuring fun activities, an intro to programs, a facilities tour through the Noel Fine Arts Center and the Communication Arts Center—and ice cream!
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Location: Noel Fine Arts Center – Michelsen Hall

CNR Event of the Year
Check out programs, tour the paper machine, plant a seed to take back to your dorm, paint a rock, and grab a root beer or Dreamsicle float while meeting fellow students, faculty, and staff within the College of Natural Resources.
Location: Start your adventure in the Trainer Natural Resource building room 122

Discover Your Purpose
Enjoy some treats and explore your future through activities with University College departments.
Lobby of Collins Classroom Center
Undeclared students can join college activities in a major they are interested in or can come to University College to explore.

4-7:30 p.m. Dinner, DeBot Dining Center

8 p.m. Playfair – The Ultimate College Ice Breaker, Quandt Fieldhouse

8 a.m.-8 p.m. Fitness Centers Open, Allen Center and, Champions Hall

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center and trails (2419 North Point Drive)
Explore UWSP’s natural campus! This 280-acre nature reserve features 5 miles of trails, a 24-acre lake, a public visitor center and museum, and a gift shop that offers natural and cultural items, books, and unique gifts. Come enjoy time on the trails!

10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Brunch, DeBot Dining Center

10:30-11:30 a.m. Diversity and College Access session, Quandt Fieldhouse

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Basement Brewhaus open, Dreyfus University Center

11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Canoe and kayak Lake Joanis-Schmeeckle Reserve, South shore of Lake Joanis, park along Maria Drive. Paddle Lake Joanis for free with a canoe or kayak from Schmeeckle’s Outdoor Rentals. Paddles and life jackets will be supplied.

1-9 p.m. Lower Marketplace Open, DeBot Dining Center (retail only)

2-5 p.m. Labor Of Love, Check-in at the table in the hallway of Champions Hall
Pre-register for the event.

3-5 p.m. Scavenger Hunt, Start in the lower level of DeBot Center

4-4:30 p.m. Group Exercise Class: Dance Fusion, Allen Center  

5-7 p.m. Dinner, DeBot Dining Center

6 p.m. Pointer Football vs. Mayville State University, Community Field at Goerke Park

8 p.m. FREE Money Game Show, Quandt Fieldhouse

8 a.m.-8 p.m. Fitness Centers Open, Allen Center and Champions Hall

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Returning Student Move In

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center and trails (2419 North Point Drive)
Explore UWSP’s natural campus! This 280-acre nature reserve features 5 miles of trails, a 24-acre lake, a public visitor center and museum, and a gift shop that offers natural and cultural items, books, and unique gifts. Come enjoy time on the trails!

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Brunch, DeBot Dining Center

10:30-11:30 a.m. Top Secrets for Winning College, Quandt Fieldhouse

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Basement Brewhaus open, Dreyfus University Center

1-9 p.m. Lower Marketplace Open, DeBot Dining Center (retail only)

5-7 p.m. Dinner, DeBot Dining Center

7-7:30 p.m. Group Exercise Class: Yoga, Allen Center

8 p.m. Eric O’Shea – comedian, Quandt Fieldhouse

7:30-10 a.m. Breakfast, DeBot Center Dining

8 a.m.-8 p.m. Fitness Centers Open, Allen Center and Champions Hall

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center and trails (2419 North Point Drive)
Explore UWSP’s natural campus! This 280-acre nature reserve features 5 miles of trails, a 24-acre lake, a public visitor center and museum, and a gift shop that offers natural and cultural items, books, and unique gifts. Come enjoy time on the trails!

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Lower Marketplace Open, DeBot Dining Center (retail only)

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Poster Sale, The Encore, Dreyfus University Center

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch, DeBot Center Dining

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. REC Fest: Meet the Sports Clubs, DeBot Field/Sidewalk, (rain: Multi Activity Center)

11 a.m.-10 p.m. Basement Brewhaus open, Dreyfus University Center

2-4 p.m. Gathering with the Greeks, DeBot Field

4-7:30 p.m. Dinner, DeBot Center Dining

4-4:30 p.m. Group Exercise Class: Core, Allen Center

6:30-8:30 p.m. Community Engagement Fair, Multi Activity Center

7-7:30 p.m. Group Exercise Class: Pilates, Allen Center

Classes start!

Cafes (Homegrown and Common Ground)
7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lower Marketplace, DeBot Dining Center
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Retail only
1-8 p.m. Food Stations

DUC Food Court
9-10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Grill only)
10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch

4-4:30 p.m. Group Exercise Class: Core, Allen Center
6-6:30 p.m. Group Exercise Class: Dance Fusion, Allen Center
7:30-8 p.m. Group Exercise Class: Yoga, Allen Center

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