Fall 2020 Welcome Week

WESTERN ADVENTURES!  

Welcome to the Mustang Family! Join us for a week full of events and activities. Below is details on each event happening during Welcome Week. 

For more information email Student Life & Housing Coordinator, Alex Nelson at anelson@westernwyoming.edu

JOIN US FOR ORIENTATION!

Western has two different options for Orientation this year. Students need to attend only one of the events below.

MUSTANG ORIENTATION

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21ST

  • TIME: 9 AM – 1 PM
  • LOCATION: Enter in main doors.

Ready to kick-off the Fall 2020 Semester and win great prizes?!

You can attend Mustang Orientation anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to walk the orientation trail to learn about all the services Western provides to students. Attend for a chance to win awesome prizes!

OR

WESTERN VIRTUAL ORIENTATION

LOCATION: Wherever you have WiFi!

Learn what Western has to offer from the comfort of your couch!

View this virtual orientation before school starts to learn about all the services Western provides to students. Learn how to be entered into win prizes when watching the video! 

  • Watch the Western Virtual Orientation here. AVAILABLE AUGUST 17TH.
  • Face coverings required.
  • No groups larger than 3 students. 
  • At check-in (by the main doors) you will receive detailed instructions of route.
  • Please apply hand sanitizer at check-in and around campus. 
  • Please maintain a distance of six feet from other students and staff. 

We encourage you to join us if you can. If you do not feel comfortable or it does not fit into your schedule you do not have to attend. However, please make sure to view Western Virtual orientation here. 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21ST

MUSTANG COOKOUT 

TIME: 12 PM – 2 PM  

LOCATION: Grass area by resident halls 

Join us for a FREE lunch! Don't live in the resident halls? No worries, all students are invited! 

  • Face coverings required.
  • Please apply hand sanitizer at arrival. 
  • Meals will be prepacked for each student. 
  • Please maintain a distance of six feet from other students and staff. 
  • Please keep chairs and tables where they are located to help maintain a distance of six feet. 

 

BANDANAS & BOOTS FEST  

TIME: 7 PM – 10 PM  

LOCATION: Grass area by resident halls  

Join us for yard games, music, and more! Wear your favorite pair of boots and receive a bandana upon arrival. Don't live in the resident halls? No worries, all students are invited! 

  • Face coverings required.
  • Please apply hand sanitizer at arrival.  
  • Please maintain a distance of six feet from other students and staff. 
  • Please keep chairs, tables, and yard games where they are located to help maintain a distance of six feet. 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22ND  

WESTERN UNDER THE STARS 

TIME: 7 PM – 10 PM  

LOCATION: WESTERN COMMONS 

Join us for outdoor activities, s’mores, and more!  Learn about all of the outdoor classes offered to Western students. 

  • Face coverings required.
  • Please apply hand sanitizer at arrival.  
  • Please maintain a distance of six feet from other students and staff. 
  • Please keep chairs, tables, and yard games where they are located to help maintain a distance of six feet. 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23RD  

CORRAL YOUR CLASSES  

TIME: 3 PM – 5 PM  

LOCATION: Enter in main doors 

Find your classes before school begins and get a chance to win some awesome prizes!  

  • Face coverings required.
  • No groups larger than 3 students. 
  • Please make sure to check-in (by the main doors).
  • Please apply hand sanitizer at check-in and around campus. 
  • Please maintain a distance of six feet from other students and staff. 

MONDAY, AUGUST 24TH  

EXTREME MUSIC BINGO: WILD WILD WEST EDITION  

TIME: 7 PM –9 PM  

LOCATION:  WESTERN COMMONS  

Players will listen to a music clip, guess the song title and then find it on their Music Bingo cards. Join us for a night full of good music and great prizes!  

  • Face coverings required.
  • Please apply hand sanitizer at arrival. 
  • Please maintain a distance of six feet from other students and staff. 
  • Please keep chairs and tables where they are located to help maintain a distance of six feet. 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25TH  

ESCAPE ROOM 307 

TIME: 12 PM – 8 PM  

LOCATION: Go through T-Rex doors, trailer will be parked right outside.  

Click here to sign up your group of 4 Western students to find your way out! 

  • Face coverings required.
  • No groups larger than 4 students. 
  • Please make sure to sign up for a time. Only groups who have signed up will be permitted.
  • Please apply hand sanitizer at check-in.
  • Please maintain a distance of six feet from other students and staff while waiting for your groups turn. 


 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26TH  

MUSTANG VIRTUAL TRIVIA  

TIME: 8 PM – 9 PM  

LOCATION: Wherever you have WiFi 

Top three students will win prizes! Click here to join! LINK AVAILABLE AUGUST 24TH. 

  • No requirements because it is VIRTUAL. 
  • If you are playing with friends please make sure to wear a face covering and keep a distance of six feet.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27TH  

CIRCLE THE WAGONS DRIVE-IN MOVIE 

TIME: 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM  

LOCATION: West Parking Lot (Behind Windriver) 

MOVIE: Onward

Join us for a family friendly night of viewing Disney’s Onward in the comfort of your car! Every vehicle needs to show one Western Student I.D. to enter event. Mustang Athletics will be selling concessions 

  • Please stay in or immediately outside of your vehicle. 
  • Please maintain a distance of six feet from other students and staff.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28TH  

CANADIAN TUXEDOS & MOONLIGHT FEST 

TIME: 7 PM – 10 PM  

LOCATION: Grass area by resident halls  

Join us for yard games, music, and more! Wear your interpretation of a Canadian tuxedo and receive a small prize upon arrival. Don't live in the resident halls? No worries, all students are invited! 

  • Face coverings required.
  • Please apply hand sanitizer at arrival.  
  • Please maintain a distance of six feet from other students and staff. 
  • Please keep chairs, tables, and yard games where they are located to help maintain a distance of six feet. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH  

WESTERN WELLNESS  

TIME: 9 AM – 1 PM  

LOCATION: Western Commons  

Join us for a full day of body and mind wellness including yoga, 5k walk, and bullet journaling. Check back for an updated schedule for the event. 

  • Face coverings required.
  • Please make sure to check-in at the table by the stage area in Western Commons. 
  • Please apply hand sanitizer at check-in.
  • Please maintain a distance of six feet from other students and staff. 
  • Please keep chairs, tables, and equipment where they are located to help maintain a distance of six feet. 

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