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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 8:30 a.m. in the Rotunda of the Kiehle Building. 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: Grassy Mall by the Kiehle Building

This schedule is mandatory for all new freshman students.

Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend 2020
Full Schedule

* Denotes Mandatory Activity

Friday, August 21- Move-In Day

Group A - Groups 1, 8, & 9

Time Event Description Location
10:00 am- 11:30 am *Check-In followed by moving into your residential hall. Pick up all the information you will need for Welcome Weekend including your schedule, nametag, residential hall keys, etc. Grassy Mall by Kiehle Auditorium
*Rainsite- Wellness Center
11:00 am- 1:00 pm Grab 'N Go Lunches Available for students & guest! Evergreen Grill
12:00 pm-1:30 pm *Golden Eagle Essentials Use this time to pick up your UCARD, Parking Permits, Fill it Forward water bottle, Get your financial aid questions answered, pick up your branded cloth face coverings at the mailroom, & get some UMC swag at the Bookstore! Hill Hall, Selvig Hall, Sargeant Student Center, & Mail Room
2:00 pm-3:30 pm *Meet SOS Leader & Get Connected Get to know your SOS Leader & your fellow classmates in your UMC 1200 cohort and pick up your university issued laptop! Group 1: Bede Ballroom
Group 8: Heritage Hall Classroom
Group 9: Dowell 207
2:00 pm-3:30 pm Group A Parent/Family Session Parent/guest of students, please join us for a parent/family session while your student meets their UMC 1200 cohort and picks up their laptop. Kiehle Auditorium
3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. "See you later" to Families & Guests Not a time for “goodbyes” but rather a “see you later” to your parent/guest.
*Student Only Schedule Starts
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm *Welcome Home BBQ Students- head on over to the Peterson Gazebo to have your first meal at home as a Golden Eagle! Gazebo on the Campus Mall
*Rainsite- Brown Dining
7:30 pm-9:00 pm Movie on the Mall Grab a blanket, your favorite snacks, a new friend and head on out to the campus mall where we will be showing a movie. No worries- we will bring the popcorn! Campus Mall
Rainsite: Kiehle Auditorium *First 60 people will be granted entrance due to limited seating
9:30 pm - 10:15 pm *Mandatory Residential Life Floor Meetings Remember that laptop you got a few hours ago? Head back to your room, turn the laptop on and navigate to your student email to log into the Zoom meeting to meet your Community Advisor, understand their role, your floor & building, and the community standards that exist to make your time on campus the best it can be. Zoom Meeting

 

Group B - Groups 3, 5 & 6

Time Event Description Location
9:00 am- 10:00 am *Check-In Pick up all the information you will need for Welcome Weekend including your schedule, nametag, residential hall keys, etc. Grassy Mall by Kiehle (Rainsite: Wellness Center)
10:00 am- 11:30 am *Golden Eagle Essentials Use this time to pick up your UCARD, Parking Permits, Fill it Forward water bottle, Get your financial aid questions answered, pick up your branded cloth face coverings at the mailroom, & get some UMC swag at the Bookstore! Hill Hall, Selvig Hall, Sargeant Student Center, & Mail Room
11:00 am- 1:00 pm Grab 'N Go Lunches Available for students & guest! Evergreen Grill
12:00 pm-1:30 pm *Meet SOS Leader & Get Connected Get to know your SOS Leader & your fellow classmates in your UMC 1200 cohort and pick up your university issued laptop! Various Assigned Rooms:
Group 3: Dowell 206
Group 5: Evergreen 1512
Group 6: Dowell 200
12:00 pm-1:30 pm Group B Parent/Family Session Parent/guest of students, please join us for a parent/family session while your student meets their UMC 1200 cohort and picks up their laptop. Kiehle Auditorium
2:00 pm -3:30 pm Move-In @ Residence Hall Various Residence Halls
3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. "See you later" to Families & Guests Not a time for “goodbyes” but rather a “see you later” to your parent/guest.
*Student Only Schedule Starts
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Welcome Home BBQ Students- head on over to the Peterson Gazebo to have your first meal at home as a Golden Eagle! Campus Mall
7:30 pm-9:00 pm Movie on the Mall Grab a blanket, your favorite snacks, a new friend and head on out to the campus mall where we will be showing a movie. No worries- we will bring the popcorn! Campus Mall
9:30 pm - 10:15 pm *Mandatory Residential Life Floor Meetings Remember that laptop you got a few hours ago? Head back to your room, turn the laptop on and navigate to your student email to log into the Zoom meeting to meet your Community Advisor, understand their role, your floor & building, and the community standards that exist to make your time on campus the best it can be.

