Panther Welcome - Spring 2022
Panther Welcome is a welcome week program that helps new students make meaningful connections with other new students, current students, staff and faculty, take care of important business, become acquainted with campus and Cedar Falls, discover University of Northern Iowa traditions, attend fun social events, and find out what it means to be a UNI Panther!
Bring your UNI ID, state ID, keys, wallet and reusable water bottle to all events just so you will have what you need at each event. For most events all items are free, but for some event you may want to have money on you to make a purchase. This is good practice for anytime you are out and about on campus or in the Cedar Valley.
Masks are encouraged, but not required. All members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to receive a vaccination against COVID-19. More information can be found at forwardtogether.uni.edu.
We will be checking students in at each event. For each event you are marked as present you will be entered to win one of the grand prize drawings.
- One (1) $100 gift card to the UNI Bookstore
- Two (2) Panther prize packs full of UNI items
*Denotes transfer only session
Tuesday, January 18
5:00 - 5:30PM TBA
Start your journey as a Panther on the right paw. This is your official welcome to the Panther Family. Meet your Cat Crew group leader. They will be your guide for the Panther Welcome program and are a great UNI resource. We will also walk to dinner as a group.
5:30 - 6:30PM Rialto Dining Center
Share a meal with your new Panther friends before heading off to the evening activities. A meal card will be provided for any student who does not have a meal plan.
7:00 - 9:00PM TBA
Come get your craft on and make a fun sign for your room or wherever inspiration strikes. Whether it's with Cricut vinyl, paint, or anything else your imagination thinks of, it is sure to be a great time! All supplies provided.
Wednesday, January 19
10:00 - 11:00AM Around Campus
Set yourself up for success before classes start by completing the tasks on your Panther To Do List.
eLearning and Black Board: How to
11:00 - 11:45AM TBA
Learn about how to make the most of your UNI Google account, use eLearning (UNI's online learning platform) and more about what it means to be a student at UNI
12:00 - 1:00PM Rialto
Share a meal with other new panthers before heading off to the afternoon activities. A meal card will be provided for any student who does not have a meal plan.
1:00 - 1:30PM TBA
Learn more about what it means to be a panther including the benefits of getting involved in student organizations.
Find Your Classes
2:00 - 3:30PM Around Campus
Depart from Gilchrist Hall with a Cat Crew member OR explore campus on your own to find where your classes will be.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UNI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Orientation at email@example.com or 319-273-2460 at least one week prior to the event.
Classes start Thursday, January 20
QUESTIONS? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.