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Weeks of Welcome 2021

The University of Memphis, Student Leadership and Involvement are currently planning to host an in-person experience for Weeks of Welcome 2021. Weeks of Welcome is the official beginning of your time as a Memphis Tiger where all new students will gather together to learn more about the University of Memphis, attend great events, and meet their classmates. 

Monday, August 16

11:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Weeks of Welcome Leader Training | Ellington Hall

Tuesday, August 17

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Weeks of Welcome Leader Training | Ellington Hall 

Thursday, August 19

3:00 PM | Block Party | UC Lawn

Join the Student Activities Council and Blue Crew to kick-off weeks of welcome with a throwback block party featuring WYXR 91.7 FM and DJ KVNG. There will be free food, inflatables and exclusive giveaways. 

6:30 PM | Playfair | Alumni Mall Lawn

Immediately following the block party find your Weeks of Welcome small group and get ready for Playfair 2021! Playfair 2021 is a great opportunity for you to meet new students and learn more about the incoming class of 2021. Masks are required at Playfair.

8:00 PM | UC Takeover 

Join the Student Activities Council & Blue Crew for the annual UC Takeover. This takeover will boast events full of energy. For example, arcade games, VR, Bingo, Laser Tag, Putt Putt, and more!

Friday, August 20

10:00 AM | Coffee with the Colleges | UC Atrium

On August 20, 2021 faculty from across campus will come together to represent the 14 unique colleges and schools at the UofM for Coffee with the Colleges. Coffee with the colleges will provide students with the opportunity to meet faculty within their field of study. Undecided on your major? This is a great place for you to talk to faculty and learn more about all the incredible programs the UofM has to offer.

11:00 AM | Academic Welcome | Michael D. Rose Theatre

Immediately following Coffee with the Colleges join us for the Academic Welcome featuring Dr. SunAh Laybourn. Dr Laybourn is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. Her areas of interest include race and ethnicity, social psychology, identity and media/culture. In addition to her research interests, Dr. Laybourn hosts popular Podcast "I Love Mondays!" and is the producer of podcast "Verbally Effective." This is an event you want to be sure not to miss. 

11:45 AM | First Year Student Picnic | Student Plaza

All new students are welcome to join current UofM Faulty and Staff for the First Year Student Picnic immediately following the Academic Welcome on the Student Plaza. Here you will be able to enjoy some of Memphis' finest BBQ as well as meet some of the best faculty & staff the UofM has to offer. 

1:30 PM | Campus Resource Rotations | University Center 

Following the picnic join some of the best campus has to offer with our Campus Resource Rotations! Offering four rotations, students are able to learn more about what the UofM has to offer in terms of services and resources. Counseling Services will be in the Beale Room, Career Services will be in the Bluff Room, New Memphis will be in the River Room, and Educational Support Programs will be in the Memphis Room. 

4:30 PM | Frosh Frenzy | Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium 

All new students are invited to attend Frosh Frenzy on Friday August 20. Buses will begin leaving from the Central Lot on the north side of campus and South Hall on the south side of campus starting at 4:30 PM. Additionally, parking will be available for anyone who would like to drive themselves. A big announcement will be made at Frosh Frenzy, giving the incoming class the first look at some big changes coming to athletics in 2021! Let us know you are planning on attending Frenzy by RSVPing to the event on TigerZone by clicking here. 

Dusk | Movie on the Lawn | UC Lawn 

Following Frosh Frenzy head back to campus to relax and unwind with a Movie on the Lawn. In partnership with Chartwells, our dining services provider Weeks of Welcome will be showing Now You See Me on the Alumni Mall Lawn at dusk. Now you See Me follows a group of magicians called "The Four Horsemen" as they raise the awareness of an FBI agent when their performances included brazen heists of corrupt businessmen, the proceeds of which they share with their audiences. 

Saturday, August 21

9:00 AM | Service on Saturday | Various Locations

The University of Memphis' Civic Engagement Board is proud to announce the 5th annual Welcome Weekend Day of Service. This service project will benefit incoming and retuning students by connecting them to service needs and opportunities around the Memphis community. This service event will help shine a spotlight on service as a powerful force to bridge the economic and social divides within the city of Memphis. 

3:30 PM | UofM Amazing Race & Scavenger Hunt | Various Locations 

6:00 PM | Dinner on your Own | Various Locations

8:00 PM | Student Talent Show | Michael D. Rose Theatre 

Join Student Activities Council & the Weeks of Welcome Committee for the Inaugural Weeks of Welcome Student Talent Show featuring Trey Mack as emcee. Trey is a stand-up comedian from Birmingham, AL. He has recorded his own comedy special on Amazon Prime titled, "Have Fun" and starred on Kevin Hart's "Hart of the City" on Comedy Central. Want to participate in the talent show for the chance to win the grand prize? Submit an application here. 

Sunday, August 22

10:30 AM | Religious Life Interfaith Pancake Breakfast | University Center

Join the UofM Religious Life staff for an interfaith pancake breakfast to start your semester off right. Students will have the opportunity to meet religious leaders in the UofM community and lear more about how to grow their faith while in college. 

3:00 PM | Rec Fest | R. Brad Martin Student Wellness Center 

Monday, August 23

11:00 AM | First Day of School Pictures | UC Atrium

1:00 PM | Involvement Fair | UC Lawn 

The Student Involvement Fair will take place on the first day of school from 1:00 - 4:00 PM on the Alumni Mall Lawn. This come and go event will feature over 150 student organizations and carnival rides. Be sure to check in at the large tent in the middle to get your Weeks of Welcome swag. 

7:00 PM | NPHC Stroll Off | Michael D. Rose Theatre 

The National Pan-Hellenic Council will host their Annual Back to School Stroll off on August 23 at 7:00 PM. Come see members of all nine NPHC organizations compete for the crown. Tickets go on sale August 9 at memphis.edu/tigertix 

Tuesday, August 24

11:00 AM | Stuffed Tigers | UC Atrium 

1:00 PM | Zip Back to Class | Memorial Field 

7:00 PM | Silent Library | Ned R. Mcwherter Library

Wednesday, August 25

6:00 PM | Multicultural Affairs Mixer | Rose Theatre Lobby

8:00 PM | Blue Crew Foam Party | UC Lawn 

Come party with SAC and Blue Crew in our blacklight foam dance party!

Thursday, August 26

4:00 PM | Meet the Greeks | Alumni Mall Lawn 

5:00 PM | Speed Friending | Student Plaza 

This event will be an opportunity for all students to come out and make new friendships! If you’re looking to meet new people and have some fun with SAC, this is the event for you! See you there! 

Friday, August 27

12:00 PM | Spirit Swap | UC Lawn 


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