Student Success and Retention

Students at Orientation
Orientation Student Staff
Students playing game at Orientation
UNI Business Faculty Member with a student
Students in front of Curris Hall
Mother and daughter at Orientation
Student tour on campus
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UNI Now Schedule 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018Logo

Morning                  New Student Move-In

5:00 - 7:00 p.m       Welcome Meeting/Activity with Cat Crew @Residence Halls  

7:00 -9:00 p.m        Off-Campus Student Check-In @Maucker Union

8:30 - 11:00 p.m     Late-Night Bingo @Maucker Union Ballrooms


Thursday, August 16, 2018

7:00- 8:15 a.m        Breakfast On Your Own (with community)

9:00 - 10:15 a.m     Off-Campus Check-In @ McLeod Center

10:30 a.m               Panther Kick Off and Class Photo @McLeod Center and UNI Dome

11:30- 12:45 p.m    Panther Picnic and Wellness, Safety and Advocacy Fair @Bender Field

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Counseling Center
  • Active Minds
  • UNI Police
  • Student Wellness Services
  • BIEDA (Body Image & Eating Disorder Awareness)
  • Student Accessibility Services
  • Suicide Prevention
  • To Write Love on Her Arms
  • Waypoint Services
  • Riverview Center

1:00 - 3:15 p.m.     College Connections and UNIty Matters Rotations

3:30 - 5:30 p.m      Taking Care of Business (drop in)

  • UNI Bookstore
  • Admissions/Transcript Questions
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Employment
  • Find your classes-visit academic buildings
  • Print posters of your photos to decorate your room

5:15 - 6:45 p.m.      Dinner @Dining Centers, Piazza and Rialto

7:00 & 9:00 p.m      Last Call Trivia @GBPAC lobby prior to hypnotist

8:00 & 10:00 p.m    Hypnotist @GBPAC


Friday, August 17, 2018

7:15 - 9:45 a.m:        Breakfast On Your Own/ with Community

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.    Transfer 101 @Rod Library ScholarSpace (3rd floor)

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.    Words of Wisdom for freshman groups

11:15 - 12:45 p.m.    Lunch Rotations @Dining Center at Piazza/Rialto

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.        Leadership NOW: Sustaining a Culture of Respect @West Towers Lounge

                                 Winning the Money Game @GPBAC Great Hall

                                 Your Learning Commons @Rod Library

4:00 - 7:00 p.m.        Panther Block PAWty with College Hill Partnership and Main Street

9:00 - Midnight         Maucker Union Live @Maucker Union


Saturday, August 18, 2018

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.        Panther Block PAWty 5k - meet at the Campanile at 8:00 a.m.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.        Zumba Fun @ WRC North Gym

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.      College Hill Clean Up

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.     Yoga Cool Down - lawn on the East side of Lang Hall facing College Street

11:30  - 1:00 p.m.      UNI Bookstore Open

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.         Explore the Cedar Valley Trails via Bike or Walking Tour *

  • Walking tour leaves from the WRC North parking lot (near the pond) at 1:00 p.m.. Bike tour leaves from the cannons near Lang Hall facing College Street at 1:00 p.m.

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.         Paddle on the Pond - meet in the WRC North parking lot near the pond

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.         Panther Fall Sports Kickoff @Bender Field

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.         Transfer 101 @Wesley Foundation

5:30 p.m.                   Transfer Dinner @Wesley Foundation

7:00 - 10:00 p.m        Wellness Recreation Center (WRC) Open House


Sunday, August 19, 2018

2:30- 4:00 p.m          College of Education Ice Cream Social @Schindler Education Center GREAT Room

4:00 p.m                   Honors Program Activity

Evening                    House/Community Welcome Meetings


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