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Dragon Welcome Week

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  •  Dragon Welcome Week 2016 

    Below is a tentative schedule of Dragon Welcome Week events. Check back often for updates!

    Thursday, August 18th, 2016

    9:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Welcome Week Check-in

    It’s a great day to be a Dragon! Today is the day, if you are living in the residence halls, to move in and get situated. The Dragon Move-In Crew will be outside around the residence halls waiting to help you move into your room.  Remember to stop by the Welcome Tent and get checked in for Orientation.  This is also a great opportunity to have any questions you may have answered.

    3:00p.m.-5:00p.m.       New Student Welcome!

    5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.       New Student Dinner

    After a long morning of unloading and moving in, enjoy a relaxing dinner in Kise Commons, our campus cafeteria. This typical Kise meal will include several entrees, great desserts and a variety of soft drinks. Come try out all that is offered at Kise Commons, catered by Sodexo Services.

    7:30p.m.-8:00p.m.       "Welcome to Your New Community"

    Settle into your floor community and get to know your Resident Assistant (RA) and neighbors! Enjoy some activities as you get familiar with your new community and discover ways to get involved!

    8:00p.m.-8:30p.m.       Learning Community Welcome

    Are you in a Learning Community? Now is your chance to learn more about what it means to be a part of a Learning Community and meet other students in your community as well as your Dragon Mentor.

    9:00p.m.-12:00a.m.     New Student Social

    Come on over to kick off the year with our New Student Carnival at Scheels Field. There will be a variety of activities, food and prizes for all to enjoy.

    Friday, August 19th, 2016

     8:30a.m.-9:15a.m.        Class Photo

    It’s time to get together with your fellow classmates in the M formation for a class photo before heading to your University Welcome.

    9:15a.m.-10:30a.m.      University Convocation  

    All Incoming students are expected to attend this kickoff event for the class of 2019. Convocation is a ceremony to celebrate the official beginning of your college experience.

    10:30a.m.-11:30a.m.    Academic Department Meetings

    After the University Welcome Convocation, follow a SOC to your new academic department. Each academic department will host a social so you can meet and get to know your professors and other students in your college. This provides a great opportunity to get a feel for your major, what to expect for the next four years, and meet some people who share the same interests as you. If you are undeclared, that is A-Okay; we have a place for you!

    1:00p.m.-3:00p.m.       Campus Wide Scavenger Hunt 

    Here is your chance to understand the campus layout, get to know campus resources and services and race to the finish with some new friends!

    3:00p.m.-6:00p.m.       Sand Volleyball Tournament

    Join our Intramurals staff for our annual sand volleyball tournament. Get a team together with your FYE class or some new friends and enter.

    5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.       Dinner 

    Grab a new friend and try some of the evening meals at Kise. With Kise’s great selection you are sure to find a meal you will enjoy!

    5:00p.m.-6:00p.m.       Learning Community Social (Mandatory for LC students)  

    Learn all the in’s and out’s of being in a Learning Community as well as those who are available to support you throughout the year.

    7:30p.m.-8:30p.m. [Tentative]      Afterdark Pre-Party   

    9:00p.m.-12:00a.m.     Dragons After Dark

    Came in like a Wrecking Ball!  We will have free food, free t-shirts, over $2000 in prizes, bingo, and more! Get your “funpants” on and head over to the CMU.

    Saturday, August 20th, 2016

    10:30a.m.-11:00a.m.    Student Involvement and Engagement session 

    Here is your opportunity to learn about getting involved in student organizations, various campus departments and the Fargo/Moorhead community. You will learn how to make the most of your college experience.

    11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.     Sidewalk Café

    Join us on the campus mall to get an idea about some of the things MSUM and the Fargo-Moorhead community have to offer.

    2:00p.m.-5:00p.m.       FM Tour

    The Fargo/Moorhead area is a great place to be and we want to show it to you! Hop on the MAT bus to go downtown. These locations provide a rich representation of the Fargo/Moorhead culture, including shops, food and the arts.

    5:00p.m.-6:00p.m.       Honors Program Welcome

    5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.       Dinner

    Grab a new friend and try some of the evening meals at Kise. With Kise’s great selection you are sure to find a meal you will enjoy!

    7:00p.m.-9:00p.m.       Campus Capers

    Lights, camera, ACTION! Hustle over to Hansen Theatre for MSUM’s own version of Saturday Night Live. You will be on the edge of your seat laughing, crying, and tinkling your pants as the SOCs perform a variety of skits and offer their words of wisdom.

    9:15p.m.-12:30a.m.     Dance Party and Night Games  

    Be sure to wear your white T-shirt! Come with your friends or by yourself, we are sure to have a good time dancing the night away! 

    Sunday, August 21st, 2016

    12:00p.m.-6:00p.m.     FM RedHawks Game

    Want to learn more about what’s happening in the Fargo/Moorhead area during the summer? Be sure to check out the FM RedHawks Game. There are a limited number of tickets, so sign up early. You can take our provided Bus across town; grab a hot dog and a soda and enjoy some community baseball.

    1:00p.m.-2:00p.m.       Sorority Tea

    Go Greek! Learn about what the different sororities on campus have to offer you. This is a chance for you to mingle with current and future student members.

    7:00p.m.-9:00p.m.       Residence Hall Floor Meeting (Mandatory)

    Head back to the residence halls and take this opportunity to meet your new family for the next year. This will give you a chance to learn all the policies, expectations, and procedures for living in your hall. You will be held accountable for these rules while living on campus! This is also a great opportunity to relax and mingle with your floor-mates.

    9:00p.m.-9:30p.m.       Lighting of the Dragon

    Join us for the first annual Lighting of the Dragon where we kick off the year sponsored by the Class of 2019! Come to the campus mall where we have the two headed steel Dragon breathe fire and light up the campus mall!

    Just a reminder that everything is subject to change, especially times/dates, and this is tentative. New students will receive a finalized schedule with your letter in August.