From move-in on Tuesday to the Wade Bowen concert on Saturday, incoming students have experienced a variety of activities introducing them to their new home and each other.
“I’m proud of each event because they all serve a purpose and add to the excitement of Wildcat Week,” said Caddie Coupe, Director of New Student Programs.
Although each event is unique, Coupe said her favorite, the Block Party, has become a staple of Wildcat Week.
“I think Block Party went really well,” Coupe said. “This is our third year of doing it with Wildcat Week, and I think last night was our best one yet. We added a half block extra on 3rd St. We added games, music, a photo backdrop. Block Party was one of the main things that I dreamt of when we moved from Welcome Week to Wildcat Week, and I feel like it was a great opportunity to showcase how cool downtown Abilene could be.”
Coupe also mentioned that the Block Party invited more churches than ever before to showcase the diversity in church backgrounds available to the student body.
Students also participated in the Mentor Group Olympics on Thursday and ACU Fest, Wildcat Prowl, and the 90s dance on Friday.
Ana Chirinos freshman biology major from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, said the food served at the Block Party and Mentor Group Olympics were the most memorable parts of the week.
The week was capped off with a free concert on the steps of the Hardin Administration Building. Students were able to take in live music performed by Wade Bowen, while enjoying a plethora of food trucks and carnival attractions.
“Mentor Group time has been the best part of Wildcat Week and I am loving getting to know everyone early on,” said Madison Carter a freshman missions major from Copperas Cove.
Elias Buelto, freshman engineering major from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, enjoyed wildcat week so much that he said “The only thing I would suggest would be having events like the one’s during wildcat week throughout the semester.”