• New students checking in
  • Student participating in orientation activities
  • Students moving in to residential hall
  • Welcome Weekend Check-In
  • Student participating in orientation activities

Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend

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Welcome to the University of Minnesota Crookston! We are glad you are here and about to become a part of the Golden Eagle family!

Fall 2020 Welcome Weekend

Orientation Leaders

Friday, August 21 - Monday, August 24, 2020

Research indicated that students who attend orientation perform better in college and are more likely to graduate than those who do not attend. Orientation is required of all new students to UMC. We have a full weekend of educational, informational, and all out FUN planned just for you!

As a Transfer (or non-traditional) student we understand that you have "been there" & "done that", so we offer you the choice on how you would like to get started here at UMC. You have the option of joining us all on Friday, August 21, for the weekend of Orientation events, or you can choose to attend the MANDATORY Monday, August 24, "Transition Crookston" Orientation for transfer and non-traditional students ONLY. Check-in will be at 9:00 a.m. in the Sargeant Student Center. See schedule below.

Welcome Weekend Check-In & Welcome

Welcome Weekend and Move-In Day begins on Friday, August 21, and runs through Monday, August 24, 2020. Classes begin on Tuesday, August 25. All meals are provided to new students as part of orientation weekend. A typical orientation day has activities scheduled from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Check-in: Sargeant Student Center beginning at 9:00 am

FULL SCHEDULE
This schedule is mandatory for all new freshmans tudents.


"Transition Crookston" Schedule for Monday, August 24, 2020

Check-in: Sargeant Student Center beginning at 9:00 am

As a Transfer (or non-traditional) student we understand that you have "been there" & "done that", so we offer you the choice on how you would like to get started here at UMC. You have the option of joining the larger group on Friday, August 21, for a full weekend of Orientation events, or you can choose to attend the abbreviated and impactful MANDATORY Monday, August 24, "Transition Crookston" Orientation for transfer and non-traditional students ONLY.

Check-in for Transition Crookston will be at 9:00 a.m. in the Sargeant Student Center. This action packed day is a time where you will be able to become acquainted with campus and get settled in prior to the first day of instruction. By the time the first day of class roles around on Tuesday the 25, you will feel confident in your abilities to navigate your new surroundings and ready to knock the academic year out of the park.

Check-In will start at 9:00 a.m. in Sargeant Student Center with Transition Crookston wrapping up around 2:30 p.m. ending with an optional Part Time Job Expo located in the Wellness Center at 3:00p.m. See you soon!

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Parent and Guest Information

We are glad you are here as your student begins his or her education at the University of Minnesota Crookston! There are programs and activities for parents and families on Friday, August 21.  There will be a send-off for parents and guests at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21. Dress in casual and comfortable clothing as you will be busy throughout the day. We hope to see you soon!

This is a great opportunity for you to meet other students who are also attending UMC for the first time.

Welcome Weekend is mandatory for all new on-site, full-time students (online students do not need to attend) so you feel a sense of comfort before you begin classes. If you are a part-time student, we encourage you to attend the entire day. If you can not attend orientation for any reason, please contact Student and Family Experience.


Welcome Weekend Schedule 2019
(Welcome Weekend 2020 Schedule not yet set)

*denotes mandatory activity

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Time Activity
8:00 a.m.  – 1:30 p.m.

*Welcome Weekend and Residential Life Check-In
Wellness Center
Pick-up all of the information you will need for orientation weekend, including your U-Card, the orientation schedule, your name tag, and your SOS Leader information.

8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Bookstore Open
Sargeant Student Center
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Brown Dining Room Open
Sahlstrom Conference Center
Meal plans begin for students, all student meals are covered during orientation programs, present your Ucard and name tag.

Please note that you have some free time, but we ask that you join us at 2:00 p.m. in Lysaker Gymnasium for the kick-off of the 2019 academic year!
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*Welcome Home Session
Kiehle AuditoriumKiehle Building
Official welcome and kick-off to Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend. This is also your first chance to see your SOS Leader up close! Join Chancellor Mary Holz-Clause and the Crookston Student Association as the university officially begins the new academic year!

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

*Meet Your S.O.S. Leader
Campus Mall
The mall is the grassy area located in the center of campus. Your group number is on your name tag.

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Parent and Family Session
Kiehle AuditoriumKiehle Building
Parents join us for a question and answer session hosted by UMC Staff and Faculty.

Parents and Families thank you for joining us today, we ask that you depart by 6:30 p.m. so that your student can join us at 7:00 p.m. for our first activity on the Campus Mall. We have a fun filled weekend planned!

4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. 

Welcome Home BBQ
Campus Mall 
Shredded BBQ Pork, Shredded BBQ Chicken, Potato Salad, Vegan Salad, Cheddar Macaroni Salad, Fruit Salad, Ice Cream Cups, assorted soda and water.

7:00 p.m.

*Meet Your S.O.S. Leader
Campus Mall 
The mall is the grassy area located in the center of campus. Your group number is on your name tag.

7:30 p.m.

Rally with Regal & Free Daps
Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Time Activity
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
Multipurpose Room, Wellness Center
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
Brown Dining Room, Sahlstrom Conference Center
Remember your UCard and name tag!

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

*The Rockstar Project featuring Jason LeVassuer
Campus Mall (Rainsite: Wellness Center)

From the auditorium, to the house concert, to the club, to the coffeehouse, to the street corner - he always puts on a great show. Not only can he write a song, play guitar, sing, and win a bunch of awards… he’s also just a nice guy. Join us on the mall where you will join Jason LeVassuer for a fun, informational, and inspirational talk about finding your passion and transforming dreams into reality. What does it take to succeed in college? While sharing stories from the road, music, and big brotherly advice, Jason will encourage and inspire each student to discover what it takes to be a Rock Star Student.

