Welcome Week

The Marian University campus community celebrates the start of a new academic year by welcoming new and returning students back to campus with a week of fun events and activities.

Our team is hard at work planning our 2022 Welcome Week events and activities! In July, we will publish our full 2022 schedule and share with our incoming students. Welcome Week will begin Friday, August 19, 2022.

Click here to view our 2021 Welcome Week schedule

New Student Convocation

  • Friday, August 19, 3:00 p.m.
    Arena & Convocation Center
    Attending convocation is a tradition for all new students. It is our induction ceremony where you will officially become a Knight! Families are welcome and livestreaming will be available for families unable to join in person. We ask that students dress business casual for this event.

  • President's Reception, 4:30 p.m.
    Alumni Hall & Outdoor Tent
    Immediately following convocation, head over to Alumni Hall for our President's reception, where you'll have the opportunity to meet and greet with our university leadership, faculty, and fellow incoming students and families. Parents and families are invited!

Featured Events

  • First KNIGHT Carnival
    Friday at 9:00 p.m., Franciscan Heritage Fountain
    Music, carnival games, prizes, snacks, and more! Kick off the year with a night of fun and meeting new people.
  • Target Takeover
    Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
    Get all the supplies you need to start the school year. A free shuttle will depart regularly from Doyle Hall. The last shuttle will depart campus at 9:30 p.m. Join us for pizza, raffle prizes, and more.
  • Outdoor Movie Night
    Saturday at 9:30 p.m., Allen Whitehill Clowes Amphitheater
    Join us for an outdoor movie at the amphitheater.
  • President’s Ice Cream Social
    Sunday at 8:00 p.m., Allen Whitehill Clowes Amphitheater
    Enjoy fellowship and frozen treats.
  • Back to School Bingo
    Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Alumni Hall
    Load up on school supplies and other prizes with some fun games of Bingo.
  • Root Beer Kegger
    Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Caito-Wagner Hall
    Get a cold drink and play some yard games at this annual event hosted by the Office of Residential and Commuter Life.
  • The Big Event
    Thursday at 7:00 p.m., Allen Whitehill Clowes Amphitheater
    Hosted by the Office of Campus Ministry, The Big Event is an opportunity for all students to enjoy some live bands, free t-shirts, and food truck treats.
  • Coffee House
    Friday at 7:00 p.m., Alumni Hall
    Check out one of Marian University’s favorite events sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. Each Coffee House will feature a band/musician or professional performer. 

More Events & Activities

  • President's Reception
  • Matriculation Book Signing
  • Candle Lit Prayer Service
  • Finding Classes with OLs
  • Floor Meetings & Commuter Meeting
  • Rachael's First Week
  • Student Athlete Convocation
  • Mass Before Class
  • First Day Photos
  • Personalized Learning Center Session
  • Majors & Minors Fair
  • Fitness Center Open House
  • All Campus Mass
  • Library Open House
  • Eco Lab Hikes

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