Wahpeton Welcome Week & New Student Orientation

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

  • Move In: Residence halls open for check-in starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 20.
  • New Student Orientation: Activities begin Sunday afternoon and are required for all first-year students. 
  • Family Events: Family members are invited to join in activities all day/evening on Saturday including the BBQ lunch, double decker bus tours and evening picnic and on Sunday for the President's Brunch. Check out the schedule below for full details.
  • Wildcat Welcome Team: The Wildcat Welcome Team will assist you with getting to know NDSCS and will guide new students through orientation. Meet the Wildcat Welcome Team.
  • For questions or to request accommodations during Orientation & Welcome Week activities, please contact the Student Success Center at 701-671-3000 or ndscs.studentsuccess@ndscs.edu.

Schedule of Events

All Activities & Meals are FREE to Students AND Family Members!

Saturday, August 20
TimeActivity
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. - 3 p.m.Tool Drop-off | See Information Desk in Hektner Student Center for locations
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.BBQ Lunch FREE! | Flickertail Dining Room, Hektner Student Center
12 - 7:30 p.m.Move-In Music | The Oval
2 - 4 p.m.Root Beer Floats | The Oval
2 - 5 p.m.Wildcat Willie Photo Opportunity | Hektner Student Center
2 - 5 p.m.Double Decker Community Bus Tours (leaving at 2:15, 3:15 and 4:15 p.m. from The Oval)
2 - 7 p.m.Yard Games | The Oval
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.Picnic Dinner | The Oval - FREE to Students/Families
7 - 10 p.m.Kettle Corn | The Oval
9 p.m.Movie Night Central Intelligence | Cultural Center
Sunday, August 21
TimeActivity
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.Information Desk and Customer Service Desk Open | Hektner Student Center
10 a.m.Move-In Continues
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.President's Brunch FREE! | 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 - 3 p.m.Tool Drop-off | See Information Desk in Hektner Student Center for locations
1 p.m.New Student Orientation: ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS MUST ATTEND! Look for your Wildcat Welcome Team member!
4 p.m.Meal Plans Begin | Flickertail Dining Room, Hektner Student Center
9 p.m. - midnightStreet Dance featuring Tripwire | Lot 1 (Behind Hektner Student Centerl) | Water provided | MUST HAVE STUDENT ID! No bags or bottles.
Monday, August 22
TimeActivity
7:45 a.m.Campus Offices and Bookstore Open
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
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.Business Expo | The Oval
12:30 - 2 p.m.New Student Academic Orientation: ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS MUST ATTEND! Check with your WWT member or the Information Desk in the Hektner Student Center for location.
4 p.m.Classes Begin
5 - 6:30 p.m.Dippin' Dots with Ministerial Association | The Oval
9 p.m.Glow Volleyball & Other Glow Games | The Oval
Tuesday, August 23 - Saturday, August 27
Tuesday, August 23
First Full Day of Classes
9 p.m.Hypnotist: Dan Lornitis | Cultural Center
Wednesday, August 24
9 p.m.Mentalist: Sean Bott | Cultural Center
Thursday, August 25
9 p.m. - midnightStreet Dance featuring 8th Hour | Lot 1 (Behind Hektner Student Center) | Water provided | MUST HAVE STUDENT ID! No bags or bottles.
Friday, August 26
9 p.m. - 11 p.m.BBQ Pool Party | Clair T. Blikre Activities Center
Saturday, August 27
1:30 p.m.Wildcat Football vs. Northland CTC | Frank Vertin Field Show your Wildcat Pride!

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