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Get Involved with Week of Welcome 2024


EagleWeek of Welcome is a program designed to help new and returning students connect with others, learn about campus resources, and learn how to Live Wings Up! We hope to provide a vibrant campus experience during the first few weeks of the semester, beginning with University Housing move-in on Thursday, August 15.

There are many ways that departments and employees can support Week of Welcome. See below for details, and contact New Student & Family Programs at with questions.




Tech Spirit Days - August 1-Aug. 26, 2024

Show your Tennessee Tech spirit during Tech Spirit Days! Tech Spirit Days showcase the special partnership between Cookeville, Tennessee's College Town, and Tech's campus. Special events include on-campus decorating contests for office/departments and residence halls, as well as promotions from our business partners in the Golden Eagle Perks Program. Wear your purple and gold and grab a new yard sign! Let's roll out the purple carpet to welcome back new and returning students and show them why it's great to Live Wings Up!

Tech Spirit Days

College Day

Photo of four students standing in front of a classroom talking.All colleges are encouraged to engage their students on Wednesday, August 21. The goal is to help new and returning students learn about the college, academic departments, gain familiarity with the spaces, and connect with others in their cohort.

Potential activities include:

  • Open House hours with interactive features
  • Meet & Greet sessions with Deans or Faculty members
  • Scavenger hunt activities
  • Demonstrations of unique spaces and equipment accessible for students

Check out the Open House toolkit for ideas to make your event fun and engaging for all students.



Student Services Fair

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University Departments are encouraged to participate in the Student Services Fair (Tuesday, August 27, 11am-1pm). Any departments hoping to make students aware of resources or encourage them to sign up for programs and services are encouraged to attend. Tables will be provided.




Event SubmissionHappy Students

Many University Departments plan events and activities during Week of Welcome to engage students and promote their programs and resources. Submitting the form below will help us inform students of all of the opportunities available to them and help us learn more about the efforts occurring throughout campus. Some events and activities will be promoted via the Week of Welcome website, and many will be featured in other communication strategies as well.

A list of currently scheduled activities/events can be found here. Please see a few time blocks below that might be ideal for departmental events and activities:

  • Monday, August 19, 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Friday, August 23, Anytime

Please submit this form for each event or activity that you have planned for August 10-August 20 that is designed to help new and returning students have a successful transition into the academic year.

Submit your Week of Welcome Activities


Meet Our Newest Golden Eagles

W/ the eagleWhether joining the Tech community this fall or returning from a summer away, students at Week of Welcome events are excited to join a community of peers, teachers, advisors, and mentors. We’ve heard feedback from students that they would like the chance to see and meet Tech employees as well as other students. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to attend the following Week of Welcome events:

  • Live on the Plaza – Monday, August 19, 6-9pm, Centennial Plaza – Welcome students at this event featuring live music, free food, and activities.
  • Mix & Mingle – Wednesday, August 21, 4:00pm, Lab Sciences Commons Lawn – Student Organization Advisors may want to support their members as the club recruits new members and connects with other organizations, but all employees will enjoy seeing the number and diversity of student organizations available at Tech.
  • Wings Up Day – Friday, August 23, 10am-1pm, Main Quad – Join students in celebrating Tennessee Tech history, traditions, and athletics programs. Plus – Food Trucks!


Volunteer to Help

Faculty and Staff volunteers are needed to help students get the most out of Week of Welcome events. Volunteers may help with setup and breakdown, event check-in, giveaways and other items, and more. We're using SignUp to organize Week of Welcome Faculty and Staff volunteer shifts.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click below to access the Week of Welcome Volunteer SignUp.
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.

Note: SignUp does not share your email address with anyone, however, if you would like to volunteer but prefer not to provide your email address, please email Ben Stubbs at to be signed up manually.



Marketing Your Event

To make it simple to advertise your event to the campus community, campus departments are encouraged to utilize the Office of Communication and Marketing's Creative Services team to develop marketing materials for campus digital signage, social media, and printed posters. Creative Services will also be able to include the Week of Welcome logo and ensure that branding style is consistent with the Week of Welcome program's established theme and colors! Rates for Creative Services pricing is available here - Creative Services Fees/Pricing. Note: Lead time for collateral is at least two weeks with the option to pay a Rush Fee (if necessary).



Looking for More Involvement Opportunities


Visit Our Student Engagement Website