Welcome Weeks is filled with a variety of events that will engage any student on campus. Check out some of our annual signature events so that you don’t miss a thing!
NEW STUDENT WELCOME
New Student Welcome serves as the official welcome for new students at the University of Arkansas. Come out to meet all members of the Class of 2022 and our Chancellor, Dr. Joe Steinmetz. Performances by the Razorback Marching Band and the Razorback Spirit Squads also take place at the event. Immediately following New Student Welcome, students will then take part in the official welcome back picnic, sponsored by Chartwells.
FRESHMEN PEP RALLY
The Class of 2022 is welcomed to join University Programs, Athletics, Marching Band and the Spirit Squad to learn all of the University of Arkansas traditions prior to the first football game. There will also we a spirit competition and the opportunity to take a class of 2022 picture on the football field.
UARK CARDINAL NIGHTS
Join the Razorback community as we bring in in the school year with new friends and good times. From 8 until midnight UARK Cardinal Nights will be providing free food, entertainment, and t-shirts to all students. At the event you can expect to jam to the newest music while having an opportunity to win awesome prizes. Be. There.
MC ALLIANCE GROUPS MIXER
Join us as we recognize special interest alliance groups on our campus pertaining to African American Males, Women of Color, Latinx, Arkansas Delta region and LGBTQ students. In this interactive welcome and mixer, we will provide students of the various identities to meet other students and staff. We hope to encourage dialogue and give resources that would help these communities find their place at the UofA.
DONUT FUN RUN
AUGUST 28TH | 6:00-9:00PM | UNION MALL
Join the Hog W.I.L.D. Crew and UREC Wellness a DONUT fun run around campus! The first 100 runners will receive a Donut Run t-shirt! Check-in is at 6:00 pm. DONUTS for the run are sponsored by Krispy Kreme.
WELCOME BACK BINGO
Students will have the opportunity to reconnect with friends while enjoying several variations of BINGO and FREE LUNCH. Students will have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes.
TASTE OF FAYETTEVILLE
AUGUST 15TH | 7:00-9:00PM | GREEK THEATER
Get your own Taste of Fayetteville! Check out the samples provided by local vendors in the community. After you have sampled some of the local foods, you can join us in the Greek Theatre to dance the night away with our own local DJs and live music!
HillFest, a welcome back event highlighting Registered Student Organizations and campus departments, will include free food and lots of new events, as well as classic Welcome Weeks events like the ASG Welcome Back Cookout.