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 22
Time Activity
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. New Student Information Desk Open | Hektner Student Center
8 a.m. - 8 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 during your designated 2-hour window.
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 | In-person or online | Check your NDSCS email for more information.
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. FREE Picnic Dinner | The Oval
9 p.m. Outdoor Movie: Knives Out | The Oval | Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Physical distance yourself from others.
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Sunday, August 23
Time Activity
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. New Student Information Desk Open | Hektner Student Center
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Customer Service Desk Open | Hektner Student Center
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Learn about Accessibility Services | Old Main 230
10 a.m. Move-In Continues
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. FREE President's Brunch | Hektner Student Center
Please note the following physical distancing brunch schedule:
9:30-10:30 a.m. - Nordgaard/Robertson Students
10:30-11:30 a.m. - Forkner/Riley Students
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Walton/Schulz Students
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 main entrance to 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 in a residence hall.
9 p.m.  Street Performer: Wacky Chad | The Oval
Participate virtually! Check your NDSCS email for the live link.
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Monday, August 24
Time Activity
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.
12:30 p.m. New Student Academic Orientation: ALL FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS MUST ATTEND! Look for your 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. Oval Party | The Oval 
Tie dye, chair massages, Dippin' Dots, Kettle Korn, mini golf, music and more! 
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Tuesday, August 25 - Saturday, August 29
Tuesday, August 25  
  First Full Day of Classes
9 p.m. Hypnotist: Dan Lornitis | Bremer Bank Theatre, Harry Stern & Ella Stern Cultural Center MUST HAVE STUDENT ID! No late entry permitted.
Participate virtually! Check your NDSCS email for the live link.
Wednesday, August 26  
7:30 p.m. Student Athlete Orientation | Bremer Bank Theatre, Harry Stern & Ella Stern Cultural Center | Required for all student athletes!
9 p.m. Karaoke/Open Mic Night | The Oval 
Thursday, August 27  
9 p.m. Ivan Pecel | Bremer Bank Theatre, Harry Stern & Ella Stern Cultural Center MUST HAVE STUDENT ID! No late entry permitted.
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​​​​​​​Participate virtually! Check your NDSCS email for the live link.
Friday, August 28  
8 p.m.  Virtual Trivia | Watch your NDSCS student email for a link to participate. Amazon gift card prizes for trivia winners!
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