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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.

Move-In Weekend, August 22 - 23, 2014

Saturday, Aug. 22
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
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Move-In Day Information Booth
Toner Student Center
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
Toner Student Center dining hall
1:00 pm

President’s Welcome
Page Theatre

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

1:00 pm Gameroom open for siblings
Toner Student Center
1:45 pm Send Off Reception (students, parents, faculty, and staff)
Ben Miller Lobby/Page Theatre entryway (Rain site: Toner Student Center)
3:00 pm Students Only: Large Group LCT Class Activity
Outdoor Track (Rain site: RAC)
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 with LCT Group
Toner Student Center dining hall
7:45 - 8:45 pm Students Only: Residence hall meetings
Skemp Hall – Salvi Lecture Hall, 3rd floor Saint Mary's Hall
Saint Edward Hall – Common Room, 3rd Floor Saint Mary's Hall
Saint Benilde Hall – Figliulo Recital Hall, Performance Center
Saint Joseph Hall – Saint Joseph Class Room
10:00 pm Student Activities Committee Presents: Oldie Moldie All Stars, Student Band
Plaza
Sunday, Aug. 23
9:00 am Breakfast with LCT Class
Toner Student Center dining hall
11:00 am

Lasallian Education and Social Justice Around the World
Page Theatre

Presented by Rebecca Hopkins, Ed. D., Dean of the Graduate School of Education

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch with Hall Floor
Toner Student Center dining hall
1:00 pm Class photo and Class Banner Signing
Plaza
1:35 - 2:35 pm

Classroom tours
Start at the Plaza

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

3:00 pm

Traditional Painting Activity
Plaza/Yons Hall

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Transfer Student Reception 
Admissions Office, Hendrickson Center

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
7:30 pm Hall activities: roommate contracts, online sexual assault module
9:00 pm Sunday Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
10:00 pm Student Activities Committee Presents: Dakaboom, Live Comedy
Plaza (Rain Site, Common Room)

Welcome Week

Monday, Aug. 24
* First day of classes
7:00 - 10:00 am Breakfast
Toner Student Center dining hall
12:00 - 1:15 pm Lunch
Toner Student Center dining hall
12:10 pm Daily Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
5:00 - 7:30 pm All-Campus Picnic
Plaza (rain site Toner Student Center dining hall)
5:00 pm Commuter/Off-Campus Student Information Session
Salvi Lecture Hall
9:00 pm

Student Activites Committee (SAC) Presents: The Found Footage Festival 
Plaza

Tuesday, Aug. 25
12:10 pm Daily Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
6:00 pm Theater Productions Open Auditions
Page Theatre
6:30 pm

Minnesota State Fair Bus Trip Sign Up
Vlazny 104

Bring $5 and your new student ID 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.

8:00 - 10:00 pm All-Campus Bon Fire
All-student social with s'mores, food beverages, and dance music. Presented by the Student Activities Committee Gazebo (Rain site, Toner Center Game Room)
Wednesday, Aug. 26
12:10 pm Daily Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
12:30 pm Music Department Information Meeting
Figliulo Recital Hall
5:30 pm Transfer Student Dinner
President's Room
8:00 pm Residence Hall Activities
Residence Halls
Thursday, Aug 28  
12:10 pm Daily Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
7:00 pm

College Convocation "because i said i would"
Page Theatre

Presented by Alex Sheen

Friday, Aug. 28
12:10 pm Daily Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
9:00 pm Cardinal Bash Ft. Scratch and Bang
Plaza
Saturday, Aug. 29
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. 30
9:00 am

Bus Trip to the Minnesota Fair in Saint Paul, MN

Sign up in the Student Activities Office, Toner Student Center 8 starting on Monday at 6:30 pm. Cost is $5 (includes bus ride and fair admission.) Only 90 spots available!

10:30 am Sunday Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
Monday, Aug. 31
 
7:00 pm Non-Violent Relationships presented by Bob Hall
Page Theatre
Tuesday, Sept. 1  
   
Wednesday, Sept. 2  
3:30 - 5:00 pm

Club and Organization Activities Fair & On-Campus Job Fair
Plaza (Rain date Thursday, Sept. 3)

Thursday, Sept. 3 *truncated schedule
10:45 am Mass of the Holy Spirit
Saint Thomas More Chapel
4:00 pm Bus Trip to Saint Paul Saints vs. Gary South Shore Railcats, CHS Field Saint Paul, MN
Friday, Sept. 4
 
 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm Sugar Loaf Classic Volleyball Tournament
RAC
 7:00 pm Men's Soccer vs. Cornell College
Ochrymowycz Field
 9:00 pm SAC Presents: Michael Kent and Jonathan Burns, Comedy Variety Show
Page Theatre
Saturday, Sept. 5  
 10:00 am Saint Mary's Cross Country Alumni Open
Yons Field
 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm Sugar Loaf Classic Volleyball Tournament
RAC
 2:30 pm Soccer Tail Gate Party
Ochrymowycz Field
 3:00 pm Women's Soccer vs. UW-Superior
Ochrymowycz Field
 9:00 pm SAC Outdoor Movie: Pitch Perfect 2
Plaza
Sunday, Sept. 6  
10:30 am

Sunday Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel

 Various Times Outdoor Activities with Residence Halls
 9:00 pm Sunday Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
 10:00 pm SAC Presents: BINGO!
Toner Student Center Dining Hall
Monday, Sept. 7 *Labor Day – No Classes
7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Mugby Junction Open
Toner Student Center

The first 100 students to be up and at 'em get free coffee from Mugby Junction! Sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Labor Day Picnic
Plaza
 Noon Live Music by Lux
Plaza
 12:10 pm Daily Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
 1:00 - 4:00 pm Open Low Ropes Course
Meet at the Ropes Course, between the ball fields
 3:00 - 10:00 pm Cardinal Club Open
 4:30 pm Sand Volleyball Tournament
Meet in Saint Yons Field
 5:00 - 7:30 pm Dinner
Toner Center Dining Hall