Business major Melissa Li enjoys a free portrait by artist James MasseBusiness major Melissa Li enjoys a free portrait by artist James Masse during UWindsor Welcome activities Thursday outside Dillon Hall.

Football game to cap week’s worth of welcome events

Orientation week in Windsor is a lot more fun than in his native Italy, says Marco Gerini Romagmoli.

A masters student in the joint automotive engineering program with Politecnico di Torino, he arrived in Canada this week and enjoyed a few games during the Adrenaline Rush inflatable carnival Thursday outside Dillon Hall.

“In Torino, it’s just work, work, work,” he said between taking swings with a sponge bat at an air-powered baseball simulation. “This is a nice start to our time in Windsor.”

Hundreds of students participated in the UWindsor Welcome event, which offered free food and activities along with prizes and info booths. The week culminates Saturday, with a family-friendly tailgate party outside the south campus stadium in anticipation of the Lancer football game against the Carleton Ravens at 1 p.m.

In addition to a complimentary barbecue, the party will feature live entertainment, face painting, games, and giveaways. New students will have a chance to win prizes including up to $3,000 in tuition, sponsored by the Alumni Association.

people playing life-size foosball
Members of the Lancer women’s soccer team join civilians for a friendly game of human foosball. The squad’s home opener comes Friday, September 11, against the Waterloo Warriors at 6 p.m. on Alumni Field. Men play at 8 p.m. Find more photos of Adrenaline Rush on the UWindsor Facebook page.