Week of Welcome…and Beyond!

WoW 2022

USA's Week of Welcome is designed to show new freshman and transfer students all the places you belong at South Alabama. From the moment our new students set foot in Housing at Move-In Day, through their First Night on campus, Convocation, and Get-on-Board Day, we have designed a schedule full of events — both academic and social — to highlight our special campus community.

Our goal is to help you get connected with the people, places, and groups that will make sure your time at South is spectacular. You will have the opportunity to meet students across a wide range of areas, learn about new organizations, and discover opportunities to connect with faculty in learning experiences ranging from the classroom to the Gulf of Mexico. 

We look forward to meeting you at one of these opening events. Welcome to South Alabama!

Schedule of Events

Friday, August 12

Move-In Day
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday, August 13

Move-In Day
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Student Center Open
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come explore the Student Center and grab your Jag ID Card!
The Student Center Services Office will be open for students to get their Jag ID card from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

USA First Night
Mitchell Center
6:00 pm
You’ve just finished unpacking, and you’re ready to wind down with some fun, and exciting entertainment. Join Jaguar Productions at USA First Night 2022! Enjoy a welcome to the campus like no other. Bring your roommate, and friends out to experience a night of free food, laughter, connections, and more at the Mitchell Center. And as always, ALL USA Students, Faculty, and Staff are welcome! Can't wait to meet USA '26!

USA First Night featuring The Free Money Game Show!
Mitchell Center
6:00 pm
You've just finished unpacking and it's officially your first night at USA. It's time to celebrate with your friends, roommates, and the USA Community for our annual WOW tradition! We'll have free food, giveaways, activities, and a main event that you won't want to miss. The entire USA Community is welcome to join us in person to kick off WOW! Who wants to win some FREE MONEY! You have the opportunity to do just that at our Free Money Game Show! Everyone will have a chance to play and win in our trivia game featuring topics in movies, music, pop culture, and more! We’re giving away up to $200 in FREE MONEY!

Sunday, August 14

Intramurals Opening Kickoff
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Student Recreation Center
Let the games begin! Join South Sports Intramurals for the ultimate game night! We're taking over the Student Rec Center with a night of games, snacks, prizes and excitement. We'll have corn hole, kickball, Mario Kart, musical chairs, trivia, UNO, and much more!

Opening Residential Community Meetings
6:30 - 9:00 pm
All Housing Communities
Come and meet your housing staff and learn about the Housing Community Standards and the Guide to Residential Living. These mandatory meetings will be approximately 30 minutes between 6:30 - 9:00 pm.

Group Fitness Sampler
8:00 – 9:00 pm
Fitness Studio at Student Recreation Center
Rec Center fitness instructors will hold several different fitness classes for an abbreviated amount of time. Try Indoor Spinning®, Yoga, BodySculpt, and more. Students will have the opportunity to walk in and sample different fitness classes the Rec offers and meet some of the instructors. Free fitness giveaways!

Monday, August 15

Student Center Open
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Rec Center Closed
The Rec Center will be closed all day Monday, August 15 for student staff training. The building will be open Saturday, August 13 8:00 am - 9:00 pm, and Sunday,  August 14 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Convocation
Mitchell Center
11:00 am
Convocation will feature a welcome from our President and student speakers. This signature event welcomes new students and faculty to the University and is a time to welcome back returning students, faculty, staff and administration for Fall semester. This campus-wide gathering offers the opportunity to connect to the academic community at South Alabama. We will celebrate student engagement, recognize accomplishments, and celebrate the beginning of a new academic year.

Lunch
Mitchell Center Concourse
12:00 pm
Following Convocation, join the campus community for a casual lunch around the Mitchell Center Concourse. Serving stations will be on both the north and south sides.

MacQueen Alumni Center
8:00am - 5:00 pm
Stop by the MacQueen Alumni Center for water and information! Meet the Southerners and the National Alumni Association!

Department of Communication Meet and Greet
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Dept of Communication Building
Come chat with the Department of Communication students and faculty; visit our TV studio, and participate in fun games and activities.

