University of Southern Indiana

Welcome Week

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USI Welcome Week 2021 - Coming Soon

Welcome Week Leader Application and Position Information

*Events and dates are subject to change and this is not an exhaustive list

*Students, please bring Student ID to all events, and face coverings are required at all events. 

2020 Welcome Week Program Schedule (Issuu)

2020 Welcome Week Program Schedule (.pdf)

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Virtual and All Week Programs

On-Campus Housing Move In | Monday, August 17 - Thursday, August 20 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Residential students will sign up online for a 45-minute move in time slot for unloading and moving vehicles. Residential students will receive more information from Housing and Residence Life later this summer.
  • Residential students will receive their USI face covering at Move In check-in.
  • Living Learning Communities (LLC) students are encouraged to move in on Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18 to allow for LLC orientation and activities. Click here for more LLC Program information.
  • For more information visit, Housing's Fall 2020 Move In website

Welcome Week Check-In Fair | Monday, August 17 - Thursday, August 20 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • All new students are invited to attend this fair to prepare for the fall semester. Campus departments will be available to handle University business as you prepare for the fall.
    • Commuter students, when you arrive at campus, please park in Parking Lot C, which is by the Screaming Eagles Arena (the building with glass and the eagle design). You can skip the Housing Move In car line in the left lane.
  • Commuter students may also check in on Friday, August 21-Sunday, August 23 at the University Center West Information Desk.
    • Friday, August 21 from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Welcome Week Check-in Fair Guide (PDF)

Face Coverings

  • Face coverings are required on campus.
  • Residential students will receive their USI face covering at Housing Move In check-in.
  • Commuter students will receive their USI face covering at Welcome Week Check-In or they can pick up a face covering from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday or Tuesday, August 23-24, at one of the five welcome tents located around campus.

Eagle Access Card (Student ID)

  • All new students receive a USI Student ID. This card is used for meal plans, Munch Money, Flex Money, and more.
  • Students need to bring a government-issued ID to get their Student ID.
  • Residential students can get their ID during the Welcome Week Check-In Fair following Move In from Monday, August 17 - Thursday, August 20.
  • Commuter Students 
    • If you live locally, you may come to campus over the summer and get your ID. The ID office is open Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. this summer. The office is located on the lower level of UC West (near Chick-fil-A).
    • The ID Office will be set up in University Center East Room 2220 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, August 17 thru Thursday, August 20 during the Welcome Week Check-In Fair to handle larger numbers of students. These are new student move-in dates, but we encourage commuter students to also come out.
    • The ID Office will also be open the following hours before classes begin:
      • Friday, August 21 from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
      • Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • For more information visit:

Find Your Class

  • Don’t be late to your first college class! AMIGOs will assist you in finding classrooms for your fall semester classes.
    • Tuesday, August 18 | 8 am - 4:30 pm | UC West Info Desk
    • Wednesday, August 19 | 8 am - 4:30 pm | UC West Info Desk
    • Thursday, August 20 | 8 am - 4:30 pm | UC West Info Desk
    • Friday, August 21 | 1:30 - 4:30 pm | Quad
    • Sunday, August 23 | 1 - 5 pm | Quad

Commuter and Transfer Student Community Meetings

  • Commuter and transfer students will have their community meetings virtually to meet other new students and learn about USI programs and services. If you are a commuter and transfer student, you can attend either a commuter or transfer meeting. More information will be emailed regarding meetings. The Zoom link for all meetings is:
    • Saturday, August 15 | 11 am – 12 pm | Transfer
    • Monday, August 17 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm | Transfer
    • Tuesday, August 18 | 6:30 - 7:30 | Commuter
    • Wednesday, August 19 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm | Commuter
    • Thursday, August 20 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm | Commuter
    • Saturday, August 22 | 11 am - 12 pm | Commuter

Evening Entertainment

  • Residential students are invited to participate in evening activities after they move in from Monday through Thursday evening.
  • All new students are invited to attend the Welcome Bash and Eagle Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday nights in the University Center and virtually.

Virtual Cultural Diversity Welcome Reception | Thursday, August 20 | 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Virtual Cultural Diversity Welcome Reception

Convocation, College Meetings and Lunch | Friday, August 21 | 10:30 am

  • Participate in Convocation, the official welcome and induction to USI for all new students. Then meet with your college, have lunch and learn how to get involved in your major.

Click here for room locations. 

Eagle Experience: Virtual Program | Saturday, August 22

  • Get a jump-start on your college experience! Freshmen are required to participate in Eagle Experience. This will be a virtual panel discussion presented on the Saturday prior to classes. We will discuss campus values and expectations during a pandemic. Please click here for more information.
  • Transfer students are encouraged to attend all events including the Eagle Experience activities but do not need to attend Eagle Experience: Virtual Program.

USI Dining Meal Times, Meal Plans and Munch Money

  • Student meal plans start the week of Monday, August 17 for the fall semester. Students will be able to access food vendors once they arrive on campus. Munch Money will be available as well.
  • Meals in The Loft require a meal plan, Munch Money,  or credit/debit cards to purchase food. Other food vendors require the use Munch Money or credit/debit cards.
    • The Loft Dining Hours:
      • Monday, August 17-August 21
        • Breakfast: 7-10 a.m.
        • Lunch: 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
        • Dinner: 4:30-7 p.m.
        • Friday, August 21 lunch will be provided as part of Welcome Week and The Loft will be closed during this time.
      • Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23
        • Open: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 
    • Visit for the complete list of Food Service locations and hours.
    • Starbucks is by Grubhub only. Please download the app at 
  • Deadline to change a meal plan is midnight Sunday, August 23 in writing by emailing from your USI account with your student ID number:

USI Campus Store Hours

  • Welcome Week Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday, August 17-21 | 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday, August 22-23 | Noon- 4 p.m.
    • Monday-Thursday, August 24-27 | 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
    • Friday, August 28 | 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Fall Hours Beginning August 29
    • Monday-Thursday | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Friday | 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday | Closed

Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center

  • Welcome Week Hours
    • Monday-Thursday, August 17-20 | 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    • Friday, August 21 | 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 22 | 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    • Sunday, August 23 | 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    • Climbing Center (Monday-Friday): 4 - 8:45 p.m.
  • Fall Hours Beginning August 24
    • Monday - Friday | 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    • Saturday | 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    • Sunday | 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Student Program Updates 

  • Class of 2024 Mosaic | Pictures due Monday, August 24 | We are asking all new students to submit a picture of themselves to be included in the Class of 2024 mosaic photo.
  • Please monitor your USI email and stay up-to-date at

Welcome Week Brochure


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