Transfer Students

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A PDF version of our schedule is available here:
Saturday Schedule
Sunday Schedule

Transfer & Non-Traditional Student Orientation

Activities provided during Orientation are open for all new transfer, commuter & adult student learner/non-traditional students. We strongly encourage attendance of all students throughout our programmed events.


8:00am - 4:00pm Residence Hall Move-In
Students living in the residence halls will receive information on their scheduled move-in time in August from Residential Life.

9:00am - 5:00pm Orientation Check-In
All new first year and transfer students must check-in to get their personalized schedules and Orientation t-shirt!
Students not arriving to St. Cloud on Saturday may utilize late check-in on Sunday from 8:15am - 9:15am.
Atwood Memorial Center

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.
Rainsite: Garvey Commons

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

Dollars and $ense
Learn about budgeting, how to pay your bill and personal finances as a college student.

Technology Training
Confused about your StarID, Tech ID, HuskyNet or D2L? This hands-on session will answer your questions!

Explore Your World: 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!

Veterans Program & Resource Center Open House

Workstudy and Part-Time Jobs in College
Many students anticipate working to support themselves while in college, but don't know about the options for employment. Come learn about the work study program through Financial Aid, campus job postings and the cons/benefits of working in college.

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 366

Multicultural Student Services (MSS)
Centennial Hall 221

American Indian Center

University Honors Program (UHP)

7:30pm Transfer, Veteran, Commuter and Adult Student Learner/Non-Traditional Student Social
Join us for a social welcoming students to campus with networking opportunities and snacks! Free parking is available in K Lot (next to the hockey center).

9:00pm Opening Ceremony
The Herb Brooks National Hockey Center

9:30pm - 12:30am Atwood After Dark
Late Night Social event with free entertainment, food and fun!
Atwood Memorial Center

FREE Child Care is available on Sunday.
Student-Parents must register in advance using the Orientation Group sign-up.

Students MUST wear their orientation t-shirt on Sunday for Orientation (provided at check-in). We also recommend bringing a water bottle to stay hydrated in the Minnesota heat!

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!
Atwood Memorial Center

  • 9:30 - 12:30 New Student Orientation
    SCSU 101: Becoming a Husky presentation
    Brunch, Garvey Commons
    Orientation Group Activities with Orientation Leaders

1:00 - 3:00pm Orientation Group Time
Students who join the Student-Parent, Adult Student Learner/Non-Traditional Student or Transfer group will have a specific afternoon track to meet their needs. Orientation Leaders will provide 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.
Centennial Hall, 2nd and 3rd floors

picture of the ice cream social

9:00 - 11:00pm 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