Log in using your Star ID and password to pre-register for Orientation events, select an Orientation group of your interest and order your Orientation t-shirt.
This is the perfect time to meet people and get to know campus.
We know how important the first days and weeks of the semester are to students and their success. Mark your calendars to get a great start by participating in New Student Orientation August 20 - 23, 2015!
We encourage all new students to continue their participation in Huskies First Four: Weeks (Huskies Kick-Off) events to meet other students, learn more about St. Cloud State and find your way to connect with the Huskies community.
Welcome Weekend / Move-In / Orientation
Thursday, Aug. 20 (Residential Move-In)
|Move-in||New entering first-year and new entering transfer students. Specific times will be mailed to students prior to move-in.|
|8 a.m.-5 p.m.||Orientation Check-in and Info Tent, Atwood Memorial Center|
|8 a.m.-4 p.m.||Campus Resource Fair, outdoors (Atwood Mall-Performing Art Center-Centennial Hall area)|
|8:15 a.m.-2 p.m.||International Student Advising & Registration Day, Miller Center 122|
|11 a.m.||Athletics Parent Orientation meeting, Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, Husky Den|
|1-2 p.m.||Community College Connection Open House, Centennial Hall 366|
|1-4 p.m.||University Honors Program Open House, Centennial Hall 216|
|1-4 p.m.||Veteran Resource Center Open House, Administrative Services 101|
|1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.||International Graduate Student Orientation & Registration, Centennial Hall 455|
|2-5 p.m.||Center for International Studies Activities / Events / Shopping Trips, various locations|
|3:30-5 p.m.||Graduate Studies – Amazing Race, Administrative Services|
|4 p.m.||Athletics Parent Orientation meeting, Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, Husky Den|
|4–5 p.m.||Family Farewell, Voyageur Room (Atwood Memorial Center)|
|5-7 p.m.||Huskies Welcome, Stewart Hall, Ritsche Auditorium
All new students should attend to learn about the Orientation schedule, get introduced to life at St. Cloud State and learn campus traditions. Join us for fun and free prizes!
|5-7 p.m.||Welcome Picnic (students only), Atwood Mall (outdoors)
All students are welcome to join us for the Welcome Picnic. Students will receive tickets at check-in to indicate their reservation time. Students living on campus will eat with their residence halls; students living off-campus will be scheduled as well.
|7:30 p.m.||Floor Meetings (All residential students), individual residence halls|
|7:30 p.m.||Transfer, Commuter and Graduate Student BBQ, K-Lot (Herb Brooks National Hockey Center)|
|9 p.m.||Opening Ceremony, Herb Brooks National Hockey Center
All residential students walk to Opening Ceremony with their Community Advisor (CA). Commuter students meet at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.
|Until 12:30 a.m.||Atwood After Dark late night program, Atwood Memorial Center
FREE food, FREE activities and lots of opportunities to meet new people. DJ/dance, House Party 101 (sponsored by UChoose) and Game Night (sponsored by University Honors Program)!
Friday, Aug. 21 (Residential Move-In)
|Move-in||Returning students begin moving in Aug. 21 or after depending on their schedules.|
|7-9 a.m||Breakfast for students with meal plans, Garvey Commons
Students without Meal Plans may purchase breakfast for $4.88.
|8 a.m.-5 p.m.||Orientation Check-in and Info Tent, Atwood Memorial Center|
|9:30 a.m.||Welcome, meet on Atwood Mall
All new students should attend wearing their new Orientation t-shirt. Orientation Leaders will meet new students and usher them to academic orientation sessions.
|10 a.m.-12 p.m.||Academic Orientation
|10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.||Lunch for students with meal plans, Garvey Commons
Students without Meal Plans may purchase lunch for $6.88 in Garvey or choose from the many Atwood dining options.
