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Welcome Week

August 22 - 26

As students arrive for the start of the 2020-21 academic year at the University of Bridgeport, offices across campus are prepared to assist first-year students transition into college life.

Virtual and on-campus activities await the incoming class, beginning on Saturday, Aug. 22 and concluding with Convocation (the official start of the academic year) on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Join in and meet new friends that will last a lifetime.

Congratulations as you begin your exciting UB journey!

 

Convocation

Convocation is an event that celebrates the formal opening of the academic year and welcomes the incoming class to the UB community. Watch the virtual event starting at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26.

Watch Convocation 2020

Schedule


Move In

Check in to your residence hall room! Make sure that you get your masks! #knightsweararmor

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Residence Halls

Bingo

Log in to play for a chance to win some awesome back to school prizes! Link to play is on Knight Life.

6:00 pm
Virtual

Move In

Check in to your residence hall room! Make sure that you get your masks! #knightsweararmor

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Residence Halls

"Take and Make"

Remember your first week as a Purple Knight! Grab a frame and some paint supplies and start making memories. Upload your favorite Welcome Week photo to Knight Life and we will print it for you.

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carlson Plaza

Campus Tours/Walk Your Schedule

Need help getting around campus? Meet up with your Orientation Leader to find your classes for the semester. Grab your lunch and enjoy the sunshine when you're done!

11:00 am: Groups 1-2
11:30 am: Groups 3-5
12:00 pm: Groups 5-7
12:30 pm: Groups 8-9

Meet at Carlson Plaza

PLAYFAIR

PLAYFAIR is more than just an entertainment event – it is a virtual team-building experience! Come and take part in these energizing games and activities! Link to participate is on Knight Life.

7:30 pm
Virtual

Move In

Check in to your residence hall room! Make sure that you get your masks! #knightsweararmor

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Residence Halls

Wellness Day

Practice some serious self care! Stop by for some crafts and take a yoga class with our very own Professor Donna Oropall.

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location TBA

Commuter HQ

Commuter students! Take some time to stop by Commuter HQ - get introduced to your Commuter Assistants, Student Government representatives, pick up your welcome bag, masks and more!

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Social Room

The Plunge

Meet on the President's Lawn dressed to dip in Long Island Sound. We will walk to the beach at Seaside Park (a ten minute walk). Join this first year tradition as a beginning to your time at the University of Bridgeport.

3:00 pm
Meet at President's Lawn

Move In

Check in to your residence hall room! Make sure that you get your masks! #knightsweararmor

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Residence Halls

Tours/Walk Your Schedule

Need help getting around campus? Meet up with your Orientation Leader to find your classes for the semester. Grab your lunch and enjoy the sunshine when you're done!

11:00 am: Groups 1-2
11:30 am: Groups 3-5
12:00 pm: Groups 5-7
12:30 pm: Groups 8-9

Meet at Carlson Plaza

Involvement Fair

Getting involved on campus is an important way to make your time in college special! Grab some ice cream, take a walk through our poster display and check out our virtual fair on Knight Life!

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pedestrian Mall & Knight Life

Commuter HQ

Commuter students! Take some time to stop by Commuter HQ - get introduced to your Commuter Assistants, Student Government representatives, pick up your welcome bag, masks and more!

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Social Room

Sip and Paint

Join us in person or pick up your supplies and paint along at home/in your room with the virtual broadcast!

3:00 pm
Virtual/Pedestrian Mall

Move In

Check in to your residence hall room! Make sure that you get your masks! #knightsweararmor

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Residence Halls

Seaside Clean Up

In keeping with our welcome week traditions of UB In the Community will take place this year at Seaside Park. Our clean-up will be part of the Save the Sound's 2020 International Coastal Clean-up initiative. This is a great way to meet new people, scout out the best places in Seaside Park for future visits, get some fresh air & sunshine, and give back to your community.

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Meet at Chaffee Circle

Commuter HQ

Commuter students! Take some time to stop by Commuter HQ - get introduced to your Commuter Assistants, Student Government representatives, pick up your welcome bag, masks and more!

12:00 Pm - 5:00 pm
Social Room

Convocation

Convocation is an event that celebrates the formal opening of the academic year and welcomes the newest class to the UB community. Students, faculty and staff come together to reinforce our shared commitment to the values of the University and introduce new students to our traditions. The ceremony concludes with the singing of the Alma Mater.

4:00 pm
Virtual

Game Show

7:30 pm
Virtual


Orientation Leaders (OL) and Resident Assistants (RAs) will be available throughout the program including meals. This is an excellent time to speak with an experienced Student Leader and get answers to your questions.

Contact


Kelli Meyer
Director, Center for Student Involvement
kmeyer@bridgeport.edu
203-576-4487

Craig Lennon
Dean of Students
deanofstudents@bridgeport.edu
203-576-4392

International Center for Students and Scholars
internationaloffice@bridgeport.edu
203-576-4395

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View a collection of photos from Welcome Week 2019 events.