Welcome to Minot State

We’re so happy you’re here! Welcome Week is designed to provide new opportunities for you to learn, build connections, and grow into your best self. Whether this is your first semester on campus or last, our goal is to help you get settled, learn about important resources, explore new groups and communities, and have some fun.



Minot State Move-In


Move in Times

Residence Hall
Floor Meetings

Friday, August 19 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 5 p.m. (includes Social)
Saturday, August 20 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 5 p.m. (includes Social)
Sunday, August 21 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 4 p.m.
Monday August 22 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 5 p.m.


Residence Life

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Red Informational Tent available in the Quad each day during August 19th - August 23 from 10am - 2pm.

Welcome Week Kickoff!


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You don’t want to miss this! Campus Welcome Week kicks off with RecFest at 5 p.m. on the Wellness Center Lawn. Play games like life-size hungry hippo, boulder tank, inflatable wrecking ball, and wack-a-mole and get your FREE t-shirt!

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New Student Orientation Sessions


These mandatory sessions will introduce you to important information you need to know while at Minot State, including Title IX and Beaver Tech. 

  • Title IX - Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, 2nd Floor Old Main
  • Beaver Tech - COnference Center, 3rd Floor Student Center

New Student Convocation


Celebrate the start of your higher education journey at New Student Convocation. This time-honored tradition will introduce you to our exceptional learning community and the commitment we are making to your next four years.


Welcome BBQ


After New Student Convocation, grab your free lunch, settle in on the Old Main Lawn, and try your hand at some lawn games!


Slamabama Concert


Live music, need we say more? Come party with SLAMABAMA, a country, rock, and pop band who will keep the energy and fun going all night long.

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MSU Life Welcome Bingo


Join us for one of our students’ favorite events: bingo on the Old Main Lawn! Compete for killer prizes — did someone say iPad, AirPods, and Nintendo Switch— make new friends, and celebrate finishing your first day of classes for the semester.

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Club Fair & Free Lunch


We’re not bragging when we say there’s a lot to do at Minot State. With more than 60 diverse student organizations and clubs, getting involved on campus is easy. Grab a free meal and explore your opportunities.


Motivational Speaker - Bob Upgren


Make your way to the MSU Dome to get some inspiration from Bob Upgren, an internationally recognized motivational speaker and one of the best chalk artists in the world.


MSU Life Campfires


A North Dakota night is hard to be beat. Gather with friends — new, old, or ones you’re going to make tonight — and enjoy some time near the campfire.

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MSU Life Hypnotist


Get ready to laugh and then head over to the Conference Center with hypnotist Evan Gambardella. Whether you get pulled up on stage or just watch from afar, it’s going to be a night you want to experience with the “human battery charger.”

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MSU Life Outdoor Movie


Unlike Alan, Phil, Doug, and Stu, you’ll remember tonight in the morning. Gather on the turf and watch “The Hangover” while snagging some giveaways, like blankets, popcorn, and candy.

Saturday, August 20

Beaver Creek Cafe

10 a.m-2 p.m., 5-8 p.m

Wellness Center 10 a.m-6 p.m.
Student I.D. Office 10 a.m-1 p.m.
Bookstore 10 a.m-3 p.m.


Sunday, August 21

Beaver Creek Cafe

10 a.m-2 p.m., 5-8 p.m
(Note: Dinner served at RecFest, cafe closed)

Wellness Center 12-4 p.m.
Student I.D. Office 10 a.m-1 p.m.
Bookstore 10 a.m-3 p.m.