Huskies First Four: Days


Register for Orientation! 

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

Welcome Weekend/Residential Move-in: August 20

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)
5-6 p.m. Parent & Family Social, location TBD
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)!

Welcome Weekend/Residential Move-in: August 21

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
  • Herberger Business School: Atwood Memorial Center, Voyageurs Room College of Liberal Arts: Atwood Memorial Center, Cascade Room
  • College of Science & Engineering: Atwood Memorial Center, Ballroom
  • School of Public Affairs: Atwood Memorial Center, Theatre
  • School of Education: Brown Hall 108
  • School of Health & Human Services: Stewart Hall, Ritsche Auditorium
  • Undecided Students: Wick Science Building 116
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
  • Visual Arts, Atwood Memorial Center, TBD Drum Circles with Dr. Terry Vermillion, outside Performing Arts Center
  • Ballroom Dancing with Dr. Jeff Ringer, Atwood Memorial Center, Quarry
  • Book Talk: Margaret Atwood’s "Oryx and Crake and the Origins of Dystopia," Atwood Memorial Center, Theatre
  • University Honors Program meeting, TBD
  • Training, TBD
  • Financial Literacy, TBD
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)
  • Human Battleship, Halenbeck Hall Pool Slip & Slide Dodgeball, TBD
  • Bubble Ball Soccer, Halenbeck Hall Fieldhouse
  • Open Gym (basketball and volleyball), Halenbeck Hall Fieldhouse
  • Late Skate, Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, practice ice
  • Open Climb, Halenbeck Hall Rock Wall
9:30 p.m. Late Night Movie "Furious 7," Husky Stadium
11 p.m.–1 a.m. Late Night Target Shopping Event, Target at Crossroads Mall

Welcome Weekend: August 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
  • SCSU 101, Ritsche Auditorium
  • Brunch, Garvey Commons (meal tickets provided for students without meal plans by the Orientation office)
  • Real Talks and Orientation Groups, various locations
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
  • ACE program students, Centennial Hall
  • University Honors Program students, TBD
  • New international students, TBD
2 p.m.-5 p.m. Service Projects, various locations
  • Storm drain marking, meet in Atwood Memorial Center Fireplace Lounge
  • SCSU Community Garden, Atwood Memorial Center, Information Desk
  • Food packaging for Kids Fighting Hunger, Atwood Memorial Center, Ballroom
  • Barden Park and campus clean-up, Atwood Memorial Center (outside Caribou)
  • Crafting and indoor projects, Atwood Memorial Center, Voyageur Room
    • Bracelets for Ngatha International Orphanage
    • Tie blankets for the St. Cloud Hospital
    • Bookmarks for children
    • Paper Butterflies for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
    • Birthday signs for St. Benedict’s Senior Community Center
    • Cards for Veterans
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
  • Karaoke and free food, Atwood Memorial Center, Fireplace Lounge
  • Comedy Show, Atwood Memorial Center, Theatre
Co-sponsored by Multicultural Student Services
8 p.m.-midnight Dance Party, Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom

Co-sponsored by Campus Involvement and SCSU Blizzathon
9:30 p.m. Late Night Movie "Furious 7," Atwood Memorial Center, Theatre

Welcome Weekend: August 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.