Biology Bash
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Life Sciences Building Lecture Hall (LSLH 003)
Incoming freshmen, transfer students and rising sophomores will be able to meet fellow biology majors and biology faculty, consider joining their peers in the Biology Student Association, learn about dept. awards and scholarships, and find their classrooms for the fall semester. There will be activities, snacks, and refreshments.

Legends of the Library!
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Marx Library Room 181
Join the Marx Library for lemonade and lawn games, and meet the librarian who is an expert in your major! Connect with the Center for Academic Excellence to learn about tutoring while making new friends by competing in team-based trivia, Jaguar Jeopardy! We’ll be at the second floor entrance of the Marx Library, across from the Student Center.

College of Arts and Sciences Ice Cream Social
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Humanities Courtyard

Department of Mathematics and Statistics Open House Tailgate
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Behind Mathematical Sciences and Physics Building (MSPB)
Come chat with math/stat faculty about your MA/ST courses, as well as fun extracurricular events and honors opportunities in mathematics and statistics.

Dessert with the Deans of the College of Nursing and Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Health Sciences Building Lobby
Join the USA College of Nursing and the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health leadership in the Health Sciences building for an afternoon snack and time of fellowship with your college peers. This is a great opportunity to meet the Deans of your college and take a tour of the building and classrooms. Incoming freshmen, rising sophomores, and current students are invited to participate.

Self- Guided Schedule Tour
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Don't get lost when classes start! After you visit your college “home” it is the perfect time for new students to find their classrooms. Take advantage of the time and resources to locate classrooms, learn the shortest way from Camelia Hall to the Life Sciences Building, and figure out parking zones.

CPC Recruitment Orientation (for registered participants)
4:30 pm
MacQueen Alumni Center
College Panhellenic Council (CPC) Formal Sorority Recruitment is a great way to make friendships that will last a lifetime. The event is hosted by the CPC and the Greek Life Office in the fall each year. As values-based organizations, the 5 NPC member sororities at South live their missions, with their members providing thousands of dollars in philanthropic support to dozens of worthy causes and pursuing additional hours in community service. From supporting victims of sexual assault, to leading bystander intervention programs, to fighting for body-positive campus cultures, sorority women are at the forefront of solving some of the most pressing challenges facing collegiate women today.

Tuesday, August 16

SouthBound Orientation Open House & Help Tents
7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Mobile Townhouse and various tent locations across campus
The Division of Enrollment Services will have various help tent locations set up to welcome and assist both new and returning students. New students can stop by the Mobile Townhouse location on South Drive for the Southbound Open House to pick up their New Student Welcome Pack and get information from staff and students regarding the first week of class, campus services, academic resources and much more. In addition, any students (new or returning) who need help navigating campus can stop by the townhouse or any of our other locations for directions or guidance.

MacQueen Alumni Center
8:00am - 5:00 pm
Stop by the MacQueen Alumni Center for water and information! Meet the Southerners and the National Alumni Association!

All of Us Research Program
10:00am - 2:00pm
Student Center Mall Info Table
The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to collect and study data from 1 million people in the US. The goal is to improve health for all of us. It is funded by NIH and is a project of USA's Center for Healthy Communities.

Week of Welcome Library Survival Kit
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marx Library Circulation Desk, first floor.
Stop by the Marx Library to pick up our Week of Welcome Library survival kit! The box includes snacks, awesome library swag, and what you need to know about using the library to succeed in your classes. Only one box per student, while supplies last.

Chill Out with Career Services
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Academic Services Center Building (Outside)
Grab a free Mob Snow snowball from Career Services outside of the Academic Services Center! Our team members will be available to share information about upcoming career events, provide career development advice, and answer questions about campus. Be sure to stop by and chill out with us between classes!

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Chill Around the Grill
6:00 pm
Student Center Amphitheater
Come grab some food and hang out with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs!

Movie Night at the Stadium featuring Spiderman: No Way Home
7:00 pm
Hancock Whitney Stadium
Come and end your first day of classes with Jaguar Productions, as we have our "Movie Night at The Stadium!"

