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What you need to know about Welcome Week

Welcome Week
Many NDSU Welcome Week events are scheduled from Saturday, Aug. 20 through Wednesday, Sept. 1.

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

Move-In Day is Saturday, Aug. 21, when hundreds of incoming students will settle into the NDSU residence halls. Welcome Week is an engaging opportunity for incoming students to create connections and develop a sense of belonging on campus.

“I think taking an active role in Welcome Week is a huge part of succeeding at NDSU,” said Katelyn Blotsky, a senior human development and family science major from Mandan, North Dakota.

There are several events happening during Welcome Week for students to attend. Some activities include:

Group events

Saturday, Aug. 21, through Monday, Aug. 23

Students attend required events with Welcome Week groups. Events include Welcome to the Academy, Group Meetings and NDSUbelong.

Tie Dye Night

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Babbling Brook, west of South Engineering.

Get a free NDSU T-shirt and design your own tie dye in school colors.

Memorial Union Open House

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Memorial Union

Enjoy photo booths, bookstore deals, crafts, a live band, dining deals and more.

Block party and fireworks

Thursday, Aug 26, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Bolley Drive loop next to Pavek Hall

Capture memories during a night of fun, food, music and fireworks.

See you at Shepperd

Friday, Aug. 27, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Shepperd Arena

Discover NDSU’s rich tradition as an agriculture institution and get to know the animals on campus.

“I got involved with Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship at NDSU because of a student I met at Welcome Week my freshman year,” said Emma Hanson, a junior art education major from Oak Harbor, Washington. “Welcome Week is one of the best chances for students to get plugged in to campus and get a full college experience right away.”

Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 23, at 4 p.m. The first full day of classes is Tuesday, Aug. 24.

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