Welcome back for fall semester, Wildcats! To celebrate returning to in-person, Weber State wants to give you a warm Wildcat Welcome! There will be a wide variety of activities throughout the first four weeks of the fall semester. So get social, enjoy FREE food, and grab some WSU swag! Many departments have organized events to promote student involvement in the numerous extracurriculars offered at Weber State. I have highlighted a few of these events that will be taking place during the first few weeks of the semester. The following events are organized in chronological order. Remember to double-check the campus assigned to each event!
American Red Cross Blood Battle
Monday, August 30 - Friday, September 3
@ Dee Event Center on Ogden Campus
There is an urgent need for blood donations, and you can be part of the solution. You will have the opportunity to participate in the American Red Cross Blood Battle during the first week of 2021’s fall semester. The Blood Battle is a competition for the most units of blood donated among Utah’s Universities. You can sign up for a time slot to donate blood here. The Athletics Department has set a goal of 1,000 blood donors to beat our previous record of 800 donors just last winter. Our blood drive during the heat of the pandemic was the largest blood donation in Utah in over a decade! Let’s unify as a student body and represent our university once again!
Tuesday, August 31
@ Davis Campus from 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Come meet the bigwigs that run Weber State University! The University President, Brad L. Mortensen, and his council will be serving pancakes at WSU Davis! You can find the pancakes near the D2 pergolas. Swing by for a quick breakfast or stay awhile for a ribbon-cutting ceremony after the pancakes!
Wednesday, September 1
@ Ogden Campus from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wear purple to show your WSU pride at the first Hype Fest of the year! There will be music, yard games, swag, giveaways, and you can get a bagel on Ben. Drop by to win prizes and find out what’s happening on campus!
Thursday, September 2
@ Davis Campus from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Come join us for a food truck rally and grab a FREE drink while you’re at it! Lucky Slice, Burger Bus, and the Corndog Company will be in the Davis campus parking lot as well as a booth offering Coke, Monster, & Dr. Pepper products!
Friday, September 3
@ Ogden Campus from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join your WSU community at Block Party! Block Party is the place to be on the first Friday of the fall semester. Nearly every program and department has a booth for students to ask questions, participate in activities, and of course, receive WSU swag! Tara Peris, the Director of Student Involvement and Leadership (SIL), describes the block party saying, “The Wildcat Block Party mission is to create more student awareness of Weber State University campus programs and departments.” There will be something for everybody! The Bell Tower plaza will be filled with booths, so grab some friends, learn about clubs & programs, and collect swag. We Academic Peer Coaches will be at booth #21, in front of the Wattis building. Come talk to us and enter our raffle!
Friday, September 3
@ Ogden Campus-University Village from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The foam bash is a large dance party featuring a 30-foot stage along with an inflatable foam pit. Mechanical bulls, a climbing wall, and a painted glow-in-the-dark Twister will also be available. Stop by and stay awhile to hang out with your fellow Wildcats!
Student Job Fair
Wednesday, September 8
@ Ogden Campus-Shepherd Union Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Find yourself a job! Campus jobs are flexible and convenient. Here is your chance to connect with possible future employers! Located in the Shepherd Union Atrium, departments will have positions that you can apply for on the spot. So, bring your resume and wear appropriate clothing.
Davis Campus Fall Social
Thursday, September 9
@ Davis Campus from 11 a.m. to Noon
Don’t miss out on your chance to learn all about what the Davis campus has to offer! You will have the opportunity to meet both faculty and fellow students. The social will be held in the Computer Science & Automotive Engineering building lobby. Come grab some FREE pizza and enter the raffles for a chance to win concert tickets or a Wildcat Store gift card! Your Academic Peer Coaches will be there too. So swing by and say hi!
Thursday, September 9
@ Ogden Campus from Noon to 2 p.m.
CME stands for Center for Multicultural Excellence. Find out about scholarships, leadership opportunities, and the clubs & organizations CME provides! You will also learn all about the numerous resources and services they have available to students. Come join in the Student Services Center Suite 155!
T-shirt Crafting for Clothesline Project
Wednesday, September 22
@ Ogden Campus-Wildcat Village Courtyard from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Show your support for the Women’s Center and the Clothesline Project! The Clothesline Project sheds light on the numerous lives affected by domestic violence. T-shirts created by survivors, or their loved ones, are put on display as a visual representation. This gallery will be available to visit October 4th-29th in Shepherd Union, but come contribute to the display by creating your own shirt to be incorporated into the gallery!
While there are a lot of events listed in this post, there are many others that did not get mentioned. To check out a complete list of events taking place visit Weber State’s Wildcat Welcome. It would also help to follow WSU on Instagram and Facebook! Never miss a beat for Academic Peer Coaching by following us on Instagram. Hopefully, we see you at multiple Wildcat Welcome activities! We look forward to seeing you on campus this semester!
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