Ranger Welcome Weekend

Student Schedule

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Wednesday, August 16

8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Field House Loop
*Residential Students Only

Residence Hall Move-In*

It's time to get settled into your new home! Our welcome crew will be ready and waiting to help you get checked in and unload your gear into your residence hall.

3 - 4 p.m.

Your residence Hall
*Residential Students Only

Residence Hall Meetings*

Meet your Community Development Assistant (CDA) and learn the ins and outs of residence hall living.

4 - 5 p.m.

Student Center Patio

Commuter Check-In

Welcome commuter students! Visit the info tent to check in and get all the information you need for the weekend's events.

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Boettcher Commons Tent

Welcome BBQ

Fire up your appetite for our sizzling BBQ bash.

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Field House

University Welcome

Join us for a formal kick-off to start Ranger Welcome Weekend, with a warm welcome from university leadership and Regi the Ranger.

8 - 10 p.m.

Student Center

Game Night

We’re transitioning Walker’s Pub into Game Central! Come hang out for Dance Dance Revolution, pop-a-shot, shuffle board, bubble hockey and more! Make your own Regis license plate and walk away with some Henna tattoo art!

Thursday, August 17

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Student Center Café


9 - 10:15 a.m.

Turf Field


The ultimate icebreaker. Join your fellow Rangers, the CDA staff and SOAR leaders to start the day with a high-energy, fun-filled way to start the day. Meet in the Quad at 8:45 a.m. to head over.

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

RCC200 Classrooms

SOAR Small Group Meeting #1

Meet with your small group, start building relationships and get to know your new home.

12 - 1 p.m.

Student Center Café


1 - 1:30 p.m.


1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

St. John Francis Regis Chapel

Reflection with the Office of the First Year Experience (FYE)

Get introduced to FYE staff who will walk with you through your first year at Regis, and reflect on your SOAR experiences so far.

2:30 - 4 p.m.

Boettcher Commons Tent

Resource Fair

Students, parents and families are invited to explore all that our campus has to offer. Get connected to clubs, programs, campus jobs and more!

3:45 p.m.

Library Steps

Class Photo

At the beginning of every year, incoming students gather for one massive group photo. Once graduation comes around, looking back on how far you've come is something special.

4:15 - 5 p.m.

Fortune Plaza


Blessing and Sending

A time to give thanks and bless this new endeavor.

5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

Field House


We come together to officially welcome you - our newest members of the Regis community - and give you an opportunity to officially sign your names into our community ledger.

6:15 - 7 p.m.

Fortune Plaza

Unity in Diversity Reception

Students and families are welcome to join this special annual reception. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.

6:15 - 8 p.m.

Location of your choice
*On-campus Option Available

Dinner in Denver*

Feel free to venture into Denver and check out one of our fabulous local restaurants. The Student Center Café will also be open if you prefer to dine on campus. 

9 p.m.

Student Center


Relax after a long day and play some bingo with new friends and win prizes! There will be Broncos tickets to win!

*Note: Parent/family programming concludes at the end of the day on Thursday. Friday, Saturday and Sunday programming is for students only.

Friday, August 18

7:30 - 8:30 am.

Student Center Café



8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Boettcher Commons Tent

World Café

World Café is a powerful session for engaging in conversations that matter. Connect with your fellow Rangers to start the day inspired.

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Various Locations

Transformative Education Excursions

Each RCC instructor has something unique planned for the day. Join your RCC classmates for an exciting adventure!

3 - 5 p.m.

Boettcher Commons

Quad Activities

Decompress after an exciting day. Enjoy some Kona Ice, join in on a game of Spikeball or volleyball, or enjoy the fresh air!

5 - 7:30 p.m.

Student Center Café


Eat dinner with the new friends you've made so far.

8:30 p.m.

Boettcher Commons

Outdoor Movie: In the Heights

Get cozy on the quad with a movie screening under the stars. Feel free to bring a blanket if you have one! Movie snacks provided.

Saturday, August 19

8:30 - 10 a.m.

Student Center Café


10 - 10:45 a.m.

Various Locations

SOAR Group Meeting

Meet with your SOAR group before kicking off the day's events. (As per your SOAR group leader.)

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Group A - Boettcher Commons Tent

Group B - Mountain View Room

The Regis Way: Session 1

This session covers everything it means to be a Regis Ranger, from engaging with social justice, inclusion and diversity to relationships, respect and consent.

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Student Center Café



1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Group A - Mountain View Room

Group B - Boettcher Commons Tent


The Regis Way: Session 2

This session covers everything it means to be a Regis Ranger, from engaging with social justice, inclusion and diversity to relationships, respect and consent.

3:15 - 4 p.m.


4-5 p.m.

St. John Francis Regis Chapel

The Journey

Join Regis University President Salvador Aceves, Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Barbara Wilcots, and RUSGA President Madelaine Johnson for a conversation about the college experience, discovering our purpose, and life’s turning points.

5 - 6:15 p.m.

Student Center Café


6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Various Locations

SOAR Group Reflections

Meet back up with your SOAR group for one final time to reflect on your SOAR experience.

7:30 - 10 p.m.

Field House
Parking Lot #7

Pep Rally, Bonfire and Food Trucks

Show your Ranger pride and get pumped up for the new year. End the night with our annual start-of-the-year bonfire with food trucks, dancing and a night to remember.

Sunday, August 20

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Student Center Café



10 a.m.

St. John Francis Regis Chapel

Sunday Mass (optional)

Join the Regis community for Sunday Mass.

2 - 5 p.m.

Boettcher Commons

Quad Activities

Enjoy a chill afternoon on the quad.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

2nd Floor Student Center

Open Table (optional)

Join Open Table, a reflective and conversational prayer service dedicated to exploring spirituality, wellness and justice in an inclusive and supportive environment.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

St. John Francis Regis Chapel

Sunday Mass (optional)

Join the Regis community and University Ministry Team for a student mass.

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Fortune Plaza

Sunday Supper (optional)

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Field House

All Hall Meeting (Mandatory for DeSmet Residents)

Meet Residence Hall staff, campus safety and grab some snacks!

8:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Walker's Pub

The Mentalist: Craig Karges

Craig Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology - tables float, minds are read, metal bends and your imagination is challenged! Brought to you by the Regis Programming Board.