Spring Welcome - January 14-22

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Welcome Tables - January 18-22 | 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

Updated 1/12/22

Friday, January 14

Foundations for Success 9:30 am - 1 pm

9:30am Welcome and Getting Involved - UIS Connection and Starmap Introduction

10:00am - Protecting Yourself and Others: Your Rights, Responsibilities, Campus Safety and Title IX

11:00 m - Campus Resources

11:30am - OUCH! Cultivating an Inclusive Community

12:30pm - Closing

All programs will take place in the Student Union.

The Food Studio will be open 8am-5:30pm on Friday, January 14th. Cash, card, and ICard Meal plans accepted.

Saturday, January 15

Women's Basketball 1pm | TRAC

Men's Basetball 3pm | TRAC

Students walking on the Quad
Students Walking on the Quad

Spring Welcome


Monday, January 17

Women's Basketball 1 p.m. | TRAC | UIS Students have free admission to UIS Home Athletic events!

Men's Basketball 3 p.m. | TRAC | UIS Students have free admission to UIS Home Athletic events!

LPH Spring Welcome Magnetic Craft Night 5 - 7 p.m. | Student Union Student Leadership Center | Lambda Pi Eta is hosting a craft night and you're invited! Come by and make a magnet (or a few) for your refrigerator. We provide the supplies at no cost to you. Limit of 4 magnets per person. 

Tuesday, January 18

Mega Make and Take Noon-4 p.m. | Student Union | Sponsored by Student Activities Committee and Student Life. Stop by the Student Union for the biggest make & take program and deck your space out with a variety of customized novelty items

DIY Neon Sign 5-7 p.m. | LRH Great Room | Join the Resident Housing Association in the LRH Great Room from 5-7 p.m. on January 18th to make your own NEON SIGN! Supplies are first come, first served.

CSF Paint Night 7:30-9 p.m. | Student Leadership Center - Student Union 1st Floor | Sponsored by RSO Christian Student Fellowship. Come get creative and follow a guided painting tutorial! Not very artistic? Don't worry, everyone is welcome! Come for the fun and to connect with the CSF community!

Wednesday, January 19

Commuter Student Social 3-5 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom - Student Union 2nd Floor | Sponsored by Student Life - Postponed - New Date TBD

CSC Game Night 6 p.m. | TBD | Sponsored by RSO Computer Science Club

Wednesday Night Lights: 3 Point Contest 8:30 p.m. | TRAC | Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Thursday, January 20

Coco and Conversations 2-4 p.m. | SAB 50 | Sponsored by Career Development Center Stop by SAB50 on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday to pick up your "grab & go" cocoa kit. Then join us on Zoom Thursday, January 20, 2-4pm to sip hot cocoa drinks while learning to introduce yourself in work related situations. This activity will be interactive so you may practice in a safe environment. The focus is on Self-awareness; specifically more accurately describing yourself and/or advocating for yourself in relations to jobs and internships. Join the event online here

Student Organization Fair 4-6 p.m. | TRAC | Get connected with some of the many Student Organizations on campus and learn about how to get involved with them! Registration now open on UISConnection to RSOs - Campus Departments may be able to register after January 10th space permitting - Postponed to February 10th

SAC Comedy Night 7-10 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom | Sponsored by Student Activities Committee - RSVP Required, Seating is limited

Friday, January 21

Pizza N Talk 3-5 p.m. | TBD | Sponsored by RSO Political Understanding And Activist Club. Tabled discussions on multiple topics such as Immigration, Social Media, and with one open table to discuss anything you want. Come join PUAC and others in engaging pizza eating and discussion.

Flashback Friday 3-5 p.m. | Student Life Building | Sponsored by Diversity Center, Women's Center, and Gender and Sexuality Student Services

New International Welcome Party 5-7 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom | Sponsored by International Student Services

Saturday, January 22

Mentalist Show 5 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom | Sponsored by Student Life - RSVP Required, Seating is limited