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What is UVM WOW?

Week of Welcome (a.k.a. WOW), a favorite UVM tradition, kicks off on Move-In Day and extends beyond the first week of the academic year in August. The Department of Student Life along with a number of other Departments and Organizations are planning tons of fun events for you to experience once you arrive – from pep rallies and comedy shows to bowling, paintball, free food, free swag, a beach days and more!
Looking for these events ‘on-the-go’? Download the UVM BORED guide in the UVM COMPASS app for all the exciting details right at your fingertips.

UPCOMING WOW EVENTS

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UVM 2023: Family Farewell

August 23 @ 3:00 pm

Davis Center – Grand Maple Ballroom

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WE ARE UVM (MANDATORY)

August 23 @ 7:30 pm

Patrick Gym

Free

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Rally on the Green

August 23 @ 9:00 pm

Andrew Harris Commons (Davis Center)

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Life on Campus (Mandatory)

August 24 @ 10:30 am

Check with RA for Location

Free

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New Student Picnic

August 24 @ 12:00 pm

Andrew Harris Commons (Davis Center)

Free

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Bonfire and Smores

August 24 @ 8:00 pm

Catholic Center at UVM

Free

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CATS AT THE MOVIES: Avengers Endgame

August 24 @ 9:00 pm

Davis Center Green

Free

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First Year Welcome Mass

August 25 @ 2:00 pm

Catholic Center at UVM

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RecFest with Campus Rec

August 25 @ 5:30 pm

PFG Athletic/Rec Complex

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Catamounts Pre-Game Pep Rally and Soccer Match – presented by TD Bank

August 25 @ 6:30 pm

Virtue Field

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Convocation Ceremony & Twilight Induction (Mandatory)

August 25 @ 6:30 pm

Patrick Gym

Free

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Coffee at the Catamount

August 26 @ 10:00 am

Catamount Statue

Free

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Crafts & Snacks

August 26 @ 7:00 pm

Davis Center – Grand Maple Ballroom

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WOW Ballpit

August 27 @ 11:00 am

Davis Center Atrium

Free

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Slam Poetry with Porsche Nicole Kelly

August 27 @ 6:00 pm

Davis Center – Grand Maple Ballroom

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Sunset Sweets

August 28 @ 7:00 pm

Free

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Grocery Bingo

August 28 @ 7:00 pm

Davis Center – Brennan’s

Free

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UVM Bowls with Fraternity & Sorority Life

August 28 @ 9:00 pm

Sparetime Bowling

Free

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Pub Quiz

August 28 @ 9:00 pm

Davis Center – Brennan’s

Free

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UVM Bowls with FSL(Fraternity and Sorority Life)

August 28 @ 9:00 pm

Sparetime Bowling

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WOW: Champlain Valley Fair

August 29 @ 7:00 pm

Champlain Valley Expo Center

Free

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Hypnotist Show

August 29 @ 7:00 pm

Grand Maple Ballroom

Free

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Lake Monsters Game

August 30 @ 7:05 pm

Centennial Field

Free

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Float-In Movie: Finding Nemo

August 30 @ 9:00 pm

Forbush Indoor Pool

Free

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Belay & Play

August 31 @ 8:00 am

MetroRock

$10

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PAINTBALL !!

August 31 @ 10:00 am

Colchester Paintball

Free

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Take a Hike with the Outing Club

August 31 @ 10:00 am

Outing Club Haus

Free

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Beach Day at Oakledge

September 1 @ 11:00 am

Oakledge Park

$5

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Sunset Cruise

September 1 @ 6:00 pm

Departs from the Burlington Waterfront at the bottom of College Street

Free

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Learning the Ropes

September 2 @ 1:00 pm

UVM Adventure Ropes Course

$10 – $15

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Labor Day Comedy Show with Mike Birbiglia

September 2 @ 7:00 pm

Davis Center – Grand Maple Ballroom

Free

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ActivitiesFest

September 4 @ 11:00 am

Andrew Harris Commons (Davis Center)

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CommunityFest

September 5 @ 11:00 am

Andrew Harris Commons (Davis Center)

$10

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UVM FallFest

October 19 @ 7:00 pm

Patrick Gym

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