What is the Wildcat Welcome Team?

We are interested in gathering a vibrant group of model students who are people-orientated, positive role models, diverse and who represent various academic areas of NDSCS to serve on the Wildcat Welcome Team (WWT).

Throughout New Student Orientation, WWT members serve as resources and familiar contacts for new students who are making the transition to the diverse academic and social culture of NDSCS. WWT members are some of the first contacts incoming students and their families will have at NDSCS and will assist in creating a positive experience as an introduction to becoming a Wildcat.


Please Contact:

Student Success and Career Services
701.671.2258 | Old Main 340

Residential Life
701.671.2224 | Riley Hall


WWT members will:
  • Actively participate in all required events, including meetings, training, New Student Move-in and other events.
  • Guide students to various locations and program points throughout Orientation and Welcome Week.
  • Lead discussion groups and activities to help new students develop a sense of connection to the NDSCS campus.
  • Serve as a friendly role-model for all students.
  • Answer fundamental questions about the NDCSCS campus services, facilities, responsibilities and activities.
  • Be prompt, prepared and positive at all times. Keep staff informed of any and all problems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Abide by and reinforce all WWT and College policies.
  • Participate in the evaluation and follow-up process.


WWT members must:
  • Be currently enrolled as a student (for the Fall 2014 semester).
  • Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA) as well as good disciplinary standing (not on behavioral probation) at the time of executing position responsibilities.
  • Be able to attend training and be present for identified Orientation and Welcome Week Events.
  • Have excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Have an appreciation for and ability to work with people of diverse personalities and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for NDSCS.
  • Work to problem-solve and resolve conflicts effectively.
  • Be able to exercise good judgment while keeping the well-being of the participants, the Orientation program and NDSCS as a top priority during decision making.
  • Have a desire to work with new students, families, faculty and staff.


WWT members will receive:
  • Valuable leadership experience and enhanced leadership skills.
  • Personal satisfaction from helping new students and their guests.
  • The opportunity to work with a diverse group of people and to make friends with fellow WWT members.
  • Opportunities to network with NDSCS administrators, faculty, staff and Wahpeton community members.
  • $100 in Wildcat Bucks.
  • Early move-in to campus residence halls at no charge (check-in beginning the Wednesday evening before clasess start at 5 p.m., must be moved in by 2 p.m. Thursday).
  • WWT gear (WWT Polo, NDSCS T-shirt and other).
  • Meals during training and New Student Move-In.

Required Dates & Events

  • Monday, February 29 – Applications must be returned by 11:59 p.m.
  • Early March – WWT interviews
  • Monday, April 4 – Required WWT introductory meeting (7:30-9 p.m.)
  • Thursday & Friday, August 18 & 19 – WWT member training
  • Saturday, August 20 – New Student Move-In & Evening Events (all-day commitment)
  • Sunday, August 21 –  President’s Brunch, New Student Orientation, Evening Events (all-day commitment)
  • Monday, August 22 – New Student Orientation
  • Monday, August 22-26 – Welcome Week Events: TBD (evenings)

Apply to be a WWT Leader today!

Interested in becoming a WWT leader?

Please fill out the application (see link below) to the best of your ability and click ‘submit’ when finished. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on March 6 at Student Success and Career Services (Haverty Hall 118) or Residential Life (Riley Hall).

Online Application Form

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Student Success and Career Services at 671-2258. Applicants will be contacted the week of March 2-6, 2015 regarding interviews, if selected.

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