Fall Welcome - August 16-29

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Residence Life Move-in August 16-18. For more information visit Residence Life.

Welcome Tables - August 16-20 | Student Union West Entrance | Need help finding a building? Looking for a schedule of events? Stop by the Student Union for assistance


First Year Students

Monday, August 16

First Year Move-in

Move-in Movie Night 8pm | Residence Hall Quad

Tuesday, August 17

First Year Programs Noon-5pm  | First Year students will receive specific schedule of programs and opportunities 

Prairie Star Connections 8:00 p.m. | Quad | First Year students take some time to get to know your class and enjoy some free food!

International Student Orientation 8:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. | Virtual Program

Wednesday, August 18

First Year Programs Noon-5pm  | First Year students will receive specific schedule of programs and opportunities 

The Hook-Up Pre-Show Resource Fair 7:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Performing Arts Center Lobby

The Hook-Up 8:00 p.m. | Performing Arts Center | Sponsored by Women's Center

On TRAC 9:30 p.m. | The Recreation and Athletic Center | Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Thursday, August 19

First Year Programs Noon-5pm  | First Year students will receive specific schedule of programs and opportunities 

Fall Welcome


Thursday, August 19

Office of Disability Services Open House 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Human Resource Building 80

Super Hero Service 10:00 a.m. - Noon | Student Union - Student Leadership Center | Sponsored by Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center

Back to Class Breakfast & Bingo 8:00 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom | Sponsored by Student Life, Student Affairs and Residence Life

Friday, August 20

Prairie Star Shirt Giveaway Event 11:45-1 | Student Union Patio

Semester Kick Off - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Recreation Park | Sponsored by Student Life, Student Activities Committee, & Residence Life

Saturday, August 21

Day at the Fair - Pick up your tickets from the Student Leadership Center or Welcome Table in the Student Union throughout the week. We encourage students to practice the same health and safety precautions in the community as we practice on campus.

Sunday, August 22

Students sitting at a table

Jello Olympics 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Quad (West) | Sponsored by Christian Student Fellowship

Monday, August 23

Resume Mania 2-4pm | Virtual Program | Sponsored by Career Development Center  

Welcome Picnic 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Student Union North Patio | Open to the UIS Campus Community to come together and celebrate the start of the Fall 2021 Semester

Tuesday, August 24

Resume Mania 2-4pm | SAB 50 | Sponsored by Career Development Center

Involvement Expo 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Quad | Registration opens August 4th on UISConnection for Student Organizations and Campus Departments to host a table at the Fall 2021 Involvement Expo 

Wednesday, August 25

Diversity, Inclusion & Identity Fair 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Student Life Plaza & SLB Gym | Sponsored by Diversity Center

Mafia Madness 6:00 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom | Sponsored by Mock Trial Team

Thursday, August 26

Foot in the Door 4-6pm | Sponsored by Career Development Center, Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center, Office of Engaged Learning | Find On-Campus employment opportunities

Ultimate Nacho Night 7pm | Location TBD Sponsored by Christian Student Fellowship

Friday, August 27

Service-a-thon 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Sponsored by Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center Register for various service projects throughout the day on UISConnection

Meet the Greeks 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. | Student Union North Patio | Sponsored by Greek Affairs Board

Family Feud 2:00 p.m. | Location TBD | Sponsored by Phi Alpha Delta, Pre Law Fraternity

Saturday, August 28

Prairie Star 5k 9am | Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Sunday, August 29

Women's Soccer Exhibition Match 2:00 p.m. | Kiwanis Stadium