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Welcome Weekend

At Jaguar Journey Welcome Weekend, new first-year students will be introduced to campus life at UHV. The weekend is packed with activities that will help you acclimate to campus, acquire important information about services designed to help you succeed and help get acquainted with the City of Victoria. Jaguar Journey will be your best chance to meet other incoming students and learn what it means to be a Jaguar. Don’t miss it!

Jaguar Journey is held in Victoria the weekend before classes begin for the fall semester and is required for all first-year students as part of their UNIV course. Transfer students will have other opportunities such as our ROAR Transfer Orientation to engage in, but are also welcome to participate in Jaguar Journey if they desire. Incoming first-year students are automatically registered for Jaguar Journey. If transfer students are interested in participating, they should contact the Orientation Office to register.

Jaguar Journey will be held in person this year. Most activities throughout the weekend will be held in person, while some will take place virtually online. Incoming first-year students will be emailed participation instructions for Jaguar Journey in advance, in addition to having them provided during the housing move-in process.

What to Expect

Jaguar Journey: August 2024

Jaguar Journey Welcome Weekend will be held in person this year. Most activities throughout the weekend will be held in person, while some will take place virtually online. Incoming first-year students will be emailed participation instructions for Jaguar Journey in advance, in addition to them being provided during the housing move-in process. 

Friday

Friday

August 25

Saturday

Saturday

August 26

Sunday

Sunday

August 27

Friday

You will meet your Orientation Leaders, as well as other incoming first-year students in your group. You will also meet our university’s mascot, jaX the Jaguar. You’ll begin to create new relationships with your fellow classmates through activities like group time. You’ll also be provided with a variety of tools needed to be successful academically and socially at UHV. Additionally, you will attend engaging presentations on campus technology, relationships, and personal wellness. Later that afternoon, alongside your group, you will get to participate in a Campus Scavenger Hunt and get to know UHV better. Friday will be a day you do not want to miss!

Saturday

You will continue to build upon and create relationships with your classmates through different activities. This is a day that you’ll have the opportunity to do a walk-through of your class schedule, and be able to ask your Orientation Leaders questions that will help you prepare for week one of class. Guided walking tours and Campus Tag will occur throughout the day. You will even receive tips and tricks on being successful in college from upperclassmen. Orientation Leaders, faculty, and staff members will be present to facilitate conversations around these topics. An annual tradition, Casino Night, will take place in the evening in which you will compete for fantastic prizes! To end the night, you will attend a live stand-up comedy show.

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Sunday

We wrap up Jaguar Journey with a variety of competitions between groups, as well as informational sessions on how to get involved and be successful at UHV. You will be introduced to vital campus tools such as JagSync, and get to meet student leaders from the Jaguar Activities Board, Multicultural Advisory Council, and Student Government Association. After a jam-packed three days, it will be time to celebrate your accomplishments of becoming a Jaguar. Our Jaguar Journey closing ceremony is certainly a moment to remember, as you will have officially transitioned into UHV and become a part of the Jaguar family.

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Register for orientation.