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UWindsor Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2021 - Bringing UWindsor to You! 

September 4th-10th, 2021

Welcome Week is a full week of events and activities designed exclusively for our first-year students. By registering you will take part in a UWindsor tradition, The Battle of the Faculties, where you will join a team of students from your faculty and compete for points to earn the coveted Lancer Shield.

Welcome Week Schedule

Move-In Day ​ Sept 4th & 5th from 9 am-4:30 pm

Here's Your Ticket - Travel Trivia Night

Time: Sept 5, 2021, 07:00 PM

Description: Let’s get Welcome Week started by giving you a ticket to our Travel Trivia Night! With fun prizes to be won and points to be earned for your team, this is an event that you will not want to miss!


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 964 4017 4040

Passcode: 652678

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adL64rKyDc



Let's Tour UWindsor - Scavenger Hunt

Time: Sept 7, 2021, 01:00 PM

Description: Welcome to your UWindsor Resort! You will explore UWindsor-owned locations online as a team. Get ready to solve clues as you tour each location. Once you complete the scavenger hunt, you will have the chance to win prizes and earn more points towards our Battle of the Faculties!


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 962 2391 6402

Passcode: 542190

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ad7rEjcczy



Find Your Travel Buddy: Speed Friending (Pack Your Bags)

Time: Sept 7, 2021, 4:00 PM

Description: Let’s pack your bags to our UWindsor Resort and find you a travel buddy for your vacation! Your faculty teams will pack your bags together so you all can come on vacation to win prizes! Also, you will have the chance to make friends in our Speed-Friending segment for even more prizes!


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 984 9883 1799

Passcode: 098336


Rules/Guidelines (Speed Friending)

Rules/Guidelines (Pack Your Bags)

Powwow Fit with James Jones (NotoriousCree)

Time: Sept 7th, 2021, 7:00 PM

Description: Join James Jones, a professional hoop dancer - otherwise known as Notorious Cree, in his high-intensity Indigenous dance exercise program. PowwowFIT brings Indigenous powwow music blended with easy-to-follow choreography found across the North American powwow trail. Now get ready to give your mind, body and spirit a workout! Our UWindsor Resort is bringing this event to you in collaboration with the Student Success and Leadership Centre and the Aboriginal Education Centre.

Waiver link: https://uwindsor.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2memydvh7G0Xgrk

NOTE: Those who complete the waiver will be sent the join link for the Zoom session the day of the event



Welcome Day (Program Orientation, Involvement Fair, Q and A with Student Leaders, and Welcoming Celebration

Time: Sept 8th, 2021, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM


  • 9:30-12:00 Program Orientations: Here's your chance to know some of your professors before classes begin and get a sneak peek at what your university program will look like! Program orientation is great opportunity to get an idea of what courses you will be taking, what you can do with your degree after graduation and more!
  • 12:00-1:00 Involvement Fair: Want to be involved in a student group or club? The Involvement Fair is your first stop! This event features many of our student societies and clubs, as well as campus partners. You can learn more about what each group does and how you can get involved!
  • 1:00-1:30 Q and A with Student Leaders: With hundreds of student groups on campus, extracurriculars are a great way to enrich your university experience! Join us and our Student Leaders to hear first-hand how extracurriculars have benefited them during their degree, which clubs they have been a part of, how you can get involved and so much more!
  • 1:30-2:30 Welcoming Celebration: This event features the highly anticipated announcement of the winner of our Battle of the Faculties, who will take home the Welcome Week Lancer Shield. Along with this, join us in giving you all a warm welcome from our UWindsor President and hear the highlights from this year's Welcome Week! The $4000 tuition draw winner will also be announced LIVE during the Welcoming Celebration.

Link to join: https://uwindsorwelcomeday2021.vfairs.com/

NOTE: there is no pre-registration required. You will be able to join using your name, email, and program when you log in. The platform opens on September 8th at 9:15 am.



Make sure to download out UWindsor Connect app to see our full Welcome Week schedule or view a full list of events here.

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UWindsor Connect

Get access to all things Welcome Week with the 'UWindsor Connect' app.

Download the app to gain access to campus resources, events, and involvement opportunities, so you never have to miss out. Get a personalized view of your day-to-day & tailored recommendations to make the best of your academic experience.

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What is Welcome Week?

Welcome Week is the time for you to become a Lancer! It is a period that encompasses all of the different events planned for incoming students. The events are completely student-run, supported by staff, and are mainly coordinated by the Student Success and Leadership Centre, though other campus partners do host their own events as well. Welcome Week counts on our student staff, as well as the Faculty Leaders who proudly represent their Lancer spirit to that ensure incoming and returning students have the most entertaining and welcoming first week of their semester! 

Why attend Welcome Week?

  • Free prize giveaways

  • New friendships

  • Long-lasting memories

  • An opportunity to become acquainted with faculty, staff, and student leaders

  • The chance to be part of a UWindsor tradition

  • Learn valuable lessons from senior students

  • Take a positive first step towards your University career

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