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What you need to know about Welcome Week

NDSU is set to kick off fall semester with a variety of Welcome Week special events.

Move-In Day is Saturday, Aug. 24, when hundreds of incoming students will settle into the NDSU residence halls. Welcome Week is intended to be an engaging way for new and returning students to adjust to a new academic year. 

“College is an experience that you need to make memorable, and if you do, it truly will be some of the best years of your life,” said Mason Rademacher, student body president. “Welcome Week is the first opportunity you have as a college student to make your time at NDSU memorable. Challenge yourself each day during welcome week to talk to someone new, join a student organization, or learn more about NDSU and I guarantee that your experience here will be unforgettable.”

There are more than 70 events happening during Welcome Week for students to attend.

Major activities include:

• Residence hall community gatherings/dinner

Saturday, Aug. 24, 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. residence halls

• Green and Yellow Rally and Saturday Night Live

Saturday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Churchill Field/Memorial Union

• Class photo and Presidents' Welcome

Monday, Aug. 26, 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Churchill Field

NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani and Rademacher will address and greet the incoming students. In addition, Kelsey Engebose, a mathematics and statistics major from Cedarburg, Wisconsin, has been selected to speak as the representative of the freshmen class. 

“I’m ready to start my experience at NDSU,” Engebose said. “I’m really looking forward to meeting new people and challenging myself academically.”

Her message will urge the new students to step out of their comfort zones, take control of their college experiences and create opportunities for themselves. 

“There are so many things to explore and so much support on campus,” she said. “It’s all right at our fingertips. We need to take advantage of all those opportunities to make the most out of our time at NDSU.

“I’m planning on stepping out of my comfort zone as much as possible in order to continually challenge myself,” Engebose said. “Whether it’s joining a student organization without knowing anyone or seeking out a professor’s help, I want to get involved in all that the campus has to offer so I can learn and grow as much as possible during my time at NDSU.”

• NDSU college events

Monday, Aug. 26, following the Presidents’ Welcome

The Colleges of Engineering; Science and Mathematics; Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Human Sciences and Education; Health Professions; and Business plan special events to welcome students. The Career Center and Advising Center also will host an event for undeclared/exploratory students.

• Student Involvement Expo

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Administration Ave.

Learn about any of NDSU’s more than 270 student organizations. The event, hosted by NDSU Student Government, is your opportunity to make new friends and find an organization that fits your interests. The expo will be moved to Memorial Union if there is poor weather.  

Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 26, at 4 p.m. The first full day of classes is Tuesday, Aug. 27.

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