Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium, 450 S. Josslyn St., Oshkosh.
UW Oshkosh students are encouraged to get involved with campus events and activities early in the academic year, said Jennie Hartzheim, UW Oshkosh coordinator of new student and family programs.
“Student engagement, a sense of belonging and connection with peers, faculty and staff, are part of the formula for student success,” Hartzheim said.
For the first home football game of the season, new students are invited to storm the field and create a human tunnel to welcome the Titans football team to the home opener. The first 350 new students will receive a free Titans Takeover t-shirt and Clash Cash.
“Involvement with clubs, activities and school traditions, like Titan Takeover, help students to connect, be engaged and develop a sense of belonging,” Hartzheim said.
To help make transport to Titan Stadium easier for Titans fans, UW Oshkosh will provide fans a free shuttle bus service for each of the Titans’ five home football games this fall. The service begins at 12 p.m. (however, for the Sept. 9 game, bus service will begin at 11:30 a.m.) from Reeve Memorial Union, 748 Algoma Blvd., and Molly McGuire’s and operates continuously until game time. Fans will be returned to both departure sites.
“This is a great way for fans of UW Oshkosh football to go to the game,” said UW Oshkosh Director of Athletics Darryl Sims. “I hope that everybody gets on board and leaves the driving to us.”
Orientation 2017 events continue into second week of academic year
Orientation 2017, organized by the UW Oshkosh Dean of Students office, offers many events and programs in the first couple weeks of the academic year.
The first full weekend of the academic year will offer pre-home release movies will be shown in Reeve Memorial Union both Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10, as well as an intramural sand volleyball tournament, which will be held 12-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the sand volleyball courts near the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
For students looking for experiences with groups on campus, more than 165 student organizations give students an opportunity to develop leadership skills and make friends.
Fall fun continues with the Women’s Volleyball Pizza Hut Classic Sept. 8 and 9 at Kolf Sports Center; a women’s volleyball quadrangular at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at Kolf Sports Center; women’s soccer vs. Carthage College at 7 p.m. Sept. 13, at J.J. Keller Field and many other games and matches as the semester continues.