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.
2016 Welcome Week
There are a ton of great events for the 2016 Welcome Week! See below for the featured events. Detailed information about all of the events is available here.
2016 Featured Events
Saturday, August 20
9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., Memorial Union lower level
Sunday, August 21
1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Wallman Wellness Center
8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., Festival Concert Hall
Monday, August 22
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
University Gates at the corner of University Drive and 12th Ave N. (Rain site: Festival Concert Hall)
Academic college events to follow the Presidents' Welcome. Look for a Welcome Week Leader to lead you to your college's event.
Find Your Voice in the Herd
8:00 p.m., Memorial Union Great Plains Ballroom
Tuesday, August 23
Bill Cordes – YOGOWYPI Factor
7:00 p.m., Festival Concert Hall
Thursday, August 25
Residence Hall Association Block Party
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., West Side of Pavek and Seim Halls
Friday, August 26
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
Saturday, August 27
Campus Live - Bison Watch Party
6:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., Memorial Union Ballroom
Download the official Welcome Week mobile app!
Search NDSU Welcome Week in the iOS App Store or Google Play to download the app.
NDSU Opening Weekend: August 20th and 21st
Students who will be living on-campus are strongly encouraged to move-in on Saturday, August 20 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.