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Welcome Weekend

NOTICE:  Emails regarding Welcome Weekend groups and schedules were sent Tuesday, August 7 and Monday, August 13.  Many of these emails have been found in junk or spam folders.  Please check these folders for this email.  If you did not receive an email but have signed up for a group, please email us at for your group email.  We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

Welcome Weekend is the official kick-off to the MSU academic year. Events during the weekend will serve as an opportunity for you to explore the vast array of resources available at MSU, including academic, cultural, social, athletic and community service programs.

Most of all, you will have the chance to meet your MSU Community.  Whether you are a commuter or residential student, we look forward to seeing you at all of the events! Social events continue through the first week of classes. Guests will be welcome to attend select events.

Welcome Weekend begins Friday, August 17, with Convocation and Move-in and ends Monday, August 20.

By Participating in Welcome Weekend, students will:

  • Create opportunities to investigate their intellectual and educational goals.
  • Explore curricular and co-curricular activities, resources, and services that support a successful transition to MSU.
  • 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.

First Year Students will be required to participate in 8 sessions. Students must participate in the
following three sessions:

  • Service
  • How to Advising
  • Title IX

Transfer Students will be required to participate in:

  • How to Advising
  • Title IX

Your new Student fee supports Welcome Weekend activities