Wednesday, August 17

Jag Wear Wednesday
Show your South spirit and throw on your Jag Wear and red, white, and blue! Be sure to post you post your best look using #JagWearWednesday

SouthBound Orientation Open House & Help Tents
7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Mobile Townhouse and various tent locations across campus
The Division of Enrollment Services will have various help tent locations set up to welcome and assist both new and returning students. New students can stop by the Mobile Townhouse location on South Drive for the Southbound Open House to pick up their New Student Welcome Pack and get information from staff and students regarding the first week of class, campus services, academic resources and much more. In addition, any students (new or returning) who need help navigating campus can stop by the townhouse or any of our other locations for directions or guidance.

MacQueen Alumni Center
8:00am - 5:00 pm
Stop by the MacQueen Alumni Center for water and information! Meet the Southerners and the National Alumni Association!

Open House for Political Science and Criminal Justice Majors
8:30am - 10:30am
Humanities 226
Join the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice for an open house with free T-Shirts and Refreshments.

All of Us Research Program
10:00am - 2:00pm
Student Center Amphitheater
The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to collect and study data from 1 million people in the US. The goal is to improve health for all of us. It is funded by NIH and is a project of USA's Center for Healthy Communities.

Week of Welcome Library Survival Kit
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marx Library Circulation Desk, first floor.
Stop by the Marx Library to pick up our Week of Welcome Library survival kit! The box includes snacks, awesome library swag, and what you need to know about using the library to succeed in your classes. Only one box per student, while supplies last.

English Soapbox Event: Radical Readings For Week of Welcome and Beyond 2022
11:00am - 12:30pm
HUMB Courtyard
Join the English department for refreshments and to hear faculty and students read their favorite radical literary passages on Wednesday, August 17 from 11-12:30 in the Humanities Building courtyard. Get energized for the start of a great school year and fuel yourself with coffee and donuts! Hosted by the English Department Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee.

Turn Up for Tie Dye
11:00am - 1:00pm
Academic Services Center
USA’s Division of Student Academic Success is ready for a bright start to the semester! Bring your USA friends and visit the Academic Services Center to tie-dye a shirt and connect with our staff!

International Studies Open House
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Alpha Hall East 101
Stop by the International Studies office to learn more about our interdisciplinary major.

You Matter, Your Actions Matter
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Student Center Terrace
Join the Title IX team and learn about best practices to encourage good communication, clear boundaries, and mutual respect in relationships and explore ways that campus members can support others and make a positive impact in their community.

Welcome to the Neighborhood
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Housing Residential Community Areas
Welcome for all housing students!

Thursday, August 18

All of Us Research Program
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Student Center Mall Info Table
The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to collect and study data from 1 million people in the US. The goal is to improve health for all of us. It is funded by NIH and is a project of USA's Center for Healthy Communities.

Earth Sciences Meet and Greet
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Outdoor Patio between the Earth and Life Sciences Building and Student Center
Come by and see us between the Student Center and Earth and Life Sciences Building for some outdoor Geography, Geology, and Meteorology fun. Win prizes, meet fellow students, and introduce yourselves to the Earth Sciences faculty.

The Second Year Experience Kickoff
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Academic Service Center
Come visit the Academic Service Center for some “sweet” fun and learn about all the new resources available with Second Year Experience (SYE) for second year students! Each area of SYE will be present including Academic Coaching, Experiential Learning, Transformational Leadership Program, and the Center for Academic Excellence giving out some sweet treats to start the year. Come learn about all the new, helpful resources we have available for your success!

Get the Scoop on Study Abroad
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Student Center Mall Info Table
Stop by our info table and enjoy some ice cream from around the world while you learn about your opportunities for traveling to a different country and earning credit toward your degree!

Black Faculty & Staff Association Mixer: Let’s Get Connected!
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Student Center Terrace
The Black Faculty & Staff Association (BSFA) creates, cultivates, and maintains a sense of community by promoting the interest and concerns of Black faculty, staff, and students. All USA faculty, staff, and students are invited to the BFSA mixer to learn more about the organization, network with university leaders and peers, and participate in an open, community discussion. Light refreshments will be provided.