Zoom

 

Group C - Groups 2,4,7, & 12

Time Event Description Location
9:00 am- 10:00 am *Check-In Pick up all the information you will need for Welcome Weekend including your schedule, nametag, residential hall keys, etc. Grassy Mall by Kiehle (Rainsite: Wellness Center)
10:00 am- 11:30 am *Meet SOS Leader & Get Connected Get to know your SOS Leader & your fellow classmates in your UMC 1200 cohort and pick up your university issued laptop!

Various Assigned Rooms:
Group 2: Dowel 225
Group 4: Prairie Lounge in the Sargeant Student Center
Group 7:Bede Ballroom
Group 12: Bede Ballroom

10:00 am- 11:30 am Group C Parent/Family Session Parent/guest of students, please join us for a parent/family session while your student meets their UMC 1200 cohort and picks up their laptop. Kiehle Auditorium
11:00 am- 1:00 pm Grab 'N Go Lunches Available for students & guest! Evergreen Grill
12:00 pm-1:30 pm *Move-In @ Residence Hall Various Residence Halls
2:00 pm-3:30 pm *Golden Eagle Essentials Use this time to pick up your UCARD, Parking Permits, Fill it Forward water bottle, Get your financial aid questions answered, pick up your branded cloth face coverings at the mailroom, & get some UMC swag at the Bookstore! Hill Hall, Selvig Hall, Sargeant Student Center, & Mail Room
3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. "See you later" to Families & Guests Not a time for “goodbyes” but rather a “see you later” to your parent/guest.
*Student Only Schedule Starts
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Welcome Home BBQ Students- head on over to the Peterson Gazebo to have your first meal at home as a Golden Eagle! Campus Mall
7:30 pm-9:00 pm Movie on the Mall Grab a blanket, your favorite snacks, a new friend and head on out to the campus mall where we will be showing a movie. No worries- we will bring the popcorn! Campus Mall
9:30 pm - 10:15 pm *Mandatory Residential Life Floor Meetings Remember that laptop you got a few hours ago? Head back to your room, turn the laptop on and navigate to your student email to log into the Zoom meeting to meet your Community Advisor, understand their role, your floor & building, and the community standards that exist to make your time on campus the best it can be. Check your emails!

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Time Event Description Location
8:00 am- 9:00 am Grab ‘N Go Breakfast Start your day off right! Stop by the Evergreen Grill to pick up some breakfast items to-go! Evergreen Grill
9:00 am- 11:00 am *Golden Eagle Life Hacks

Various Assigned Rooms
Group 1: Bede Ballroom
Group 2: Dowell 225
Group 3: Dowell 206
Group 4: Prairie Room
Group 5: Evergreen 1512
Group 6: Dowell 200
Group 7: Bede Ballroom
Group 8: Heritage Classroom
Group 9: Dowell 207
Group 12:Bede Ballroom

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Picnic Lunch Peterson Gazebo
*Rainsite Brown Dining Hall & overflow seating
1:00 pm- 2:00 pm *(Group A-  1, 8, & 9)
UMC 1200: Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging at UMN Crookston
Kiehle Auditorium
1:00 pm- 2:00 pm (Groups B & C- 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 12)
Settle In / Games on the Mall
Campus Mall and Residence Halls
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm *(Group B- 3, 5, & 6)
UMC 1200: Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging at UMN Crookston
Kiehle Auditorium
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Groups A & C- 1, 2, 4, 7, 8,& 9)
Settle In / Games on the Mall
Campus Mall and Residence Halls
3:00 pm- 4:00 pm *(Group C- 2, 4, 7, & 12)
UMC 1200: Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging at UMN Crookston
Kiehle Auditorium
3:00 pm- 4:00 pm (Groups A & B- 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, & 9)
Settle In / Games on the Mall
Campus Mall and Residence Halls
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Dinner Brown Dining & Overflow Seating
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Mentalist Sean Bott *LIMITED SEATING -First 60 students to show up will be granted entrance. Kiehle Auditorium

 

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Time Event Description Location
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Brunch Start your day off right! Stop by the Brown Dining for Sunday Brunch!! Brown Dining
1:00 pm-2:00 pm *Golden Eagle Life Hacks

Various Assigned Rooms:
Group 1: Bede Ballroom
Group 2: Dowell 225
Group 3: Dowell 206
Group 4: Prairie Room
Group 5: Evergreen 1512
Group 6: Dowell 200
Group 7: Bede Ballroom
Group 8: Heritage Classroom
Group 9: Dowell 207
Group 12:Bede Ballroom

