Weeks of Welcome

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About Weeks of Welcome

The University of Memphis, Student Leadership and Involvement are currently planning to host an in-person experience for Weeks of Welcome 2022. 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. 

Weeks of Welcome Small Group 

All new students will be placed in a Weeks of Welcome small group following the completion of a New Student Orientation.  Keep an eye out on your UofM Email for an email titled "Weeks of Welcome 2022" from mktyler@memphis.edu For any questions, please contact Dr. MK Tyler at mktyler@memphis.edu 

Monday, August 15 

Move In | All Day | Various Locations

Movie on the Lawn - Monsters University | Dusk | Centennial Place Lawn 
Hosted by Student Activities Council
Come wind down with a movie after moving into your residence halls.  Snacks and water provided. Bring a blanket, chair, yoga mat, or something to sit on is encouraged.

Tuesday, August 16 

Move In | All Day | Various Locations 

MSU Blockparty | 12:00 - 3:00 PM | Alumni Mall Lawn 
Hosted by Student Activities Council

Head on over to the Alumni Mall Lawn for the 2nd Annual Memphis State University blockparty. There will be throwback jams, activities and free food!

Small Group Roundup | 3:00 - 3:30 PM | Alumni Mall Lawn 
You've been waiting all summer, now is the time to meet up with your entire Weeks of Welcome Small Group! Look for the sign that has your leaders names on them. They can't wait to meet you!

Playfair | 4:00 - 5:15 PM | Alumni Mall Lawn 
Playfair is totally unlike anything else your have ever experienced. It’s entertainment! It’s fun! It’s the perfect way to make new campus friendships! Playfair is a team-building experience that has a long-lasting effect on the members of your campus community.

Dinner | 5:15 - 7:15 | Tiger Den

UC Takeover | 7:30 - 10:30 | University Center 
Hosted by Student Activities Council
Have you ever wondered what it looked like for the UC turn into an arcade? Join SAC for an evening full of events, free food, and excitement!

Wednesday, August 17

Coffee with the Colleges | 10:00 - 11:30 AM | UC Atrium
Join representative from each college to meet your professors and learn more about your major. Unsure about what you want to major in? This is a great time to talk to professors from different areas and learn about different academic disciplines. 

Academic Welcome | 11:30 - 12:15 | Rose Theatre 
This is the time to kick off your academic journey at the UofM! Here you will be encouraged by Vice President of Student Academic Success Dr. Karen Weddle-West and Dean of Students Dr. Justin Lawhead to live out your potential, excel academically, and thrive in college.

Lunch & Small Group Time | 12:15 - 2:00 PM | Various Locations 

Volunteer 101 Info Session | 1:45 - 2:45 PM | University Center
Hosted by the Center for Service Learning & Volunteerism
Interested in volunteering in the Memphis community? This Volunteer 101 Info session led by the Center for Service Learning and Volunteerism will go over everything you need to know about Volunteer Odyssey, tracking your service hours, and getting involved with the Civic Engagement Board. This session is highly encouraged for students who have the Provost, Deans, or Presidential Scholarship or Emerging Leaders scholarship. 

Thursday, August 18 

First Year Student Picnic | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Student Plaza 
Is this your first year at the UofM? This event is for you! The First year program welcomes all students who are about to enter their first year of college. This includes transfer students! At the First Year Student Picnic, students will have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff members and share a meal with their fellow classmates.

Scavenger Hunt | 1:00 - 3:00 PM | Various Locations 
Starting at the Bronze Tiger Statue outside of the University Center, students will be placed in teams where they will have 2 hours to complete as many tasks as possible to earn points. The team with the most points at the end will win a prize. Please arrive by 1:45 PM to be placed in a team. 

