New Student Orientation Programs

Rocket Welcome Weekend

2022 Schedule

Rocket Welcome Weekend is your official fall welcome where all incoming students will have the opportunity to engage with the UToledo community, meet other new students, and learn more about campus resources! Click on the titles of events to learn more or select the button below to see all Rocket Welcome Weekend events in InvoNet. 

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Friday August 26

Meet Your College Programs - Select Your College to View Specific Times/Locations

Required if your college is offering a session

Café Carlson - Carlson Library, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Black Excellence Welcome - Student Union Ingman Room, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Optional, hosted by The Center for Racial Equity and Black Student Excellence 

New Student Convocation - Savage Arena, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 


Social Events


Saturday August 27

Keynote Speaker Amanda Crowell - Student Union Auditorium, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


What is your Great Work? How would you know? And how can you get started doing it while you are in college?  During our Rocket Welcome Weekend kickoff, Dr. Amanda Crowell will help you explore and discover your Great Work!  


  • How to make friends and find your community without any drama
  • How to take good care of yourself and avoid burnout while you do your Great Work
  • How to start strong in class using powerful time management and productivity tips that work
  • How to explore the many opportunities for Great Work on campus

To learn more about Amanda, check out her book, Great Work, watch her TEDx talk and visit her website!

Transfer Student Bingo - Student Union 2592, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Optional, transfer and adult students only 

Community Breakout Sessions - Various Locations, 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Required to attend one breakout session in each time block

Find Your Place in this Space Workshop - Student Union Auditorium, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Required, hosted by the Office of Multicultural Success and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

R.H.A. Bonfire - The Flatlands, 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.


Sunday August 28

N.P.H.C. Jam Session - N.P.H.C. Plaza, 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.


If you require any accommodations to attend any event, please contact New Student Orientation Programs at least seven (7) days before the scheduled event. 


Contact New Student Orientation Programs at 419.530.1267 or

Last Updated: 8/15/22