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2019 Event Schedule

Monday, August 26

welcome week kickoff dinnerWelcome Week Dhall Kickoff Dinner sponsored by Dining Services and Welcome Week 2019
Heilman Dining Center (Dhall)

Come to the Heilman Dining Center or "DHall" to enjoy the firstdinner of the semester! All new and returning students are invited to join us and learn about Welcome Week's upcoming events!


Tuesday, August 27 

block partyHWB Block Party
5–7 p.m.
Weinstein Center for Recreation

Health & Well-being “HWB” Block party is a welcome event that will allow students to experience both the fun and expansive opportunities of the Weinstein Center of Recreation including Student Health, Health Promotion, CAPS and University Recreation while developing more pride as a spider, meeting new and returning peers, expanding their sense of campus community.

Wednesday, August 28

5–7 p.m.
University Forum

SpiderFest is a signature Welcome Week event that showcases some of the best aspects of UR and the local community in a fun and relaxed environment. Enjoy an evening of activities, music, and organization tabling while you connect with friends and 100+ of your favorite student organizations, nonprofit community partners, and campus departments. This event is sponsored by the Center of Student Involvement (CSI) and the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE).


Thursday, August 29

trucks and tunesTrucks & Tunes
4–6:30 p.m.
New Fraternity Row/Taligate Lot

Back by popular demand, your favorite venue for Food Trucks and Music... the Trucks & Tunes Tailgate 2019 presented by SpiderBoard and Spider Athletics! This year Trucks & Tunes will serve as the official Tailgate for the Home Opener Football Game where the Spiders face off against the Dolphins at 7pm! This pre-game features some of the best Food Trucks in RVA and live music by Kicking Sunshine: this event is sure to kick-off your Spider Spirit!


Home Football Opener v. Jacksonville University 

7 p.m.

Robins Stadium 

Friday, August 30 

color warsColorWars 
4–5:30 p.m.
Westhampton Green

Kickoff the school year with some colorful fun at the 5th annual ColorWars! Get ready for a battle for bragging rights as the freshmen and junior classes take on the sophomores and seniors in a paint war. Sponsored by Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Panhellenic Council, Richmond College Student Government Association (RCSGA), and Westhampton College Government Association (WCGA)


Saturday, August 31

spider nightsSpiderNights
8–11 p.m.
The Forum

Featuring inflatables, carnival games, and a baby petting zoo, this year’s Carnival Night will be the biggest and best SpiderNight ever. Test your skills at limbo, pie-eating, or the water balloon toss. Fill up on popcorn, cotton candy, and sno cones, and capture the memories in our photo booth. Carnival Night is sponsored by Common Ground.