Welcome Week 2021 a Hit with Students

Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2021


Students enjoying Naked Karate Girls Concert at Welcome Week

Written by Communications Specialist Georgia Beard

This fall the College of Applied Technologies welcomed nearly 600 new students, and the Colleges of Business, Health Professions, and Occupational Professions welcomed almost 250 more students a few weeks later. To celebrate, Student Activities hosted a five-day long celebration, Welcome Week.

Welcome Week has been happening annually since 2012. Each day is packed with events to get the students acquainted with campus, meet fellow Racers, and enjoy the transition to college. A chance to jump into the culture at UNOH.

Welcome Week started with a chill hangout on a Sunday night at Racers Station with a free dinner, pool tournament, and a ping pong tournament. There was also a good game of Singo happening, a version of Bingo using songs as the numbers.

Monday started with lunch and followed with a video game tournament where students competed by playing Mario Smash Brothers. Then at dinner time there was a cornhole tournament, where student teams participated for prizes and bragging rights. Once dusk hit, students pulled up their trucks and movie seats for an outdoor movie on the back of Racers Station.

Tuesday was a busy day with Racer Fitness Day, the Department Expo, and a car show happening around lunch time. This was a great opportunity for new Racers to get acquainted with offices around campus. There were booths set up to talk with departments such as the Registrar, Housing, Indoor Athletic Complex, and more. The afternoon brough friendly competition during the annual mud volleyball tournament. This event is always fun and always messy! That evening Racers Station hosted a foam pit party with campfires and s’mores.

Wednesday was another wild day full of activities. Carnival day, paired with the club and vendor fair, kept students busy all afternoon. The entire field behind Barnes & Noble @ UNOH was full of games, activities, local vendors, and clubs recruiting new students. A day dedicated for students to learn how to get involved outside of the classroom, whether it’s through an on-campus club, or a local company or organization. The fun continued into the night with a concert featuring fan favorites, the Naked Karate Girls.

Welcome Week wrapped up on Thursday with a parking lot party and kickball tournament in the afternoon. Capped off by Christopher Carter, a mentalist, who performed at Racers Station that evening.

The week is always full of fun activities, but it is a great opportunity for new Racers to find their home at UNOH. Thank you to all the students, faculty, staff, vendors, and individuals that came together to assist UNOH Student Activities in putting on another successful Welcome Week!  We can’t wait to put together more activities this fall and winter for students to enjoy.

Category: Campus & Community

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Last updated: 10/12/2021