Welcome Week 2024

get ready for welcome week
presented by Newman Hall spark!


We can't wait to welcome you home to Newman Hall!


We are so excited that we do our Move In before anyone else on campus. And that means that we get to enjoy several more days of fun and feeling at home on campus than any other student housing at the University of Illinois!


Welcome Week at Newman Hall begins Saturday, August 17.


Each year, Newman Hall SPARK! presents an amazing lineup of events, tours, and programs to help welcome you home, meet new friends, get to know campus, and get ready for a fantastic year ahead! There are dozens of events, with something for absolutely everyone from games and competitions to arts, socials, and bonfires.


Each day during Welcome Week you’ll find great events all day long like:

  • Campus and downtown tours, and a chance to walk your class schedule so you'll know where to go on the first day of classes
  • Fantastic social events like the GLOW Party and Mocktails Under the Lights,
  • Sand Volleyball, Pickle Ball, Soccer, Basketball, Climbing and more,
  • Floor dinners and contests to get to know your RA and floormates,
  • Nightly Speed-Friending events, bonfires, and game and movie nights
  • Hall-wide tournaments, games, and competitions like the North vs. South CTF and the Newman Olympics


Catch a little glimpse of Welcome Week 2023 on our Instagram Highlight.


Stay tuned for the full Welcome Week schedule, available in April!


Save the date:
Mark your calendar for Move In Saturday, August 17, 2024