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Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL)


TRANSITIONS for First-Year Students

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Fall 2014

Transitions is Part II of the orientation experience at Minot State University.  This experience will introduce you, a first-year student, to campus and community resources that are vital to your success as a student. 

Participation in these campus sessions are required and included in your INT 110 grade. If you have special circumstances that make it impossible for you to participate in the community service orientation sessions you must contact Beth Odahlen, or 701-858-3177, and request approval for a makeup session prior to August 25th.

During your Transitions experience on the MSU campus, you will learn about the services that will assist you in being successful your first year of college. Your off campus experience will help you become familiar with the Minot community and give you a sense of place in the community along with helping out your community.

To sign up prior to your CONNECT session contact Julie Keller at to indicate the date and time of your session. We will need: Full Name, Student ID, phone number, summer email address, date and time of Transitions session desired. 

Minot Community (morning)

Minot Community (afternoon)

LostWood Wildlife Refuge

August 19th 8:00am – 12:30pm

August 19th  12:30pm – 5pm

August 21st 8:30am – 5:00pm

August 20th 8:00am – 12:30pm

August 20th  12:30pm – 5pm


August 22nd 8:00am – 12:30pm

August 22nd 12:30pm – 5pm


Please meet in Old Main 104 15 minutes prior to your scheduled Transitions experience.   If you encounter a conflict prior to your Transitions experience, please contact the Center for Engaged Teaching & Learning (CETL) office to reschedule (space is limited so plan ahead), at 701-858-4040. 

Thank you and have a great First Year!


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