Attend Virtual Open Day: Ask questions & connect with fellow students & profs, virtually!
This year we are rolling out the red carpet with our Lights, Camera, Welcome Week theme! It is all about the movies, and incoming students are the stars. As an incoming student, you will participate in challenges, attend dazzling events, and earn points as you compete to win the Lancer Shield. The best part? You will do this all from the comfort of your own home because Welcome Week has gone virtual. So what are you waiting for? Register today!
Stay tuned for updates on the Welcome Week schedule, how to earn points for your faculty team, and much more.
Welcome Week is the time for you to become a Lancer! It is a period that encompasses all of the different events planned for incoming students. The events are completely student-run, supported by staff, and organized by over 250 different coordinators. These coordinators range from the University of Windsor Student Alliance (UWSA), to Faculty Leaders who proudly represent their Lancer spirit, to a variety of different volunteers that ensure incoming and returning students have the most entertaining first week of the semester.
The inter-faculty rivalry has students form teams from within each major of study, earning points for participation and success in a series of events and challenges! Faculties include...
The winners will have a chance to crown their faculty the greatest, as well as receiving the Lancer Shield and a commemorative plaque that will be hung up in a place of prominence on campus. Also the winning team will win awesome prizes and achieve UWindsor immortality.
Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 - 10:30 am to 2:30 pm EST
There's a lot going throughout Welcome Week, here's a daily schedule of sessions and activities you can check out.
Are you ready to move in? Check your email to make sure you know what your move in time is.
Participants will be staying active and involved with the entire science faculty. Participants will also be entered into a daily contest for each activity completed! Post your activities online and make sure to tag @uwinscisoc and use the hashtag #sciactivities
Joining instructions: Through Science Society's social media (@uwinscisoc on Instagram, University of Windsor Science Society on Facebook)
Be our guest, be our guest, put your knowledge to the test! As part of the Battle of the Faculties, you will compete for points, show how brainy you are, and win some fun prizes.
First Place Winners: 150 Points towards faculty
Second Place Winners: 75 Points towards faculty
Third Place Winners: 50 Points towards faculty
Join Zoom Meeting
Since we cannot have Epic Lip Sync battle in person, students can submit tiktoks (15-30 seconds) of them lip-syncing to their favorite song for a chance to win over $500 in prizes! Students will share it using the #UWinLipSync tag on the app and submissions will be judged accordingly.
Best Costume: 150 Points towards Faculty
Best Editing: 150 Points towards Faculty
Best Overall Performance: 150 Points towards Faculty
Funniest Lip Sync: 150 Points towards Faculty
There's 104 days of summer vacation and school comes along just to end it. However, if you have a Hakuna Matata mentality like Timone and Pumba, and adopt Spongebob's catch phrase of "I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready," then you've got this whole university thing! Today's challenges are a throwback to Childhood Nostalgia movies. Everday, two challenges will go live on our platform. Recreate our challenges by using the appropriate hashtag for the day to win prizes! Best part, the BEST of finalists for each day can win OVER $500 in prizes. Show off your tiktok dances, costumes and tricks and YOU could win!
The challenges will be released at 12:00am on the day of, so check back here to see what you'll be doing today.
Students and faculty members are challenged to run 5K and share on their stories a photo of themselves and their running route. The goal is, as a faculty we run 250K all together so let’s do this! We have lots of prizes to win as well!
Meet new people in science by registering for our online First year yearbook! You will be able to introduce yourself and reach out to others with similar interests- organized in a yearbook fashion on our website!
Join us and world-renowned comedian Sabrina Jalees as she talks about her experiences in life, including the transition of the university and what advice she has for you, alongside some comedic bits.
Battle of the Faculty points: Team participation (up to 50 pts)
3 raffle draw winners get prizes but also get 100 pts for their team
Are you a skilled baker? Do you deserve your own show on the Food Network? Or, do you put ingredients in a bowl and hope for the best? Either way, join our virtual baking competition.
Battle of the Faculties points:
Best Small Cake
First Place Winner: 150 Points towards faculty
Best Large Cake
Best Superhero Themed Cake (Sides)
One Winner: 150 Points towards Faculty
Meeting ID: 962 5871 6652
Students will be participating in a Finish the Lyrics game in which a guest that is hosting the event will challenge other Lancers to compete and see if they can finish the lyrics to a popular song.
Livestream via our Twitch profile
What would a movie-themed Welcome Week be without a movie night? Join us and make some new friends by chatting about our selected movies!
The ISC is very excited to present “International Students Got Talent” a unique and online talent show! Join to showcase your talent or to watch our amazing students perform. We welcome all kinds of performers, from dancers, singers to comedians, magicians, musicians or any other talent you want to showcase. Prizes will also be given. You can join as a spectator and participate in our activities and polls throughout the show. Every show needs an audience and judges to decide who is the winner. We are excited to meet every single one of you and give you a warm welcome to the International Student Centre at UWindsor.
Joining Instructions: Follow the link provided for registration. Also keep an eye out for an email from the International Student Centre for more information. Once you register, we will send you an email with the joining link and other information. If you have any questions about the event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Link for performance registration
Link for Audience registration
There's 104 days of summer vacation and school comes along just to end it. However, if you have a Hakuna Matata mentality like Timone and Pumba, then you've got this whole university thing! Today's challenges are a throwback to Childhood Nostalgia movies. Everyday, two challenges will go live on our platform. Recreate our challenges by using the appropriate hashtag for the day to win prizes! Best part, the BEST of finalists for each day can win OVER $500 in prizes. Show off your tiktok dances, costumes and tricks and YOU could win! The challenges will be released at 12:00am on the day of, so check back here to see what you'll be doing today.
