Each spring, new and returning Gators are invited to engage in all things UHD before hitting the books thanks to Welcome Week (Jan. 16-18).
Welcome Week aims to:
- Enhance the UHD student collegiate experience and to promote school spirit and pride.
- Help students feel welcomed on campus.
- Engage current students in a tradition that will encourage them to stay connected to the university for years to come.
- Explore curricular and co-curricular activities, resources, and services that support a successful onboarding experience to the University.
Hosted by the Office of Student Activities, in partnership with several departments across campus, students have the opportunity to connect and network with their fellow Gators, University departments, administrators, student organizations and clubs. Events will include food, fun activities, and lots of Gator swag.
Starting UHD Strong
Welcome Week kicks off on Tuesday, Jan. 16 with a Campus Activity Board (CAB) Breakfast, from 8 to 10 a.m., on the third floor of the One Main Building.The four-day event continues with Snacks with SGA on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 16 and 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the One Main Building’s third floor.
Learn tips about how to jumpstart your semester at the interactive session Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish UHD STRONG: Tips for a Great Start to Your Semester on Jan. 17 & 18, from noon to 1 p.m.
Meet trainers, register for Club Teams, and sign-up for work-out sessions at the Sports & Fitness’ Fitness Frenzy, on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Join the Student Activities along with UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz to celebrate the newly renovated UHD Student Lounge at the Student Activities Grand Reopening on Thursday, Jan. 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. in the One Main Building, Room 204S.
Also on Jan. 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Welcome Center’s Milam and Travis Rooms, the Campus Activity Board’s Welcome Week Bash invites students to an event with free games, food and a chance to win tickets to the Houston Rockets versus Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball game, from 8 to 10 p.m., at the Toyota Center. Following the Welcome Week Bash, join CAB at the game to support our home team.
Other activities include Student Involvement Day on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring representatives, from registered student organizations, who will be introduce students to their organization, inform of upcoming events, and share the exciting activities that are involved with being a member.
Check out the complete schedule of Welcome Week activities.
Gator Volunteers Needed
Acclimating new students to UHD is a campus-wide effort. Student Activities are seeking enthusiastic, Gator-loving, blue-wearing volunteers. Not only is volunteering a rewarding experience, but it gives you a break from your everyday routine for an opportunity to make connections with the newest members to our Gator community. Food, fun, and free giveaways—three things that college students love—will be available at Gator Pit Welcome Stations hosted by Welcome Week volunteers who also will be available to answer questions about UHD from student offices/departments to directions.
If interested in being a Welcome Week volunteer, register today!