USA School of Marine and Environmental Sciences Open House
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Educational Outreach Building
Welcome Sea Jags! Join the School of Marine and Environmental Sciences for pizza, snacks and drinks. There will be plenty of Jag swag to go around. All students are welcome.

Graduate Lounge Open House
3:00pm - 4:30 pm
Marx Library 3rd Floor Graduate Lounge
Attention USA Graduate students! Have you been looking for a quieter study space in the Marx Library? Come check out the new Graduate Student Lounge on the 3rd Floor of the Marx Library next to the McCall Archives. It’s a space just for y’all and designed to meet the needs of grad students. Come snag some much needed grad swag and find out how to reserve one of the limited study lockers available for rental. See you there, Jag Grads!

Auditions for the Fall 2022 Theatre USA production of The Flick.
6:30 pm
Laidlaw Performing Arts Building
The Flick, an award-winning play written by Annie Baker, is a dramatic comedy about three underpaid movie theatre employees, and their tiny battles, and not-so-everyday heartbreaks. Rehearsals for The Flick will start the week of August 22nd, with performances scheduled between Sept.22nd and 30th. Auditions are open to ALL South students. For more information, contact the program at: theatre@southalabama.edu.

Drag Queen Bingo
7:00 pm
Student Center Ballroom
We’re combining the popular bingo game with an amazing night in drag! If you love to win free prizes, then join JP and Spectrum for Drag Queen Bingo. Our local drag queens will put on a performance and entertain you as you’re winning free prizes! It's free to play!

Friday, August 19

Black Student Union Back to School Party
10:00 pm – 2:00 am
Student Center Ballroom
The Black Student Union is continuing the annual Back to School Party! This year it will be hosted in the Student Center Ballroom.

CEADR Ice Cream Social/Open House
2:00 pm - 5:00 p,
Educational Services Building
Come visit us at The Center for Educational Accessibility & Disability Resources! We are hosting an Ice Cream Social/Open House!

Saturday, August 20

Need to shop? Saturday Shuttle Service
Make sure to catch the Saturday Shuttle! USA will provide shuttles every Saturday to nearby Publix & Walmart stores.

Shuttle will leave the Fresh Food Company at 10am, 11am, 12pm, & 1pm with additional pick up spots at the Rec Center JagTran Stop & Central House on Stadium. The shuttle will drop off at Publix (University) first and then Walmart (Schillinger) before heading back to campus for the next pick up. The last shuttle will leave Walmart at 2pm and then stop for a final pick up at Publix before returning to campus. Shuttle runs every Saturday from August 20, 2022 - December 4, 2022.

Sunday, August 21

Battle of The Halls
6:00 pm
Intramural Fields
We are so excited to have you back on campus! Join Jaguar Productions, Housing, and Campus Recreation as we present Battle of The Halls. This is your opportunity to bring victory to your hall. Which Hall will come out on top? Come out for games, food, music, and more! You DO NOT want to miss this!

Monday, August 22

Snack and Chat for Transfers
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Academic Services Center 1410
This event is for all transfer students at South. Come have a snack and chat with a few transfer representatives on campus.

World Language Café
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Humanities 337
Meet students and faculty of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature. Have some coffee or tea and a donut and learn how to say "cream and sugar" in eleven languages!

Tuesday, August 23

Student Health Open House
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Student Health Center
Come by the Student Health Center for a tour of the facility and to meet the staff, including the medical director and psychiatrist. Free HIV/STI testing and counseling as well as linkage to PrEP will be offered through AIDs AL South. Also, learn about the services provided by Student Health, the Student Health Insurance Plan, and immunization requirements. Free t-shirts while supplies last.

