Trojan Daze 2018: Tropic Like It’s Hot!

The #TropicTrojans Photo Scavenger Hunt is on!! Get in on the action!

UA Little Rock Welcome WeekWelcome Week festivities for fall 2018 are quickly approaching! We have an exciting lineup of activities for our students starting on Thursday, Aug. 16 and ending on Saturday, Aug. 25.

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Thursday, August 16

Move-In • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Campus Living –  Students move into their respective Residence Halls.

Cooling Station • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Wesley Foundation –  Snow cones, water, gatorade, and a place to cool off while moving.

Floor Meetings • 7 – 8 p.m.  Campus Living – Students in the Residence Halls will meet with their RAs

Playfair • 8 – 10 p.m.  DSC Ledbetter Rooms – An evening of fun ice-breakers and activities to get students excited and geared up for the new year!


Friday, August 17

New Student Convocation • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • University Theater –  This ceremony will mark the beginning of the freshman class’ academic journey, providing them with the opportunity to assemble as the class of 2022.

Lunch, Org Fair, Pep Rally with Little Rock’s Teams • 11:30 a.m. • DSC Fitness Center – Grab a bite to eat, explore all of UA Little Rock’s organizations, and meet the Trojans during this event.

Bookstore VIP Event • 1 p.m. • Bookstore – Interested in seeing all the latest UA Little Rock fashions?  Stop by the Bookstore to see all the latest fashions, and buy your books too at the VIP Event.

Trojan Wars • 3:30 – 5 p.m. • DSC Ledbetter Hall –  An interactive sex education session that is not only informative, but a great time for students!  Have questions about sex?  Ask them here during this unfiltered event.

First Night of Worship • 6 p.m.  • Metro BCM –  Join the Baptist Campus Ministry for a fun night of food, worship and the After Party! Contact Adam Venters at aventers@absc.org

Movie Night: Oceans 8 • 8 – 10 p.m. • DSC Ledbetter Hall – Join us for a screening of the star-studded summer blockbuster, Oceans 8 – popcorn and drinks included!


Saturday, August 18*

#TropicTrojans Scavenger Hunt • 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. • Various Locations – Get to know your campus by following clues to various photo-op locations, share them with us on social media for a chance to win prizes! Click here for the clue sheet!

SASI Snow Cones  3 – 5 p.m. • DSC/Campus Drive – Stop by for an icy treat courtesy of the Student Affairs Success Initiatives (African American Female Initiative, African American Male Initiative, Hispanic/Latino Initiative)

Block Party: PaintU by GlowRage • 7 – 10 p.m. • Tennis Court –  Kick off the semester right with the biggest block party UA Little Rock has ever seen! Come out and enjoy music and fun!


Sunday, August 19

Christian Worship Service • 10 – 11 a.m. • DSC Mall –  Are you looking to join a church in the Little Rock area, but you don’t know where to go? Join Chi Alpha for a morning of worship!

Trojan Tailgate • 12 – 1 p.m. • Coleman Sports Complex-  Come out and support the soccer team, hangout with student organizations, and enjoy the delicious food trucks in preparation for the soccer game!

Soccer Game: UA Little Rock vs. University of Kentucky • 1 p.m. • Coleman Sports Complex-  Come out and support the soccer team! Go Trojans!

Diversity Workshop • 7 – 9 p.m. • DSC Ledbetter Hall – Join us in exploring the diversity of our UA Little Rock community.


Monday, August 20

Lost Tents • 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. • Various Locations – Stop by our tents to say hello and get a bottle of water. Lost? We can help you find your class and get you where you need to go!

T-shirt Exchange • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • DSC Mall – Bring your old t-shirts to campus and trade them for some brand new Trojan gear!

Chi Alpha Meet & Greet • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. • DSC Foyer – Chi Alpha pastors and student leaders want to meet YOU. Stop by their table to say hello!

A Good Day for a Fresh Start • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Trojan Cafe –Welcome back UA Little Rock! Come by and enjoy a live DJ, festive photobooth, games, and more! Haven’t signed up for a meal plan? No problem! We can sign you up here.

SASI Ice Cream Social • 3 – 5 p.m. • Leadership Lounge – Come enjoy ice cream with your Student Affairs Success Initiatives Staff.

College Trivia Game Show • 7 – 9 p.m.• SSC Auditorium – Play a game and win prizes, or come to watch and have a great time!