|1-4 p.m.||Huskies Prep Time and Academic Resource Fair, Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom and open offices|
|1-4 p.m.||Activities, various locations
|4-5 p.m.||Community College Connection Orientation, Engineering and Computing Center 111|
|4:30-7 p.m.||Dinner for students with meal plans, Garvey Commons
Students without Meal Plans may purchase dinner for $8.29 or choose from the many Atwood dining options.
|8 p.m.||Fun Run/Walk, start/finish on Atwood Mall outside Stewart Hall
All participants receive a FREE water bottle courtesy of Metro Bus.
|9 p.m.-midnight||Late Night Social, Ritsche Auditorium (Stewart Hall)
|9:30 p.m.||Late Night Movie "Furious 7," Husky Stadium|
Saturday, Aug. 22
|8 a.m.-4 p.m.||Orientation Check-in and Information Tent, Atwood Memorial Center|
|9:30 a.m.||Welcome and split into Orientation Groups, Atwood Mall
All new students in Orientation Groups should meet on the Atwood Mall. Students will split into small groups and meet their Orientation Leaders. Be sure to wear your St. Cloud State apparel or dress to support your Orientation Group’s theme.
|10 a.m.-1 p.m.||Orientation Group Rotations
|11a.m.-1 p.m.||Library Lawn Party, Miller Center lawn (facing the Performing Arts Center)
Sponsored by the Miller Center (St. Cloud State Library)
|1 p.m.||First Year Seminar Meetings, various locations
|2 p.m.-5 p.m.||Service Projects, various locations
|5-7 p.m.||Dinner for students with meal plans, Garvey Commons
Students without Meal Plans may purchase lunch for $8.29 or choose from the many Atwood dining options.
|7 p.m.||Social, Atwood Memorial Center
|8 p.m.-midnight||BlizzAthon Glowlight Dance Party, Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom
Co-sponsored by Campus Involvement
|9:30 p.m.||Late Night Movie "Furious 7," Atwood Memorial Center, Theatre|
Sunday, Aug. 23
|On-Going||Orientation Check-in and Information Tent, Atwood Memorial Center|
|9:30 a.m.||Group Fitness/Bootcamp Class, Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom
Campus Rec Fitness Instructors are excited to get you motivated during this free class. Come in work out gear to get fit!
|10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.||Brunch for students with meal plans, Garvey Commons
Students without Meal Plans can purchase brunch for $7.91 or choose from the many Atwood dining options.
|12-4:30 p.m.||Childcare Provided, Lindgren Childcare Center
Student-parents needing childcare must register in advance. Please contact the Orientation office for details.
|1-4 p.m.||Condensed Orientation Program, Atwood Memorial Center, Cascade Room
This program is designed specifically for our commuter, transfer, veteran, student-parent and adult student learners, and includes our SCSU 101 presentation, networking opportunities and the Community through Diversity workshop.
|1-4 p.m.||Metro Bus session, outside Miller Center
You don’t need a car in St. Cloud. Come learn how to ride the Metro Bus – available FREE for enrolled SCSU students! Information sessions offered at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. on the hour.
|1-4 p.m.||HuskyTech Open House, Miller Center, HuskyTech
Got a question about D2L Brightspace or your Star ID/password? Want help getting your email loaded onto your smart phone, or help connecting to the wireless? Stop in for assistance.
|1–5 p.m.||Lake George activities, Lake George
Relax before the first day of classes with an afternoon at Lake George. Just a quick walk from campus, you’ll have FREE access to paddleboards, stand-up paddleboats and canoes. Or bring your bike, long board, rollerblades or jog around the lake.
|7 p.m.||Floor Meetings, individual residence halls
All residential students.
|7:30 p.m.||No Hate Campaign Speaker: Josh Gunderson, Stewart Hall, Ritsche Auditorium
Sponsored by Residence Hall Association.
|9–10:30 p.m.||Annual Ice Cream Social, Garvey Commons
FREE ice cream novelties provided by Orientation staff. Mingle with other new students and get prepared for the first day of classes by talking with Orientation Leaders.