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Jaguar Journey: August 18-21

Thursday, August 18th

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 our Meet the Leaders event. Meet your campus student-leaders at this event that will include games, snacks, and the movie screening of Captain America: Civil War. We can’t think of a better way to start off your time here at UHV.

Friday, August 19th

Friday is the official start 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 and UHV through different activities like playing flag-football and soccer, engaging in an outdoor picnic, or learning a few of our school traditions. Later that evening, you will get to experience a live comedy show by comedian Blair Thompson. You will also be able to play a few rounds of your favorite casino games, sing or watch karaoke, and have an opportunity to win some amazing prizes. This is a night you do not want to miss!

Saturday, August 20th

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 this event, and your team will be crowned the 2016 campus tag champions! On Saturday, you will also be able to meet our university’s mascot, jaX the Jaguar. This is 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. You will also attend an engaging session on sexual health. Jaguar Journey Leaders and university staff members will be present to facilitate conversations around this topic. After a hot day of activities, cool off at our annual orientation Luau in Jaguar Village. Showcase your skills in pool volleyball, dancing, or just sit back and enjoy the tunes of a live DJ.

Sunday, August 21st

Sunday wraps up Jaguar Journey with a dance-off between Jaguar Journey teams. Do you think you have what it takes? If so, represent your team during the So You Think You Can Dance-Off competition. What’s the 411: Guide to UHV will introduce you to vital campus tools such as JagSync, Jobs for Jags, Student Success, and Technology Services. 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.

For more information about Jaguar Journey, contact Michael Wilkinson at 361-485-4408.

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