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Welcome Week

An official (and fun) welcome to Saint Mary's

Welcome Week begins with Move-In Weekend. You'll want to get here bright and early to unpack so you can take in the rest of the day's festivities. Move-In Weekend has activities geared toward students, parents and younger brothers and sisters. 

The fun doesn't stop when your family leaves because that's when Welcome Week starts. Throughout the week (even after classes begin), there are great activities planned! You'll have bands to listen to, outdoor movies to watch, and clubs and organization to sign up for. Welcome Week is a great way to get acclimated to your new life – the demands of being a college student and the awesomeness of being one at Saint Mary's.

Questions may be directed to the Office of Student Activities at (507) 457-1648, (800) 635-5987, Ext. 1648, or nso@smumn.edu.

Schedule Move-In Weekend, August 23 - September 4, 2014

Saturday, Aug. 23
7:30 - 11:00 am New Student and Parent Check-in, Residence hall key pick-up and move-in
Residence halls
8:00 - 10:00 am Breakfast
Toner Student Center dining hall
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Alumni Relations Invie Lunch
Toner Student Center dining hall
1:00 pm

President’s Welcome
Gymnasium

All students must attend and families are encouraged to join them.

1:00 pm Gameroom open for siblings
Toner Student Center
1:45 - 2:45 pm Students Only: Residence hall wing meetings and roommate time in their respective residence halls

1:45 - 2:45 pm
Parents Only: Meet with student’s academic advisors.
Parents will meet in assigned classrooms; please check information card you received at check-in for your student’s advisor and room location. Parents of transfer students will meet with Student Success advisor John Duerst.
2:30 - 7:00 pm

“Get Connected!”
Hendrickson Computer Center

Need help getting online? Bring your computer to the Hendrickson Computer Center.
Call 457-7800 if you have any questions.

3:00 pm Social (students, parents, faculty and staff)
Toner Student Center lounge
4:00 - 5:15 pm

Sunday Mass (vigil)
Saint Thomas More Chapel

New students and families are welcomed to the Saint Thomas More Chapel for a special session of Sunday Mass.

5:15 - 7:00 pm Dinner
Toner Student Center dining hall (tickets available at the door)
7:45 - 8:45 pm Students Only: Residence hall full-community meeting (required for all first-year students)
Page Theatre
10:00 pm Brian Miller Comedy Magician
Plaza
Sunday, Aug. 24
8:00 - 10:00 am Breakfast
Toner Student Center dining hall (tickets available at the door)
10:00 am Student Life and Academic Services Panel (required for all first-year students)
Page Theatre
10:45 am

Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) survey (required for all first-year students)
Page Theatre

We use the CIRP survey, along with other colleges and universities to create both a campus and national profile of the incoming first-year class. Please bring a pencil or black pen.

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
Toner Student Center dining hall
1:00 pm Class photo
Plaza
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Classroom tours
Start at the Plaza

The resident assistants and orientation leaders will guide tours. Bring your class schedules!

2:30 pm "The Importance of Sleep" Presented by Dr. J Roxanne Prichard
Toner Student Center dining hall
3:30 - 9:00 pm

“Get Connected!”
Hendrickson Computer Center

Need help getting online? Bring your computer to the Hendrickson Computer Center. Call 457-7800 if you have any questions.

5:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner
Toner Student Center dining hall
5:00 - 6:30 pm Lasallian Honors Reception (pizza included)
Watters Hall 
6:00 - 7:30 pm “Pizzapalooza,” Department of Theatre and Dance orientation
Page Theatre
8:00 - 9:00 pm Hall activities (roommate contracts)
9:00 pm Sunday Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
10:00 pm The Middle Ground, Live Band
Plaza (Rain Site, Toner Center Game Room)

Welcome Week

Monday, Aug. 25
* First day of classes/truncated schedule
7:00 - 10:00 am Breakfast
Toner Student Center dining hall
7:45 - 8:45 am Academic advisor meetings
(see brochure for locations)
8:55 to 10:00 am New Student course adjustment
Salvi Lecture Hall
12:00 - 1:15 pm Lunch
Toner Student Center dining hall
12:10 pm Daily Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
4:00 - 9:00 pm

“Get Connected!”
Hendrickson Computer Center

Need help getting online? Bring your computer to the Hendrickson Computer Center. Call 457-7800 if you have any questions.

