Student Success Programs

Weeks of Welcome

What is Weeks of Welcome at IUPUI?

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) is a standing tradition at IUPUI.  WOW is a campus-wide series of events designed to welcome new first year, transfer, and returning students to IUPUI. The calendar of events spans the first 3 weeks of the fall semester. Coordinated by the Office of Educational Partnerships and Student Success, support and programming for WOW includes, student organizations, offices and departments from across campus, and the Division of Student Affairs.  WOW provides a variety of program options for students to participate including educational activities, service learning opportunities, leadership development, diversity programming, and social events. The types of events range from information fairs to artistic productions.  WOW is a way for students to engage with peers, as well as learn about the IUPUI and Indianapolis communities. Since its beginning in 2003, there have been several programs that have remained consistent each year; the New Student Welcome, the Diversity Program, a Service Project, the Ice Cream Social and the Involvement Expo.  This past year in 2016, there were 30+ events and programs.  We had record attendance at events reaching over 10,000 students, faculty and staff. We look forward to continuing this engagement on campus in 2016. 

If you are interested in making a donation of food or additional items for events in 2017 we are currently accepting offers.  Please contact us at or 317-274-3699.

2016 Weeks of Welcome Sponsors

Campus Center and Student Experiences

Campus Recreation

Division of Student Affairs

Health and Wellness Promotion

Office of Educational Partnerships and Student Success

Housing and Residence Life

Auxillary Services

JagTag Campus Card Services

Parent and Family Programs

Barnes and Noble

IU Communications

IUPUI Athletics


Office of Admissions

Office of Transfer Student Services

University Information Technology Services

Multicultural Center

Office of Student Involvement

Study Abroad Office

Office of Student Employment

Undergraduate Student Government

Graduate and Professional Student Government

Student Activities Programming Board

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Office of the Bursar

Community Service and Civic Engagement

Click here for the full weeks of welcome schedule

For questions or additional information, contact us at or 317-274-3699.