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Students encouraged to attend Week of Welcome

Katie Shepherd

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Students will have 55 events to attend during Week of Welcome, hosted by University Programs.

WOW is designed both to help new students get involved in the activities around campus and to begin the year right with a variety of fun and exciting events.

WOW kicked off Sunday night at Coleman Coliseum with an X-Games-themed event, featuring zip lining, bungee jumping, BMX biking and the first pep rally of the year. Latoya Scott, director of University Programs, said the event brought in over 9,000 students.

“The cool thing about it is it’s not mandatory, but everyone still came out here to have fun,” Scott said. “It’s a chance to connect and make lifelong friends.”

On Wednesday and Thursday mornings between 7 and 10 a.m., students are encouraged to stop by the Ferguson Center Plaza for a free Welcome Back Breakfast with the Student Government Association courtesy of University Programs. Chick-fil-A and Dunkin’ Donuts will be offered.

Crimson Compass volunteers will be stationed all around campus to help students. They will be available on the first and second day of classes to provide answers, maps and information about Android or iPhone apps to ensure successful navigation to class.

Free samples of food will be available at the Ferg on Friday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the Ferguson Center Grand Opening, hosted by University Programs.

The Grand Opening will also feature a light show, laser tag, movies and special performances.

Students are encouraged to follow @UAwhatsUP and @UAWOW on Twitter or download the Guidebook app with the Week of Welcome 2014 guide, which is compatible with both Android and iPhone.

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Students encouraged to attend Week of Welcome