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Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend is the official kick-off to the Minot State academic year and the second part of the new student experience at Minot State. Events during the day will serve as an opportunity for you to explore the vast array of resources available at Minot State, including academic, cultural, social, athletic and community service programs.

Most of all, you will have the chance to meet your Minot State 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 Week(end) begins with Move-in and Student Convocation on Friday, August 23rd  and ends on August 26th. Classes begin at 4 p.m. on August 26th.


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 a majority of the sessions, but students are required to attend 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.