An unforgettable first four days

Welcome CUW Class of 2022!

You’ve attended Admitted Student Day, Summer Orientation, submitted your housing forms, and received your classes - the last piece of your transition to becoming a CUW Falcon is Fall Welcome Weekend! During this 4-day experience, you will:

  • Meet new friends
  • Get comfortable on campus before classes start
  • Learn about all the great activities you can take part in
  • Enjoy beautiful Lake Michigan
  • Learn about academic expectations and university conduct
  • Attend worship service
  • Get ready for what could be some of the greatest years of your life
  • Have a ton of fun
  • And much more

This year, Fall Welcome Weekend will take place on August 23-26, 2018.

This event is required for all incoming undergraduate new and transfer students, so mark your calendars now and get ready for an unforgettable start to your CUW career.

Registration will open June 1, 2018

Student schedule

This year’s theme is “The Falcons Have Landed." The complete schedule for Students and Family Members is available below or on the CUW app.

Thursday, Aug. 23rd
  • 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM: Check-In & Move In for Residential Students
  • 02:00 – 03:00 PM: Check in for Commuter Students
  • 03:00 – 04:00 PM: First Generation Student and Family Reception
  • 03:00 – 04:00 PM: Commuter Student Orientation
  • 04:30 – 06:00 PM: President’s Dinner
  • 06:00 – 07:00 PM: Sending Off Ceremony
    After the Send Off, please take time to say your goodbyes.
  • 07:00 – 08:30 PM: Parent Reception
  • 07:30 – 08:00 PM: All Hall Meeting for Residential Students
  • 07:00 – 08:00 PM: Commuter Student Reception
  • 08:15 – 09:30 PM: Taking Flight! (Welcome and Mixer)
  • 09:30 – 10:00 PM: Small Group Summit #1
  • 10:00 – 11:30 PM: Glow in the Dark Bingo!
Friday, Aug. 24th
  • 08:30 – 10:00 AM: Faculty/Student Breakfast
  • 08:30 – 10:00 AM: Transfer Student Reception
  • 10:00 – 10:45 AM: Small Group Summit #2
  • 11:00 – 11:50 AM: Mission Control 1
    Choose one of the following sessions of which you want to know more about:
    • Student Employment
    • IT Problems
    • Study Abroad
    • The Arts (music, band, theater, etc.)
    • Finances in college
    • Undecided? What Now?
    • Dos and Don’ts of College Academics
  • 12:00 – 12:50 PM: Mission Control 2
    Choose one of the following sessions of which you want to know more about:
    • Student Employment
    • IT Problems
    • Study Abroad
    • The Arts (music, band, theater, etc.)
    • Finances in college
    • Undecided? What Now?
    • Dos and Don’ts of College Academics
  • 01:00 – 02:00 PM: Lunch with Small Group
  • 02:30 – 05:00 PM: Save the Planet Service Event
  • 05:00 – 07:00 PM: Dinner/ Free Time
  • 07:15 – 07:30pm: Small Group Summit #3
  • 07:45 – 09:15 PM: How To Survive in Outer Space
  • 09:30 – 12:00 AM: Space Jams
  • 09:30 – 12:00 AM: Space Crafts
Saturday, Aug. 25th
  • 08:00 – 09:30 AM: Breakfast
  • 08:00 – 09:30 AM: Diversity Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM: Avoid the Black Hole (Wellness Rotation 1)
    Choose one of the following sessions that will help you learn to be WELL in college:
    • Yoga
    • Mindfulness & Meditation
    • Eating Healthy
    • Disc Golf
    • Importance of Sleep
    • Kickboxing and The Arts (music, dance, art, etc.)
    • Living a Faith Filled Life
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Avoid the Black Hole (Wellness Rotation 2)
    Choose one of the following sessions that will help you learn to be WELL in college:
    • Yoga
    • Mindfulness & Meditation
    • Eating Healthy
    • Disc Golf
    • Importance of Sleep
    • Kickboxing and The Arts (music, dance, art, etc.)
    • Living a Faith Filled Life
  • 01:00 – 06:00 PM:BLAST OFF Campus
  • 03:30 – 04:30 PM: Milky Way Galaxy Ice Cream Social
  • 06:30 – 07:30 PM: Mission Falcon (Scavenger Hunt)
  • 07:45 – 08:45 PM: Small Group Summit #4
  • 09:00 – 10:00 PM: Eric O’Shea Comedian
Sunday, Aug. 26th
  • 09:00 – 10:00 AM: Breakfast/Small Group Summit #5
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM: Opening Service
  • 11:00 – 12:45 PM: Opening Picnic
  • 12:30 – 01:00 PM: Class Photo
  • 01:00 – 03:00 PM: Moon Sand Mania (Sand Castle Competition), Cosmic Explosion (Tie Dye) and Solar Slide (Slip n Slide Kickball)
  • 03:00 – 03:30 PM: First Generation Student Check-In
  • 03:30 – 05:30 PM: Co-Curricular Fair
  • 04:30 – 06:30 PM: Dinner
  • 06:30 – 07:00 PM: All Hall Meeting #2 for Residential Students
  • 07:00 – 08:00 PM: Haven
  • 08:00 – 10:00 PM: Bonfire Under the Stars

Family schedule

Family members, guests and relatives, you are invited to attend the first day (Thursday) of Welcome Weekend! The Friday – Sunday schedule, however, will be solely for new and transfer students.

Thursday, Aug. 23rd
  • 09:00AM – 03:00 PM: Check-In & Move In for Residential Students
  • 02:00 – 03:00 PM: Check in for Commuter Students
  • 03:00 – 04:00 PM: First Generation Student and Family Reception
  • 03:00 – 04:00 PM: Commuter Student Orientation
  • 04:30 – 06:00 PM: President’s Dinner
  • 06:00 – 07:00 PM: Sending Off Ceremony
    After the Send Off, please take time to say your goodbyes.
  • 07:00 – 08:30 PM: Parent Reception

Winter 2019

If you are coming to CUW in January, please plan to attend Winter Welcome Weekend. More information on Orientation 2019 will be coming soon!

Questions? Contact Devan Lenz or 262-243-4387.