Students: It’s time to get involved! Make new friends, have some fun, and learn about The University of Toledo during Weeks of Welcome events.
“The first few weeks of school are so important for all students,” Dr. Sammy Spann, interim associate vice president and dean of students, said. “Weeks of Welcome events are designed to help students succeed by bringing them together with their peers and giving them the chance to meet faculty and staff while learning more about the University and having a good time.”
Friday, Aug. 25
• Graduate Student Field Day, 1 to 4 p.m., Centennial Mall. The Graduate Student Association will serve up a barbecue picnic complete with field games and dunk tank. WXUT will provide the music.
• Foam Party, 8 to 11 p.m., the Flatlands. Dance and be lathered in foam! This event is sponsored by Campus Activities and Programming.
Saturday, Aug. 26
• Slip-n-Slide, Kickball and Field Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Carter Field. Meet classmates and have some fun and free food.
• Paint UT, 8 to 11 p.m., the Flatlands. Sponsored by Campus Activities and Programming, this paint party will feature black lights and electronic music.
• Bonfire, 9 p.m., the Flatlands. The Resident Student Association and the National Residence Hall Honorary will welcome students to experience one of the biggest campus traditions: painting the spirit rock. Come hungry for pizza. WXUT and the Blue Crew will bring the entertainment.
Sunday, Aug. 27
• New Student Convocation, 4 p.m., Glass Bowl. Rain location: Savage Arena. UT President Sharon L. Gaber and faculty and staff members will welcome new students and talk about what it means to be a Rocket.
• Convocation Barbecue, 5 p.m., the Flatlands.
• Jam Session and Multicultural Student Organization Fair, 7 to 9 p.m., Thompson Student Union Steps. Learn about some of the University’s multicultural student organizations and support offices, and watch a step show by members of the UT Greek community.
Monday, Aug. 28
• Back-to-School Pool Party, 5 to 7 p.m., Student Recreation Center. Make a splash at this event sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Success.
Wednesday, Aug. 30
• Student Involvement Fair and Part-Time Job Fair, noon to 3 p.m., Centennial Mall. Rain locations: Thompson Student Union Auditorium and Rooms 2582/2584. Looking for a job? How about an organization dedicated to something you’re passionate about? There’s something for everyone; stop by and see!
• Pep Rally, 12:30 p.m., Thompson Student Union Steps. Rain location: Thompson Student Union Auditorium. Join the UT football team and psych up for the game against Elon. There’ll be food and prizes!
Thursday, Aug. 31
• President’s Tailgate, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., lot 25 near Rocket Hall. Students are invited to meet President Gaber. Stop by for food, games and prizes.
• Toledo vs. Elon, 7 p.m., Glass Bowl. Students are admitted free with their Rocket ID; faculty and staff can buy tickets half off with ID; $28 to $63.
Friday, Sept. 1
• Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women Ice Cream Social, 1 to 3 p.m., Tucker Hall Room 0168. Find out about the center and its services.
• Rockets in the City, 7 p.m., Fifth Third Field. Go to a Toledo Mud Hens game. For $10, students can ride a bus downtown and receive a game ticket. Tickets are available at Ask Rocky in Thompson Student Union Room 2525.
Tuesday, Sept. 5
• Center for Success Coaching Table Outreach, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thompson Student Union. Meet the Success Coaches and see how they can help you!
Wednesday, Sept. 6
• Healthy Eating Tips, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Student Food Pantry, located in Thompson Student Union Room 2504. Check out the pantry, grab an apple or a granola bar, and pick up some healthy eating tips.
• Introducing Student Disability Services, 11 a.m., Rocket Hall Room 1530. Learn about services provided and how accommodations can help students succeed.
• Career Services Open House, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thompson Student Union Room 1533. Meet the staff and find out how the center can help launch your career.
Thursday, Sept. 7
• President’s Backyard Barbecue, noon to 2 p.m., Centennial Mall. Students and employees are invited to lunch. Activities will include inflatables, competitions and more.
Friday, Sept. 8
• Learning Enhancement Center Open House, noon to 3 p.m., Carlson Library Room 0200. Stop to see what the center has to offer — from tutoring to study strategies.
• Club Carlson, 7 to 9 p.m., Carlson Library various floors. Explore the renovated library and discover its resources and services. There’ll be corn hole, escape rooms, live music and free T-shirts.
Saturday, Sept. 9
• UT Bookstore VIP Event, 1 to 5 p.m., Barnes & Noble University Bookstore, 1430 Secor Road. Stop by for coupons, photos and autographs with Rocksy, karaoke, crafts, and a visit from some Toledo Zoo friends.
Monday, Sept. 11
• Sundae on a Monday with President Gaber, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thompson Student Union Steps. Rain location: Thompson Student Union Trimble Lounge. Share a sweet treat with President Gaber. The first 100 in line will receive a gift. Hint: #selfiewithutprez.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
• Center for Success Coaching Open House, 3 to 5 p.m., Rocket Hall Room 1830. Meet the success coaches and see how they can help you.
Thursday, Sept. 14
• Pep Rally, 12:30, Thompson Student Union Steps. Rain location: Thompson Student Union Auditorium. Join the UT football team and psych up for the game against Tulsa.
• Personal Safety and Self-Defense Class, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Morse Center Fitness Room on Health Science Campus. Students, faculty and staff are invited to learn safety tips for school, office, home and public places, as well as self-defense tactics to try in a safe, comfortable setting. Participants should wear light clothing and tennis shoes, and they are advised to stretch and hydrate. Attendees must sign a liability release form to participate in the class.
Friday, Sept. 15
• Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women Open House, 2 to 6 p.m., Tucker Hall Room 0168. Find out what services the center offers and have some pizza.
Saturday, Sept. 16
• Toledo vs. Tulsa, 7 p.m., Glass Bowl. Students are admitted free with their Rocket ID; faculty and staff can buy tickets half off with ID; $33 to $63.
Monday, Sept. 18
• Yoga on the Mall, noon to 2 p.m., Centennial Mall. Bring your mat for a yoga session.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
• “Budget Today, Plan for Tomorrow,” 5:30 to 7 p.m., Rocket Hall Room 1530. Pick up some free financial tips.
Wednesday, Sept. 20
• Personal Safety and Self-Defense Class, 2 to 4 p.m., Student Recreation Center Maple Room.
• ALICE (Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate) Presentation, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Student Recreation Center Elm Room.
• Meet the Office of Public Safety Team, 6 to 8 p.m., Varsity T Pavilion. Get to know members of the UT Police Department, Health Science Campus Security, Support Services, and Radiation Safety and Health. Have some pizza and play tennis and basketball.
Thursday, Sept. 21
• An Evening With John Quiñones, 6 p.m., Doermann Theater. The ABC News veteran and host of “What Would You Do?” will speak as a part of UT’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and the Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series.
• UT Night at Comerica Park, 7 p.m., Detroit. Join students, alumni, employees and Rocket fans to watch the Detroit Tigers take on the Minnesota Twins. UT will have special recognition, including the first pitch and national anthem performance. Special ticket package includes game ticket, exclusive Detroit Tigers/UT hat, and a $5 donation to the UT General Scholarship Fund. Go to http://m.mlb.com/det/tickets/special-events/ut.
• Late Night at the Rec Center, 10 p.m. to midnight, Student Recreation Center. Stop by for a workout! For more information on programs, go to utreccenter.com.
For more information and a complete list of events, go to utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/welcomeweek.