Everest Challenge
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Climbing Wall at the Student Recreation Center
Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, is an appealing challenge for adventurers around the globe. The Outdoor Adventures staff would like to propose a much safer and less expensive way for you to climb Everest this year. By climbing the rock wall at the Student Rec Center to the top 324 times, you are climbing the 11,329 feet from base camp to the summit of Mount Everest! Make climbing Everest your challenge of the semester. Join us as we get a head start on the Everest Challenge and cheer each other on! New climbers are welcome, and we will provide you with all of the gear that you need. Prizes will be awarded to anyone who completes 25, 50, or 100 climbs towards their Everest Challenge during the event. Have you already completed the Everest Challenge? Don’t worry, we have a Second Everest specifically for you!

Workshop with Improv USA
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Humanities Lecture Hall 170
Have you ever wanted to try improvisational theatre? Do you ever miss playing pretend? Are you just bored during Week of Welcome and can’t decide on what activity to do next? Join Improv USA in their Week of Welcome workshop! Members will lead new students in short improvisational games. This is a great way to become familiar with the group before auditions the following week! Don’t miss out!

Open Mic Hosted by Catharsis of PowerLines Poetry
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Student Center Room 211
South Alabama Alum, Catharsis of PowerLines Poetry, will perform and host an open mic night for freshmen and transfer students at the University of South Alabama. If you like to express yourself or want to freestyle your feelings, this is the event for you! Come out and enjoy a night of spoken word with your fellow Jags. Hosted by the English department and the Stokes Center for Creative Writing. Pizza will be provided!

First Year Council (FYC) Open House
5:30 pm
Student Center Terrace
Freshmen and transfer students are invited to the FYC Open House to meet current FYC members and learn more about how to represent the first-year student voice on campus. Councilors will share details about the application process, reasons to apply, and the benefits they will gain from joining FYC! FYC applications are available through InvolveSouth and close August 26th at 11:59 pm.

Heart and Sole Running Club Run/Walk Event
6:00 pm
Moulton Bell Tower
Kick off the school year by joining the University of South Alabama’s Heart and Sole Running Club at the Moulton Bell Tower! Learn more about the club at our first meeting of the semester and join us for a run/walk afterwards. The practice route will start at the Moulton Bell Tower, continue around the JagFit Trail, and end back at the Moulton Bell Tower.

Baptist Campus Ministries Welcome Event
7:00 pm
Student Center Ballroom
BCM @ USA is hosting nationally known illusionist, mentalist and speaker Bryan Drake for a show in the Student Center Ballroom on Tuesday, 8/23 at 7pm. Bryan Drake offers a mesmerizing show that will get inside your head, entertain you and off an encouraging message to college students. The show is free, refreshments and door prizes will be given out and students will also be able to learn about local churches.

Wednesday, August 24

Jag Wear Wednesday
Show your South spirit and throw on your Jag Wear and red, white, and blue! Be sure to post you post your best look using #JagWearWednesday

Explore with Prehealth Advising!
9:00am - 11:00am
Academic Services Center, 111 Student Services Drive, Suite 1410
The Prehealth team wants to meet you! Stop by our office and grab a snack. Meet your pre-health advisors and ask any questions you have! We are located at the Academic Services Center, 111 Student Services Drive (beside the tennis courts). Can't wait to help you on your path!

Belonging Rocks! Paint Party
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
USA Student Center Front Courtyard
Welcome Jags! Join us for a Belonging Rocks! Paint Party.

On-Campus & Part-Time Job Fair
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Student Center Ballroom
We are excited to announce that representatives from USA departments and local area employers will be available to talk with students about on-campus and part-time job opportunities. Be sure to stop by to learn about the exciting possibilities available to all USA Jaguars.

Get On Board Day
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Student Center Lobbies
Get On Board Day is an opportunity for USA's 200+ student organizations to reach out to new and returning students, letting them know about each organization's purpose and goals, and promote membership. Organizations are able to reserve tables, set up displays, and recruit new members. Students may meet with club officers and members, ask questions, and learn about the many opportunities to get involved in student life at South.

Just What You Are Looking For: Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Humanities Breezeway
A midday snack (or lunch dessert) of Griddled Doughnuts w/ Ice Cream (yes, you do need to try it) for any student willing to answer 3 simple questions about the opportunities presented by a major in Sociology, Anthropology, or Social Work. In addition to the doughnuts, T-shirt prizes will be awarded while supplies last.

