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2016 Welcome Week

Information about the 2016 Welcome Week events will become available in August 2016. Please check back then for event details and instructions on how to download the Welcome Week mobile app. 

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is designed to help new and returning students adjust to the new academic year. Students will meet other new students, get to know campus, learn about the opportunities available, and have a great time. 

Welcome Week Leaders are returning student leaders who serve as guides throughout Welcome Week.  Welcome Week Leaders will meet students at their residence hall floors and bring them to highlighted Welcome Week events.  They also serve as valuable resources about campus.

2015 Featured Events


Saturday, August 22


New Student and Family Lunch

Noon – 2:00 p.m., Memorial Union Great Plains Ballroom


9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., Memorial Union lower level


Sunday, August 23


Get Rec'd 

1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Wallman Wellness Center


8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., Festival Concert Hall


Monday, August 24


 Presidents' Welcome 

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

University Gates at the corner of University Drive and 12th Ave N. (Rain site: Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse)

College events to follow the Presidents' Welcome. Look for a Welcome Week Leader to lead you to your college's event.

Rock Star Project

7:00 p.m., Memorial Union Great Plains Ballroom

Tuesday, August 25


Bill Cordes – YOGOWYPI Factor

7:00 p.m., Festival Concert Hall

Thursday, August 27


Residence Hall Association Block Party 

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., West Side of Pavek and Seim Halls

Friday, August 28


Street Dance 

9:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., Administration Ave. near the Memorial Union (Rain site: Memorial Union Ballroom)

Campus Live: Street Dance After Party

11:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., Memorial Union lower level

NDSU Opening Weekend: August 22nd and 23rd

Students who will be living on-campus are strongly encouraged to move-in on Saturday, August 22 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.  During this time, additional staff and volunteers will be available to assist in moving items to rooms.  For more information about residence life, specific halls, and driving directions, go to Residence Life.

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Orientation and Student Success
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8379 or Toll free: +1 (800) 488-NDSU menu option 2 / Fax: (701) 231-6253
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Physical/delivery address: 1340 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5260 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2:27:07 PM