NSO Leaders

Welcome Weekend Fall 2021

Welcome Weekend is a mandatory on-campus event for all new students. Activities will take place August 20-23, with classes beginning at 4:00 p.m. on August 23. 

Welcome Weekend is the official kick-off to the fall semester and the second part of the new student experience. You will have the chance to meet other new/current students in small groups with New Student Program leaders.

You will receive an email with additional program details closer to the start of the semester.

By participating in Welcome Weekend, you will:

  • Create opportunities to investigate your intellectual and educational goals.
  • Explore curricular and co-curricular activities, resources, and services that support a successful transition to Minot State.
  • Engage in interactions designed to build and maintain relationships with students, faculty and staff.
  • Encourage challenging and supportive dialogues that promote self-reflection, critical thinking and appreciation of diversity.
  • Be provided with an understanding of campus culture and the culture of the Minot community.

All new first-year and transfer students are required to participate in the sessions listed below: 

  • How-to Guide to Academic Advising
  • Title IX
  • Scam Alert
  • Starfish

Additional sessions from a variety of topics will be available. Transfer students are encouraged to attend these sessions, and first-year students are required to participate in a minimum of 10 sessions.

Whether you are a commuter or residential student, we look forward to seeing you at Welcome Weekend.

Your New Student Fee supports Welcome Weekend activities.