Welcome Back Week Schedule 2023

Saturday, January 7

Men’s Basketball vs. Campbell

2:00pm, Kimmel Arena


Monday, January 9

Poster Sale

10:00am – 6:00pm, Highsmith Student Life Porch

Warm Winter Welcome Event

10:30am – 1:00pm, Reed Plaza


Tuesday, January 10

Poster Sale

10:00am – 6:00pm, Highsmith Student Life Porch

Involvement Fair: Academics & Arts Clubs

12:00pm – 1:30pm, Blue Ridge Room


Wednesday, January 11

Community Partner and Dean of Students Office Brunch

11:00am – 1:00pm, Highsmith Unity Lounge

How Good Tabling 

11:30am – 1:30pm, Brown Hall

ACE’s Syllabi and Spaghetti

7:00pm – 9:00pm, Lookout Mountain and Pisgah Rooms


Thursday, January 12

Involvement Fair: Cultural/Identity-Based and Social Issues Clubs

12:00pm – 1:30pm, Highsmith Central Hallway (Main Floor)

National Hot Tea Month Pop-Up

11:30am – 1:30pm

Blue Out Basketball Night

  • Pep Rally, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, Wellness Way (Outside SRC)
  • FREE Student Dinner, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Kimmel Arena
  • Men’s Basketball Game versus Longwood, 7:00pm, Kimmel Arena

Note: Due to the dinner support provided at Kimmel Arena, Brown Dining Hall will close for the day beginning at 2:30pm. (Other retail options will still be available.)

Friday, January 13

ACE’s Welcome Back Hoe-down

7:00pm – 9:00pm, Highsmith Blue Ridge Room



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