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Weeks of Welcome events to kick off the semester right

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The Student Program Board’s yearly Glow Party is always a highlight at the beginning of the fall semester. | Justin Tijerina/The Cougar

The first weeks at the University of Houston can be more than just unpacking until exhaustion and finding classroom “CPH 1020.” Peek through these events to see how the Powerhouse will wow you during the Weeks of Welcome with showcases of facilities, friendship-making opportunities and athletic pride.

Game Night

SPB and the Residence Hall Association present an occasion to either cheer your fellow residents to victory or hand them all an order of defeat in “Super Smash Brothers.” And, to put your creativity to the test, there’s also “Cards Against Humanity.”

8 to 11 p.m., Aug. 18, Moody Towers

Gulfgate Shuttles

No need to drive back to Katy or fly to Colorado to get necessities you may have forgotten! Just jump on the university shuttles and get to the Gulfgate Shopping Center (only a few miles away) to stock up.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 18, Student Center Circle Drive; repeat on Aug. 28

Screening of “The Jungle Book”

Enjoy the visually spectacular adaptation of a classic on a 30-foot screen among friends. Dive into the wilderness and get that last bit of relaxation before the new semester.

8 to 11 p.m., Aug. 19, Outdoor Leisure Pool at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

Women’s Soccer: UH vs. Texas Southern University

The 2016 soccer season begins here and the team will need all of your support to make every game a winning one. Go Coogs!

7 p.m., Aug. 19, Carl Lewis Complex

Party in the Park

Rock out with the crowd to live performances from students and learn more about what SPB is (and how to get involved) in this electrifying event.

4 to 7 p.m., Aug. 20, Lynn Eusan Park

Glow Party

Light up the night and make the first week of school a lit one as you dance to the DJs’ bombastic tunes. Come dressed to move and glow.

8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Aug. 25, Lynn Eusan Park

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