The Ultimate List of Student Events in September
Summer is over, but don’t worry because September will be full of entertainment and opportunities to engage on campus. Keep reading to find exciting things happening on campus.
Welcome Week Events
Welcome Week is open for everyone! If you’re starting school in September, this is a fantastic opportunity to get acquainted with campus life and ease those first-year nerves. According to the Student Development Specialist, Amber Norman, the first year of university can feel very isolating for people. “I hope that everyone that attends the events by the end of the Welcome Week they have made at least two or three friends and made mentorship connections with upper year students.”
Blue and Gold Bingo
Blue and Gold Bingo will take place on Sunday, September 4, after Move-In Day at the Quad. There will be several rounds of bingo that students can play to win prizes. Grab a free pasta dinner for incoming students offered by Food Services, enjoy the inflatables, face painting, lawn games, and have a chance to win a Smart Watch donated by the Aboriginal Education Council (AEC).
River Games is one of the largest events of Welcome Week! On Monday, September 5, students can join teams based on their faculty to play camp-based games and be on inflatables for points towards winning the shield in the battle of the faculties. The winning team will win umbrella hats for the whole team and points towards their faculty standing in the competition for the welcome week shield.
On Monday, September 5, the Student Success and Leadership Centre (SSLC) will host its Speed Mingling event, an opportunity for students to meet while asking each other questions. Students can also play games and take photos at a photo booth. Enjoy a free meal of Frybread tacos sponsored by AEC, Residence Services, the International Student Centre, the Office of Student Experience, and SSLC.
Faculty leaders will bring students to Vanier Circle on Tuesday, September 6, in which they have an opportunity to pick from any of the following tours: Aboriginal Education Tour, Black History Tour, Sculpture Walk, Campus Tour, and Pride Tour. Or enjoy a presentation about university life hacks by Caiti Casey from Bounce Back.
Go to the Involvement Fair on Tuesday, September 6, at the David A. Wilson Commons! The fair is an opportunity for students to become familiar with the clubs and groups on campus. Enjoy a free BBQ launch and participate at the dunk tank for incoming students. From 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, during the Involvement Fair, SSLC will also have their “Where’s Winston” event. The goal is to find where Winston is hiding at the University of Windsor campus.
On Wednesday, September 7, incoming first-year students, after their Program orientation, head down to the Toldo Lancer Centre with their faculty leader and student societies. Students will have the opportunity to submit a tuition ballot to the ballot drum and cheer alongside other students within their program! The President will give a welcoming message alongside the UWSA and the Vice President of the Office of Student Experience. Finally, they will draw several prizes, including the tuition ballot winner, and announce the winning UWindsor Welcome Week team.
Epic Lip Sync Battle
The Epic Lip Sync Battle is happening on Wednesday, September 7. It is an event where students can showcase their lip-syncing talents to compete for various prizes. This event runs on a drop-in basis, where students can select a song and compete with others. The audience’s cheers dictate who the winner for each round is!
“This is a time for students to form their identity and find a group of people. When students don’t make connections, it’s hard to get through the difficulties of the university. We know that when students make those connections with each other, they are most likely to be successful in their time here as students,” said Amber Norman.
To be part of this year’s Welcome Week, visit https://uwindsor.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8dgvqrQIph7u1XU?elqTrackId=4a2e6228f75b4b9fbf66fa70275dc268&elqaid=589&elqat=2 and complete the form. For more information and other events, visit https://future.uwindsor.ca/welcome-week.
UWSA Welcome Week from September 4 to 9
The University of Windsor Students’ Alliance recently announced its Welcome Week theme for this year. Lanchella! Everyone part of the UWindsor community is welcome to join.
Attend all the fantastic events like Dirty Bingo hosted by Drag Queen Sabin on Tuesday, September 6, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The event fills up pretty fast, so get your access! Additionally, make sure to have space in your calendar to attend a brand new event on campus! CASHCART will happen on Thursday, September 8. It is a chance for students to test their luck in some speed trivia about being a Lancer! Spot the UWSA Golf Cart on campus to have a chance to win, sponsored by the Alumni Association. Follow the UWSA on Instagram @uwsa4u to find the latest updates.
