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Horizontal image with a yellow background with a multicolor (light blue, dark blue, and white) ferris wheel on the right. Stylized words "Yellowjacket Weekend" are on the left.

August 27 - August 31, 2020

We are excited to announce that Yellowjacket Weekend is happening! It is going to look a little different this year, but we still have amazing things planned. Make sure you continuously check back here for updates and a schedule of events. We can’t wait to celebrate this University of Rochester tradition with you.


Thursday, August 27, 2020

Students doing yoga on Wilson Quad

Yoga on the Quad
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Wilson Quad, Wilson Commons
Take a moment to unwind with yoga. This session will be held on the Quad to maintain social distancing and will be broadcast to Zoom. Find the Zoom link on CCC. Co-sponsored with the Mindful University Project.

Virtual Trivia Night, Co-sponsored by Late Night
10 p.m. | Virtual
Exercise your brain day! Same fun, new format - it's going to be amazing. Join us for a completely virtual Trivia Night! Are you up for the challenge?! Prizes will be awarded to the winner!

Esports Online Gaming Tournament
9 p.m. - 12 a.m. | Virtual
Come join us, no matter where you are! Play virtual games online with a Discord server for chat. Co-sponsored with Esports.


Friday, August 28, 2020

'Feel the Sting' T-Shirt Giveaway
1:20 p.m. | Multiple Locations

Class Year

Location

First Year

Wilson Quad

Second Year

Fraternity Quad

Third Year

Goergen Field

Fourth Year

Goergen Field

This year, our giveaway will have multiple locations and time slots for you to pick up your shirts. Make sure you register on CCC for the location specific to your class year and choose a time that works for you. Don’t wait to sign up, time slots will fill up quickly! We can’t wait to see you!

Virtual Activities Fair
3:30 pm. - 5 p.m. | Virtual
Join WCSA in the first-ever Virtual Activities Fair taking place throughout Yellowjacket Weekend on CCC! During the fair you will be able to learn about and interact with our 280+ student organizations. You can even get matched with groups based on your personal interests. Connect with other students in organizations you’re interested in by virtually “visiting” each booth and much more!

3rd Annual DeweyFest - Virtual Edition
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Virtual - Zoom Room
Join us virtually for the 3rd Annual DeweyFest on Friday, August 28 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. to learn about all that Dewey has to offer in a fun-filled afternoon! Play trivia games, win cool prizes, and meet staff from the following offices: 

  • Statue from outside of Dewey HallThe Gwen M. Greene Center for Career Education and Connections 
  • The David T. Kearns Center 
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) 
  • Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) 
  • Center for Education Abroad 
  • Ain Center for Entrepreneurship 
  • Fellowships Office 
  • Office of Undergraduate Research 

We are looking forward to seeing you at DeweyFest!
Meeting ID: 94714705605

Yellowjacket Weekend Concert - Featuring

Jason Derulo

9 p.m. | Virtual and in-person for select watch parties

We are so excited to announce Jason Derulo as this year’s headliner!

You need to register for the concert on CCC to get a ticket code.

Your ticket code is only good for one time use, so do not enter your ticket code until you are ready to watch the concert.

To redeem your code and access the concert follow these instructions:

  1. Go to LoopedLive.com/events
  2. Select Redeem Ticket
  3. When prompted, Login using your email address. (A one-time-password verification code will be emailed to you after you click 'Continue' in order to complete the login process.)
  4. Enter your personalized Ticket Code (included in your ticket confirmation email) and select Redeem.
  5. Locate your event on the My Events page and click on the event listing.
  6. Click the blue Join the Event
  7. Click Watch Livestream.
  8. The Livestream page will now appear. Use the chat box on the right side of the screen to connect with other fans and ask questions during the livestream event!

Mascot Rocky with arms in the airSaturday, August 29, 2020

Virtual Bingo
10 a.m. | Virtual
Hop on Zoom using your UR account and get ready to play! Prizes will be awarded to the first three winners. Pre-register on CCC to get more info and to reserve your spot!

Virtual Activities Fair
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Virtual
Join WCSA in the first-ever Virtual Activities Fair taking place throughout Yellowjacket Weekend on CCC! During the fair you will be able to learn about and interact with our 280+ student organizations. You can even get matched with groups based on your personal interests. Connect with other students in organizations you’re interested in by virtually “visiting” each booth and much more!

