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 Take part in WELCOME WEEK to get your semester off to a good start!


August 24 - Freshmen Move-in

Student Center/starting at 8:00am

Proceed to the New Student Center for keys, valuable information, and help moving into your new UIW home.

Don't forget to take a break and make a stop at the Move-In lunch prepared by the Parent and Alumni Relations department at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Friendship Garden.

Residence Life, Parent and Alumni Relations

August 24 - Pinning Ceremony

Student Cener Ballroom/6:00pm

We invite the incoming class of 2021 and their families to this memorable ceremony for a special welcome from UIW faculty and student leaders.

Office of Student Success and University Mission and Ministry


August 27 - Welcome Week Mass

Chapel of the Incarnate Word/10:30am

Students and their families are invited to attend the first mass of the academic year at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. A welcome lunch immediately follows Mass at the Heritage Hall at The Village Retirement Center.

University Mission and Ministry


August 27 - Soccer Game

Benson Field/7:00pm

After Welcome Week Mass, show your support and cheer on the UIW Women's Soccer team as they play against UTSA.

UIW Athletics


August 28 - Student Engagement Center Grand Opening

Student Engagement Center/4:00pm

Ribbon Cutting for the Student Engagement Center (SEC) scheduled for Monday, Aug 28 at 10 a.m. is postponed until 4 p.m. The event will be combined with the previously scheduled SEC Blessing event. 



September 1 - River Jam

Student Engagement Center Ballroom/7:00 pm-10:00pm

Don't miss out on the annual UIW River jam concert at 7:00 p.m.  DJ's from Miami, Detroit, and San Antonio help UIW celebrate the new year, new student center, and UIW's recognition as a full Division I institution.

Office of Student Success, Campus Engagement, and Athletics


August 29 - Student Center Giveaways

Student Center/10:00am - 3:00pm

A day to explore the new building and to take part in fun and memorable giveaways at the Student Center. Be sure to stop by for your free Welcome Week 2017 giveaways.

UIW Student Center


August 29 - "Five Things Every First Year Student Should Know..."

Dubuis Lawn/10:00am - 12:00pm

Common situations that first year students may encounter and helpful student support resources to steer them in the right direction.

Office of Student Success, First Year Mentors, and the Office of Financial Assistance

August 30 - SPIN

AT&T Science Hall Entrance/8:30am-10:30am

SPIN by the AT&T Science Hall and usher in the new year with the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering faculty, staff, and students.  Breakfast tacos and coffee will be served.  Giveaways will be available as supplies last.

School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering

August 30 - SGA Organization Fair

Student Center Walkway/11:00am-1:00pm

Get involved! Learn about all the organizations UIW has to offer and how you can become an active member of the UIW community.

Student Government Association


August 30 - Light the Way - Volunteer Day

Student Center/3:00pm-8:00pm

Be a part of the tradition and help UIW get ready for the 31st Annual Light the Way. Students are invited to celebrate Christmas in August as we enjoy holiday treats and get the lights ready to be strung throughout campus. Get an early start on your volunteer hours!

For more information, contact: Ashley Davis

Office of Communications and Marketing

August 30 - CHASS Welcome Party

Dubuis Lawn/5:30pm-7:00pm

The dean, faculty and students of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences invite you to join them in an evening of fun, food and friendship. Enjoy some barbeque, music, games and prizes while you learn a little about all that CHASS has to offer. For info, contact Dr. Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or


August 31 - Veterans Welcome Back Pizza Party

Student Veteran Lounge, SEC Room 3027/11:00am-1:00pm

UIW Veteran students are welcome to celebrate the beginning of the Fall semester with a Veterans Welcome Back Pizza Party. Meet and socialize with the Veteran community here at UIW!

Center for Veterans Affairs


August 31 - "Spiked" Beach Volley

Sand Volleyball Court/4:00pm-7:00pm

Come down to the Sand Volleyball court to meet the UIW Greek Life community along with UIW's Club Sports and Intramurals. Bump, Set, and Spike up some conversation among fellow Cardinals! Come to the event to learn how to receive your free T-shirt!

Greek Life, Intramurals, and Club Sports


September 6 - Mass of the Holy Spirit

Our Lady's Chapel/12:00pm

Come and celebrate, through praise and worship, the Mass of the Holy Spirit with the UIW community. 

University Mission and Ministry