Water Welcome | 3:00 - 6:00 PM | Alumni Mall Lawn 

Mighty Sound of the South Preview Show | 5:30 - 7:00 | Memorial Field
Join the Mighty Sound of the South at their 2022 Preview Show for a sneak peek of the upcoming soundtrack for Memphis Tigers Football! The Mighty Sound will take Memorial Field, near the Elma Roane Fieldhouse, Thursday, August 18 at 5:30 PM. These student-musicians will have spent two weeks of intensive rehearsals preparing for an awesome season with new music, new formations and new ways to excite Tiger fans. Your Memphis Tigers kick-off in two weeks, and this performance is sure to get you game day ready. Kona Ice of East Memphis will be onsite bringing flavor and fun to Preview Show while donating 20% of proceeds to the Mighty Sound. 

Women's Soccer | 7:00 PM | The Billy J. Murphy Soccer/Track & Field Complex 
Hosted by UofM Athletics and Blue Crew
Come watch as the UofM Tigers team faces off against the Little Rock Trojans. There will be free t-shirts, pom poms and sno cones for students!

Friday, August 19

Rec Relay | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | R. Brad Martin Student Wellness Center 

Frosh Frenzy | 4:00 - 8:00 PM | Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium 
All new students are invited to attend Frosh Frenzy . Buses will begin leaving from the Central Lot on the north side of campus starting at 4:30 PM. Additionally, parking will be available for anyone who would like to drive themselves. At Frosh Frenzy students can have dinner from some of Memphis' best food trucks (for free!), hang out with the band, learn some cheers, take their picture with Pouncer and much more!

Saturday, August 20

Service on Saturday | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Various Locations 
Hosted by the Civic Engagement Board
The University of Memphis' Civic Engagement Board is proud to announce the 6th 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. 

The Relaxation Zone | 3:00 - 5:00 PM | University Center 

Tiger Talent Show | 7:00 - 9:00 PM | Michael D. Rose Theatre 
Hosted by Student Activities Council
Join Student Activities Council 2nd Annual Weeks of Welcome Student Talent Show.  Want to participate in the talent show for the chance to win the grand prize? Submit an application here. 

Sunday, August 21

Religious Life Pancake Breakfast | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | UC Ballrooms
Hosted by UofM Religious Life
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. 

Rec Fest | 3:00 - 5:00 PM | R. Brad Martin Student Wellness Center
Hosted by Campus Recreation
Wondering what the R. Brad Martin STudent Wellness Center has to offer? Head on over to Rec Fest for workout classes, tours, snacks and much more! The state of the art wellness center provides a wide variety of fitness opportunities, classes, a teaching/demonstration kitchen, and many more exciting features. 

Freshman Welcome Mass | 4:30 - 7:00 PM | Catholic Student Center Building
Hosted by Tiger Catholic
Come and meet other Freshmen and students involved in Tiger Catholic on campus! We will have Mass at 4:30pm followed by a free dinner and great fellowship. Learn about all of our upcoming events and how to get involved in FOCUS bible studies, intramurals, and much more! 

18th Annual Grub on the Grass | 6:00 - 9:00 PM | Baptist Collegiate Ministry Building
Hosted by the Baptist Collegiate Ministry
The 18th annual Grub On The Grass student cookout will be on Sunday evening, August 21, from 6-9 pm at the BCM (on the corner of Midland and Patterson). The BCM will have burgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and snow cones. They will also have giveaways throughout the evening including Airpods, ramen noodles, toilet paper, UofM swag, and more for those who register at the event.

Tiger Bash | 6:00 - 9:00 PM | UC Lawn
Hosted by Campus Outreach
This is an exciting community building and gathering event for Campus Outreach at the University of Memphis. Our goal is to meet students and connect them with other students on our campus to increase desire to be a part of what is going on with Campus Outreach. We will plan to have multiple small stations of fun, games, and exciting activities to meet and connect students.

Late Nite Donut Olympics | 9:30 - 10:30 PM | UC Lawn
Hosted by Young Life College
Looking for some late night fun!  Check out the "Inaugural Late Nite Donut Olympics" at the Amphitheater.  What's a Donut Olympics?!  Ever played Cornhole with donuts?  How about an egg toss, with a donut wrapped around the egg?  The games will be fun, but if you just want to hang out and eat free donuts and meet some people then plan on being at the Amphitheater between 9:30-10:30pm!  

