Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome

The University of Alabama in Huntsville's Week of Welcome (WOW) is a campus-wide set of programs and activities designed to welcome new and returning students to the UAH campus.

WOW takes place at the start of each semester and is packed with social, educational, and informational programs that will allow you the opportunity to interact with other UAH students, faculty and staff. It is a great way to make new connections, find your way around campus, and receive free spirit items and Charger gear!

WOW

Week of Welcome

January 5 - 9, 2016

Download the 2016 Week of Welcome Schedule


Tuesday, January 5

WOW Kick Off Event (tradition event)

University Park (Behind Charger Park)
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sponsored by: Student Life

Kick-off the semester with a fun filled evening of snow tubing and snow balls! We will have hot chocolate and giveaways to keep you warm while you embrace the cold. Hop on one of the shuttles running throughout campus from 5:45 – 9 p.m., or meet us there!

Movie Night at the Library: "Sherlock Holmes & the Hound of Baskervilles

Salmon Library, Room 111
9:15 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sponsored by: Salmon Library

Join the library for "Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of Baskervilles" and snacks during the movie. Doors will open at 9 p.m.

 

Wednesday, January 6

Welcome Team

Campus Wide
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Student Life

Need to find your way to class? Have a question about campus or where to find something? Stop by one of our various Welcome Team tables! Each table is staffed by campus volunteers who are willing to help you find your way or answer your questions. Locations: Business Administration Building, Charger Union, Conference Training Center, Engineering Building, Morton Hall, and Shelby Center.

Warm Welcome from the College of Science

Shelby Center Lobby
7:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Sponsored by: College of Science

Grab a cup of coffee or hot cocoa compliments of the College of Science. Have last minute questions? We'll have the answers regarding advising, student organiztaions, and research opportunities.

Muffins and Juice

Morton Hall and Shelby Center
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: Baptist Campus Ministries

Brush off those first day jitters with a muffin & juice! Come hungry, leave really happy!

Hot Chocolate and Warm Apple Cider

Charger Union Lawn/Walkway
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sponsored by: Reformed University Fellowship

Warm up the cold start to the semester with FREE hot chocolate and apple cider.

ZPhiB Sooooo-Sweet Treats

Conference Training Center Lobby
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated-Omega Tau Chapter

Stop by our table in the CTC Lobby to enjoy FREE goodies while meeting some of the lovely ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

Warm Welcome with Delta Chi

Charger Union Breezeway
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sponsored by: Delta Chi

Warm up with free hot chocolate and cinnamon buns with the men of Delta Chi.

Koffee with the KDs

Charger Union Breezeway
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Kappa Delta

Stop by to grab a cup of coffee and get to know the ladies of Kappa Delta Sorority.

Chilli with the AKAs

Shelby Center Lobby
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Grab a HOT bowl of delicious chilli from the AKAs!

Movies and Hot Chocolate with AOII

AOII Chapter Room (Southeast Campus Housing)
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: Alpha Omicron Pi

Escape from the cold and enjoy movies and hot chocolate with with lovely ladies of AOII.

Charger Cornhole Cookout

Southeast Campus Housing 602-B
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: Pi Kappa AlphaGrab free food and toss some bean bags. Meet the men of Pike and kick off the semester with casual competition.

Tonight Show Game Night!

Charger Union, Room 227
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: HopeMore

Compete for prizes in games inspired by Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show!

Laugh Your ACE off with Comedian Jessi Campbell (tradition event)

Conference Training Center, Exhibit Hall-A
9 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sponsored by: ACE

Jessi Campbell will have you laughing until it hurts! Campbell is an energetic and passionate comedian who travels the country performing her unique blend of high-energy storytelling and deadpan sarcasm. Her stand-up and travel videos can be viewed on more than a dozen sites, appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and was most recently named Campus Activities Magazine's 2015 Performer of the Year!

 

Thursday, January 7

Breakfast at the Breezeway

Charger Union Breezeway
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Sponsored by: Alpha Omicron Pi

Stop by for breakfast on the go, compliments of the AOII ladies!