Prepare to leave everything on the dance floor at the tent parties! The UWSA is preparing Lanchella, Country Night, Toga Tuesday, Hip Hop Night, A.B.C (Anything But Clothes) Night, and a Glow & Foam party. Some of the tent parties are alcohol and non-alcohol nights.
For each event, except CASHCART, tickets will be sold at the door. Or you can skip all the lines by purchasing an all-access pass available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uwsa-welcome-week-202223-all-access-pass-tickets-399686652537?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb.
“I encourage students to come and meet new Lancers and have a good time with each other. We had two years with no events like this. I would love to see our community come together,” said Vice President of Student Life, Mia Diciocco. “On behalf of the UWSA, we truly believe that getting involved on campus will be a memorable moment of your university experience here at UWindsor.”
For more details, visit https://uwsa.ca/w/.
If you are a sports fan and want to support Windsor Lancers make sure to attend the many games at the Alumni Field in September. The games are open to the public, but if you are a current UWindsor student with a valid UWin Card, you get your tickets for free! To purchase tickets for any of the games, visit golancers.ca/tickets.
Windsor Lancers VS Toronto Varsity Blues
Attend the first football game of the Fall semester on September 17 at 7 pm! Join the President while he gives a ceremonial kick-off to welcome students and participate in the giant tug of war during halftime and the games at the entry plaza. According to the Sports Information Coordinator, Elisa Mitton, there will be a fun theme for this year’s student game which they will not reveal yet. But she promises students will have a great time!
Graduate Student Society (GSS) Annual Welcome BBQ
The Graduate Student Society is hosting its Annual Welcome BBQ on Tuesday, September 13, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. It will be held outside of Whamburg.
“Our annual BBQ provides graduate students an opportunity to connect with their peers. They can also become familiar with the different services the GSS offer on campus and who your elected student representatives are,” said GSS President, Adam Pillon. “Each year, we see larger groups of students, and it is wonderful to be able to create an event that brings everyone together.”
EPICentre Hang Out!
What’s EPICentre? EPICentre is the entrepreneurship, practice, and innovation centre at the University of Windsor campus located on the 2nd floor of the Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre. The EPIC team will host an exclusive in-person experience on September 23 to view the facilities, win prizes, interact and get to know the team while mingling over free food and drinks. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/epicentre-hang-out-tickets-399113829207 and get your free tickets!
“Since returning to the campus full-time, the EPICentre team has proven that they can adapt, pivot, and continue to grow with our members, student body, and campus partners. Together, we are eager to host and attend events around campus. And we want within the community to push the dial for future change makers and local entrepreneurs,” said Campus & Community Engagement Coordinator at EPICentre, Lauryn Bodde. “We have several events, competitions, and program opportunities available for students that all are working to connect us and build a mindset of thinking like a changemaker. I invite you all to check out our events section of the EPICentre website to see what event may be suitable for you to attend!”
OPUS 12th Annual Appreciation Week
If you are a part-time student, OPUS will host its 12th Annual Appreciation Week from September 12 to 16. Visit their office at CAW SC Room 172 from 10 am to 6 pm to get your free gift package and participate in multiple giveaways! Or schedule an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPUS Annual Welcome BBQ and Free Tuition Bursary
On September 22, all students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join OPUS for free food and drinks at their Annual Welcome BBQ at Assumption Grounds from 4 pm to 6 pm. For more information, visit https://www.uwindsor.ca/opus/annual-barbeques.
Additionally, new and returning part-time students can complete a ballot for a chance to win a FREE TUITION BURSARY up to $1,850 in value sponsored by Alumni Association. For more information, visit https://www.uwindsor.ca/opus/free-tuition-bursary.
There you have it, folks! If you are looking for fun things to do in September around campus, you can definitely find something for you and your group of friends on this list! Use it wisely!