Monday, August 22

Ask Me Campaign | 7:45 - 1:30 PM 
Wondering how to get to your class? Where the Chick-Fil-A is on campus? Look for volunteers with blue "Ask Me!" stickers across campus who can help you find your way. They might even have a sweet treat for you to take with you. 

First Day of School Photos | 11:00 - 1:00 PM | UC Atrium 
Everyone's favorite tradition 

Goat Yoga | 12:00 - 3:00 PM | Alumni Mall Lawn
Have you ever wanted to do yoga with baby goats? Look no further as your wish is granted on the first day of school! Come hang out with some baby goats while doing your favorite yoga pose! 

Involvement Fair | 1:00 - 4:00 PM | Alumni Mall 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. 

NPHC Step Show | 7:00 - 10:00 PM | Rose Theatre
Hosted by National Pan-Hellenic Council
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 will be available for purchase at memphis.edu/tigertix 

Tuesday, August 23

Ask Me Campaign | 7:45 - 1:30 PM 
Wondering how to get to your class? Where the Chick-Fil-A is on campus? Look for volunteers with blue "Ask Me!" stickers across campus who can help you find your way. They might even have a sweet treat for you to take with you. 

Student On Campus Employment Fair | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | UC Ballrooms
Hosted by Career Services and Student Leadership & Involvement 
Looking for an on-campus job? Join Career Services and Student Leadership & Involvement as they host several on-campus partners in the UC Ballrooms to learn about on campus employment. Both Federal Work Study and non Federal Work Study jobs will be represented. Additionally, swing by the photobooth to get a professional head shot for your LinkedIn or resume or visit with a Career Counselor about your next Tiger Talent Ready steps!

Tiger Trivia Tuesday | 7:00 - 9:00 PM | River Room
Hosted by Study Abroad
Calling all Trivia Champs! Want to test your global knowledge? Join the University of Memphis Study Abroad Office for international-themed live trivia! Prizes include Study Abroad Scholarships and roundtrip airfare for a study abroad program! 

Prizes will be awarded! 
Best team name: $250 Study Abroad Scholarship
3rd place: $500 Study Abroad Scholarship
2nd place: $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship
1st place: Roundtrip airfare for a UofM sponsored Study Abroad Program (up to $2,500 max)
Trivia teams must have at least two members.
One member must be an actively enrolled UofM student and have their student ID with them.
That student will list their UID on the answer card so we know who to award the prize to.
There can be only 1 student winner per team.

Wednesday, August 24

Hump Day Petting Zoo | 12:00 - 3:00 PM | Alumni Mall Lawn 

Multicultural Affairs Mixer | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Rose Theatre Lobby 
Hosted by Multicultural Affairs
Held each fall semester, the Multicultural Mixer is a social gathering for organizations to recruit and engage new/prospective members. For questions, please contact Ms. Linda Hall at lghall1@memphis.edu or 901.678.2054. 

Thursday, August 25

America Ninja Warrior Course | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Alumni Mall Lawn
Jump, run, swing, and fly! Your dreams of being America's next Ninja Warrior are one step closer to reality. Join us as we have a full scale course on Alumni Mall Lawn for students to test out their skills!

Meet the Greeks | 4:00 - 6:00 PM | Rose Theatre Lobby
Hosted by Fraternity & Sorority Life 
Interested in going Greek at the UofM? Meet the Greeks will have all 24 fraternities and sororities present where you can ask questions, sign up for formal recruitment (IFC&PAN) and learn more about the upcoming NPHC Week!

Silent Disco | 7:00 - 10:00 PM | Ned R. McWherter Library 
Hosted by Student Activities Council
Have you ever wanted to dance in the library? Join Student Activities Council in the library rotunda for the most unique silent disco you will soon not forget. 

Friday, August 26

Spirit Swap | 12:00 PM | UC Atrium

Tiger Blood Drive | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | TBD
Hosted by Dean of Students 
Save lives, give blood. All Tigers who are able are encouraged to come to the inauguarl Weeks of Welcome blood drive.  Donors will recieve a snack and swag after giving blood.