NDSU is set to kick off fall semester with a variety of Welcome Week special events.
Move-In Day is Saturday, Aug. 18, when hundreds of incoming students will settle into the NDSU residence halls. Welcome Week is intended to be a fun way for new and returning students to adjust to a new academic year.
"The first week on campus is an exciting time as a freshman. The events that happen during Welcome Week help get incoming students started on the right path as they embark on their college journey,” said Chase Grindberg, student body president.“Students get introduced to everything that NDSU has to offer, while having the opportunity to interact and meet fellow first-year students. I hope to see every first-year student out at the Welcome Week events."
Major activities include:
• Residence hall community gatherings/dinner
Saturday, Aug. 18, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. residence halls
• Green and yellow rally
Saturday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m., Sanford Health Athletic Complex, known as the SHAC
• Class photo and Presidents' Welcome
Monday, Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Churchill Field
NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani and Grindberg will address and greet the incoming students. In addition, Sydney Warcup, a biology major from Grand Forks, North Dakota, has been selected to speak as the representative of the freshmen class.
“Speaking to and for the class is a huge honor for me,” Warcup said. “It feels like the first step in my college experience and becoming the person I want to be. I hope to represent my class well.”
Her message will urge the new students to embrace their independence, using their using their NDSU experience to learn and grow.
“This is the time for us to become an individual. Many of us are getting a newfound sense of freedom. We need to take advantage of the opportunity and become the people we really want to be,” she said.
“We need to become the people we want to be, and break away from any persona that other people want us to be. It’s time for us to make our own decisions and follow our own paths,” Warcup said. “I’m excited to see what my future at NDSU has in store for me and the rest of the class of 2022.”
• NDSU college events
Monday, Aug. 20, following the Presidents’ Welcome
The Colleges of Engineering; Science and Mathematics; Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources; Human Development and Education; Health Professions; and Business plan special events to welcome students.
• Welcome for students exploring majors
Monday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to noon, Askanase Hall Auditorium
Academic advisers from the Advising Resource Center will talk with students about resources, opportunities and majors at NDSU.
Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 20, at 4 p.m. The first full day of classes is Tuesday, Aug. 21.
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