'Feel the Sting' T-Shirt Giveaway
2 p.m. | Multiple Locations

Class Year

Location

First Year

Wilson Quad

Second Year

Fraternity Quad

Third Year

Goergen Field

Fourth Year

Goergen Field

This year, our giveaway will have multiple locations and time slots for you to pick up your shirts. Make sure you register on CCC for the location specific to your class year and choose a time that works for you. Don’t wait to sign up, time slots will fill up quickly! We can’t wait to see you!

Bamboo plant in glass beadsTake and Make Craft - Reed Diffusors and Bamboo
3 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Wilson Quad Tent
Looking to do something that is a little outside of the box? Something to brighten up your space? Sign up on CCC for a time to come grab all the materials you need to make your own Reed Diffusors or Bamboo plant. This fun craft will make your space smell so good! Sign up on CCC for a time slot and choose your craft!

Luau Dinner - Dining Services
5 p.m. - 8 p.m | Dandelion Square
Don’t miss the last taste of summer! It’s a great place to catch up with friends and share a delicious meal. Co-sponsored by Sigma phi Epsilon, Wilson Commons Student Activities, Dining Services, and Pepsi.

Movie Night with Cinema Group
8:30 p.m. | Wilson Quad
Join us as we show a screening of Knives Out on the Quad. This will be a fun night enjoying the beautiful Rochester weather and the beauty of our campus. Sponsored by Cinema Group, Wilson Commons Student Activities, and Student Programming Group.

Drive In Movie with Cinema Group
8:30 p.m. | Park Lot
Join us for the first ever Drive-In Movie for Yellowjacket Weekend! We will be screening Knives Out. Come on out for a night of nostalgic cinema magic. Sponsored by Cinema Group, Wilson Commons Student Activities, and Student Programming Group.

Late Night Grocery Bingo
10 p.m. - 1 a.m. | May Room, Wilson Commons
A night of bingo and fun prizes! 90 bags of groceries and toiletries will be given away. We will be offering 3 game times. Sign up on CCC to choose your game time! Sponsored by Wilson Commons Student Activities and UR Late Night.


Sunday, August 30, 2020

Virtual Activities Fair
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Virtual
Join WCSA in the first-ever Virtual Activities Fair taking place throughout Yellowjacket Weekend on CCC! During the fair you will be able to learn about and interact with our 280+ student organizations. You can even get matched with groups based on your personal interests. Connect with other students in organizations you’re interested in by virtually “visiting” each booth and much more!

ROC Tix Picnic in the Park
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Canalside Shelter and Hawthorne Shelteri, Genesee Valley Park
Let’s get outside and enjoy some of the beautiful upstate NY weather! We have pavilions reserved, and pre-packed lunches for you to enjoy. Sign up on CCC to reserve your spot, and your lunch! Check in for this event will be at the Canalside Shelter.
Row of stuffed animals on a tableSign up on CCC to get your spot for the picnic in the park. Spots are limited! The form contains questions on dietary preferences for your lunch!

Take and Make Craft - Make your own Stuffed Animal
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Wilson Quad
Come and get all the materials you need to make a new fluffy friend! Sign up on CCC to register for a time slot, and don’t wait! Times will fill up fast!

'Feel the Sting' T-Shirt Giveaway
2 p.m. | Multiple Locations

Class Year

Location

First Year

Wilson Quad

Second Year

Fraternity Quad

Third Year

Goergen Field

Fourth Year

Goergen Field

This year, our giveaway will have multiple locations and time slots for you to pick up your shirts. Make sure you register on CCC for the location specific to your class year and choose a time that works for you. Don’t wait to sign up, time slots will fill up quickly! We can’t wait to see you!

Ice Cream Sunday!
3 p.m. | Wilson Quad
Come to Wilson Quad to pick out a deliciously cold ice cream to enjoy! Be sure to post a selfie of you and your tasty treat with the #URicecreamsunday!


Sponsors

Student Programming Board, Wilson Commons Student Activities UR Late night, Athletics & Recreation, UR Health Promotions, Class Councils, Pepsi, Dining Services, ROC Tix, UR Cinema Group, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and the Mindful University Project.