PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Weeks of Welcome (WOW) – events until 9/30!

We’re emailing to let you know about a staff engagement opportunity available the first week of classes. As some of you know, Weeks of Welcome (WOW) is a campus-wide series of events designed to welcome both new first-year, transfer and graduate students to UIC, as well as to welcome back returning students.  The calendar of events spans the first few weeks from August 22-September 30th.  During these weeks, we want our UIC students to have a sense of belonging and connection to UIC.  It is also a great way to show UIC school spirit and learn about Flames Friday!

Leading up to the first day of classes and through the first week we have WOW Welcome Tables throughout different locations on campus. The tables serve as information booths for students to stop by and ask for directions or just to chat about programs offered during Weeks of Welcome.  If you’re available please sign up HERE for at least a one-hour timeslot. The tables will have WOW handbills and campus maps to help direct students. Once you sign-up you will receive a confirmation email with more details.

Please feel free to share many of our Weeks of Welcome posts directly from our social media.  Both UICLife, UICCSI, and SAB will be promoting various events.  There are a number of events from your colleges, units, and Student Affairs on the Weeks of Welcome website.  Email us with any questions and share with your colleagues.

Thank you for helping get the word out to our UIC students, faculty, staff, and alumni!

Joy & Sladjana

Joy Vergara, M. Ed, Executive Director
Sladjana Grbic, Assistant Director
Center for Student Involvement (CSI)
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
sgrbic2@uic.edu | 312-413-5076
750 S. Halsted Street, Ste 340
Chicago, IL 60607