Welcoming Week | Welcoming America

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Save the date: Welcoming Week 2019 is Sept. 13-22

What is Welcoming Week?

During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. In 2018, there were more than 800 events around the country.



Show the World You Welcome

Now more than ever, we need to stand up for immigrants and refugees.  Show the world that you welcome by joining the Welcomer campaign.

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Welcomer Signs & Postcards

Our multilingual Welcomer signs and Welcoming Week Postcards are a fun and easy way to show community support for everyone, including immigrants and refugees, and lift up our shared values.

Click the links below to download a Welcomer sign in one of 9 languages or a postcard in one of 8 languages.

Download Welcomer Sign

Download Welcoming Week Postcards


Welcoming Week logo

Host an Event

Host a festival, volunteer project, shared dinner, or any event that encourages connectivity and dialogue. Welcoming America will give you the tools you need to make it a success.

What You'll Get After Signing Up

  • National, searchable event listing
  • Planning webinars and toolkits
  • Discounted merchandise
  • Promotional support 
  • Branded marketing materials

Submit Your Event

Welcoming Week Map

For a more detailed list of events in your area, use the list and filter options below the map.

Find an Event

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Sep 21 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Cincinnati, Ohio

Learn about the many opportunities to Study Abroad.

Join us for the Study Abroad Fair!

Sep 19 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Cincinnati, Ohio

Do you think US culture is confusing?  Are you finding it difficult to fit in?

Come join us and talk with Center for International Education (CIE) staff and other students about your experiences.

Please arrive on time and stay for the entire program.  Pizza lunch is provided.

Sep 19 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Welcoming Week reception to officially welcome our international students to campus. There will be cake as well as an opportunity to get a selfie with our Wildcat mascot while holding our #YouAreWelcomeHere sign.

Sep 14 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
St. Peter, Minnesota

This is an annual event welcoming new international students to the Gustavus Adolphus College community. The event is open to new and returning international students, U.S.

Sep 17 2018 -
9:30am to 10:30am
SeaTac, Washington

The Port of Seattle will join with local nonprofit leaders and community members to announce new partnerships to support immigrants and refugees at a press conference Monday, September 17 (Citizenship Day), 9:30 a.m.


Our Partners

  • 8 Borders 8 Days
  • American Immigration Council
  • American Pakistan Foundation
  • Center for American Progress
  • Define American
  • First Book
  • I Am An Immigrant
  • Imprint
  • International Rescue Committee
  • The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • NALEO Educational Fund
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • National Partnership for New Americans
  • The New Americans Campaign (new)
  • New American Economy
  • Welcome.us
  • Welcome Blanket
  • WES Global Talent Bridge
  • World Education
  • YMCA

Interested in partnering with us? Contact us at [email protected] to learn more.