Chi Alpha Night • 7 – 9 p.m.• EIT Auditorium – Join Chi Alpha for a night of Christian worship and preaching.


Tuesday, August 21

Lost Tents • 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. • Various Locations – Stop by our tents to say hello and get a bottle of water. Lost? We can help you find your class and get you where you need to go!

Blackboard Student Orientation Hourly from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dickinson 101 – Need help with Blackboard? Let us show you the basics! The STaR Office will hold Blackboard Orientation sessions for students interested in training on how to log into the system, upload assignments, use the discussion forum, and take exams. There are no fees to attend, and you don’t need to bring your laptop or make an appointment. Just show up! Contact Sharonda Lipscomb or Markia Herron for more info.

T-shirt Exchange • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Various Locations – Bring your old t-shirts to campus and trade them for some brand new Trojan gear!

Escape Rooms  7 – 9 p.m. • DSC Meeting Rooms – Try to solve the puzzles and escape in time!

Chi Alpha Pancake Dinner  9 – 11 p.m. • Chi Alpha house (2913 Fair Park) – Who doesn’t like FREE pancakes for fourth meal? Walk over to the Chi Alpha house (across from lot 15) for yours!


Wednesday, August 22

Lost Tents • 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. • Various Locations – Stop by our tents to say hello and get a bottle of water. Lost? We can help you find your class and get you where you need to go!

Blackboard Student Orientation Hourly from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dickinson 101 – Need help with Blackboard? Let us show you the basics! The STaR Office will hold Blackboard Orientation sessions for students interested in training on how to log into the system, upload assignments, use the discussion forum, and take exams. There are no fees to attend, and you don’t need to bring your laptop or make an appointment. Just show up! Contact Sharonda Lipscomb or Markia Herron for more info.

T-shirt Exchange • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Various Locations – Bring your old t-shirts to campus and trade them for some brand new Trojan gear!

Wipeout & Battleship Night • 7 – 9 p.m. •  DSC Fitness Center – Want to play basketball?  What about dodgeball?  If that doesn’t interest you, our Wipeout course, based on the hit ABC television show sure will! Come out, grab a bite to eat, and see if you can complete the course without wiping out!


Thursday, August 23

Blackboard Student Orientation Hourly from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dickinson 101 – Need help with Blackboard? Let us show you the basics! The STaR Office will hold Blackboard Orientation sessions for students interested in training on how to log into the system, upload assignments, use the discussion forum, and take exams. There are no fees to attend, and you don’t need to bring your laptop or make an appointment. Just show up! Contact Sharonda Lipscomb or Markia Herron for more info.

RSO Fair  11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • DSC Mall – Want to get involved? Stop by to see the many Registered Student Organizations that UA Little Rock has to offer and get plugged in with just the right groups for you!

University Program Council Meeting • 5 – 6 p.m.  DSC Meeting Room D – Want a say in the awesome events going on this year? Like event planning? Just enjoy having fun? Join UPC at their first meeting of the semester to meet the members and play a rousing game of “Box of Lies” as seen on Jimmy Fallon!

Meet the Greeks • 7 – 9 p.m.  Dickinson 100 –  Members of UA Little Rock’s Fraternities and Sororities include some of the top student leaders on campus. Come preview our Fraternity and Sorority Community and find out how you can Go Greek!

Life-Sized Games by the Wesley Foundation • 7 – 9 p.m. • Trojan Lawn –  Fun life-sized games on the Trojan Lawn or the Wesley Foundation building in case of rain. Contact ualrwesley@gmail.com for more info.


Friday, August 24

Communication Skill Center Kick-off • 8 a.m – 12 p.m. • Speech 201 –  The Communication Skill Center will be hosting a kick-off event to celebrate the beginning of the school year. We will be having music, popcorn, and door prizes for all who join us!!! Contact Dr April Chatham-Carpenter for more information.

Reach 13,000 Dodgeball Tournament •  3 – 6:30 p.m. • DSC Fitness Center –  CLC hosts the Reach 13,000 Dodgeball Tournament.  Always popular with students, come out and play or watch the games. This year is sure to a blast! Register a team here! If you have any questions, please email Amber Wolf at anwolf@ualr.edu.


Saturday, August 25

Student Leadership Retreat •  8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. • Winthrop Rockefeller Institute –  Advance your leadership skills by attending this one day interactive workshop. Advance registration required, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!


*  If you are a member of EIT, CLC, or Donaghey Scholars, you may have additional programs, please contact your program coordinator for more details.