4:30 - 7:00 pm All-Campus Picnic
Plaza (rain site Toner Student Center dining hall)
5:00 pm Commuter/Off-Campus Student Information Session
Salvi Lecture Hall
6:30 pm

Minnesota State Fair Bus Trip Sign-Up
Toner Student Center Rm. 8

Bring $5 and your new student I.D. to the Office of Student Activities and sign up for the State Fair bus trip on Saturday! Check your email for more detailed information. 90 spots available.

7:00 pm

Women's Soccer Vs. Winona State (Scrimmage)
Ochrymowycz Field

8:00 - 10:00 pm

All-Campus Bonfire
Gazebo (rain site, Toner Student Center gameroom)

All-student social with s’mores, food, beverages, and dance music. Presented by the Student Activities Committee 

Tuesday, Aug. 26
12:10 pm Daily Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
6:00 pm Theater Productions Open Auditions
Page Theatre
9:30 pm Student Activities Committee Outdoor Movie The Incredibles
Plaza (Rain site, Salvi Lecture hall)
Wednesday, Aug. 27
12:10 pm Daily Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
12:30 pm Music Department Information Meeting
Figliulo Recital Hall
3:30 - 5:00 pm Club and Organization Activities Fair
Plaza (rain date Thursday, Aug. 28)
3:30 - 5:00 pm On-Campus Job Fair
McEnery Center, Fitzgerald Library (rain date Thursday, Aug. 28)
5:30 pm Transfer Student Dinner
Toner Student Center, faculty dining room
Thursday, Aug. 28
12:10 pm Daily Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
4:30 pm Shot of Reality
Page Theatre
Friday, Aug. 29
12:10 pm Daily Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
2:00 & 6:00 pm Sugar Loaf Classic Volleyball Tournament
RAC
5:30 pm Women's Soccer Vs. UW River Falls
Ochrymowycz Field
7:00 pm Men’s Soccer vs. North Central University
Ochrymowycz Field
9:30 pm Interactive Comedian, Ivan Pecel
Plaza
Saturday, Aug. 30
9:00 am Coach Bus Trip to the Minnesota State Fair in Saint Paul
Sign up at the Activities Fair or in the Student Activities Office, Toner Student Center Rm. 8, starting on Monday at 6:30 pm. Cost is $5 (includes bus ride and fair admission). Only 90 spots available!
12:00 & 4:00 pm Sugar Loaf Classic Volleyball Tournament
RAC
8:00 - 11:00 pm

Cosmic Bowling
Winona Bowl

Free bowling and shoe rental with your Saint Mary's ID! Shuttle available starting at 7:45 pm from the Campus Safety Desk.

Sunday, Aug. 31
10:30 am Sunday Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
1:00 - 3:00 pm New Student Volunteer Day 
Spend time assisting local non-profit organizations with various service opportunities. Meet at the Campus Safety Desk in the Toner Student Center foyer. Sign up in Campus Ministry Office, Vlazny Hall 126.
9:00 pm Sunday Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
10:00 pm BINGO!
Toner Center dining hall
Monday, Sept. 1
*Labor Day — no classes
7:30 am - 7:00 pm Mugby Junction open
10:30 am - 1:00 pm Brunch
Toner Student Center dining hall
12:10 pm Daily Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
1:00 - 4:00 pm Open Ropes Course
Meet at the ropes course (between the ball fields)
3:00 - 10:00 pm Cardinal Club open
4:30 to 7:00 pm Dinner
Toner Student Center dining hall
4:30 pm Sand Volleyball Tournament
Meet in Saint Yon’s Field
9:15 pm Student Activities Committee Outdoor Movie, Captain America: Winter Soldier
Plaza (Rain site, Salvi Lecture hall)
Tuesday, Sept. 2 *truncated schedule
6:30 pm

College Convocation
Saint Mary's Gymnasium

Leadership Presentation by Dr. Eric Jolly Ph.D., President of the Science Museum of Minnesota

Thursday, Sept. 4  
10:45 am Mass of the Holy Spirit
Saint Thomas More Chapel
7:00 pm "Nonviolent Relationships" Presented by Bob Hall
Page Theatre