What is Wildcat Week?
Wildcat Week is an extended orientation experience designed to prepare students for their transition to Abilene Christian University. It is an exciting experience for all new students that encourages you to engage in the Wildcat community. During Wildcat Week, you will build friendships with future classmates while experiencing the traditions of ACU, learning what it truly means to be a Wildcat.
How do I register?
Wildcat Week registration happens in person on Monday, August 17th from 9am- 7pm at the Wildcat Den, located on the lower level of the McGlothlin Campus Center. All students must check-in in order to be able to participate in Wildcat Week activities. You will get your schedule, name tag, and Wildcat gear! See the schedule below to know your check in time.
9-10 A.M. • Transfer and Off Campus Housing
10 – 11 A.M. • Rooms ending in 0 and 9
11-Noon • Rooms ending in 1
12- 1 P.M. • Rooms ending in 2
1-2 P.M. • Rooms ending in 3
2-1 P.M • Rooms ending in 4
3-4 P.M. • Rooms ending in 5
4-5 P.M. • Rooms ending in 6
5- 6 P.M. • Rooms ending in 7
6- 7P.M. • Rooms ending in 8
Are transfer students required to attend?
Yes, transfer students are required to attend. We host “Transfer Only” events and groups for transfer students during Wildcat Week.
Where is Wildcat Week?
Wildcat Week takes place on campus and all over the Abilene area. ACU realizes that we leave an incredibly beneficial footprint on the city of Abilene.
How are groups decided?
Wildcat groups are designated according to your Cornerstone class. This will not only be your group for Wildcat Week, but these students will be your classmates for the 1st semester. Your group will consist of 30 new students and 5 upperclassmen (a Peer Leader and Wildcat Leaders). Together, your group will be eating meals, discussing the essentials of college life, and participating in fun activities. This also means you won’t be able to request to be in the same group as some of your friends, so enjoy getting to meet your fellow Wildcat classmates.
Is Wildcat Week Mandatory?
Yes, Wildcat Week is a mandatory program for all first year students.
Is there a cost for Wildcat Week?
There is no cost! Wildcat Week is free for all new ACU students.