Independent WOW Experience (formally called Choose Your Own Adventure)

This independent orientation experience is an alternative to a small group guided WOW experience. Independent WOW Experience (IWE), formally called Choose Your Own Adventure, is available for the transfer student that requires the fundamental programming but needs flexibility in their schedule free of small group format.

Sign-ups for Required Presentations

Required programing for Independent WOW Experience students is on Thursday, September 15 and Saturday, September 17. Please sign up for your presentation times here (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050544a8af23aaf58-independent).

The last sign up is an optional bowling social. Please only sign up if your attendance is guaranteed, for spots are limited.

Parking Information for the Week

Each student driving to campus needs a daily parking permit for the duration of WOW or until your Fall parking permit activates. Parking is not included in our WOW fees. Please follow any signage or guideline from Parking and Transportation Services about parking during move-in and WOW. 

Independent WOW Experience Schedule 

Sunday

  • Exclusive WOW Check-In for IWE students and students living off-campus
    • 1:00–5:00pm
    • Location: Mustang Way/University Union Plaza

Monday

  • Exclusive WOW Check-In for IWE students and students living off-campus
    • 1:00–5:00pm
    • Location: Mustang Way/University Union Plaza

Tuesday

  • Move-In/WOW Check-In for students living on campus 
    • 10:30–7:30pm
    • Location: Mustang Way/University Union Plaza

Wednesday

  • Move-In/WOW Check-In for students living on campus
    • 8:00–5:30pm
    • Location: Mustang Way/University Union Plaza
  • Big Fall Welcome — 8:00–9:30pm (optional)
    • Location: Spanos Stadium

Thursday 

College Connections/Academic Day — 9am–Noon

Time College Location
10:00am –11:00am College of Architecture and Environmental Design Spanos Theatre
9:00am – 10:00am College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Performing Arts Center — Miossi Hall
9:00am – 10:30am Orfalea College of Business Multi-Activity Center
9:00am – 9:45am College of Engineering Rec Center Main Gym
10:30am – 11:30am College of Liberal Arts Performing Arts Center — Miossi Hall
9:00am – 10:00am College Science and Mathematics Chumash Auditorium

Lunch/Wellness Break — Noon–1:30pm

Transfer Information Sessions — 1:30–3:45pm

  • Career Services Advising
  • Transitions to the Quarter System with Transfer Center & Office of Writing & Learning Initiatives
  • Office of the Registrar — Degree Planner Tool

Transfer Advising — 4:00–5:00pm

COllege LOcation

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

08-123

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Neel Resource Center 05-101

College of Engineering 

Health Center Lawn

Orfalea College of Business 

Silo 03-213

College of Liberal Arts 

Dexter Lawn

College Science and Mathematics

180-101/Centennial Lawn

Transfer Social & Dinner on Dexter Lawn — 5:00–7:30pm

Awareness Gallery (20 minutes) (Required)

7:20pm, 7:40pm, 8:00pm, or 8:20pm

Women's Soccer vs UCSB at Spanos Stadium — 7:00–9:30pm (optional)

Friday

  • No programing for IWE Students

Saturday

Required presentations. If more than one time is listed, pick one. Please see the signup information at the top of the page. 

  • SexE. Show: Sexual Misconduct (Required)
    • 11:00am–12:00pm (Transfer Students Only)
  • Know Your Limits: Alcohol and Other Drugs Awareness (Required)
    • 2:30–3:30pm (Transfer Students Only)
    • Building Bridges: Diversity Equity & Inclusion Awareness (Required)
      • 9:00–10:00am or 1:00–2:00pm 
    • Transfer Bowling at Mustang Lanes — 7:30–9:00 (optional)
      • Limited spots. 

    Sunday

    • WOW Closing (optional) 
      • 9:00–9:45am, 9:45–10:30am, 10:30–11:15am, 11:15–12:00pm, 12:00–12:45pm (Transfer Group Closing)
    • Club Fair — 1:00–3:00pm
      • Open event to ALL Students (not limited to WOW attendees)

     

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