Paws Around the World
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Student Center RM 253
Learn about your opportunities for study abroad and hear from study abroad alumni and ambassadors! We will talk about different program options, scholarship opportunities and more! JagsAbroad Swag and snacks will be served.

Explore with Academic Advising!
2:30pm - 4:30pm Academic Services Center, 111 Student Services Drive
The Academic Advising & Transfer Services team wants to meet you! Stop by our office and create a button to show off your school spirit, grab a snack, get a free koozie and ask any questions you have! We are located at the Academic Services Center, 111 Student Services Drive (beside the tennis courts). Can't wait to help you explore!

Biomedical Sciences Meet and Greet
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Health Sciences Building (HAHN) 4th floor by the BMD student lounge
Come meet the Biomedical Sciences students and faculty, learn about student organizations, new course offerings, international travel, and research opportunities. There will be free food and door prizes, including 2 $20 VISA gift cards!

Spectrum Meet and Greet
5:00 pm
Student Center Room 205
Spectrum is a student run LGBTQA+ campus club that aims to provide community and programming for the LGBTQA+ campus community. Join us for our first annual meeting to meet members, learn how to be involved on campus, and learn about upcoming amazing events!

First Year Council (FYC) Open House
5:30 pm
Student Center Terrace
Freshmen and transfer students are invited to the FYC Open House to meet current FYC members and learn more about how to represent the first-year student voice on campus. Councilors will share details about the application process, reasons to apply, and the benefits they will gain from joining FYC! FYC applications are available through InvolveSouth and close August 26th at 11:59 pm.

Wellness Wednesday: First Night!
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Outdoor Pool Deck at the Student Recreation Center
Come join JagFit Wellness on our first Wellness Wednesday! Splash around in the outdoor pool, enjoy healthy snacks, and collect information on how to set yourself up for a S.M.A.R.T semester!

National Panhellenic Council Informationals
Student Center Ballroom
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) executive board and the Greek Life Office hosts an Informational Meeting during the first few weeks of both the fall and spring semesters. Students who are considering participating in an NPHC-affiliated Greek organization’s intake process must attend an informational meeting before attending any NPHC organization’s interest meeting.

Thursday, August 25

Study Abroad Open House
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meisler Hall 2300
Stop by the Study Abroad Office anytime between 9am-3pm! Meet and chat with our advisors and study abroad ambassadors to learn about your opportunities for study abroad.

Belonging Rocks! Paint Party
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
USA Student Center Front Courtyard
Welcome Jags! Join us for a Belonging Rocks! Paint Party.

Get On Board Day
Student Center Lobby
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Get On Board Day is an opportunity for USA's 200+ student organizations to reach out to new and returning students, letting them know about each organization's purpose and goals, and promote membership. Organizations are able to reserve tables, set up displays, and recruit new members. Students may meet with club officers and members, ask questions, and learn about the many opportunities to get involved in student life at South.

Pizza, Planners, and the Provost
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Student Center Ballroom
The division of Student Academic Success welcomes first year students! Bring your course syllabi and join us for planning and chatting about our success strategies for the semester with our success coaches and the Provost, the University's Chief Academic Officer. You will receive a FREE USA planner to use for the 2022-2023 school year and FREE pizza!

First Generation Mixer
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
USA Archaeology Museum, 6050 USA South Drive, Mobile, AL 36688
Student Academic Success, in partnership with the USA Archaeology Museum, invites all students who are the first in their families to complete a four-year degree to join the First Generation Mixer. At this event, you will have the opportunity to meet with fellow first generation faculty, staff, and students at South. We hope that you are able to attend to discuss your plan for success this fall semester.

Global USA International Welcome Reception
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mitchell Center Globe Lobby
New and returning international students, scholars, faculty and staff and guests are invited to the Global USA Fall 2022 Welcome Reception. A short program will begin at 4:15 pm, but everyone is encouraged to join us at any time during the reception. Refreshments will be served.

South Alabama Soccer
7:00 pm USA v. North Alabama
The Cage (SA Soccer Facility)
Join the Jaguar Soccer team as they host North Alabama at The Cage! Admission is free to all regular season home soccer matches. See you at The Cage to support your Jags!

