NSO Leaders

Spring 2021 Welcome Day

Welcome Day will look a little bit different this year. Due to staggered move-in days and COVID-19 restrictions, we have scheduled an in-person Welcome Day event on January 11th, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Student information sessions typically offered during Welcome Day will be offered virtually throughout the semester. Students are highly encouraged to participate in these virtual sessions!

Welcome Day
Welcome Day will be an in-person event, where new students will meet in small groups with their Virtual New Student Orientation leaders. Masks will be required and other COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced. Please complete the participation form no later than January 8th, to indicate if you will be participating in Welcome Day on January 11th.  You will receive an email with your group leader information and group meeting location.  Locations and group leaders will also be listed in the TEAMS groups for VNSO. 

New students sessions will include:

  • Finding my classrooms
  • Get my student ID, parking pass, and books
  • Lunch with my orientation leader and small group

This event gives students the opportunity to meet new people, connect with experienced students, and explore campus.

Virtual Student Sessions
This year, Minot State University will be expanding Welcome Weekend programming through the semester and provide virtual platforms for students to learn about new student information, student resources, and participate in fun activities. Session descriptions, days, and times are listed below. To register for a Virtual Student Session, please complete the registration form for the session you plan to attend.

Live Like a College Student - Lance Hill with the Bank of North Dakota 
College students face many financial choices. Most shop, have jobs, pay bills, file taxes, have accounts at financial institutions, make car payments, -- and most importantly, college-bound students are preparing to make student loan debt choices. Making good financial decisions now can enhance your lifetime standard of living, career and personal opportunities. Join us to learn more about how to optimize your finances, reduce your dependence on student loans and enter the workforce with a manageable debt load.

  • January 21 - 3:30 PM
  • February 10 - 7:00 PM
  • February 25 - 12:30 PM

Platform - TEAMS, Registration Form

Campus Technology Resources - Lisa Haman with ITC
Email, Wifi, printing & equipment checkout procedures

  • January 28 - 12:30 pm

Platform - TEAMS, Registration Form

Maximizing Your Learning Potential! - Tammy Wolf with the Academic Support Center (ASC)
Tips, tricks and resources to help you develop your learning skills and reach your academic goals. #reachyourgoals #nevergiveup #succeed #graduation

  • January 27 at 7:00 PM
  • March 4 at 12:30 PM
  • March 30 at 7:00 PM

Platform - TEAMS, Registration Form

Managing Your Wellness Wheel - Paul Brekke with the Wellness Center
Wellness goals and habits focus on a variety of lifestyle areas. Come and join us to think about your daily routines and habits and what wellbeing means to you and how it affects your lifestyle.

  • February 3 - 7 pm
  • February 18 - 12:30 pm
  • March 9 - 3:30 pm

Platform - TEAMS, Registration Form

How-To Guide to Academic Advising - Heather Martin with the Academic Support Center 
Why should I meet with my academic advisor and how can advising help me stay on track to graduate? Your academic advisor will be one of the best resources to you as a new student. Please join us to learn the ins and outs of advising at MSU!

  • February 23 at 12:30 PM
  • March 3 at 7:00 PM

Platform - TEAMS, Registration Form

Native American Cultural Center 
Virtual Tour of the Native American Cultural Center and Resources Provided

  • February 4 - 12:30 pm

Platform - TEAMS, Registration Form

Career Exploration and Career Building Steps - with Lynda Berstch and Heather Martin from the Academic Support Center (ASC)
Learn career building tips and strategies to help prepare and shape a path for future success - starting as a freshman through graduation.

  • February 9 at 12:30 PM
  • February 17 at 7:00 PM

Platform - TEAMS, Registration Form


For more information, please contact Beth Odahlen at beth.odahlen@minotstateu.edu