• UMC SOS leaders being making silly faces in a group photo.
  • UMC SOS leaders welcoming families as they drive in during orientation.
  • Group of UMC Football players ready to help new students move in.
  • UMC SOS leaders welcoming cars as they drive into campus.
  • UMC faculty and staff volunteers in Kiehle Rotunda checking new students in for orientation.
  • New UMC students in orientation groups in the grassy area outside Kiehle Building.

New Student Orientation

Are you passionate about UMC, and looking for a way to make a positive impact?

We have the opportunity you've been looking for!

Apply  to be a Student Orientation Staff Leader (SOS)


Applications and job descriptions are available here: sosapplication18.pdf

Applications are due on February 19th to Office 240 Sargeant Student Center 

Come and find out more from our information tables in the Northern Lights Lounge on February 6th and 15th from 11:30-1:30 p.m. 

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

Orientation Leaders

Fall 2017 New Student Orientation

Friday, August 18 - Monday, August 21, 2017

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 19, for the weekend of Orientation events, or you can choose to attend the MANDATORY Monday, August 21, "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.

Orientation Check-In & Welcome

New Student Orientation and move-in day begins on Friday, August 18, and runs through Monday, August 21, 2017. Classes begin on Tuesday, August 22. 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.

New Student Schedule for Friday, August 18, 2017

Check-in: Kiehle Building - Rotunda from 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
PDF File Icon 2017 Friday Schedule for New Students
Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend will continue Saturday- Monday each day filled with events, programs, and fun to help you prepare for your first semester here at the U of M Crookston.  Full schedules will be in the student packets at check-in on Friday, August 18th from 8 am - 2 pm Kiehle Rotunda.

"Transition Crookston" Schedule for Monday, August 21, 2017

Check-in: Sargeant Student Center beginning at 9:00 am
PDF File Icon 2017 Monday Schedule for Transition Crookston
This schedule is mandatory for all new transfer and non-traditional students.

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 18. There is an additional $10.00 parent/guest charge for each person accompanying the student to the evening meal. You will have the opportunity to purchase your ticket at check-in or at the dinner. There will be a send-off for parents and guests at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 19. Dress in casual and comfortable clothing as you will be busy throughout the day. We have to see you soon!

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

Orientation 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.