Welcome first year students!!
We’re excited to meet you!! Check out our week-long festivities below where you can meet up with us to welcome you to (or back to) campus, eat good food, play with us, and make some new friends!
Downtown Block Party
Saturday, August 24th @ 4:30PM
Visit our table at the Harrisonburg Downtown Block Party from 4:30-6:30pm. We’ll be on Main Street in front of the Elk Lodge and Atlantic Union Bank. Pop by to meet our staff and get some goodies from RUF!
Soccer & Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 25th @ 6PM
Come hang with us on the Quad from 7-9pm to play, eat, and make some new friends! We’re playing “jumbo soccer” with big inflatable balls so… you’ve been warned.
Not your speed? Still join us for ice cream, games, or chill time. There are plenty of us who would rather not risk our lives or limbs :D
Petting Zoo & Pies
Monday, August 26th @ 5PM
Do you live on East Campus? Well its your lucky day because we’re bringing you a PETTING ZOO. Come play with some cute animals on Festival Lawn from 5-7pm!! We’ll also be snacking on pies… because we can!
Volleyball & S’mores
Tuesday, August 27th @ 6PM
Come to the Village volleyball courts (in front of Chappelear Hall) to play and eat with us! We’ll bring s’mores goodies to cook over the grill and spike it up. All are welcome, even if you’re using your extensive meal plan. Don’t have one, then definitely swing by, and invite your friends!
First Large Group
Wednesday, August 28th @ 8PM
Come to Madison Union 405 @ 8pm for our first large group of the semester and year! We’re starting off the year with a 3-part series explaining what R.U.F. is! We’ll worship together, hear from the Word together, and eat food together.
Ultimate Frisbee & Tie-Dye
Thursday, August 29th @ 4PM
Join us on Hillside field for some ultimate frisbee tie-dye! Come burn off some energy or just chill. We’ll provide the t-shirts but feel free to bring other items you would like to make cooler. Afterwards we’ll head on over to dinner together at D-Hall!
Friday, August 30th @ 7PM
If you’re new to campus, you might not yet know that UREC is about to be your best friend (and that you’re incredibly spoiled for having it as your COLLEGE GYM… but I digress.) We’re taking over one of the activity courts for a night of more classic P.E. games! Bring your tennis shoes and gym uniforms, cause we’re about to work it out, and I’m for SURE bringing my rainbow parachute.
Movie & Mingle
Saturday, August 31st @ 8PM
Bring your blankets and outdoors chairs (lol, like you have them) cause we’re having an outdoor movie night! Movie Title is TBD, but come to the Women’s RUF House (Waffle House, 1105 S. Main St.) and we’ll watch a movie in the backyard. We’ll also have board games (One Night Ultimate Werewolf, anyone?) and food inside, so stop on by for a plethora of fun Saturday night plans!