Welcome Weeks at Radford University

Welcome Week at Radford University is 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 week experiences on social media with #RadWelcome!

"The Bonnie" Hurlburt Student Center Hours

August 17th - 21st 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
August 22nd Normal Hours
August 18th - 19th  2 p.m. - 9 p.m.
August 20th 2 p.m. - 12 a.m.
August 21st 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.
August 22nd Normal Hours

Student Recreation and Wellness Center Hours

August 17th - 20th 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
August 21st 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Beginning August 22nd Normal Hours

University Services Office Hours

The following offices are open from 8a.m. - 5p.m. Monday to Friday

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

Bookstore - Dalton Hall

Dean of Students - Heth Hall

Technology Assistance - 540-831-7500

Registrar - Heth Hall

Admissions - Russell Hall

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

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

Friday, August 19

7:00pm        Women's Soccer vs. Concord     Location: Cupp Stadium

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

    Hosted by: Athletics

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Friday, August 19

9:00pm        Movie on Moffett      Location: Moffett Quad

    Come out to enjoy a free movie and popcorn on the (really) big screen.     Feel free to bring a blanket or a lawn chair!

    Hosted by: R-Space

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Saturday, August 20

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.       Bonnie Bash        Location: Bonnie Plaza

Don't miss the campus-wide carnival to kick-off the Fall 2021 semester! Free to all Radford University students. Games, food, rides, competition, music, and fun!    

    Hosted by: R-SPACE

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Sunday, August 21

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.       Residence Hall Floor Meetings        Location: Assigned residential community

Required community meetings to meet the RA, discuss community expectations, and learn about residence hall procedures.

    Hosted by: Housing & Residential Life

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.       Convocation        Location: McConnell Lawn

Join the Radford University community as we welcome new students! Convocation remarks will take place at 5:00 p.m. followed by a freshman class photo and then a University cookout!

    Hosted by: New Student and Family Programs

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Wednesday, August 24

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.       Mid-Week Musica       Location: Bonnie Plaza

Enjoy live music on the Bonnie Plaza every Wednesday evening!

    Hosted by: Student Involvement

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Thursday, August 25

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.       Welcome Back Bash        Location: Heth Lawn

This annual welcome celebration is one you don't want to miss!  

    Hosted by: Center for Diversity & Inclusion

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Friday, August 26

3:00 p.m.      Fall Club Fair        Location: Moffett Lawn

This annual welcome celebration is one you don't want to miss!  

    Hosted by: Student Involvement

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Saturday, August 27

9:00 a.m.      Renew The New        Location: Bissett Park

Your first opportunity to live the value of service at Radford University. Participate in Renew The New, helping to clean the river, engage with community, and spend time on the water!

    Hosted by: RU Outdoors

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Wednesday, August 31

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m       RecFest        Location: Student Recreation & Wellness Center

Don't miss the annual RecFest at the SRWC! Challenges, community, food, and prizes!

    Hosted by: Student Recreation & Wellness

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Friday, September 2

All day       National College Colors Day        Location: everywhere

Let's see that Highlander pride by wearing #RadfordRed all day!!

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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