Friday, August 26

Block Party
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moulton Tower and Alumni Plaza
Hey USA, it's time to PARTY! Join Jaguar Productions as we celebrate our annual Block Party featuring LIVE music, inflatables, free food, and more! We're celebrating the return of big events, big gatherings, and the USA community! Be sure to get there early to get the coveted Block Party T-Shirt. This is USA's party you don't want to miss!

Saturday, August 27

Second Year Experience Sophomore Retreat
9:00am - 1:00pm
Student Center
Come join the SYE Team and connect with other sophomore students at the first ever Sophomore Retreat! At the SYE Sophomore Retreat, attendees will engage in multiple sessions aimed at planning out their success at South as a second year student. Attendees will also have a chance to learn about all the helpful resources available with SYE and have a FREE LUNCH included!

South Alabama Soccer
7:00 pm USA v. McNeese State
The Cage (SA Soccer Facility)
Join the Jaguar Soccer team as they host McNeese State at The Cage! Admission is free to all regular season home soccer matches. See you at The Cage to support your Jags!

Need to shop? Saturday Shuttle Service
Make sure to catch the Saturday Shuttle! USA will provide shuttles every Saturday to nearby Publix & Walmart stores.

Shuttle will leave the Fresh Food Company at 10am, 11am, 12pm, & 1pm with additional pick up spots at the Rec Center JagTran Stop & Central House on Stadium. The shuttle will drop off at Publix (University) first and then Walmart (Schillinger) before heading back to campus for the next pick up. The last shuttle will leave Walmart at 2pm and then stop for a final pick up at Publix before returning to campus. Shuttle runs every Saturday from August 20, 2022 - December 4, 2022.

Sunday, August 28

Color Rush Dodgeball
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Intramural Fields
Let the paint fly! Students will dip, duck and dodge past dodgeballs covered in paint to survive and stay in this colorful game! Students are encouraged to wear white to the event. Come make a mess with us!

Wednesday, August 31

Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment Orientation
Interfraternity Council (IFC) Formal Recruitment Orientation is required for anyone interested in joining an IFC fraternity at The University of South Alabama. The orientation event is hosted by the IFC and Greek Life Office to give interested students information about the recruitment events, registration and the organizations on the campus. (Formal Recruitment Activities August 31 - September 2, September 6 - 9, and Draft Day September 10th)

Thursday, September 1

Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment Orientation
Interfraternity Council (IFC) Formal Recruitment Orientation is required for anyone interested in joining an IFC fraternity at The University of South Alabama. The orientation event is hosted by the IFC and Greek Life Office to give interested students information about the recruitment events, registration and the organizations on the campus.

Need to shop? Saturday Shuttle Service
Make sure to catch the Saturday Shuttle! USA will provide shuttles every Saturday to nearby Publix & Walmart stores.

Shuttle will leave the Fresh Food Company at 10am, 11am, 12pm, & 1pm with additional pick up spots at the Rec Center JagTran Stop & Central House on Stadium. The shuttle will drop off at Publix (University) first and then Walmart (Schillinger) before heading back to campus for the next pick up. The last shuttle will leave Walmart at 2pm and then stop for a final pick up at Publix before returning to campus. Shuttle runs every Saturday from August 20, 2022 - December 4, 2022.

Friday, September 2

NPHC Sidewalk Step Show
6:00 pm - 8:00pm
Student Center Amphitheatre
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), hosts an annual Sidewalk Step Show, to highlight the eight out of the nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities at the University of South Alabama. The NPHC Sidewalk Step Show showcases the “Divine Nine” fraternity and sorority organizations and gives students on campus a glimpse of what all the organizations are about and their historical importance and their origin.

Tuesday, September 6

IFC Formal Recruitment Activities (September 6 - September 9)

Saturday, September 10

IFC Draft Day
The Formal Recruitment process wraps up on the last day with the fraternities choosing and extending "bids" or invitations to join their organizations to the men participating in the recruitment process.