There’s something for everyone during the College of Charleston’s Weeks of Welcome (WOW). Taking place Aug. 17, 2019, through Sept. 28, 2019, WOW packs in nearly six weeks of events aimed at getting students involved on campus.

WOW, which is produced by the Office of Student Life, kicks off on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. in TD Arena with First Night Charleston, where students can receive a Class of 2023 T-shirt, learn about CofC traditions, participate in the world’s largest icebreaker and then watch a screening of Godzilla. Other events include exploring various locations around Charleston, a street festival and block party, and much more!

We’ve highlighted a few of the first week’s activities here, but for a full listing of of WOW events, visit the Weeks of Welcome website.

Saturday, Aug. 17
First Night Charleston
7 p.m. to midnight | TD Arena
Movie night featuring Godzilla 8:45 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 18
Explore Charleston Day
1-6 p.m. | Varies
Trips to explore your new home: aquarium, Folly Beach, kayaking, The Alley, movies and shopping
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Monday, Aug. 19
Maroon Mayhem
3-7 p.m. | Cistern Yard, Stern Center, Stern Gardens, George Street and College Way
Free food, giveaways, Maroon Monday shirts, and more!

Tuesday, Aug. 20
Sports & Social
7 p.m.| Silcox Gym
Indoor soccer night and pizza

Thursday, Aug. 22
Doggy Night With Cougar Counseling Team
4-7 p.m.|RSS 319
Meet therapy dogs and learn about CCT

Thursday, Aug. 22
College of Charleston Night at the RiverDogs Stadium
Shuttles depart Stern Center at 6:30 p.m.
Cheer on the Charleston RiverDogs and enjoy CofC spirit night

Friday, Aug. 23
Opening Reception: Over There and Here Is Me and Me and Linked
6:30-8:30 p.m. | Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Join your fellow students, the artists, and the art-loving Charleston community to celebrate the opening of two exhibitions at your campus community art museum.

Saturday, Aug. 24
Involvement Fair
noon-2 p.m. | Cistern Yard
Come meet with representatives from over 200 student organizations and community partners and get involved on campus! Check out for a head start.

Featured image: Students attend a 2018 concert in Cistern Yard as part of a WOW event.