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Orientation

Welcome Week Service Activity

As part of Welcome Weekend activities, Minot State University continues the tradition of our incoming first-year students participating in community service activities. During this activity, new students will work alongside other first year students, student leaders, faculty, and staff. Students will learn about the community partnerships which exist between Minot State University and our community partners.

First-year students are required to participate in one 2 hour service project, as participation and a possible writing assignment will be graded in each of the UNIV 110. Please make sure to make every effort to attend one of the times listed.

 

You will receive an email with a link to sign up for a Welcome Weekend Group. Groups are assigned by service site, service date, and service time. You will receive several emails regarding details about Welcome Weekend and from your group leader. The sooner you register for your Welcome Weekend group, the more choices you will have.

Minot Public Schools –
          Painting bathroom stalls and putting up word art (If you like painting and are artistic, this will be a fun one).

 Minot Parks District - 
           Raking, planting trees, laying mulch, shoveling rock, etc. (If you like to be outdoors, this is a good one to
           select). 

 Roosevelt Park Zoo –
           Pulling leaves off trees for the zoo to freeze for winter food for the animals

 Habitat for Humanity –
           Not sure what we will be doing but most likely home improvement projects

 Air and Space Museum –
           Helping set up for event and cleaning planes.

 Beaver Vs Blood Cancer 5K –
           Helping run a 5K

 YWCA –
           Sorting donations and painting projects – This will take place indoors

YES!

Please print and fill out the Emergency Information Sheet and  the Welcome Weekend Service Activity Waiver Form.  (If you are under the age of 18, you must have your guardian complete this form prior to your participation.)

This is a decision you will need to make.  Most students figure out a way to make one of the service activities.  If you do not attend, this will be reflected in your U110 grade.  The instructor of your U110 may elect to offer a make-up session, but this will not be the standard for all U110 instructors.

We will not know what each group's assignment will be prior to the activity, but all participants MUST WEAR:

  • CLOSED TOED SHOES – NO FLIP FLOPS!
  • Please wear your “You are Here” orientation shirt!
  • Clothing you would not mind getting dirty
  • Jeans, athletic type clothing, and t-shirts are all acceptable

You can also bring a water bottle and snack. 

Cell phone usage will not be allowed during the event, as it is very possible your phone will be damaged.  Please leave it in your bag or in another safe location.

Check-in for your service site will be located under the red tent in the MSU Quad, between Old Main and the Student Center.  Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your service start time, in order to fill out paperwork (if you do not bring your paperwork with you).