Privateer Plunge Guide

Week 1: Welcome Week

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6


Saturday, August 12

Move-In Day Cookout

(Pontchartrain Hall) (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

This campus tradition is the kick-off to your college life here at the University of New Orleans! Join us for fun and games and to meet dozens of student organizations and campus departments. 

Sponsored by: Office of Student Involvement & Leadership, Office of Student Housing (
Academic & Traditions - Blue

Sunday, August 13

Day of Service at City Park

(City Park) (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Give back to the New Orleans community as part of our inaugural new student day of service! Spend the morning beautifying City Park and enjoying nature with one another. Spots are limited!

Contact Antonio Torres at to register.

Sponsored by: Office of Student Involvement & Leadership, Service Learning (
Community & Service - White

Monday, August 14

Pizza Palooza

(Pontchartrain Hall North Courtyard) (12:00 PM to 2:00 PM)

Kick off your university experience by joining us for FREE food, games, and prizes.

Sponsored by: Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship (
Social & Culture - Silver

New Student Convocation 

(Lakefront Arena) (4:00 PM to 6:00 PM)

Every August, President John Nicklow invites the new academic class to new student convocation, the first formal gathering of your academic class. Convocation marks a new beginning, a special time for our faculty and students. Enjoy a brief formal program and then let loose and enjoy dinner and fun with one another!

Office of the President, Office of Enrollment Services, Office of Student Involvement & Leadership, and the Office of Enrollment Services (
Academic & Traditions - Blue

Tuesday, August 15

 Complimentary Jazz Brunch 

(The Sandbar at the Cove) (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Join us for a complimentary New Orleans-style Jazz Brunch sponsored by Aramark. Learn more about the city and making healthy eating choices!

Sponsored by: Dining Services (
Health, Wellness & Personal Development - Red

Photo Scavenger Hunt

(Pontchartrain North Hall) (12:00 PM to 2:00 PM)

Explore the campus by scavenger hunting for photo opportunities!

Sponsored by: Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship (
Social & Culture - Silver

Honors Program Info Session

(Library 407) (2:30 PM to 3:30 PM)

Come join the University Honors Program for an information session about advanced academic and personal opportunities available to you at UNO. Get your questions about the program answered by the Associate Provost and Academic Counselor. 

Sponsored by: University Honors Program (
Academic & Traditions - Blue

Fall Concert 

(Amphitheater) (3:30 PM to 8:00 PM)

UNO's newest campus tradition is the Fall Concert, sponsored by the Student Government Association! Stop by the Amp to see Paris Avenue, DJ XMO, Prodi, KLUTCH, and Stoop Kids for FREE. Dinner will be served from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM; Greek Life will also be hosting an ice cream social at the event, so stop and meet UNO's fraternities and sororities.

Sponsored by: Student Government Association; Lakefront Arena (
Social & Culture - Silver

Wednesday, August 16

UNO Selfies

(University Center) (11:00 AM to 12:30 PM)

Come show that you're #UNOProud and take a picture with the UNO sign. Bring your friends and celebrate your first day of school! Make sure to #CUUNO to see and welcome other UNO students!

Sponsored by: Commuters United (
Social & Culture - Silver

Letters at the Amp

(Amphitheater) (12:00 PM to 2:00 PM)

Come join fraternity and sorority members at the amphitheater to learn all about going Greek. Chapters will have their yard letters displayed, and you can meet with each chapter to learn more about them!

Sponsored by: Greek Life (
Social & Culture - Silver

Chi Alpha's Welcome Night

(Milneburg Hall Room 179) (7:37 PM to 9:00 PM)

Come find out what Chi Alpha Campus Ministry is all about, learn how to get involved, and meet some great people!

Sponsored by: Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship (
Health, Wellness & Personal Development - Red

Thursday, August 17

Welcome Back, Privateers!

(University Center Atrium) (12:00 PM to 2:00 PM)

The Transfer Student Organization invites you to our welcome back meet and greet! Get information on events, activities, and opportunities available this semester, sign the banner, and get acquainted with your new school.

Sponsored by: Transfer Student Organization (
Transfer Track - Green

MoMENtum Mixer

(Location: University Center 201-C, Gallery Lounge) (12:15 PM to 1:15 PM)

moMENtum is designed to increase the UNO retention and graduation rates of African American males. Enjoy free lunch with Faculty, Staff, and Industry Professionals as we kick off the 2017-2018 academic year. Help us to learn more about your expectations, interests, and needs.

Sponsored by: moMENtum and Diversity Affairs (
Academic & Traditions - Blue

Orientation Leader Interest Meeting

(Privateer Pride Room) (12:15 PM to 12:50 PM)

Did you love Orientation? Do you love UNO? Come and see if being an Orientation Leader is right for you! As an Orientation Leader you will learn more about UNO, become a Leader, and gain great friends. Please come to this meeting to learn more about the Orientation Leader position and application process.

Sponsored by: New Student Orientation (
Community & Service - White


Welcome Back Luau

(The Cove) (7:00 PM to 10:00 PM)

The Student Activities Council invites you to join them for their annual Welcome Back Luau! This event is a UNO tradition that offers free food, music and fun! Break out those floral shirts and your Hawaiian leis, and come party with SAC!

Sponsored by: Student Activities Council (
Academic & Traditions - Blue

Friday, August 18

Fresh Fest

(The Quad) (12:00 PM to 2:00 PM)

Want to get involved, but don't know where to go? Come meet and learn about the different student organizations that UNO has to offer! There will be free food, music, and FUN!

Sponsored by: Student Activities Council (
Social & Culture - Silver

IFC Game Night

(Location: The Quad) (6:00 PM to 8:00 PM)

Come join us for a night full of food, games, and fun! This is a great chance to get to know current members of Interfraternity Council fraternities!

Sponsored by: Greek Life (
Social & Culture - Silver

Volleyball Alumni Match

(Human Performance Center) (6:30 PM to 8:30 PM)

Volleyball team will play against alumni, meet the team, giveaways, music, and school spirit. 

Sponsored by: Athletics (
Social & Culture - Silver

Saturday, August 19

Fun in The Sun 4v4 Beach Volleyball Tournament

(HPC Beach Volleyball Courts) (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM)

A co-ed 4v4 beach volleyball tournament. Open to students and Faculty/Staff.

Sponsored by: Recreation and Intramural Sports (
Health, Wellness & Personal Development - Red

Ultimate Frisbee

(The Quad) (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Come out and play a few friendly games of Frisbee!

Sponsored by: Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship (
Social & Culture - Silver

French Quarter Scavenger Hunt & Dinner at Mulate's

(French Quarter & Warehouse District) (3:00 PM to 8:00 PM)

This event is open to the first 25 freshmen who sign up. We will leave campus at 3:00pm for the French Quarter to do a scavenger hunt. Then we will head to Mulate's (cajun restaurant). Cost is $10 for everything. To sign up click -

Sponsored by: BCM Christian Community (
Social & Culture - Silver

Privateer Pride 5K

(TBD) (Race Begins at 6:30 AM)

The race is FREE for P-Plunge participants! For other students, faculty and staff the race is $15.00.  

Sponsored by: University Athletics (
Social & Culture - Silver

*For disability-related accommodations at any of these events, please contact the event sponsor (listed with each event) at least one week in advance. Please refer to our Disability Services website for information on the documentation you will need to provide if you are requesting accommodations.