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 the hashtag #New2NDSCS!

Saturday, August 21
Time Activity
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. New Student Information Desk & Customer Service Desk Open | Hektner Student Center
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Bookstore Open | Hektner Student Center
10 a.m. New Student Move-In Begins: Please check-in directly at your residence hall.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tool Drop-off | Visit ndscs.edu/tooldropoff or the Information Desk in Hektner Student Center for locations and times.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Various offices open to answer your questions, address your concerns and help you finalize anything before the semester begins.
12 - 5 p.m. FREE BBQ Lunch | 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
4 - 8 p.m. Caricature Artist | Hektner Student Center
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. FREE Picnic Dinner | The Oval
9 p.m. Outdoor Movie: F9 | The Oval | Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
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Sunday, August 22
Time Activity
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. New Student Information Desk & Customer Service Desk Open | Hektner Student Center
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Learn about Accessibility Services | Old Main 230
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. FREE President's Brunch | Hektner Student Center
10 a.m. Move-In Continues
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bookstore and various offices open to answer your questions, address your concerns and help you finalize anything before the semester begins.
12 - 4 p.m. Tool Drop-off | Visit ndscs.edu/tooldropoff or the 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 south main entrance to the Clair T. Blikre Activities Center. Look for a Wildcat Welcome Team leader!
4 p.m. Dining Plans Begin | Flickertail Dining Room, Hektner Student Center
7 p.m. Residence Life Floor Meeting | Mandatory for all students living on campus. Check your NDSCS email for more information.
8 p.m.  Comedian: Mickey Housley | Cultural Center
9 p.m. - 12 a.m. Street Dance | Lot 2 (North of Old Main) | Must have Student I.D. Guests must be accompanied by an NDSCS student.
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Monday, August 23
Time Activity
All Day 2nd Annual Welcome Week Medallion Hunt begins! | Will you find the medallion? Clues are distributed daily on NDSCS Student Life SnapChat.
7:45 a.m. Campus Offices and Bookstore Open
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Immunization Clinic | Harry Stern & Ella Stern Cultural Center Lobby
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Business Expo | The Oval
Learn more about what area businesses have to offer.
12:30 p.m. New Student Academic Orientation: ALL FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS MUST ATTEND! Look for a Wildcat Welcome Team leader or go to the New Student Information Desk in the Hektner Student Center for location.
4 p.m. CLASSES BEGIN
7-10 p.m. Glow Games | The Oval | Wear Neon! 
Join us for games, music and fun!
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Tuesday, August 24 - Friday, August 27
Tuesday, August 24  
  First Full Day of Classes
9 p.m. Hypnotist: Evan Gambardella | Bremer Bank Theatre, Harry Stern & Ella Stern Cultural Center MUST HAVE STUDENT ID! No late entry permitted.
Wednesday, August 25  
7 p.m. Student Athlete Orientation | Bremer Bank Theatre, Harry Stern & Ella Stern Cultural Center | Required for all student athletes!
8 - 10 p.m. Karaoke/Open Mic Night | The Oval 
Thursday, August 26  
9 p.m. Neon Street Dance | Lot 2 (North of Old Main) | Wear Neon! MUST HAVE STUDENT ID! 
Guests must be accompanied by an NDSCS student.
Friday, August 27  
7 - 10 p.m.  Laser Tag | The Oval
Saturday, August 28  
2 p.m. NDSCS Wildcat Football vs. Mesabi Range | Frank Vertin Field 
FREE with Student ID
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