Student Schedule

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Completed Events:
Thanks for your outstanding attendance at this year's Welcome Weekend and student orientation activities! The student schedule for Spring Orientation will be posted in late November. Save the Dave for January 11, 2015!

FREE Parking is available Welcome Weekend for commuters in N Lot and the South Pay Lot.


8:00am - 4:00pm Residence Hall Move-In

Students living in the residence halls will receive information on their scheduled move-in time in early August from Residential Life.

9:00am - 5:00pm Orientation Check-In*

All new first year, transfer and adult students must check-in to get their personalized schedules and Orientation t-shirt! Just bring your SCSU ID card for easy check-in.
Students not arriving to St. Cloud on Saturday may utilize late check-in on Sunday from 8:15am - 9:15am.
Atwood Memorial Center, 1st floor lounge

11:00am - 6:00pm Welcome Picnic*

All new first year, transfer and adult students are welcome to join us for the annual SCSU Welcome Picnic. Each student who checks in to orientation will receive two free picnic passes for their family/friends. Additional tickets can be purchased at the picnic entrance. Students on a meal plan may eat at the picnic for their lunch and dinner meal.
Rainsite: Garvey Commons

Family at Welcome Weekend Picnic


Students are encouraged to attend workshops to prepare for the start of classes and learn more about the SCSU experience.

2:00pm and 3:00pm (repeated) Dollars and $ense

Learn about budgeting, how to pay your bill and personal finances as a college student.
Atwood Memorial Center, Alumni Room

3:00pm Study Abroad in South Africa or Malaysia

Two countries - Many cultures.
This information session will provide details about the South Africa and Malaysia Programs for First Year Students.
Presenters: Dr. Robert Johnson, Shahzad Ahmad, Mariana Ponce Diaz
Atwood Memorial Center, Glacier Room (2nd floor)

1:00pm and 3:00pm Technology Training

Confused about your StarID, Tech ID, HuskyNet or D2L? Want to learn how to get your emails on your smart phone? This hands-on session will answer your questions!
Atwood Memorial Center, Voyageurs room

1:00pm - 4:00pm Veterans/Military Program & Resource Center Open House

Join us to learn about support services provided on campus for veterans and active military students. Meet current students, learn about student organizations and ways to get involved, and get a tour of the Veteran Resource Center.
Atwood Memorial Center, Granite room


Information Booths

9:00am - 3:00pm Education Abroad
SCSU has made a commitment to double the number of students going abroad in the next five years. Learn how you can build an education abroad experience into your degree at SCSU, whether it's living in a castle in Alnwick, England, exploring Malaysia at Taylor's University, studying at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa or one of our other programs, see how study abroad can work for you!
Atwood Memorial Center, 1st floor lounge

10:00am -5:00pm Campus Recreation
Staff from Campus Recreation will be available to provide information on intramural leagues, fitness programs, our outstanding athletic & recreation facilities and Outdoor Endeavors. Fitness passes can also be purchased at their information tent.
Atwood Mall

OPEN HOUSES ~ 1:00 - 4:00 PM*

Open Houses will be available in a number of areas across campus. Please stop in to introduce yourself, pick up a snack and get your questions answered!

Suite 366 - Advising Center and First Year & Transition Programs

We can assist students with schedule changes, answering questions about classes and introduce you to our advisors! New ACE students can stop in to meet ACE program staff.
Centennial Hall room 366

Community College Connections (CCC) Program

All new Connections students should plan to stop in for important program updates.
Centennial Hall 366

Multicultural Student Services (MSS)

MSS staff can assist new students with schedule changes, connecting to student organizations and leadership programs, as well as student support services.
Centennial Hall 221

American Indian Center

The American Indian Center staff provides assistance for students with financial aid, personal & academic concerns, tutoring, advising, housing & career development. The AIC concentrates on supporting American Indian students, but all students are welcome at the Center. Stop into the open house to meet staff, tour their facility and learn more about their programs.
American Indian Center

University Honors Program (UHP)

Students admitted to the University Honors Program as well as those interested in learning more about Honors are welcome to stop into the Honors office to meet with advisors and program staff. Have questions about your fall schedule or transfer credits? Come chat with the Honors staff.
Centennial Hall room 216

