Titan Traditions

Welcome Week

This week includes activities that introduce you to life at UW Oshkosh. Welcome Week is a rich tradition at UWO and it is about building relationships with your fellow classmates, connecting with faculty/staff and returning students, becoming more acclimated to campus life, celebrating Titan spirit and pride and having fun! Notable events during Welcome Week include Rec Fest, Taste of UW Oshkosh and Reeve Union Board (RUB) events.

UWO Homecoming

One of the biggest traditions on campus, Homecoming Week allows you to enter competitions with your organization or residence hall. It’s a week full of fun that includes student competitions, tent city celebrations, football game and royalty competitions.

Alternative Break Trips

Alternative Break offers week long service opportunities to students over a university break period. Each trip has a focus on a particular social issue, such as (but not limited to) education, privilege, health education and sustainability. Students learn about the social issues and then perform service projects with local non-profit organizations. The purpose of Alternative Break is challenge students to critically think and react to problems faced by members of the communities in which they are involved.

Titan Nights

UW Oshkosh’s late night program that takes place the first Friday of every month during the fall and spring semesters. The program offers FREE movies, bands, comedians, improv shows, arts and crafts, novelties, interactive games, dances and most importantly a FREE late-night meal! Each event starts at 8:30pm, with the late-night meal starting at 11:00pm. Free for students with TitanCard and guests are $5.00 and must present a form of picture identification.

Winter Carnival

An annual week-long celebration of winter that has been a part of UW Oshkosh traditions for over 50 years. Events include ice sculpture carving, dodgeball, trivia night, rope pull, and it has a new theme every year.

Bye Gosh Fest

Bye Gosh Fest occurs each year at the end of the spring semester. This festival includes a ton of music, games, food, crafts and more! It is the traditional celebration of the end of the academic year and has been a part of the UWO festivities for over 20 years.

Hands on Oshkosh

Once a semester UW Oshkosh hosts "Hands on Oshkosh" a program where students, faculty and staff come together to go out into the community to volunteer and make a difference. Volunteer projects during the day vary based on what agencies are partnered with. Painting, weeding, planting, digging, cleaning and moving are all likely projects to help with.