McMurry University

Fun & Exciting Days

War Hawk Welcome Week

McMurry University

Freshmen Get to Know One Another

Make Connections With Upperclassmen

McMurry University

Get Familiar With McMurry

And Have Fun!


War Hawk Welcome Week

War Hawk Welcome Week is a four-day, extended orientation program facilitated by the Orientation Leaders—upper-class students. This is an exciting time, immediately before school starts, for the freshmen to get to know one another, make connections with upperclassmen and other students in their residence halls, get familiar with McMurry, and have fun!

Freshman Residence Hall Move-In Day: Wednesday, August 21st.

War Hawk Welcome Week: August 21st-25th

Check-in for War Hawk Welcome Week is in the Garrison United Methodist Campus Center on August 21st, time 9 a.m.

The War Hawk Welcome Week Kick-Off Rally begins in the morning on August 23rd in the Mabee Room located in the Garrison United Methodist Campus Center.


2019 schedule of events coming soon. In the meantime, check out all of the fun we had in 2018 down below!

Wednesday, August 22nd
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Check- In, Move- In, Laptop Pick Up Activity Center/Res Halls/ Cooke
12 p.m. -1 p.m. **Grab lunch on or off campus**
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Parent Session Furr Welcome Center
*** Required for students who have NOT registered for classes ***
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Class Schedule Pick-Up & Financial Aid Registrar’s/ Maedgen 105
3 p.m. – 4:15p.m. War Hawk Welcome Week Check-In Mabee Room
4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m. Ala Cumba Kick- Off Kimbrell Arena
5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. Dinner *Farewell time with family* Village Market
7:30p.m. – 8 p.m. Meet Your Flock! Mabee Room
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Play Fair Wah Wahtaysee
9 p.m. – 10 p.m. Flock Time Wah Wahtaysee
Thursday, August 23rd
7:30a.m. – 8:30a.m. Breakfast Village Market
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Welcome Week Kick- Off Rally!! Mabee Room
10:15a.m. – 11:45a.m. First Year Seminar Course Flock Location
12 p.m. – 1:30p.m. Journey to Camp Butman Meet with your Flock
Lunch will be provided on the way to Camp Butman
1:30p.m. – 5 p.m. Wilderness Ropes Course
The Wilderness Ropes Course is a low ropes course that will be a time for fun and bonding with your flock. These elements are designed to teach you skills that you will use throughout the day, as well as throughout your first year! You do not have to be physically fit to participate. Wear comfortable, cool clothes and closed toed shoes.
5 p.m. – 6:30p.m. Camp Butman Dining Hall Dinner
6:30p.m. – 7 p.m. Flock Talk Camp Butman Pavilion
7 p.m. – 8:30p.m. Journey Back to McMurry Meet with your Flock
8:30p.m.- 9:15p.m. Break (get changed!) McMurry University
9:30p.m. – 10 p.m. Rally Phillip’s Activity Gym
10 p.m. – 12 a.m. Dive-In Movie & Late Night Snack Phillip’s Activity Gym
Friday, August 24th
7:30a.m. – 9:30a.m. Breakfast Village Market
8:30a.m. – 9:45a.m. Class Schedule Changes if Needed
A-M see Ms. Carolyn Calvert Maedgen 105
N-Z see Ms. Rachel Bein AEC/ Library
All Developmental Education Courses Must See Ms. Rachel Bein to Drop or Change.
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. First Year Seminar Course Flock Location
12 p.m. – 1:30p.m. Lunch Village Market
1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m. Dessert with your Major!
2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. Rally Mabee Room
3:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. Activity & Dinner with Your Flock McMurry/Abilene
6:30p.m. – 7 p.m. Flock Talk Flock Location
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Kristen Merlin Mabee Room
8:45p.m. – 11 p.m. Karaoke Night Mabee Room
Saturday, August 25th
7:30a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast Village Market
9 a.m. – 9:30a.m. Rally Mabee Room
9:30a.m. – 10:30a.m. Flock Talk Flock Location
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Community Service Projects Around Abilene
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch Village Market
2 p.m. – 3:30p.m. Campus Safety Mabee Room
3:30p.m. – 5:30p.m. Slime Olympics Wah Wahtaysee
Get down and dirty as you compete with other Flocks in a variety of a slimy events!
5:30p.m. -7 p.m. Dinner Village Market
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Great Space Race! McMurry University
9 p.m. – 12 a.m. GloCade Mabee Room
Sunday, August 26th
9 a.m. – 10:15a.m. Breakfast Village Market
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Worship Service Aldersgate United Methodist
Join us for a special opening of school worship service.
12 p.m. – 1:30p.m. Lunch with Your Flock Around Abilene
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free Time
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Flock Talk Flock Location
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Cookout Wah Wahtaysee
Come out for hamburgers & hotdogs as we play some fun!
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Residence Hall Required Meetings Individual Residence Halls
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Residential Required Meeting Radford Auditorium
8:30p.m. – 10:30p.m. Trivia Night with MSG Mabee Room