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Welcome Week 2022

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Welcome Week

As an incoming student, you will participate in challenges, attend events, and earn points as you compete to win the Lancer Shield. The best part is it will all take place on-campus and in-person. 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.

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What is Welcome Week?

Welcome Week is the time for you to become a Lancer! It is a first year undergraduate orientation program that will prepare your for starting classes in September. There are both social and academic events that will help you make friends, learn about what resources are available on campus and get to know your professors.

Check out our River Games event on Monday, September 5th at Assumption Park. At River Games, you will be paired with upper year students in your faculty and participate in fun carnival, inflatable games all day long. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as a cool t-shirt and a free orientation kit!

The Involvement Fair on Tuesday, September 6th at 12pm in the David Wilson Commons and showcases all our student clubs, societies and volunteer opportunities available on campus. This is a great place for you get involved in campus life and learn about the many campus resources we have available to students. Lunch will be provided.

Welcome Week concludes with Welcome Day on Wednesday. Welcome Day consists of your Program Orientation and our annual Welcoming Celebration at 3pm in the Toldo Lancer Centre. Check out Welcome Day for further details about the timing and location of your Program Orientation. We will announce the winner of our $4000 tuition draw at the Welcoming Celebration!!

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Why Attend Welcome Week?

  • Free prize giveaways
  • New friendships
  • Long-lasting memories
  • An opportunity to become acquainted with faculty, staff, and student leaders
  • The chance to be part of a UWindsor tradition
  • Learn valuable lessons from senior students
  • Take a positive first step towards your University career
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Move-In Day & Parking Info

  • Move-In Day - Sept 4th: Students can park in any parking lot
  • Sept 5th: Students can park in any parking lot
  • Sept 6th & 7th: Bridge C parking lot (next to the cemetery)

Battle of the Faculties

What is Battle of the Faculties

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...

  • Nursing
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Human Kinetics

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.

Sign-up Now Points Structure - Get ready to win the Lancer Sheild Checkout our Battle of the Faculties past winners!

You won't want to miss Welcome Day!

Connect and learn about your next steps

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 - 10:30 am to 2:30 pm EST

  • Program Orientations: Connect with faculty and other students and find out what to expect in your first couple of weeks at UWindsor
  • Welcoming Celebration: Celebrate the beginning of your UWindsor student career, and stick around till the end to be see if you've won our $4000 tuition draw and many other great prizes including Beats By Dre, an Apple Watch & Apple Air Pods
Welcome Week Prize Draw Rules
Students at Welcome Week

Welcome Week Dates & Schedules

Sunday, September 4th, 2022
9am to 3:30pm

Move In Day

Residence Services &
Student Success and Leadership Centre (SSLC)

View full September 4th Schedule

Monday, September 5th, 2022
11am - 4pm

River Games

Assumption Park

View full September 5th Schedule

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
12pm - 2pm

Involvement Fair

David Wilson Commons

10:30am - 12pm

Tour Tuesday

Vanier Circle

View full September 6th Schedule

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022
9am - 3pm

Program Orientations

3pm - 4pm

Welcoming Celebration

Toldo Lancer Centre

View full September 7th Schedule

Thursday, September 8th, 2022
10am - 4pm

Wellness Relaxation Station

Dillion Hall

10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm

Button Making

Leddy Library

8pm - 11pm

Glow n' Grow

Toldo Lancer Recreation Centre (TLC)

10pm to 2am

UWSA Lanchella: Hip Hop Night


View full September 8th Schedule

Friday, September 9th, 2022
10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm

Button Making

Leddy Library

10pm to 2am

UWSA Lanchella: Glow and Foam Night


View full September 9th Schedule

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Make the most of the day by downloading UWindsor’s Campus Go App. It'll help you to navigate and familiarize yourself with campus.

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