2:00 -3:00 pm Campus Tours (Group C) Leaving from Various assigned Rooms
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Campus Tours (Group B) Leaving from Campus Mall by cohort. Lead by SOS Leaders
4:00 pm - 5;00 PM Campus Tours (Group A) Leaving from Campus Mall by cohort. Lead by SOS Leaders
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Dinner Brown Dining & Overflow Seating
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm *The “C” Word

Various Assigned Rooms:
Group 1: Bede Ballroom
Group 2: Dowell 225
Group 3: Dowell 206
Group 4: Prairie Room
Group 5: Evergreen 1512
Group 6: Dowell 200
Group 7: Bede Ballroom
Group 8: Heritage Classroom
Group 9: Dowell 207
Group 12:Bede Ballroom

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm Ice Cream Social End the night with a sweet treat, served by the sweetest CA’s in the University of Minnesota system! Campus Mall

 

Monday, August 24, 2020

Time Event Description Location
8:00 am- 9:00 am Grab ‘N Go Breakfast Start your day off right! Stop by the Evergreen Grill to pick up some breakfast items to-go! Evergreen Grill
9:30 am - 11:00 am *Hooray! Building Your Golden Eagle Nation Campus Mall
*Rainsite- various assigned rooms
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm *Meet your Faculty Advisors WATCH YOUR UM EMAIL FOR DIRECTIONS SPECIFIC TO YOUR MAJOR In person & Zoom Meetings depending on student major
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Dinner Brown Dining & Overflow Seating
7:30pm - 9:00 pm Let's Have S’more Fun Join us for blow up games, outdoor fun, music, and some s’mores to ramp up for your first day of classes! Campus Mall

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - First Day of Classes

Thank you for participating in Welcome Weekend! Good luck this semester and don’t forget that UMN Crookston student leaders, staff, and faculty are here to help you succeed! Oh, and don’t forget:

  • Enjoy your first day of classes as a Golden Eagle
  • Purchase your books if you haven’t already
  • Schedule an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid if you have questions
  • Sign up for a tutor in the Student Success Center if you are concerned about a class
  • Meet new friends!

 


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

Check-in: Rotunda of Kiehle Building 8:30 a.m.

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 8:300 a.m. in the Kiehle Building. This action packed half-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 8:30 a.m. in Kiehle Bulding with Transition Crookston wrapping up around 12:30 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium, followed by meeting your advisor!

Transition Crookston 2020
Full Schedule

Monday, August 24, 2020- Transition Crookston

 

Time Event Description Location
8:30 a.m. Check-In Pick up all the information you will need for Transition Crookston including your schedule & nametag! Kiehle Rotunda (Kiehle Building)
9:00 a.m. Laptop U & Get Connected Pick up your university issued laptop! Computer Help Desk (Kiehle 131)
10:30 a.m. Golden Eagle Essentials Use this time to pick up your UCARD, Parking Permits, Get your financial aid questions answered, pick up your branded cloth face coverings at the mailroom, & get some UMC swag at the Bookstore! Hill Hall, Selvig Hall, Sargeant Student Center, & Mail Room
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch Available Grab a bite to eat before your next scheduled activity. Your name tag will get you in and cover the cost of your meal. Brown Dining Hall
11:30 a.m. Transitioning to Life at UMN Crookston Learn the ins-and-outs of what it means to be a Golden Eagle, along with university resources and university  and community expectations, to make your transition to life at UMN Crookston an easy one! Kiehle Auditorium
1:00 p.m. Meeting with Faculty Advisor WATCH YOUR UM EMAIL FOR DIRECTIONS SPECIFIC TO YOUR MAJOR In person & Zoom Meetings depending on student major

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - First Day of Classes

Thank you for participating in Transition Crookston! Good luck this semester and don’t forget that UMN Crookston student leaders, staff, and faculty are here to help you succeed! Oh, and don’t forget:

  • Enjoy your first day of classes as a Golden Eagle
  • Purchase your books if you haven’t already
  • Schedule an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid if you have questions
  • Sign up for a tutor in the Student Success Center if you are concerned about a class
  • Meet new friends!


Parent and Guest Information

To remain in accordance with the Minnesota statewide mandate of no events indoor or outdoor with greater than 250 people, we are limiting the amount of extra people (parents, families, guests, etc.) on campus during Move-In Day. We are asking students to bring no more than one guest during the Move-In Day process. Though we share in the disappointment of not being able to have all Golden Eagle guests share this exciting time, we are committed to taking the proper steps to protect the members of Golden Eagle and Crookston communities, and to make your college experience the best it can be!

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.


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