Welcome Week 2022

get ready for welcome week
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We can't wait to welcome you home to Newman Hall!

Welcome Week begins Saturday, August 13, and continues through Thursday, August 18. Newman Hall ResBoard is thrilled to present a great lineup of events, tours, and programs to help welcome you home, meet new friends, get to know the University of Illinois campus, and get ready for a fantastic year ahead!


Each day during Welcome Week you’ll find great events all day long like:

  • Nightly floor dinners to get to know your RA and floormates,
  • Social events like Bonfires, Ice Cream Socials, live music, Scavenger Hunts and more
  • Nightly Speed-Friending events
  • Hall-wide tournaments, games, and competitions
  • Chances to explore campus and downtown


Don't miss a moment!

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Saturday, August 13

Welcome Home

After a full day of Move-In, Parent Welcome sessions, and the Welcome Home Mass, unwind with your first floor family dinner, speed friending, and more.

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Sunday, August 14

Get to Know Campus

It's your first full day on campus! Start the day with a campus run or walk, then join us as we explore the Quads, take an afternoon popsicle break, play games on the Lawn or make art on the Quad, and more!

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Monday, August 15

Fun & Games

Get ready for a great day of exploring all that campus has to offer. Start the day with yoga on the Quad, then let's head to ARC for basketball, climbing, or the pool. Take a break with FroYo on the Quad or bowling at the Union and end the night with Sand Volleyball or our Mystery Event.

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Tuesday, August 16

Explore Off Campus and On

Start the day off with a campus coffee walk or explore campus with us on bike. Then we'll head downtown to explore all that downtown Champaign has to offer. Finish the day with some acai bowls, mini-golf, or Uno, and end the night with the Newman Olympics! Plus much more!

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Wednesday, August 17

Secret Spots of Campus

Discover all the best spots on campus today, starting with the Arboretum and Japan House. We'll head out on a food truck crawl to find the best eats on campus and on Green Street, then burn it off with a Water Balloon War on the Rectory Lawn. End the night with North vs. South Capture the Flag in the Ampitheater, or our Mystery Event. Plus lots more!

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Thursday, August 18

Welcome Back Bash

We're closing out Welcome Week with the Welcome Back Bash on the Rectory Lawn. Plus, a campus photo scavenger hunt to discover all the spots you need to know on campus, whiffle ball and bags on the Rectory Lawn, and lots more! The evening ends with the campus-hosted Sights & Sounds and Outdoor Concert events!

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