Sunday, August 21

MobilePack – Class of 2026 Service Project – 9:00-10:30am & 11:30-1:00pm

Ronnie Williams Student Center Ballroom


Join your class for your first opportunity to make a difference! We are partnering with Tacos4Life and Feed My Starving Children for this unique volunteer experience. We will join together for one cause: to pack meals for starving children around the world.

There will be two MobilePacks on Sunday – one from 9-10:30am and a second from 11:30-1pm. You should arrive at the beginning of the shift and plan to be there the entire shift to volunteer. Registering ahead of time is recommended, but not required. If you would like to register, click here: (Click “View Private Event” and enter the code “UCA”.) You can also register on-site when you arrive for the event! First year students will be prioritized in attendance for this event.

You’ll meet new friends all while making a difference! Sponsored by Outreach & Community Engagement and Tacos4Life.


Adopt-a-Bear – 1:00-2:00pm

Ronnie Williams Student Center Lobby

Now that you are in Bear Country, come stuff a plush bear to add that Bear flair to your new home away from home!

Sponsored by the Student Activities Board. This event is for first-year students only.

Adulting with SOS – 2:30-3:30pm

Ida Waldran Auditorium (inside Old Main Hall)

Finances, Self-care, Academics, and Relationships… oh my! The SOSers are here to teach you about all the things you wish you learned in high school. Learn important and practical life skills you need to take on the college experience.

Sponsored by the Department of First Year Experience and the Student Orientation Staff (SOS).


Introduction to Blackboard and Campus Tech – 3:30-4:30pm

College of Business Auditorium 

Blackboard is UCA’s virtual course management system used by many of your professors. Gain hands-on experience for navigating Blackboard before your first assignment! IT will also review campus technology, connectivity, and software. Seating limited. This session is repeated on Tuesday and Wednesday. Bring a laptop (or at least your phone) so you can follow along.

Sponsored by the Tutoring Center.

Campus Recreation & Wellness Backyard Kick Back – 5:00-7:00pm

Recreation Field (behind the HPER Center)

Come kick back and experience the fun in our backyard. Bring a friend or come meet someone new! Free Food, Games, and More.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation & Wellness.







Around the World: Greek Life Edition – 6:00-8:00pm

Ronnie Williams Student Center Courtyard

Travel through the UCA Greek community and meet all twenty-two of our sorority and fraternity chapters for activities, games, and more! All of our chapters will have tents set up around the Student Center Lawn for you to have the opportunity to meet, interact, and get your passport stamped by all organizations. This is a great opportunity to connect with the overall Greek community in a low-pressure environment and learn more about what these organizations have to offer. Don’t forget to turn in your completed passport for a chance to win one of our big prizes!

Sponsored by the Office of Student LifeInterfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, United Greek Council, and Panhellenic Council.

Casino Night – 8:30-11:00pm

Ronnie Williams Student Center – Enter by Einstein’s Bakery

Feeling lucky? Join us for a night full of games, prizes, friends, and fun! We’ll have everything from slot machines, table games, bingo, and more at Casino Night. You’ll exchange your chips at the end of the night for tickets at must-be-present-to-win raffle.

Sponsored by the Student Activities Board (SAB). This event is for first-year students only.