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Jaguar Journey: August 20-23

Thursday, August 20th

Welcome to UHV. Thursday will be move-in day for Jaguar Village. During the day, you will have time to settle into your residence hall room, say goodbye to those that dropped you off, and get ready for the most exciting weekend of your life. It all starts Thursday evening with Noche Latina. Meet your peers at this event that will include salsa lessons, ice cream floats, various games, and a movie screening. We can’t think of a better way to start off your time here at UHV.

Check-in for freshmen: Thursday, August 20th from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Jaguar Hall Commons

Friday, August 21st

Friday is the official kick-off of Jaguar Journey, a 3-day orientation for new students attending the University of Houston – Victoria. Throughout Jaguar Journey, you will be led by experienced upperclassmen, called Jaguar Journey Leaders. On this day, you will meet your Jaguar Journey Leaders as well as other incoming students in your group. You’ll begin to create bonds with your fellow classmates through different activities like playing dodgeball and volleyball, cooling off with a snow-cone, or learning a few new dance moves. Later that evening, you will get to experience the comedy and magic of John O’Bryant, play a few rounds of your favorite casino games, sing and watch karaoke, and win prizes. This is a night you do not want to miss!

Check-in for transfer students: Friday, August 21st from 10-11 a.m. in the Jaguar Hall Commons

Saturday, August 22nd

On Saturday, you’ll be provided with the resources to be successful and to make your mark here at UHV. As a team, your Jaguar Journey Leaders will lead you through our competitive campus tag. Be the team with the most points at the end of tag, and your team will be crowned the 2015 campus tag champions! On Saturday, you will also be able to meet our university’s mascot, Jax the Jaguar, at our women’s soccer game tailgate. Cheer them on as they take on Paul Quinn. Go Jags! This is also the day you’ll have the opportunity to do a walk-through of your schedule and ask any questions about where your classes are located. After a hot day of activities, cool off at our yearly Luau in Jaguar Village. Showcase your skills in pool, volleyball, dancing, and other fun games.

Sunday, August 23rd

Sunday wraps up Jaguar Journey with a dance-off between Jaguar Journey teams. Think you got what it takes?  Represent your team during the UHV “So You Think You Can Dance-Off?” You will also attend an engaging session on sexual health. Jaguar Journey Leaders will be present to facilitate conversations around this topic. After a jam-packed 3 days, it will be time to celebrate your accomplishments of becoming an official Jaguar. Our Jaguar Journey ceremony is certainly an evening to remember, as you will officially become part of #JaxNation.