Weeks of Welcome 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in Weeks of Welcome 2018 and Winter Welcome 2019! We hope you had a blast! Check back during Summer 2019 for information on our upcoming Weeks of Welcome schedule to welcome new Tigers for the Fall semester!

In the meantime, make sure to check out TigerZone for ongoing events at the University of Memphis!

Make sure to download your event pass to make check-in at UofM events a breeze!

** August 19th - 23rd - Golden Ticket Hunt
** August 19th - 23rd - Frosh Fusion

Monday
August 19th
Tuesday
August 20th
Wednesday
August 21st
Thursday
August 22nd
Friday
August 23rd
Saturday
August 24th
Monday
August 26th
Tuesday
August 27th
Wednesday
August 28th
Thursday
August 30th
Friday
August 30th
 

 

 August 19th - August 23rd

Golden Ticket Hunt

McWherter Library, every floor, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hosted by University Libraries

Search the library for hidden tickets! Find a guide map and redeem tickets for fun prizes at the Research Assistance Desk or "RAD" (1st floor, to your right).

 August 19th - August 21st

Frosh Fusion

Various sites in Memphis
Hosted by Student Leadership and Involvement

Frosh Fusion is a three day extended orientation program that provides 50 students with an opportunity to learn about the City of Memphis' history, culture, food and more! By engaging in conversation, providing direct service in local neighborhoods and exploring the Memphis music scene, Frosh Fusion is the perfect way to expose yourself to the new city you're calling home! Registration includes lodging, transportation, food and a Frosh Fusion T-shirt! Register at: www.memphis.edu/froshfusion

Monday, August 19th

Welcome and Be Well

Residence Halls, All Day
Hosted by Student Health and Counseling Services

Come by to learn about the services offered by Student Health and Counseling Services and ask our friendly staff and interns any questions you may have. Also be sure to get a free neck massage with our awesome portable massager to relax after the stress of move-in!

Avengers: Endgame on the Lawn

Centennial Place Lawn, 7:00 pm
Hosted by Student Activities Council

A "Movie on the Lawn" experience to welcome students to and back to campus! This will be a fun and friendly outdoor event showing Avengers: Endgame.

Tuesday, August 20th

Welcome and Be Well

Residence Halls, All Day
Hosted by Student Health and Counseling Services

Come by to learn about the services offered by Student Health and Counseling Services and ask our friendly staff and interns any questions you may have. Also be sure to get a free neck massage with our awesome portable massager to relax after the stress of move-in!

Dorm Cooking 101

Centennial Place - Shared Kitchen, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Hosted by Campus Recreation & Intramural Services 

Learn how to make a meal two ways; using the shared kitchen in the dorm and in the microwave! Come and see how easy it is to make your own food in the dorm. This event is free and open to the first 10 students. Lunch provided!

Wednesday, August 21st

Ice Cream Social

Centennial Place, 12:00 pm
Hosted by Student Activities Council

A fun and welcoming event for students to get free ice cream. This event will also give new and returning students a chance to interact and meet their fellow classmates.

In Libraries We Crust

McWherter Library 1st floor Rotunda, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hosted by University Libraries

Grab a slice of pizza and learn how the library can help you: databases, eBooks, books, technology, study spaces, and more!

Campus Recreation/Residence Life Welcome Bash

Intramural Field, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hosted by Campus Rec/Residence Life

A bash to welcome our students to the University of Memphis and to celebrate life as a Tiger!

Thursday, August 22nd

First Year Picnic

UC Student Plaza, 11:30 am - 1:30pm
Hosted by Student Leadership & Involvement

Come out to the Student Activity Plaza by the Fountain to join fellow first-year students for a cook out on the plaza!

Tiger Spirit Fest

Alumni Mall, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hosted by UofM Religious Life Staff

Tiger Spirit Fest is an annual fair to promote the various Religious Life involvement opportunities here at the UofM. There will be information about our Religious Life organizations, games, and free snow cones.

Scavenger Hunt

University Center, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hosted by Student Activities Council

An event for new students to get to know campus and learn where different buildings are before the first day of class.

 Friday, August 23, 2019

Welcome Weekend Day of Service

University Center Ballrooms, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hosted by Civic Engagement Board

The University of Memphis' Civic Engagement Board is proud to announce the 4th Annual Welcome Weekend Day of Service. This service project will benefit incoming and returning students by connecting them to service needs and opportunities around the Memphis community and gain interactions within their organizations. This service event will help shine a spotlight on service as a powerful force to bridge economic and social divides throughout every day as a Memphian.