"Picture Perfect" First Day of School

Business Administration Building Atrium
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sponsored by: College of Business

Make your first day of the semester one that you’ll never forget. Visit our picture booth. Take a picture. Grab a snack. Mix-n-mingle.

Hot Chocolate and Warm Apple Cider

Charger Union Lawn/Walkway
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sponsored by: Reformed University Fellowship

Warm up the cold start to the semester with FREE hot chocolate and apple cider.

International Tic Tac Toe

Conference Training Center Lobby
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sponsored by: Office of International Engagement

How much do you know about the world and UAH? Let's find out! Get three correct answers either diagonal, horizontal, or vertical and win a prize!

Cookies & Cocoa with Women's and Gender Studies Program

Morton Hall Main Lobby
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Women's and Gender Studies Program

Enjoy rainbow treats and hot drinks! Meet Women's and Gender Studies faculty and staff. Learn about campus and community resources that support diversity and gender equality!

Student Research Information Table

Charger Union Lobby
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Undergraduate Research

UAH is a premiere research university. Research is what we do and students can get involved too! Would you like to know more? Stop by to learn more and explore opportunities. All majors are welcome.

Lunch with BCM

Baptist Student Center (450 Sparkman Drive)
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Baptist Campus Ministries

Join Baptist Campus Ministries for a free lunch and fellowship.

Heartwarming Hot Chocolate with Delta Zeta

Charger Union Lobby
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by: Delta Zeta

Catch a break from the cold by grabbing a cup of hot chocolate and help out those less fortunate! Delta Zeta will be selling $1 paper hearts for The American Heart Association.

New Year, New Me with UAH SGA First Council

Charger Union Lobby
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by: UAH SGA

UAH SGA's First Council will be helping student's pledge their New Year's resolutions to make healthier lifestyle choices in 2016!

Sweet Retreat

Charger Union Lobby
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sponsored by: Black Alumni Chapter

Join the members of the UAH Black Alumni Chapter for hot chocolate and doughnuts while learning more about how our alumni can support you.

Winter Wonderland Formal

Shelby Center Lobby
7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sponsored by: Baptist Campus Ministries

Suit up, dress up, and come dance the night away in our Winter Wonderland!

You Can't Dodge This

University Fitness Center
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sponsored by: Phi Kappa Psi

Get ready to dodge, duck, dip, and dive! Remember, if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!

 

Friday, January 8

Operation Challenge

Conference Training Center Lobby
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sponsored by: Pre-Professional Advising

Take part in our Operation Challenge! Steady your hand and attempt to perform "surgery" on our patient. Get candy for playing!

T-Shirt Trade Up

Charger Union Lobby
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: T.R.U.E. Chargers

Want to look good for a new semester? Start it with a new UAH T-Shirt! Trade in your old, non-UAH shirts for a new one.

Walk In My Shoes

Charger Union Lobby
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sponsored by: Student Life

What's it like to be the first one in your family to go to college? At the start of every semester, first-generation college students arrive on college campuses and start out on their journey. With them, they bring their pasts, their cultures, their hopes, their fears, and their dreams. Join us to take the first step in your journey at UAH and attend a screening of "A Walk in My Shoes", an inspirational documentary that delves into the lives of first-generation college students and the educators who were committed to changing their lives.

Got Hot Chocolate?

Charger Union Breezeway
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sponsored by: SHPE-UAH

What's more exciting than free hot chocolate?! Stop by the Charger Union Breezeway to grab a cup of hot chocolate with members of SHPE-UAH.

Every Kiss Begins with "K"

Charger Union Breezeway
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Grab some Hersheys kisses from the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha on your way to class!

High Five Friday (tradition event)

Campus Wide
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sponsored by: Student Life

Kid President says we all deserve high fives just for getting out of bed, so how about a high five for that AND one because it's FRIDAY! Our High 5 Friday crew will be around campus all day high-fiving! AND, if they spot you showing off your #ChargerPride, you'll receive a prize! On Friday's, we wear BLUE (and we high five)!

