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Welcome to NDSU Family Features!

This newsletter is intended for the families of NDSU students that are transferring or returning to NDSU. This can include sophomores, juniors, seniors, and professional and graduate students. Each month, NDSU Family Programs will send out Family Features with important updates and campus highlights. It will also be available on our website at:

Important Dates & Deadlines

August 21 - Classes begin at 4:00 p.m.

September 6 - Payments due for NDSU account balances

August 30 - Last day to drop @ 100% refundSeptember 29 - Last day to withdraw @ 75% refund
September 4 - Labor Day (no classes & offices closed)October 15 - Late fees applied to unpaid account balances
September 5 - Financial aid applied to NDSU account balancesOctober 29 - Last day to withdraw @ 50% refund

Campus Updates

As of July 1, some NDSU departments have experienced changes as a result of the reorganization. For example, Disability Services has moved from the Wallman Wellness Center to the lower level of the library. Encourage your student to make sure that they are familiar with any changes that may effect them on campus by checking in with their favorite departments and services.

If your student had a meal plan in the past, it is likely that they dined at The Residence Dining Center (RDC), which is one of three dining facilities on NDSU campus. The RDC, located in the Reed-Johnson-Weible complex, is currently undergoing renovations and will be re-opening this fall. The new building will feature an additional 200 extra seats for students to eat, as well as a meeting room for larger groups to dine together. 

Welcome Week Events

Welcome Week isn't just for the new students. There are lots of events that returning students can attend too! Make sure that your student is not missing out on this great NDSU tradition!

Students can download the Welcome Week mobile app by searching NDSU Welcome Week in the iOS App Store or Google Play. All of the event information can also be accessed online at

2017 Welcome Week Featured Events


Saturday, August 19

  • Family Reception: 2-4 p.m. in the Great Plains Ballroom of the Memorial Union
  • Club NDSU: 9:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. in the Memorial Union Lower Level

Sunday, August 20

  • ActivateU: 1-5 p.m. at the Wallman Wellness Center

Monday, August 21

  • Find Your Voice in the Herd: 8-9 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Plains Ballroom

Tuesday, August 22

  • YOGOWYPI Factor: 7 p.m. in the Festival Concert Hall

Thursday, August 24

  • RHA Block Party: 7 p.m. in the Bolley loop (near the high rise residence halls)

Friday, August 25

  • Street Dance: 9 p.m. on Administration Ave
  • Campus Live: Street Dance After Party: 11 p.m. on the lower level of the Memorial Union

Wednesday, August 30

  • Student Involvement Expo: 7 11 a.m. on Administration Ave

NDSU Bookstore

Course Materials:

  • Student course materials are available in the lower level of the bookstore, alphabetized by author. If purchasing in store, please bring students’ printed book list. They can do so by going to > “course materials” > “order course materials” to add their courses (from Campus Connection list-view schedule) and be able to generate a printable list. Students may also order course materials and supplies online and have them ready to be picked up in store!

    • Questions about Course Materials? Contact:

                       Brent Seewald-Marquardt, Assistant Director, Course Materials and Academic Resources
                       701-231-8015 or

Book Charging:
  • Registered students may charge up to $1,000 to their student account for books, supplies, and backpacks. Computers, clothing, food or gift items are not eligible for charging. For students receiving financial aid, charges will be taken out of their aid disbursement after other fees (tuition, housing, and meal plans) have been covered. Students can view their total bookstore charges on Campus Connection under “Account Inquiry” > “charges due”.  
Credit Cards:
  • The NDSU Bookstore is not allowed to take credit card numbers over the phone for security reasons. Students must have the credit card they wish to use in their possession. Therefore, we encourage students to use their book charging option as an easy way for family members to see all charges on the student’s account. 
Loyalty Rewards Program:
  • The NDSU Bookstore has a Loyalty Rewards Program for all purchases made in the bookstore and Herd Shop. Students earn a point for every dollar they spend, which includes books, computers, clothing, supplies, etc. Once students have reached 500 points, they can redeem those points for a $10 NDSU Bookstore gift card. Or, students may wait until they’ve earned 1,000 points and redeem them for a $25 NDSU Bookstore gift card. Points become available for use 30 days after purchase date. Redemption is done online only. If we forget to put their Loyalty number on the student’s receipt, we can manually enter their points if they bring in their receipt and ID number.
  • If they have questions, please contact Dolly Wadholm at 701-231-5671 or
Gift Baskets:
  • The NDSU Bookstore has gift baskets available to be sent to students. We will give them a call and tell them they have a gift waiting at the bookstore to be picked up. We have a general one containing a $10 gift card, Camelbak water bottle, chocolate bar, and a pencil. You can also customize a basket to your liking as well. Call Jodi at 701-231-7428 to order today!   

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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
Campus address: West Dining Center Lower Level
Physical/delivery address: 1340 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2838 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Friday, September 22, 2017 3:34:48 PM
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