Please check your email for further instructions about this event and how to join.
Get zen with our Lancer Recreation certified yoga instructor, who will be leading a beginner level yoga flow, perfect for all skill levels.
Get ready for a day of cheesy rom-com lines/puns, because nobody puts UWindsor in a corner. Today's theme is Romantic Comedies. Everday, two challenges will go live on our platform. Recreate our challenges by using the appropriate hashtag for the day to win prizes! Best part, the BEST of finalists for each day can win OVER $500 in prizes. Show off your tiktok dances, costumes and tricks and YOU could win! The challenges will be released at 12:00am on the day of, so check back here to see what you'll be doing today.
The 10th Annual Appreciation Week will take place from September 8th to 11th, 2020. We're mailing out the free gift package including multiple giveaways and PPE's to ensure students remain safe. The 2020-21 part-time student handbook/day planner will be included in this package. Ensure to email us email@example.com your mailing address in order to receive your gift.
Joining Instructions for Students: New and returning part-time undergraduate students have an opportunity to complete an online ballot for a chance at FREE TUITION up to a max. of $1,850 in value. During appreciation week, part-time undergraduate students are encouraged to complete a ballot for a chance to win this prize.
Note: ONLY one entry per student is allowed.
Free Tuition Prize Draw Rules and Regulations Summary: All entries must be submitted by the final entry time, which is Sunday September 13, 2020. Any outstanding ballots will be considered void after this point in time.
The free tuition bursary draw will take place on Thursday September 17, 2020 at 4 PM.
OPUS Free Tuition Bursary details
UWindsor had me at "hello"! There are lots of resources available at UWindsor to ensure you're taking care of yourself, both mentally and physically. Join us in a relaxed, online scavenger hunt that will teach you about what services we have!
Battle of the Faculties points: 3 raffle draw winners get prizes but also get 100 pts for their team
During Welcome Day, you will attend a Program Orientation that will introduce you to your fellow incoming Lancers, allow you to ask senior students questions about your program, meet your professors, and get a better understanding of what you will need to do to succeed academically in your field of study. Not all of the orientations are listed yet, so check back regularly.
Learn more about our wide variety of clubs, societies and campus partners, and how to get involved with them!
With hundreds of student groups on campus, extracurriculars are a great way to enrich your univeristy experience- but don’t take our word, take our student leaders! Join us and our student leaders to hear first-hand how extracurriculars have benefited them during their degree, which clubs they have been a part of and how you can get involved!
This is the moment you have all been waiting for, the moment where you find out who...WON THE BATTLE OF THE FACULTIES!!!
Learn about how science isn’t just what you do in the lab- it can translate to Tiktoks too! Join us and Darrion, better known as Lab Shenanigans, as he discusses his experiences and gives some advice!
Our event of the night is the UWSA Flirty Bingo, in which you can sign up to attend our annual Flirty Bingo hosted by Mel Lucier! We will also be giving out multiple prizes to our participants of the event!
Will be livestreamed on our Twitch profile to watch
Student participants will be emailed the Zoom meeting room information to be able to join the call and participate. Students who have not registered will NOT be able to join the Zoom call. Students who would like to just spectate can do so on the livestream at Twitch.tv! We will be giving prizes away to students participating in the chat (must have signed up for a Twitch account).
Thursday, September 10, join SciSoc and EngSoc on Aha Slides and enjoy a night of laughs, teamwork, and competition!
Joining instructions: Zoom call, to be provided in the near future, so stay tuned.
Put on by the Sexual Wellness & Consent Committee - Sexual Misconduct Office
Joing through Zoom
Meeting ID: 884 0232 5853
Solve puzzles, browse the web, and answer questions in this virtual scavenger hunt -- winners will be rewarded!
Joining instructions: Participants will begin at their respective society’s website (css.uwindsor.ca or uwinscisoc.com) to access the main Scavenger Hunt page.
How students can join: Join YouTube live stream @P2Cuwindsor
Put on by the Wellness Outreach Office & Sexual Misconduct Response and Prevention Office
Joining instructions can be found here
The UWSA presents 5 Second Tag Game Night! This is an online event where students join a Zoom call that will be livestreamed on Twitch.tv. Each player takes a turn in the hot seat and has to answer a question, such as “Name 3 things you can paint” or “Name 3 yellow foods”. They then have 5 seconds to think of three answers – and say them all aloud before the timer runs out! Students compete against each other to get the most points. The student with the most points wins the grand prize!
Student who have registered will be emailed the Zoom meeting room information to be able to join the call and participate. Students who have not registered will NOT be able to join the Zoom call. Students who would like to just spectate can do so on the livestream on Twitch.tv! We will be giving prizes away to students participating in the chat (must have signed up for a Twitch account).
Join the Student Centre for NATIONAL LINGUINI DAY on Tuesday, September 15th! Once you fill out this form, you are registered to receive a FREE linguini kit to cook along with us live with Chef Anna Maria! This event will not only be free and delicious but it will also be informative about amazing quick easy meals you can make on the fly!
Live Cooking Show on Twitch.tv
Important Notes & Instructions: You MUST wear a mask upon arrival. You will go to the door #3 (door in between Memorial Hall & Student Centre) and call the number noted on the door. A Student Centre representative will come to the door and provide you your linguini kit! Easy peasy, just like linguini!
We will post some suggestions for you to prep in advance for our live cooking show to cook along with us! But it's pretty simple.....oil of your choice, spices you like, a cooking spoon, a pot and pan and a whole lot of love for cooking!!
Make the most of the day by downloading UWindsor’s Open House App. You can pick and choose which sessions you want to attend and navigate our campus.