SOS: Success Over Stress

Patio between back of Wilson Hall and Salmon Library
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Sponsored by: Counseling Center

Don't find yourself stranded...stop by Wilson Hall and pick up your SOS kit to help you have a successful semester!

Netflix and Chili

Delta Chi House
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sponsored by: Delta Chi

Enjoy all-you-can-eat chili & movies with the men of Delta Chi.

Let the Games Begin!

Conference Training Center, Exhibit Hall-A
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sponsored by: Black Student Association and NSBE

Join BSA and NSBE for a night full of laughter and fun playing Taboo, Spades, UNO, Charades and more!

UAH Hockey vs Alaska Fairbanks (tradition event)

VBC Propst Arena
7:07 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: UAH Athletics

Be Loud! Be Proud! Bleed Blue! Puck drops at 7:07 and we need the student section full for tonight's nationally televised game! Sit with Blue Crew in section 202 and show just how #ChargedUp you are about this game! Transportation is provided with shuttles running from the UAH Parking Garage to the VBC from 6 - 7:30 p.m. and from the VBC to the UAH Parking Garage from 9 - 10 p.m.

Bonfire and Games

Baptist Student Center (450 Sparkman Drive)
9:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sponsored by: Baptist Campus Ministries

Warm up by the fire and enjoy some great games with members of BCM.

 

Saturday, January 9

Student Leadership Challenge Experience

Conference Training Center, Exhibit Hall
10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: SGA RSO Committee & Student Life

You're an officer within a student organization, or maybe you are thinking about running for a position soon. This program is for you! How do you get other people to WANT to follow you, to move toward a COMMON PURPOSE, to feel ENERGIZED to work together and get things done that everyone can feel PROUD of? THIS is what The Student Leadership Challenge Experience is all about. It's time to take our student organiztaions to a new level and it starts with you!

*At least ONE member from each RSO is REQUIRED to attend.

F.L.Y. (tradition event)

Conference Training Center, Exhibit Hall
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Sponsored by: SGA RSO Committee & Student Life

You can't lead others until you first lead yourself! So much of student leader training is focused on the organization and not the student leaders themselves. FLY does exactly the opposite: it focuses on the individual leader and taps into your power of personal vision. Once you are equipped to lead yourself, you'll be empowered to lead organizations to astounding new heights. This program is open to ALL UAH students!

PACK THE STANDS: UAH Chargers Women's Basketball vs Union (tradition event)

Spragins Hall
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by: UAH Athletics

Meet a Blue Crew member in the lobby of the residence halls or the Charger Union and gear up for game day! Walk over to Spragins Hall to cheer on the Chargers, make sure to wear BLUE, and sit in the student section! Attendees will be automatically entered into a drawing for numerous giveaways (must be present to win) and will also receive a free snack to enjoy during the game. #ChargedUp

PACK THE STANDS: UAH Chargers Men's Basketball vs Union (tradition event)

Spragins Hall
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sponsored by: UAH Athletics

The fun isn’t over yet! We need you at your loudest, your proudest, and on your feet! Make sure to wear BLUE and sit in the student section! Attendees will be automatically entered into a drawing for numerous giveaways (must be present to win) and will also receive a free snack to enjoy during the game. #ChargedUp

UAH Hockey vs Alaska Fairbanks

VBC Propst Arena
7:07 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: UAH Athletics

We can't get enough of Charger Athletics! Head over to the VBC for the final game in this weekend's series. Make sure to wear BLUE and sit in the Blue Crew student section (Section 202). Puck drops at 7:07 p.m.

Roller Rave

Conference Training Center Exhibit Hall
8 p.m. - 11  p.m.
Sponsored by: ACE

This isn't your classic "roller disco"! Join ACE for all the fun of a roller rink, including a DJ and lots of glow elements, but with a modern twist! This is the perfect way to wrap up the Week of Welcome!

Need directions to locations for WOW events? View the UAH Campus Map.

Contact

Student Life

Charger Union 201
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
256.824.4739
studentlife@uah.edu