Dragon Welcome Week Schedule & Information

  • Below is a tentative schedule of Dragon Welcome Week events.

    You can find the full schedule for Dragon Welcome Week on DragonCentral.

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    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.-4:00p.m. | SOC Talk

    3:00p.m.-4:00p.m. | Kevin Wanzer

    5:00p.m.-7:30p.m. | New Student Dinner

    After a long morning of unloading and moving in, enjoy a relaxing dinner in Kise Commons, our campus dining center. 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.

    8:45p.m.-9:00p.m. | Pep Rally

    9:00p.m.-12:00a.m. | Rec-Fest

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

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    9:00a.m.-9:30a.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.

    9:30a.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!

    11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. | Lunch

    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. | SOC Talk 2

    3:30p.m.-4:30p.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.

    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!

    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 19, 2017

    10:30a.m.-11:00a.m. | Get Active. Get Connected. Get Involved.

    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. | Sand Volleyball Tournament

    12:00p.m.-5:00p.m. | Downtown 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.-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.

    9:00p.m.-11:00p.m. | Movie

    Sunday, August 20, 2017

    1:00p.m. | Sex Signals

    3:00p.m. | Sorority Tea

    4:00p.m.-5:00p.m. | SOC Talk 3

    7:00p.m.-9:00p.m. | 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. | 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 2020! 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.