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Your First Week on Campus

We are so excited to welcome you to campus. During your first week, you will participate in fun social events, explore the local area, meet classmates and faculty in your major, be part of new traditions, settle into your residence hall, and so much more!

SATURDAY, SEPT. 1

Move-in for First-Year Students
8 a.m.—4 p.m. (ongoing)
In July, you should have received an email from Residential Life with your room assignment. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Lunch in University Commons
11 a.m.— 1 p.m. 

Legacy Ice Cream Social
2—3 p.m.
For alumni parents and incoming first-year students.

Reception for Commuter Students
2:30—3:30 p.m.

Convocation
4—5 p.m.

Forming the Traditional Big H 
5:30 p.m. 

Welcome BBQ
6  p.m.

Fun & Games
7:30 p.m.

Sunday, SEPT. 2

Social Adventures on and off Campus
11 a.m.—3 p.m.

I'm First: Meeting for First-Generation Students 
4—5 p.m.

Kosher BBQ
5—7:15 p.m.

Karaoke and Ice Cream Social
7:30—9:30 p.m.

Monday, SEPT. 3

Social Adventures on and off Campus
11 a.m.—3 p.m.

Wellness Fair
3—5 p.m.

Hillel BBQ And Lawn Games
5:30—7:30 p.m.

An Evening with Comedy Magician Brian Miller 
8 p.m.

Tuesday, SEPT. 4

Rotation of Team-Building Activities:
9:30 a.m.—3 p.m.
During this time, you will go to three different activities: Get out of your bubble, floor meetings, and traditions scavenger hunt.

Meeting With People In Your Major
3:30—5 p.m.

Fall Block Party With Clubs And Organizations
5—8 p.m.

T-Shirt Tie Dying 
8—9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, SEPT. 5

Classes Begin

  • Dragon boating on the Connecticut River in Hartford
  • Hiking Talcott Mountain 5 miles from campus
    Hiking Talcott Mountain 5 miles from campus
  • Annual Block Party with all clubs and organizations
    Annual Block Party with all clubs and organizations
  • Block Party from a Hawk-eyed view
    Block Party from a Hawk-eyed view
  • Tubing down Farmington River
    Tubing down Farmington River