Wildcat Week Preview

This is it! Wildcat Week is the official welcome to the Wildcat family for you and your family. From the day of Move-in when you make campus your new home to the Goodbye Blessing with everyone gathered, this is a time filled with fun, preparation and discovery. Go Wildcats!

This is it! Wildcat Week is the official welcome to the Wildcat family for you and your family. From the day of Move-in when you make campus your new home to the Goodbye Blessing with everyone gathered, this is a time filled with fun, preparation and discovery. Go Wildcats!

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What To Expect

Wildcat Week is when your ACU experience lights up! Discover Abilene and take a deeper dive into all of the many programs available at ACU. Immerse yourself in our unique traditions such as Candlelight Devo as you make your transition into a full-time college student.

  • Dive into five days of hands-on learning activities.
  • Enjoy amazing meals.
  • Connect with new friends.
  • Prepare for class.
  • Soak in your first Candlelight Devo.
  • Share a hug at the Goodbye Blessing.

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Important Dates

  • Move-in – August 23, 2022
  • 1st Day of Classes – August 29, 2022

Schedule

  • 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Move-in (Residence Halls)
  • noon-4:30 p.m.
    Wildcat Week Check-In (Student Life Den-McGlothlin Campus Center)
  • 5-6 p.m.
    Goodbye Blessing (Moody Coliseum)
  • 7:30 p.m.
    Wildcat RoundUP (Moody Coliseum)
  • 8-9 p.m.
    ACU Leads (Moody Coliseum)
  • 9-10:30 p.m.
    Candlelight Devo (Beauchamp Amphitheatre)
  • 10:30 p.m.
    Residence Hall Meet-up (Residence Halls)
  • 7-10 a.m.
    Breakfast (The Bean)
  • 8 a.m.-noon
    Late Wildcat Week Check-in
  • 8-10 a.m.
    English Essay Testing (Hart Auditorium)
  • 8-10 a.m.
    CLEP Testing and Placement Exams (Hardin Admin Lab 118)
  • 9-9:30 a.m.
    Welcome and Group Roll Call (Moody Coliseum)
  • 9:30-10 a.m.
    ACU Compass (Moody Coliseum)
  • 10-11 a.m.
    How to be a Wildcat (Moody Coliseum)
  • 11 a.m.- noon
    Lunch and Small Group Time (The Bean and other locations)
  • noon-1 p.m.
    Lunch and Small Group Time (The Bean and other locations)
  • 1-1:45 p.m.
    Campus Activities Board (CAB) Scavenger Hunt (GATA Fountain)
  • 2-5 p.m.
    Free Time (Slip-n-slide, Axe Throwing, SUP Paddleboard, Paint & Brew, Rest & Unplug)
  • 6-7 p.m.
    Gameday 101 (Anthony Field)
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
    Gameday 101
  • 9-11 p.m.
    Movie (Anthony Field)
  • 6:45-7:30 a.m.
    Sunrise Devo (Outside Steps of Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building)
  • 7-9 a.m.
    Breakfast (The Bean)
  • 8-10 a.m.
    CLEP Testing and Placement Exams (Hardin Admin Lab 118)
  • 9-10 a.m.
    Navigating Your Spiritual Journey at ACU (Moody Coliseum)
  • 10-11 a.m.
    In Living Color (Moody Coliseum)
  • 11 a.m.-noon
    Police Cookout and Small Group Time (GATA Fountain and various locations)
  • noon-1 p.m.
    Group Time (GATA Fountain and various locations)
  • 1:30-3:30 p.m.
    Mentor Group Olympics (various locations)
  • 4-5 p.m.
    ResLife Mandatory Meeting (Women’s Halls)
    Critical Convos at ACU
    (Moody Coliseum and various locations)
  • 5-6 p.m.
    ResLife Mandatory Meeting (Men’s Halls)
    Critical Convos at ACU
    (Moody Coliseum and various locations)
  • 6-8 p.m.
    Dinner (The Bean)
  • 8-10 p.m.
    Backyard Bash and SnoCones & Missions (GATA Fountain)
  • 10:30-11:30 p.m.
    Late Night Worship (Boone Family Theatre)
  • 7-9 a.m.
    Breakfast (Moody Coliseum)
  • 8-10 a.m.
    CLEP Testing and Placement Exams (Hardin Admin Lab 118)
  • 10-11 a.m.
    Praise Day Friday and Olympic Results (Moody Coliseum)
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Cornerstone Lunches (The Bean and other locations)
  • 1-2 p.m.
    Department Meet & Greet (various locations)
  • 3-5:30 p.m.
    Explore Abilene (Volleyball on campus, Max Air, Play Faire Park, Skatin’ Place, Rest & Unplug)
  • 5:30-8 p.m.
    Dinner with Small Groups (The Bean and other locations)
  • 9-11 p.m.
    Silent Disco (Hunter Welcome Center)
  • 7-9 a.m.
    Breakfast (Moody Coliseum)
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Wildcats Pay It Forward (Residence Halls)
  • noon-2 p.m.
    Roommate Lunch
  • 2-3 p.m.
    Are you ready for class? (McGlothlin Campus Center and various locations)
  • 6-9 p.m.
    Campus Court Carnival (College Court)
  • 9-10 p.m.
    Onward… Wildcats (Beauchamp Amphitheater)