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 20
Time Activity
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 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. Snow Cones | 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: The Lost City | The Oval | Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
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Sunday, August 21
Time Activity
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 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. - 7 p.m. Bookstore open | Hektner Student Center
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 - 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 Lot 2 (North of Old Main). Look for a Wildcat Welcome Team leader!
4 p.m. Dining Plans Begin | Flickertail Dining Room, Hektner Student Center
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Community Block Party - FREE food! | The Oval
7 p.m. Residence Life Floor Meeting | Mandatory for all students living on campus. Meet with your RA on your floor.
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
7:45 a.m. Campus Offices and Bookstore Open
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Immunization Clinic | Plains Room, Hektner Student Center
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Business Expo | The Oval
Learn more about what area businesses have to offer.
12:30 p.m. New Student Academic Orientation | Various Locations
ALL FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS MUST ATTEND! For direction assistance, look for a Wildcat Welcome Team leader or go to the Hektner Student Center for location.
4 p.m. CLASSES BEGIN
7-10 p.m. Party on the Oval | The Oval |
Join us for games, music, food, and fun!
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Tuesday, August 23 - Friday, August 26
Tuesday, August 23  
  First Full Day of Classes
9 p.m. Magician: Nick Diffatte | Bremer Bank Theatre, Harry Stern & Ella Stern Cultural Center
MUST HAVE STUDENT ID! No late entry permitted.
Wednesday, August 24  
8 - 10 p.m. Karaoke/Open Mic Night | The Oval
MUST HAVE STUDENT ID! 
Thursday, August 25  
7:30 p.m. Student Athlete Orientation | Bremer Bank Theatre, Harry Stern & Ella Stern Cultural Center | Required for all student athletes!
9 p.m. - 12 a.m. Street Dance | Lot 2 (North of Old Main) |
MUST HAVE STUDENT ID! Guests must be accompanied by an NDSCS student.
Friday, August 26  
7 - 9 p.m.  Laser Tag | The Oval
MUST HAVE STUDENT ID! 
Saturday, August 27  
2 p.m. NDSCS Wildcat Football vs. University of Jamestown JV | Frank Vertin Field 
FREE with Student ID
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