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Welcome Week

Events and Activities

Welcome Week brings many free events and activities for new and returning Fresno State students throughout the first week of classes!

 

Monday, August 23

WELCOME STATIONS
8 to 10 a.m.  •  Speaker's Platform, Maple Mall, North Gym, McKee Fisk (map coming soon!)
Friendly volunteers will help navigate campus and answer your questions– just look for the Student Involvement tents!


LIVE DJ IN THE PIT
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  •  The Pit (USU South Patio)
Stop by the USU midday to enjoy your lunch and enjoy live music provided by DJ Kay Rich!


MEET YOUR MASCOT
12 to 1 p.m.  •  Kennel Bookstore
Visit with our furry, fun-loving live mascot Victor E. BulldogShare your Welcome Week photo with Victor E. on Instagram and tag @victorebulldog from a public account by Friday, August 27 at noon for a chance to win a mascot swag bag!


SUNSET PICNIC
7 to 9 p.m.  •  Playfield (Lawn next to South Gym)
Bring your blanket and enjoy food trucks, prizes and music by local band The Morning Drive! Special guests may make appearances, including President Jiménez-Sandoval!

Tuesday, August 24

WELCOME STATIONS
8 to 10 a.m.  •  Speaker's Platform, Maple Mall, North Gym, McKee Fisk (map coming soon!)
Friendly volunteers will help navigate campus and answer your questions– just look for the Student Involvement tents!


BULLDOG BREAKFAST
8 to 10 a.m.  •  Memorial Gardens (Lawn in front of Kennel Bookstore)
Enjoy free breakfast burritos, drinks from the Dutch Bros truck, giveaways and more while supplies last!


LIVE DJ IN THE PIT
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  •  The Pit (USU South Patio)
Stop by the USU midday to enjoy your lunch and enjoy live music provided by DJ Burns!


MEET YOUR MASCOT
12 to 1 p.m.  •  Bulldog Zone (USU Lower Level)
Visit with our furry, fun-loving live mascot Victor E. Bulldog! Share your Welcome Week photo with Victor E. on Instagram and tag @victorebulldog from a public account by Friday, August 27 at noon for a chance to win a mascot swag bag!


INTRAMURALS OPEN HOUSE – ESPORTS NIGHT
6 to 9 p.m.  •  Bark Park (Student Recreation Center, Second Floor)
Enjoy friendly esports and console gaming competitions with your fellow students!

Wednesday, August 25

LIVE DJ IN THE PIT
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  •  The Pit (USU South Patio)
Stop by the USU midday to enjoy your lunch and enjoy live music provided by DJ Kay Rich!


ASI VIRTUAL TOWN HALL*
2 to 3 p.m.  •  Zoom
Submit your questions or just listen in as University leadership responds to students' questions about the fall semester!


IN THE HEIGHTS – OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREENING
8 p.m.  •  Playfield (Lawn next to South Gym)
From the creator of Hamilton, comes the film adaptation of this play about a New York bodega owner who sings about a better life. (Rated PG-13)

 

Thursday, August 26

WELCOME BULLDOG VETERANS
9 to 10:30 a.m.  •  Veterans Resource Center - UC101
Stop by the USU midday to enjoy your lunch and enjoy live music provided by DJ Burns!

LIVE DJ IN THE PIT
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  •  The Pit (USU South Patio)
Stop by the USU midday to enjoy your lunch and enjoy live music provided by DJ Burns!


MEET YOUR MASCOT
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  •  Bulldog Zone (USU Lower Level)
Visit with our furry, fun-loving live mascot Victor E. Bulldog! Share your Welcome Week photo with Victor E. on Instagram and tag @victorebulldog from a public account by Friday, August 27 at noon for a chance to win a mascot swag bag!


FRESNO STATE NIGHT AT CAMPUS POINTE*
7 to 10 p.m.  •  The Square at Campus Pointe
You can't miss this– laser tag, roller skating, trackless train, airbrush and henna tattoos, music, student discounts will be featured as OCSL takes over Campus Pointe! (Face coverings and social distancing are required.)

Friday, August 27

MEET YOUR MASCOT
Please note this event has been canceled!


POWDER PARADISE PARTY*
8 to 10 p.m.  •  Lawn in front of the Satellite Student Union
Wear white for best results during this colorful powder paint dance party featuring music by DJ Kay Rich! (No bags permitted and face coverings are required.)

Saturday, August 28

RUN TO VICTORY
9 a.m. •  Bulldog Stadium
Exclusive tradition for incoming Fresno State students to get free tickets, food at an ASI tailgate and get to run across the football field right before the first home game in front of thousands of fans!

  • If you are an incoming student from fall 2020 to fall 2021, check your student email for information on how to participate!
  • If are a student and would like a student ticket to the game, visit the USU Information Center. Student and student guest tickets are $15 with your Bulldog Card.

Activities in red are exclusive to Fresno State students. Bulldog Card (Fresno State ID) must be presented for entry.

Activities in blue are for Fresno State students and employees. Bulldog Card must be presented for entry.

  • Please confirm with Traffic Operations whether paid parking is enforced during an event.
  • Before arriving to campus, please complete your mandatory daily health screening.
  • For indoor events, face coverings are required and social distancing is encouraged (especially if food is being consumed without a mask).
  • For outdoor events, face coverings are not required; however, they are highly encouraged if social distancing is not feasible.

 

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