 Saturday, August 24, 2019

UC Takeover

University Center, 1:00 pm
Hosted by Student Activities Council

SAC is taking over the University Center! A day full of fun events for students to participate in before school begins.

RHC Welcome Home Bash

LLC Front Lawn, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hosted by Residence Hall Council

The Welcome Home Bash is an event that focuses on welcoming students and especially residents to the U of M campus. It is open to all students and the first big event for Residence Life and the Residence Hall Council of the academic year.

 Monday, August 26, 2019

Photo Booth with SAC

UC Atrium, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hosted by Student Activities Council

A photo booth for students to come capture their first day of classes a the UofM. They will get a picture to take home with them!

Motivation Monday

UC Atrium, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hosted by Student Health and Counseling Services

Reflect on and establish goals for the semester and find some motivation to start the semester on the right foot! Also learn about SHCS services and how you can access our resources.

Maker Monday: Dorm Decor

McWherter Library 1st floor, 3:00 pm
Hosted by University Libraries

Make your own pennant or create a collage to decorate your dorm room!

Before I Graduate

UC Alumni Mall, During Involvement Fair
Hosted by Career Services

Stop by and reflect on what you want to do before you graduate, learn the top ten things you should do to become career ready, and how Career Services can help you reach your goals!

Back to School Stroll Off

Rose Theatre, 7:00 pm
Hosted by National Panhellenic Council

NPHC will host its annual Back to School Stroll off on the FIRST day of school! You don't want to miss this!

 Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Take Care of Yourself Tuesday

UC Student Activities Plaza, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hosted by Student Health and Counseling Services

Learn about what it means to practice self-care, be intentional in practicing, and maintaining a self care schedule. We will have our very own create your own stress ball station so be sure to swing by!

Zip Back with SAC

UC Alumni Lawn, 12:00 pm
Hosted by Student Activities Council

SAC is bringing a zip line to campus! Zip back to class with SAC and enjoy the free zip line in front of the UC.

Transfer Tuesday: Get Involved at UofM!

McWherter Library 2nd Floor Commons, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hosted by Student Leadership & Involvement

New to UofM and want to get involved? Were you a member of a student group at your previous institution and want to learn about how to find similar ones here? Interested in SGA or service? Come chat with Involvement Ambassadors and snack on some free pizza!

 Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wise Wednesday

UC Student Activities Plaza, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hosted by Student Health and Counseling Services

Start your path in college off right with some wise tips and strategies about managing stress, time, wellness, and relationships!

Careers & Cones

UC Fountain, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hosted by Career Services

Enjoy an icy snow cone and meet your Career Services team! Follow us on social media to learn how to get a free snow cone!

First Generation Student Gathering

Fountain View Meeting Room, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hosted by Office of First Generation Student Success

First generation students, those whose parents did not complete college, are invited to attend an informal gathering to meet each other and make some connections. Snacks will be provided.

Wire Name Art

UC Atrium, 12:00 pm
Hosted by Student Activities Council

This event serves as an opportunity for students at the UofM to get a free and unique name item.

Silent Disco

UC Ballrooms, 7:00 pm
Hosted by Student Activities Council 

The Biggest Silent Disco Ever! We would like to welcome students back to campus with a fun and interactive silent disco dance party!

Multicultural Mixer

Rose Theatre Lobby, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hosted by Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Organizations will host tables and information regarding their organizations to new and current students and soliciting membership.

 Thursday, August 29, 2019

Stuffed Tigers

UC Atrium, 11:00 am
Hosted by Student Activities Council

An event for students to build their own tiger! This is a fun and creative event that will raise school spirit!

Thoughtful Thursday

Relaxation Zone Brister 302, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hosted by Student Health and Counseling Services

Come learn about what mindfulness really means and experience some guided meditation exercises to prepare for the inevitable stresses that come with being a college student. Also meet our SWAB (Student Wellness Advisory Board) members and learn how you can get involved!

Bongo Ball

UC Alumni Lawn, 1:00 pm
Hosted by Student Activities Council

A fun and interactive event for students to enjoy during the Weeks of Welcome. Bongo Ball is a friendly, outdoor game.

 Friday, August 30, 2019

Fit Friday

UC Alumni Mall, 11:00 am -1:00 pm
Hosted by Campus Recreation

Take some time today to take care of your physical health. We will have a short yoga session, healthy snacks, and staff from the recreation center to talk about what it takes to have an overall healthy lifestyle as a college student.