Wahpeton Welcome Week & New Student Orientation

Move in, get familiar with campus and kick off the academic year with a variety of fun activities during Wahpeton Welcome Week & New Student Orientation!

  • Move In
  • New Student Orientation
  • Family members are invited to join all activities on Saturday and the President’s Brunch on Sunday
  • Wildcat Welcome Team will assist you with getting to know NDSCS and will guide new students through orientation
  • For questions or to request accommodations during Orientation and Welcome Week activities, please contact the Student Success Center at 701-671-3000 or ndscs.studentsuccess@ndscs.edu.

Events and times are subject to change. All Scheduled Activities & Meals are FREE to Students AND Family Members!

Connect with other new students on social media using #New2NDSCS!

Saturday, August 24
Time Activity
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Information Desk and Customer Service Desk Open | Hektner Student Center
10 a.m. New Student Move-In Begins: Start your journey at the residence hall you will be living in
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tool Drop-off | See Information Desk in Hektner Student Center for locations and times.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Various offices will be open to answer your questions, address your concerns and help you finalize anything before the semester begins.
12 - 5 p.m. FREE BBQ Lunch | Flickertail Dining Room, Hektner Student Center
12 - 8 p.m. Move-In Music | The Oval
2 - 4 p.m. Root Beer Floats | The Oval
2 - 4 p.m. Wildcat Willie Photo Opportunity | Hektner Student Center
2 - 7:30 p.m. Yard Games | The Oval
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. FREE Picnic Dinner | The Oval
9 p.m. Outdoor Movie | The Oval | Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
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Sunday, August 25
Time Activity
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Information Desk and Customer Service Desk Open | Hektner Student Center
8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Learn about Accessibility Services | Old Main 230
10 a.m. Move-In Continues
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. FREE President's Brunch | Flickertail Dining Room, Hektner Student Center
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Various offices will be open to answer your questions, address your concerns and help you finalize anything before the semester begins.
12 - 4 p.m. Tool Drop-off | See Information Desk in Hektner Student Center for locations and times.
12:30 p.m. New Student Orientation: ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS MUST ATTEND! Meet at your Residence Hall or if you live off-campus, meet at the Hektner Student Center. Look for your Wildcat Welcome Team member!
4 p.m. Dining Plans Begin | Flickertail Dining Room, Hektner Student Center
7 p.m. Floor Meeting | Your Residence Hall Mandatory for students living on campus.
9 p.m. - 12 a.m. Street Dance | Lot 2 (North of Old Main) | MUST HAVE STUDENT ID! | Water provided No bags or bottles. NO RE-ENTRY PERMITTED.
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Monday, August 26
Time Activity
7:45 a.m. Campus Offices and Bookstore Open
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Business Expo | The Oval
11:15 a.m. 'Northside' Students meet Wildcat Welcome Team members for lunch
11:45 a.m. 'Southside' and Commuter Students meet Wildcat Welcome Team members for lunch
12:30 p.m. New Student Academic Orientation: ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS MUST ATTEND! Look for your Wildcat Welcome Team member or the Information Desk in the Hektner Student Center for location.
4 p.m. Classes Begin
9-11 p.m. Glow Volleyball and Other Glow Games | The Oval | Wear Neon!
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Tuesday, August 27 - Saturday, August 31
Tuesday, August 27  
  First Full Day of Classes
9 p.m. Hypnotist: Lizzy | Bremer Bank Theatre, Harry Stern & Ella Stern Cultural Center MUST HAVE STUDENT ID! No late entry permitted.
Wednesday, August 28  
3:30/5:30/7 p.m. Wildcat Volleyball Triangular vs CLC and Mayville State JV | Clair T. Blikre Activities Center Wear Red!
9 p.m. Mentalist: Eric Dittelman | Bremer Bank Theatre, Harry Stern & Ella Stern Cultural Center MUST HAVE STUDENT ID! No late entry permitted.
Thursday, August 29  
7:30 p.m. Student Athlete Orientation | Bremer Bank Theatre, Harry Stern & Ella Stern Cultural Center | Required for all student athletes!
9 p.m. - midnight Dance | The Alley, Hektner Student Center | Water provided | MUST HAVE STUDENT ID! No bags or bottles. NO RE-ENTRY.
Friday, August 30  
8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Gaming Night | The Game Room, Hektner Student Center | MUST HAVE STUDENT ID!
Saturday, August 31  
2 p.m. Wildcat Football vs. Fon du Lac, Frank Vertin Fiel
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