AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Auburn University’s annual Welcome Week events kick off Thursday as students start to head back to the plains for the start of the fall semester.

Over 100 events will be hosted over the week by different campus organizations and departments in order to ring in the new academic year.

This is the first year that Welcome Week has officially moved under the auspices of the University Program Council and organization officials are expecting a major lineup of events this year.

“Our major events of the week are Aubie Fest, Magician Nash Fung, Gameday Experience, Paradise on the Plains, Tiger Talk with Pete Davidson, and screenings of Avengers: Infinity War and Uncle Drew,” commented UPC Vice President of Marketing Kyleigh McGrail.

Event organizers say that the events are open to all students both new and returning.

Students are encouraged to download the “Auburn Guides” app for the full Welcome Week schedule of events.