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Join the College of Engineering for a fun-filled first week of school: Make new friends, connect with student clubs and organizations, meet College staff, obtain info about UA resources and get pumped for an awesome year!


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Week of Welcome

UA Clicks
Friday, August 17, 10:15-11:50 a.m.
SUMC Main Ballroom
Learn more about the College of Engineering, academic policies and support services. Participate in an exciting panel discussion with current Engineering students. This program is mandatory for students to attend. 

Dean's BBQ
Friday, August 17, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
AME Courtyard
Moving in sure works up an appetite—join Dean Head, Engineering faculty and staff, and Engineering Student Council for lunch. You will also get your class T-shirt, cool swag, and even be entered to win prizes there, so don’t miss out! Reserve your spot now as space is limited. (Event cost is $15)

Freshmen Engineering Night-Hosted by Engineering Student Council
Saturday, August 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Games Room in the SUMC
Do you want to meet more freshmen engineering students or just want to relax before classes start? Do you have any unanswered questions about engineering, campus life or classes or want to learn more about joining Freshmen Engineering Council? If so, then come down to the Games Room at the SUMC on Saturday, August 18th from 7-9 pm! Pizza and games will be included. 

Getting Situated
Sunday, August 19, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
ENGR Building
Harshbarger? ECE? Harvill? Be prepared for your first day of classes. An Engineering student will show you the best shortcuts around campus. Bring your class schedule, and make the most of this one-on-one opportunity to network within the College. 

Bash at the REC
Sunday, August 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Campus Rec
Join Campus Rec and Enrollment Management at the ultimate Wildcat Welcome event the night before school starts and be a part of the official wildcat welcome! 

Bash and the REC is THE back-to-school party held the night before school starts to welcome students to the new school year.  Students (first year, graduate/professional, international, and transfer) along with UA Staff and Faculty attend to learn wildcat traditions, meet new friends, get involved on campus, connect with local businesses, and enjoy the free food, giveaways, demos, and music!  

Start of Classes
Monday, August 20

Good luck with the start of classes. Stop by the Q&A table in the lobby of the Engineering Building if you need any help.

Women in Engineering Welcome Lunch
Tuesday, August 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
ENGR Courtyard
Meet other women in the College of Engineering for lunch. Hosted by the Society of Women Engineers, Women in Science and Engineering, Women in Optics and the Women in Engineering Program Board, this is a great opportunity to join an organization and build a support network. 

Honors Student Reception
Wednesday, August 22, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Arbol de la Vida Courtyard
Honors Engineering students are invited to join faculty and staff for light fare and good conversation.

THINK TANK Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, August 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
ENGR Courtyard

Socialize with THINK TANK over sundaes. In addition to offering tutoring in math and writing, THINK TANK supports Engineering students with specialized study groups and workshops.

Engineering Club & Organization Showcase
Wednesday, August 29, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
UA Mall

Meet and greet with representatives from all 40+ of our College clubs and organizations. You’ll find numerous ways to get involved, meet people and develop your personal and professional skill sets.

International Student Welcome Dinner
Thursday, August 30, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
ENGR Courtyard

International Engineering students are invited to dine on local fare and connect with faculty, staff, and the Global Initiatives Office.

Transfer Student Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, September 4, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
ENGR Courtyard

Cool down on a hot day with some ice cream treats and reconnect with students you may have met at your Transfer Orientation. The Transfer Student Center will be there to help answer questions about transitioning to campus life.

Pancake Brunch
Saturday, September 8, 11:30-1:00 p.m.
ENGR Courtyard

Drop by the Engineering Courtyard to get pumped up over pancakes and bacon, one of our College’s favorite traditions. Dean Baygents and crew will be serving up custom flapjacks; blueberries AND chocolate chips, anyone?

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