 

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Brown’s “Backyard” Cookout
Brown Dining Hall, Sahlstrom Conference Center
Remember your UCard and name tag!

2:00 p.m. - 3:30  p.m.

*UMC: Where We’re At and Where You’re Going!
Kiehle Auditorium, Kiehle Building

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

*S.O.S. Advice Session
Campus Mall
The mall is the grassy area located in the center of campus. Your group number is on your name tag

5:15 p.m.

Dinner
Brown Dining Room, Sahlstrom Conference Center
Eat with Orientation Group

7:30 p.m.  – 8:30 p.m. Rally with Regal & Sean Bott
Kiehle AuditoriumKiehle Building

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Time Activity
9:00 a.m. Sunrise Yoga 
Multipurpose Room, Wellness Center
12:00 a.m.

Wellness Center Open
Wellness Center
Fitness on Demand, walking and jogging, cardio machines, free
weights…get your day started off on the right foot!

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Brunch
Brown Dining Room, Sahlstrom Conference Center
Remember your UCard and name tag!

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. *Meet with your SOS Group
Wellness Center
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Classroom Tours
Campus Mall
Bring your class schedule. Tour the campus with your SOS group, find your classrooms!!

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. *Meet with your SOS Group
Wellness Center
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

*Rally with Regal & Golden Eagle Confessions
Kiehle AuditoriumKiehle Building
Need to relax, hear some laughs, and learn more about campus? Join us in the fun! Learn all about some of the first year experiences from your SOS leaders.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Brown Dining Room, Sahlstrom Conference Center
Eat with Orientation Group
6:30 p.m. *Meet with your SOS Group
Wellness Center- Changed due to rain
7:30 p.m.

*The “C” Word
Kiehle AuditoriumKiehle Building
(Bring your U-Card to Swipe into this event)
Provides a provocative, in-your-face look at issues surrounding dating, sex, and date rape on college campuses. This interactive program explores how mixed messages, gender role stereotypes, and unrealistic fantasies contribute to misunderstandings between the sexes. Students are challenged to provide solutions that will better improve communications in interpersonal relationships during their college experience.

9:00 p.m.

ResLife Backyard Party
ResLife Courtyard (near Centennial and Evergreen Halls)
note: Weather Backup (Game/Bingo event night in the Sargeant Student Center)

Monday, August 26, 2019

Time Activity
7:00 a.m. Morning Meditation 
Multipurpose Room, Wellness Center
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bookstore Open
Sargeant Student Center
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Brown Dining Room, Sahlstrom Conference Center
Remember your UCard and name tag!
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. * Golden Eagle Life Hacks
various locations
(see schedule below)
COMPUTER CHECK-OUT **Your computer check-out time was set according to your group number.  You will NOT be able to pick up your computer at an earlier time slot. You must attend the “Get Connected” workshop prior (pre-arranged below). Bring your U-Card, and your username/password. If you have a question about your computer check-out time please ask your SOS Leader. 
12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch
Brown Dining Room, Sahlstrom Conference Center
As always, remember your U-Card and name tag!

1:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

*Advisor/Department Meetings
Kiehle AuditoriumKiehle Building 
Your advisor’s name is listed on your Welcome Weekend nametag.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

*Part Time Job Expo
Wellness Center
Find out about local businesses and services in the Crookston community. Looking for on campus employment? Both work study and non-work study positions will be on site hiring so be ready with your class schedule. Come check out all that our community and campus has to offer you!

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Brown Dining Room, Sahlstrom Conference Center
As always, remember your U-Card and name tag!
7:30 p.m.

Movie on the Mall: sponsored by Golden Eagle Entertainment
Showcasing: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Rainsite- Kiehle Auditorium

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Classes begin! Have a great semester!

Don't forget to 

  • Pick up your mailbox key
  • Visit the Bookstore to buy your books for the semester!
  • Go to class!

Golden Eagle Life Hacks Schedule (Monday, August 25)

Groups 1 & 2 Groups 3 & 4 Groups 5 & 6 Groups 7 & 8 Groups 9 & 10
8:30 am Get Connected
(Dowell 106)
All A's: Abilities, Achievements, and Actions
(Dowell 100)
What You Need to Succeed
(Library 2nd Floor)
Welcome to the Neighborhood
(Dowell 101)
Get Healthy
(Dowell 121)
9:10 am Computer Check Out
(Kiehle 131 - Computer Help Desk)
What You Need to Succeed
(Library 2nd Floor)
Welcome to the Neighborhood
(Dowell 101)
Get Healthy
(Dowell 121)
Get Connected
(Dowell 106)
9:50 am All A's: Abilities, Achievements, and Actions
(Dowell 100)
Welcome to the Neighborhood
(Dowell 101)
Get Healthy
(Dowell 121)
Get Connected
(Dowell 106)
Computer Check Out
(Kiehle 131 - Computer Help Desk)
10:30 am What You Need to Succeed
(Library 2nd Floor)
Get Healthy
(Dowell 121)
Get Connected
(Dowell 106)
Computer Check Out
(Kiehle 131 - Computer Help Desk)
All A's: Abilities, Achievements, and Actions
(Dowell 100)
11:10 am Welcome to the Neighborhood
(Dowell 101)
Get Connected
(Dowell 106)
Computer Check Out
(Kiehle 131 - Computer Help Desk)
All A's: Abilities, Achievements, and Actions
(Dowell 100)
What You Need to Succeed
(Library 2nd Floor)
11:40am Get Healthy
(Dowell 121)
Computer Check Out
(Kiehle 131 - Computer Help Desk)
All A's: Abilities, Achievements, and Actions
(Dowell 100)
What You Need to Succeed
(Library 2nd Floor)
Welcome to the Neighborhood
(Dowell 101)

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