Welcome Weeks at Radford University

Welcome Weeks at Radford University are packed with activities, including educational sessions, entertainment, social events, movies and opportunities to explore campus. And, yes, we know that this is WAY more than a week - we're just really excited to help every Radford student connect and find their community.  Plan to attend the weeks' events and get to know Radford University and your fellow Highlanders!

All events are free! Please bring your Radford University OneCard ID to all activities. 

Share your welcome weeks experiences on social media with #RadWelcome!

"The Bonnie" Hurlburt Student Center Hours

Sunday 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Monday-Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Thursday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Game Room

Monday-Thursday 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday 1 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Sunday 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.

University Services Office Hours

The following offices are open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday

Financial Aid - Heth Hall

Bursar - Heth Hall

University Services (parking, one card, meal plan) - Heth Hall

Center for Accessibility Services - Russell Hall

Housing & Residential Life - Heth Hall

Registrar - Heth Hall

University Bookstore Hours

     8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

     11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday    

Radford University Dining Hours can be found at https://dineoncampus.com/radford/

Intramural Registration is Ongoing

All Radford University students are eligible to play Intramural Sports. All participants must purchase the $10 Intramural Play Pass in order to be entered into the League, and be eligible for participation. The Intramural Play Pass is a $10 semester pass allowing students to participate in any Radford University Intramural Sports league, tournament, activity or event for the entire semester.

Leagues include: Ping-Pong, 3v3 Outdoor Basketball, 3v3 Beach Volleyball, 7v7 Men's and Women's Flag Football, 7v7 Soccer, 5v5 Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Open Volleyball, Dodgeball, Bowling, and Billiards! Click to register.

Click Here to Secure Your Intramural Play Pass

You can always find more to do at www.radford.edu/ruinvolved and check the RU Mobile app for the "Student Activities" tile!

Tuesday, September 20

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Accessible Game Day! Center for Accessibility Services - 3rd Floor Russell Hall

Join NICE club for an in-person hour of accessible games! Want to play Scrabble with tiles in American Sign Language? Want to play braille UNO? Want to learn how to make words in braille? Need to de-stress and color? Accessible game day might be just what you need!

Hosted by Neurodiversity in College Excels (NICE)

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Yappy Hour McConnell Library

Join us for YAPPY HOUR and spend some pawlity time with therapy dogs every Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-4:00, starting August 30!

Hosted by the McConnell Library

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 P.m.

First Generation Student Club Interest Meeting The Bonnie Room 115

Are you among the first in your family to come to college? Do you want to support other Highlanders who are the first in their family to come to college? Either way, come learn more about our First Generation Student Club!

Hosted by Center for Opportunity and Social Mobility

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

#RedDoor 903 Tyler Avenue

#RedDoor is our Fully LGBTQIA+ inclusive & welcoming faith based meeting. Dinner included #RedDoor House

We are an eclectic group of allies, seekers, artists, believers, academics, skeptics, athletes, thinkers, and pop-culture junkies that enjoy being in a non-judgmental and welcoming space where you are welcome and encouraged to be yourself and to have as big a part as you feel comfortable with. #RedDoor is the only faith based fully inclusive and affirming LGBTQIA+ club on the campus of Radford University. You do not have to be in the rainbow community to be a part, or even be a Christian for that matter. We are service oriented and social justice minded. From feeding the hungry and ourselves to community service projects, themed movie nights, games, ice skating, day trips, lazer tag, retreats and studies of spirituality. If you are challenged to want more from your collegiate experience, #RedDoor is the space for you! We are sponsored by Grace Episcopal Church in Radford. Please join us at 903 Tyler Ave, adjacent to Campus. We meet in person and virtually Fall 2022 Semester Tuesdays 6:30 to 8pm, as well as other times and activities. Contact Pastor Roger at 540-855-4276 for more info

Hosted by Red Door Ministries and Center for Diversity and Inclusion

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Virtual Workshop: CINAHL Online Location

CINAHL is one of the most useful tools in your research toolbox. Join us for our first virtual workshop this fall as we look at tips and tricks for getting more out of CINAHL. 

Hosted by RUC Library

7:00 p.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Davidson Cupp Stadium

Support the Men's Soccer team as they take on Davidson at Cupp Stadium. Free Admission to all students!