4:00pm - 5:00pm University Honors Program (UHP) Social

This is a great opportunity to connect with the staff and students from the University Honors Program. Come and cool off after moving-in and enjoy some hors d' oeuvres and conversation.
Atwood Memorial Center, Voyageurs room (2nd floor)


7:30pm New Student Floor Meetings*

All new students living on campus attend a floor meeting with their Community Advisor (C.A.).
Individual Residence Halls

7:30pm Commuter Social

We encourage all new commuter, transfer, adult student learner, student-parents, and military/veteran students to join us for a social event. Meet other new students, connect with upperclass students, enjoy snacks and networking before Opening Ceremony.
The Herb Brooks National Hockey Center Atrium

9:00pm Opening Ceremony*

This annual SCSU tradition brings together President Potter, Mayor Kleis and Student Government leadership to welcome all new students to SCSU and kick-off the school year. Can't make it to campus? Check out our livestream of the event online through UTVS, the SCSU TV studio.
The Herb Brooks National Hockey Center

9:30pm - 12:30am Atwood After Dark*

Late Night Social event with free entertainment, food and fun! All students will move from Opening Ceremony together back to Atwood.
Atwood Memorial Center



Students: you MUST wear your orientation t-shirt on Sunday (provided at check-in) and bring your SCSU ID card. We also recommend bringing a water bottle to stay hydrated in the Minnesota heat!

Orientation Leader with new students

8:15am - 9:15am Orientation Late Check-In

All new first year, transfer and adult students who did not check in on Saturday must check-in to get their personalized schedules and Orientation t-shirt! Just bring your SCSU ID card for easy check-in.
Atwood Memorial Center

  • 9:30am - 4:00pm New Student Orientation*
    SCSU 101: Becoming a Husky presentation
    Brunch, Garvey Commons
    Orientation Group Activities with Orientation Leaders:

  • Personalized campus tours, activities related to their group and lead students through an academic and student support resource fair.
    Centennial Hall & Across Campus

1:00 - 4:00pm Academic & Student Support Resource Fair*

Faculty and staff from across campus will be available to answer questions and provide information on the academic and student support services available at SCSU.
Every orientation group will have time to explore these resources together. A variety of offices in Centennial Hall will be available for students, including:

- Student Disability Services
- Career Services
- University Honors Program
- Multicultural Student Services
- Math Skills Center
- Advising Center
- Miller Center / Library
- Computer labs
- Common Read Program
Centennial Hall

4:00pm - 6:00pm Library Open House

Staff and faculty from the Miller Center will be hosting a FREE event with hot dogs, chips, yard games and information for all new students.
Lawn outside of the Miller Center (near "O" Lot)

6:00pm Movie and a Prof Talk

Film Studies Professor Dr. Brad Chisholm will host a movie - Captain America - and discussion over dinner.
Atwood Memorial Center, Theatre

8:00pm Residential Life Floor Meetings*

All students living on campus should attend their floor meeting.
Residence Halls

9:00 - 11:00pm Annual Ice Cream Social

Join us for FREE ice cream and conversation. Last year more than 1,500 new students joined us at this annual SCSU tradition!
Garvey Commons

picture of students at ice cream social

* Denotes events that are strongly encouraged for all new students.



This is the first day of classes. Be sure to check out our Information Tent outside on the Atwood Mall and Information Desks around campus for assistance finding your classes.

4:00pm - 6:00pm Adult Student Learner/Commuter Social

We welcome all new transfer students, commuters, adult student learners, student-parents and military/veteran students to join us for a social event. FREE bowling and food is provided, and staff will be on hand to answer questions about classes, schedules and getting involved.
Atwood Memorial Center, Underground (lower level)

10:00pm - 12:00 Late Night Target Shopping Event

Again this year SCSU students will have the opportunity for an exclusive, late-night shopping event with our community partner - Target! FREE buses run from Shoemaker and Hill Halls throughout the event to Crossroad Center's Target.
Shoemaker Hall and Hill Hall bus stops; Crossroads Center Target

* Denotes events that are strongly encouraged for all new students.

Be sure to check-out the great Kick-Off events throughout August and September!

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