A UWindsor Student standing with Winston at a welcome week event

UWindsor Welcome Week Goals

Welcome Week begins the Sunday prior to the start of classes and concludes the first Saturday after classes commence. Led and coordinated by the Student Success and Leadership Centre,  the goal of UWindsor Welcome Week is to orient and transition incoming first-year undergraduate students to campus life and their studies at the University of Windsor.

UWindsor Welcome Week will offer programs and opportunities to incoming undergraduate students that foster a connection with fellow first-year students and upper-year students in their faculty. Doing so, will contribute and help to develop their sense of belonging inside their new learning community at the University of Windsor, which will translate into better retention and long-term student success outcomes. Various success measures will be employed, such as pre and post-assessments and interviews completed by both incoming undergraduate students who have participated in the UWindsor Welcome Week program and upper-year students who have participated in the UWindsor Welcome Week program as Faculty Leaders.

The UWindsor Welcome Week Committee - comprised of professional staff and student leaders - supports the Student Success and Leadership Centre by administering on-campus programming that is congruent with UWindsor’s Values and aligned with the University of Windsor’s policies and procedures as stated below. Campus partners will develop and orchestrate programming that occurs after the start of classes or collaborate with the existing programming that has been scheduled prior to the start of classes.

As a measure of quality control, health, safety and standard of conduct, all UWindsor Welcome Week Events to be promoted in the official UWindsor Welcome Week Schedule by the Student Success and Leadership Centre will honour the recommendations and requests put forth by the Event Information Form Committee.

  • Academic Excellence: Connection and Diversity
  • Community Impact: Engagement and Partnerships
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Enhancing Safety and Belonging
  • Indigenization and Decolonization: Continuing the Journey
  • People: Care, Compassion, and Respect
  • Student Experience: Transformation and Inclusion
  • Sustainability: Climate and Environment
  • Transformation: Adaptability, Creativity, and Innovation
  • Trust: Accountability and Transparency

Source: University of Windsor Strategic Plan (2023-2028)

We are aligned with event planning policies that are stipulated on the Office of Student Experience website.