Welcome Week

August 22 – August 30, 2014.

Download the printable schedule here!

AUGUST 22ND

Movie on the Quad: Captain America Winter Soldier | 9pm @ Quad | Sponsored by: Student Activities Committee

AUGUST 23RD

New Student Service Project
New students, start your semester off right by getting involved with the community, meeting other new students, and doing some good. Two projects will be offered:

  • 9:00 – 3:00 – Special Olympics Bowling – assist athletes in having a successful day of competition
  • 10:00- 2:00 – Central Illinois Foodbank – sorting food for distribution to shelters and soup kitchens

*Contact volunteer@uis.edu for information and to register/RSVP

Women’s Soccer vs. Parkland | 2pm @ Kiwanis Stadium

Athletics Backyard BBQ | 4-7pm @ TRAC Lawn
Sponsored by: Athletics

Men’s Soccer vs. Eastern Illinois | 7pm @ Kiwanis Stadium

Giant Soccer | 9pm @Kiwanis Stadium
Sponsored by: Residence Life and Resident Housing Association

AUGUST 24TH

Jell-O Olympics | 2pm @ Quad
Sponsored by: Christian Student Fellowship

Women’s Soccer vs. Millikin | 2pm @ Kiwanis Stadium

Welcome Home | 4-6pm @ PAC C/D
Sponsored by: Catholic Student Organization
Roman Catholic Mass and Welcome Home cookout and games!

Online Student Chat | 7pm on Lync Exchange
Are you an online student? Would you like to make new friends and establish yourself in the UIS online community even before classes begin? If so, please join us for the third annual UIS Welcome Week Online Student Social. To join the chat, go to http://go.uis.edu/onlinewelcome.

AUGUST 25TH

Resume Mania | 10am-1pm @ SAB 50
Sponsored by: Career Development Center
Need a competitive resume to use during your job search? Getting ready to apply for graduate school? Take time to come to Resume Mania during Welcome Week! Have your resume reviewed and receive suggestions on how to improve. Learn how to build a resume and cover letter using the online resume builder called Optimal Resume.

Legacy Campus Open Houses | 2-4pm @ SLB, SAB, HRB
Visit many of the offices housed in buildings on Legacy Campus! Offices participating include: The Journal, International Student Services, Career Development Center, Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center, and The Alumni Association.

Backstage Tours of Sangamon Auditorium | 4:30-6pm
Sponsored by: Sangamon Auditorium
Come see the behind the scenes workings of the Sangamon Auditorium!

Student Life Ice Cream Social | 4:30-6pm @ Sangamon Auditorium Lobby & UHB Lobby
Sponsored by: Office of Student Life
Stop by and grab some free ice cream before or after your classes!

Camping 101 | 5-7pm @ Rec Park
Sponsored by : Rec Sports
Come out to Rec Park! We will show you how to setup a tent and how to use our camping cookware.  Rec Sports will be grilling hot dogs, brats and other camp food.  We will also have camp games for everyone to play.

Can You Dig It | 6pm @  Rec Park
Sponsored by: Men’s Club Volleyball
Come out and play volleyball with the UIS community and try to beat the UIS Club Team!! Co-Rec 4v4 sand volleyball tournament.

AUGUST 26TH

Antivirus Day | 9am-4pm @ BRK 141
Sponsored by: Information Technology Services
Bring your personal laptops to the Media Lab where we will help you install antivirus software (for free), and also find other support and resources that you can take advantage of! Refreshments will be available.

Backpack Relay | 11am-2pm @ Quad
Sponsored by: Kids at Heart
This race is not your ordinary race! Participants will be required to wear a backpack while performing relay style runs. This can be an individual event or partner race.  Winners will be chosen according to style, practicality, and of course, speed.

Resume Mania | 12-4pm @ SAB 50
Sponsored by: Career Development Center
Need a competitive resume to use during your job search? Getting ready to apply for graduate school? Take time to come to Resume Mania during Welcome Week! Have your resume reviewed and receive suggestions on how to improve. Learn how to build a resume and cover letter using the online resume builder called Optimal Resume. 

Chancellor’s Picnic | 4:30-6pm @ PAC Overhang
Sponsored by: Student Life & Office of the Chancellor

Frederick Winters: Hypnotist | 9pm @ TRAC
Sponsored by: Student Activities Committee
Come see one of the greatest hypnosis shows on the planet! Who knows, maybe you or your friends will become the star!

