Seven can’t-miss Welcome Weekend events

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: August 23, 2022 11:30 a.m.

Welcome Weekend is back with loads of fun events to kick-off another Fall term.
Welcome Weekend is back with loads of fun events to kick-off another Fall term. Photo: UAC

The Fall term is almost here and that means it’s time for Welcome Weekend!

There’s too many fun events to list in one article, so we chatted with Welcome Weekend Chair Jenna Trider to settle on the top events that you need to check out at this year’s Welcome Weekend taking place from Friday, August 26 to Tuesday, August 30.

“Welcome Weekend is a great opportunity to not only get to know your new home away from home on campus, but you also get the chance to meet some other great students and take part in some amazing events around campus,” said Trider.

“We have events for everyone so no matter what type of hobby you enjoy, be it crafty, sporty, or anything in between, I can assure you that there is an event for you at Welcome Weekend.”

Check out the list below of can’t-miss events and to view the full schedule of events, visit the 2022 Fall Orientation Website.

Beach Bonfire Party

Who doesn’t love the smell of a bonfire and eating s’mores?

Brought to you by Luther College, the Beach Bonfire Party takes place on Saturday night from 6-11 p.m. at the beach volleyball courts.

Grab some glow sticks, play a few games, and get to know your new classmates while sitting around the fire on a warm summer night.

Rampage and Reggie getting onto bus.
Be like Rampage and Reggie and hop on the city bus tour to see what Regina has to offer off-campus. Photo: Student Success Centre.

City Bus Tour

Come hang out with other students and your tour guide Rhea as she gives you a city bus tour around the Queen City.

Brought to you by the Centre for Continuing Education and Flexible Learning, the tour takes place right before the Beach Bonfire Party on Saturday from 3:30-5:30 p.m..

The tour will show you around the city and its most popular destinations, including the University of Regina’s beautiful College Avenue campus, home of the newly-renovated Darke Hall theatre.

Wheelchair Basketball

Stop by Gym 2 and try out wheelchair basketball with the Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association on Monday from 10-11:30 a.m.

Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport that will surely make you break a sweat.

Members of Team Saskatchewan will be there to give you some tips, so bring your A-game!

The New Montagues Concert

Local cover band The New Montagues will be bringing their high-energy performance on Field 5 (next to the sports courts) on Sunday night from 6:30-11 p.m.

Brought to you by U of R Alumni, the concert will be a great chance to let loose and party with your new classmates and friends!

Students playing volleyball on Willow Island.
Willow Island is a secluded island on Wascana Lake only accessible by ferry! Photo: UAC.

Willow Island

Join in on one of the most unique Regina experiences you can find with an afternoon of fun on Willow Island on Sunday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. – brought to you by the President’s office.

The secluded Willow Island is located on Wascana Lake and provides visitors with a beautiful and quiet green space to hang out with friends.

There will be games to play and good times to be had with your new friends on a private island!

Beading Workshop

Join fellow students and a local Indigenous beadworker Rosslyn Knudson in the Kīšik multi-purpose room to try out different beading styles and see what you can create.

Spots are very limited so you’ll need to sign-up here!

Keshen Cup Bocce Ball Tournament

Brand new this year is the annual Keshen Cup Bocce Ball Tournament taking place on the Dr. Lloyd Barber Academic Green on Tuesday from 12-2 p.m.

The event is brought to you by our University President and Vice-Chancellor Jeff Keshen who will be there to take on all challengers!

Grab a partner and sign-up for the chance to win the grand prize and to secure the title of Bocce Ball Champions!

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