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Traditions

Traditions

There is no other experience that compares to living on campus. If you want the "total" college experience, you will find it in our residence halls. We have a ton of great programs specific to your hall and floor, plus other programs you are invited to in other buildings. Listed below are a few of our Housing traditions that all students who live on campus can enjoy.

WOW provides various activities for studentsMule Haul
Mule Haul is a volunteer opportunity for student organizations to help freshmen students move into their dorms. Mule Haul is a great way for students to reunite after a summer apart. Members who participate in Mule Haul have the opportunity to move into the residence halls two days earlier than other students. This provides extra time to get your room situated and also beats the rush and hustle-and-bustle of move-in day.

Week Of Welcome
Week of Welcome is the first week of school and is always an exciting time at Central Missouri when new, and returning, students get together to discover each other and participate in fun activities. This week is jam-packed with awesome activities. Whether you want to satisfy your hunger with some BBQ, join in on a prize-winning contest, or simply watch a show,Week of Welcome has something for everyone including you! Check out this year's schedule of events!

Jim Wand the Hypnotist
Each year during Week of Welcome, the United Student Housing Association brings Jim Wand the hypnotist to UCM. It is one of the most popular events during Week of Welcome as students who volunteer to go on stage put on quite a comedy show! It isa night of entertainment students look forward to every year.2010 Coolest Room Contest Winner

Coolest Room Contest
The Coolest Room Contest, held every year in September, gives housing residents a chance to show off their creative side! Many students decorate their rooms with posters, rugs, lights, plants and more in order for their room to stand out. First, second and third place room winners are decided by the United Student Housing Association and each place receives a prize.

ResiDANCE
Is an annual dance hosted by the University Conference Center Hall Council. The dance is complete with a live DJ, games, food, and valuable prizes. A theme makes the dance even more excited and allows students to use their creativity and dress up!

Family Weekend 2010Family Weekend
Family Weekend is hosted every year in September and gives students a chance to show their families what life is like as a college student. The weekend is packed full of events to keep families entertained including: a free movies, breakfast and open house at Skyhaven Airport, golf, bowling, a BBQ, UCM football game, and finally a talent show. Make sure to invite your family to UCM for Family Weekend!

Family of the Year Essay Contest
Family of the Year is an essay competition hosted by the United Student Housing Association. Students are able to write an essay and send it in online. The Family of the Year winner is announced during the Family Weekend football game on the football field and an award is presented. The winner will receive $300.00 and tickets for the winner and his/her family to several Family Weekend events. Find out all the details online!

Family Weekend Talent Show
The Family Weekend Talent Show is a great place to strut your stuff and win one of three cash prizes of $500, $250 or $100. Find out all the details online!Homecoming Students Cheering

Homecoming
Homecoming is the largest campus and community celebration of the year! This annual event is in October and UCM graduates come to back Warrensburg to visit their alma mater. It’s also a great time for the UCM community to unite for a variety of fun activities! Student organizations compete to win the spirit window competition, cheer competition, bowling, donation creation, and float building. Other activities include a community service project, a comedian, Homecoming pep rally, and the Homecoming parade and football game. Find out all the details online!

Homecoming Banner Competition
The Homecoming Banner Competition is open to all hall councils. Hall residents get together to design and make a banner to walk with in the Homecoming parade. Banners are judged and the hall with the winning banner gets a prize!

Oksoberfest
Oksoberfest definitely is a unique Halloween celebration! It is held every year around Halloween in Diemer Hall and provides a fun night of dancing, “mocktails,” food, and other festivities. Students enjoy dressing up for a fun evening with their friends.

Yeater Haunted Tours
Yeater Haunted Tours is another Halloween tradition at UCM. Open to the entire campus and community, tours of the “haunted” Yeater Hall are given and tell the stories of “ghostly activity” at Yeater. It is hosted by Todd and Yeater Hall Councils and collects money and canned goods for a good cause.Students help others by participating in Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a charity event hosted by United Student Housing Association. During the event Christmas gifts are packaged and wrapped to be donated to families in need. This gives students an opportunity to donate goods and their time for a good cause and to help the community.

Holiday Meals
No holiday is complete without a holiday meal! Each dining hall features a Thanksgiving and winter holiday meal before student leave for holiday breaks that include the same sides and desserts like traditional holiday meals. With ham, turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, rolls, pies and cake… it is definitely a meal students don’t want to miss!

Moonlight Breakfast
Moonlight Breakfast is something many students look forward to every year. It is held every December during finals week and features a late-night breakfast at Ellis Dining Center. The late-night breakfast gives students a little push to study longer!

Housing Secret Stalker
You never know when the housing “secret stalker” will strike! The secret stalker appears at random times on campus to award students who are wearing an “I live on campus” item with prizes. “I live on campus” shirts anddrawstring bags are given away during the reapplication process for on-campus housing.

Lobby decorating contest for USHA's Battle of the HallsBattle of the Halls
Each year USHA sponsors Battle of the Halls. This competition includes several events like dodgeball, canned food drive, lobby decorating, etc. The events are held throughout the year and the winner is named at the end of the year. For two years in a row Yeater/South Todd has won. Does your hall have what it takes to be Hall of the Year?