Hosted by Athletics

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Wednesday, September 21

12:00 p.m.

Coping Isn't for the Faint of Heart: An Investigation into the Development of Coping Strategies for Incoming Police Recruits Hemphill Hall 4700

Dr. Stacey Clifton, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

This research followed police recruits through the police academy, examining how network ties affected their adoption of the police subculture and how the subcultureinfluenced their coping strategies and well-being as they transitioned from recruits to law enforcement officers.

You are invited to bring your lunch along with you. Complimentary beverages will be provided.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 APA 7th Workshop Series McConnell Library ILC B

Do you need help utilizing APA style in your writing? Are you unsure of when, how, or why you need to cite your sources? Join us for an APA Workshop, where you’ll get to practice, ask questions, and get more comfortable with APA.

Zoom session please RSVP via RUInvolved and we will send you the link. 

Tuesday, October 11th at 12 PM online

In-person sessions, RSVP not required but appreciated. For the in-person sessions, there will be prizes!

Wednesday, September 21st from 4-5 PM in McConnell Library's ILC B.
Thursday, November 10th from 5-6 PM in McConnell Library's ILC B.

These sessions are open to all RU students, faculty, and staff.  We hope to see you there!

Hosted by McConnell Library

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Mid-Week Music Series featuring Cristina Vane Bonnie Plaza

FREE Live Music on the Bonnie Plaza

Born in Italy to a Sicilian-American father and a Guatemalan mother, Cristina Vane has always had a tenuous relationship with identity and place. She grew up between England, France, and Italy, and was fluent in four languages by the time she moved to her fathers’ native United States for university at 18.  Despite this, (and perhaps because of it) she had no sense of belonging to any one culture or country.  What she did have, however, was an intense love of music.  Powered by her signature take on blues and rock, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cristina Vane’s debut album, Nowhere Sounds Lovely, earned her praise from the likes of American Songwriter and Rolling Stone Country, which deemed it ‘mesmerizing stuff’.  The 2021 release was written largely on a road trip across America.  Since then, Vane has laid down roots in Nashville and had the opportunity to spend more time exploring internally.  On her sophomore album “Make Myself Me Again”, Vane has found a way all the way around the country and right back to herself, both musically and personally.  “I’ve been trying to peel back the layers, to understand who I am, and I think that process has translated to this record,” she explains, “The production is straightforward, more minimal, and a bit of a return to my rock roots but still paying homage to the music I’ve explored since then”. 

Hosted by Student Involvement

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wesley Wednesdays Wesley Student Center, 1022 Downey Street

Whether you are brand new to RU or in your final year everyone needs community. All are welcome at Wesley!

Wesley Wednesdays are a time to come together for food, fellowship, games, and growing in faith!

Hosted by Wesley Foundation United Methodists and Center for Diversity and Inclusion

6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

A Match Made in Heaven TBD

A Match Made in Heaven! We are so excited to meet and worship with you! Let us know if you need a Bible.

Hosted by Sigma Alpha Omega Christian Sorority

7:00 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. Campbell Cupp Stadium

Support the Women's Soccer team as they take on Campbell at Cupp Stadium.  Free Admission to all students! 

Hosted by Athletics

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Thursday, September 22

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Time to Paws RUC Library

Join Radford University First Lady Kay Danilowicz and Therapy Dog Bainne and take some time to "paws" in the RUC Library.  Every other Thursday, starting September 8.

Hosted by RUC Library

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Yappy Hour McConnell Library

Join us for YAPPY HOUR and spend some pawlity time with therapy dogs every Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-4:00, starting August 30!

Hosted by the McConnell Library

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Move! with Dr. Jennifer Sengin Covington 138

Dr. Jennifer Sengin will be presenting on movement for choirs, conductors, and teachers. Specifically working on how to incorporate Laban effort movement in gesture and how to facilitate movement with students. 

Hosted by American Choral Directors Association and National Association for Music Education

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Friday, 9/23 - Sunday, 9/25 FAMILY WEEKEND

Join the celebration! #OurRadFam will be in town and it's time to experience campus and the City of Radford together. Check out the schedule at: Family Weekend

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