Cal U Gears Up for Welcome Weekend

Jul 18, 2019

Cal U has a full weekend of events planned as the University welcomes the Class of 2023 for the start of the fall semester Aug. 26.

On the main campus, Move-In Day for first-year students will be Aug. 23. New students whose last names begin with letters A-M are scheduled to arrive between 9 a.m. and noon. Others will move in between noon and 3 p.m.

Volunteers will be on hand at the main-campus residence halls to greet incoming students and their families, and to help carry their belongings to their rooms.

Move-In-Day activities include a picnic-style lunch for all first-year and transfer students and their families from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 23 in the Convocation Center.

Registration for the 6:30 p.m. New Student Convocation and Candle Lighting Ceremony, also on Aug. 23, is from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the Convocation Center lobby. The Cal U First Night Celebration with an outdoor movie and ice cream social will begin at 8:30 p.m. on the campus Quad area and the President’s lawn outside of Old Main.      

Returning students will move in to main-campus housing from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25.

Meal plans for on-campus dining will begin Aug. 25 with the 10:30 a.m. brunch in the Gold Rush.

At Vulcan Village, on Cal U’s upper campus, new and returning students will arrive between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Aug. 23-24, and from noon-4 p.m., on Aug. 25.

Welcome Weekend

Move-in Day is part of Welcome Weekend, a three-day experience from Aug. 23-25 that helps new students meet their classmates and discover the programs and services offered at Cal U. 

In addition to the activities planned on campus, students may attend the California Borough Recreation Authority’s seventh annual River Fest, which takes place from 1-9 p.m. Aug. 24-25. 

One of many highlights will be a performance by The Vics — an alternative rock band of former Cal U Commercial Music Technology students Ben Auer, Dominic Bell, Bobby Dugan, and Henri Seabright — at 7 p.m. on the Wood Street stage followed by fireworks on the Cal U campus.

For a complete schedule of Welcome Weekend events visit