The arrival of new students and newcomers to Champaign-Urbana every August is always highly anticipated at Wesley Student Center. Welcoming people to our cozy spaces and inclusive faith community on campus is what we wish to do best! We’ve got a great lineup of events and activities lined up for Welcome Week and beyond for you to enjoy. Wesley is located in the heart of campus and easy to find at the corner of Green and Goodwin. Stop by, look around, and say hello!
Thursday, August 23rd, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., Etc. Coffeehouse – Open House – Stop in for snow cones, ice cream treats, cookies, and more as we welcome students on Move-In Day and introduce them to the coffeehouse.
Sunday, August 26th, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., U of I Quad Wesley will have several tables representing our groups, so find us and say hello!
Welcome Week – August 27th – 31st
Tuesday, August 28th, 8:30 p.m., Etc. Coffeehouse – Grad Student Gathering – Graduate students from all disciplines and young adults are invited to join us for coffee and refreshments in Etc. as we kick off the fall semester and our book study group.
Wednesday, August 29th, 6:00 p.m., Pantry Garden Area – Welcome Week Cook-Out – Join us for burgers, dogs, veggie burgers, etc., plus tours of the Wesley Student Center.
7:00 p.m., Etc. Coffeehouse – Welcome Week Midweek Worship – Join us as we start the fall semester with casual worship and great fellowship.
Friday, August 31st, 11:00 a.m., Etc. Coffeehouse (and every Friday) – Friday with Friends Lunch – Join us in the coffeehouse for lunch with friends! It’s a great way to celebrate the end of the week and the start of your weekend!
3:00-4:00 p.m., Conference Room (and every Friday) – ESL Class – We welcome beginners through advanced students as we practice English and learn about American culture.
4:00-6:00 p.m., Etc. Coffeehouse (and every Friday) – International Coffeehouse – International and domestic students, along with visiting scholars and community members, are invited to join us for coffee, snacks and conversation as we practice English, make new friends and learn about each other’s cultures!