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Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend is held the weekend before classes start in the fall and is a weekend of activities for new students. Residential students can move into the residence halls on Friday morning. More events and activities for new students follow throughout the weekend.

2017 Welcome Weekend will begin on August 11! Welcome Weekend events are designed for first-time college students and are paired with the TWU 101 class. All new students are invited to attend; however the events listed below in red are mandatory for all first-time college students enrolled in a TWU 101 class.

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Harris at

Welcome Weekend 2017 schedule

Time Event Location
Friday, August 11th
5:00-6:30 p.m. Dinner Sherman Dining Hall
7:00-8:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social Quad
Saturday, August 12th
9:00-9:45 a.m. Breakfast Sherman Dining Hall
9:45-10:00 a.m. Check-In* Townsend Auditorium
10:00-10:15 a.m. Welcome* Townsend Auditorium
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Playfair* Robb Gymnasium
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch Sherman Dining Hall
1:00-2:30 p.m. Sex, Drugs, Alcohol, and Everything in Between* Townsend Auditorium
2:30-2:45 p.m. Class of 2021 Photo* Townsend Auditorium
3:00-4:30 p.m. Bulldog Olympics Nocatula Gardens
5:00-7:30 p.m. Picnic Dinner and Lawn Party Quad
Sunday, August 13th
10:30-11:15 a.m. Worship Service TBD
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch Sherman Dining Hall
12:45-1:00 p.m. Check-In* Quad
1:00-2:00 p.m. Tech session* Townsend Auditorium
2:00-3:00 p.m. Campus Safety* Townsend Auditorium
3:00-4:00 p.m. Find your classes tour Various locations
3:00-5:00 p.m. Water inflatables

Nocatula Garden

5:30-7:00 p.m. Dinner

Sherman Dining Hall

7:00-7:30 p.m. Mandatory Resident Meeting

Residence Halls

Tuesday, August 15th

11:00 a.m.

Honor Code Signing (Convocation)* Townsend Auditorium

*Events listed in red are mandatory for all first-time college students enrolled in a TWU 101 class.