AUGUST 27TH

Resume Mania | 12-4pm @ SAB 50
Sponsored by: Career Development Center
Need a competitive resume to use during your job search? Getting ready to apply for graduate school? Take time to come to Resume Mania during Welcome Week! Have your resume reviewed and receive suggestions on how to improve. Learn how to build a resume and cover letter using the online resume builder called Optimal Resume. 

Involvement Expo | 4-6pm @ Quad
Sponsored by: Office of Student Life
Come see all of what UIS and Springfield has to offer!

The Hook-Up | 9pm @ Studio Theatre
Sponsored by: Student Activities Committee
Come find out when it’s hot and when it’s not. The Hook-Up.

AUGUST 28TH

Resume Mania | 10am-1pm @ SAB 50
Sponsored by: Career Development Center
Need a competitive resume to use during your job search? Getting ready to apply for graduate school? Take time to come to Resume Mania during Welcome Week! Have your resume reviewed and receive suggestions on how to improve. Learn how to build a resume and cover letter using the online resume builder called Optimal Resume.   

Campus Employment Fair | 11am-1pm @ PAC Concourse
Looking for an on campus job? This is the place to be – meet with multiple prospective employers, who are all hiring for the fall semester at once!

Make Your Own Bookend | 2-4pm @ FRH Lobby
Sponsored by: Brookens Library
Are your text books in piles all over your room?  Do you have problems finding the right book while running off to class? Have no fear, the Brookens Librarians are here. Come to Founders Hall and decorate your own supercool bookend that reflects your personal style AND holds your books neatly on your book shelf. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!!!! We’ll also be giving away buttons and other opportunities for free stuff! Cookies included for first 150 attendees. (Not available in all states. Some restrictions apply.)

UIS CareerConnect: Your Job Board and More! | 3, 4, & 5pm @ SAB 50
Sponsored by: Career Development Center
Come learn all about CareerConnect and what it can do for you.

Impractical Improv! | 6-8pm @ PAC G
Sponsored by: UIS Forensics Team
Test your improv skills with the UIS Forensics Team! Working in a pair, you’ll compete against other UIS students for prizes and the notoriety of excellent improv skills!”

Dodgeball | 9-11pm @ SLB Gym
Sponsored by: Dodge
Dodge is a fun and friendly atmosphere where anyone can come and enjoy classic games of Dodgeball! We use coated-foam so getting hit doesn’t hurt. Teams are randomly chosen multiple times per night, and you can come and go whenever you want.

S’mores by the Fire | 9-11pm @ Stars Lounge Patio
Sponsored by: Christian Student Fellowship
Join in CSF in eating s’mores around the fire. Come meet new people and socialize with friends!

AUGUST 29TH

Service-A-Thon
New and returning students, start your semester off right by getting involved with the community, meeting other new and returning students, and doing some good. Various projects will be offered throughout the day:

  • 9:00 -12:00 – genHkids Coalition Community Garden – Harvesting produce, preparing gardens for winter
  • 9:00 -12:00 – Habitat for Humanity – helping Habitat move into their new building
  • 10:00 -1:30 – St. John’s Breadline Lunch Shift – serving food to soup kitchen clients
  • 1:00 – 3:00 – Red Cross – Preparing and distributing fire and first aid kits for on campus
  • 2:00 – 5:15  – St. John’s Breadline Dinner Shift – serving food to soup kitchen clients
  • TBD – MERCY Communities – Preparing housing (indoor and outdoor work) for recently homeless families

*Contact volunteer@uis.edu for information and to register/RSVP
Sponsored by: Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center

Block Party | 3-7pm @ Quad
Sponsored by: Sisters with Vision, Black Student Union, Legacy,  Alpha Kappa Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma & Epic Praise

P-Star Nation Pre-Party | 6:30-7:30pm @ TRAC Lawn
Sponsored by: Spirit Team, Blue Crew, The Division of Student Affairs & Athletics

Men’s Soccer vs. Lincoln | 7:30pm @ Kiwanis Stadium

TitanFall Semester | 9pm-1am @ SLB
Sponsored by: Computer Science Club

AUGUST 30TH

Knights Action Park | 11am – 5pm
Sponsored by: Office of Student Life
Tickets are $5 through 6pm on August 27th, $10 after through August 29th.

Welcome Week Concert | 7pm @ TRAC Lawn
Sponsored by: Student Activities Committee & The Diversity Center

Concert After Party | 9pm @ SLB Multipurpose Room
Sponsored by: Black Male Collegiate Society