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Welcome Week

An official (and fun) welcome to SMU

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 24 - September 3, 2013

Saturday, August 24
7:30 to 11 am New Student and Parent Check-in, residence hall key pick-up and move-in, residence halls
8 to 10 a.m. Breakfast, Toner Student Center dining hall
11 am to 4:30 pm Returning Student Check-In, Toner Student Center, Rm. B
11 am to 1 pm Lunch, Toner Student Center dining hall
1 pm President’s Welcome, gymnasium
All students must attend and families are encouraged to join them.
1 pm Gameroom in Toner Student Center open for siblings
1:45 to 2:45 pm Students Only: Residence hall wing meetings and roommate time in their respective residence halls

1:45 to 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 to 7 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 pm Social (students, parents, faculty and staff), Toner Student Center lounge
4 to 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 to 7 pm Dinner, Toner Student Center dining hall (tickets available at the door)
7:45 to 8:45 pm Students Only: Residence hall full-community meeting, (required for all first-year students), Page Theatre
9 to 10 pm “Can I Get Your Digits,” Plaza
Meet other new students from your hall and from around campus. Make your own social network!
10 pm Mission Improvable, comedy improv, Plaza
Sunday, August 25
8 to 10 am Breakfast, Toner Student Center dining hall (tickets available at the door)
10 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 to 1 pm Lunch, Toner Student Center dining hall
1 pm Class photo, plaza
1:30 to 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 “Cardinals and We Love It” Sessions, Saint Mary’s Hall (schedule on back of program)
Get to know all about college life, Saint Mary’s, and the Winona community! Take advantage of these casual information sessions, and get the insider information on the Saint Mary’s college experience.
3:30 to 9 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 to 7 pm Dinner, Toner Student Center dining hall
5 to 6:30 pm Lasallian Honors Reception, Watters Hall (pizza included)
6 to 7:30 pm “Pizzapalooza,” Department of Theatre and Dance orientation, Page Theatre
8 to 9 pm Hall activities (roommate contracts)
9 pm Sunday Mass, Saint Thomas More Chapel
10 pm Oldie Moldie All-Stars, student band, plaza

Welcome Week

Monday, August 26
* First day of classes
7 to 10 am Breakfast, Toner Student Center dining hall
7:45 to 8:45 am Academic advisor meetings (see brochure for locations)
8:55 to 10 am New Student course adjustment, Salvi Lecture Hall
12 to 1:15 pm Lunch, Toner Student Center dining hall
12:10 pm Daily Mass, Saint Thomas More Chapel
4 to 9 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 to 7 pm All-Campus Picnic, Plaza (rain site Toner Student Center dining hall)
5 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.
8 to 10 pm All-Campus Bonfire
All-student social with s’mores, food, beverages, and dance music, Gazebo (rain site, Toner Student Center gameroom)
Tuesday, August 27
12:10 pm Daily Mass, Saint Thomas More Chapel
3:45 to 4:45 pm Conditional Admit Meeting, Hendrickson Center Rm. 19
This meeting is mandatory for students enrolled in the Conditional Admit program. You will learn about the program and have a chance to meet the faculty and staff leading it.
6 pm Theater Productions Open Auditions, Page Theatre
7 pm Women’s Soccer vs. Luther (scrimmage), Ochrymowycz Field
9:30 pm Outdoor Movie, “Pitch Perfect,” Plaza
Wednesday, August 28
12:10 pm Daily Mass, Saint Thomas More Chapel
12:30 pm Music Department Information Meeting, Figliulo Recital Hall
3:30 to 5:30 pm Club and Organization Activities Fair, Plaza (rain date Thursday, Aug. 29)
5:30 pm Transfer Student Dinner, Toner Student Center, faculty dining room
Thursday, August 29
12:10 pm Daily Mass, Saint Thomas More Chapel
4:30 pm Shot of Reality, Page Theatre
Friday, August 30
12:10 pm Daily Mass, Saint Thomas More Chapel
2 and 6 pm Sugar Loaf Classic Volleyball Tournament, RAC
7 pm Men’s Soccer vs. Cornell College, Ochrymowycz Field
9 pm Comedian/Dancer XClusive, Plaza
Saturday, August 31
9 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!
9 am Cross Country SMU Alumni Open
9 am to noon New Student Volunteer Day
Spend time assisting local non-profit organizations with various service opportunities. Meet at the Toner Student Center foyer. Sign up in Campus Ministry Office, Vlazny Hall 126.
12 and 4 pm Sugar Loaf Classic Volleyball Tournament, RAC
1 to 4 pm New Student Volunteer Day
Spend time assisting local non-profit organizations with various service opportunities. Meet at the Toner Student Center foyer. Sign up in Campus Ministry Office, Vlazny Hall 126.
9 to Midnight Cosmic Bowling, Winona Bowl
Free bowling and shoe rental with your SMU ID! Shuttle available starting at 8:45 pm from the Toner Student Center.
Sunday, September 1
10:30 am Sunday Mass, Saint Thomas More Chapel
4 pm Men’s Soccer vs. Presentation College, Ochrymowycz Field
9 pm Sunday Mass, Saint Thomas More Chapel
10 pm BINGO!, Toner Center dining hall
Monday, September 2
*Labor Day — no classes
All Day Check out “The Woods” Disc Golf Course in the bluffs.
Scorecards available in the sign by the Overflow Lot and at the Office of Student Activities Toner Student Center Rm. 8. Bring completed and signed scorecard to be entered into a disc golf package raffle!
7:30 am to 7 pm Mugby Junction open
10:30 am to 1 pm Brunch, Toner Student Center dining hall
12:10 pm Daily Mass, Saint Thomas More Chapel
1 to 4 pm Open Ropes Course, meet at the ropes course (between the ball fields)
3 to 10 pm Cardinal Club open
4:30 to 7 pm Dinner, Toner Student Center dining hall
4:30 pm Sand Volleyball Tournament, meet in Saint Yon’s Field
9:15 pm Outdoor movie, “The Great Gatsby,” plaza
Tuesday, September 3
6:30 pm College Convocation: “Hooking Up,” SMU gymnasium
Presented by relationships speaker Dr. Kathleen Bogle