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Huskies First Four: Days

Welcome!

Orientation is the perfect time to meet people, get to know campus and build a foundation for success.

Use your Star ID and password to pre-register for events, select a group of your interest and order a T-shirt.

We encourage new students to participate in Huskies First Four events. It's the best way to connect with the St. Cloud State community.

Schedule of events

Thursday, Aug. 17

Free food, music & prizes throughout the evening.
TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Move-In: New students move into residence halls.
Information on move-in specifics available from Residential Life.

Residence Halls

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Huskies First Four Days: Check-In
Bring your SCSU ID card and check into orientation to pick up your schedule and free t-shirt!

Atwood Memorial Center, first-floor lounge

9 a.m.-Noon. Center for International Studies Workshops Centennial Hall
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Campus Quest: Stop by St. Cloud State offices to learn more about services provided, gather information & earn prizes! Pick up your map at Check-In.
Participating offices include:

Advising & Student Transitions
American Indian Center
Campus Involvement
Campus Recreation
Career Center

Chartwells (campus dining)
College of Science & Engineering (COSE) Tutoring Center

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
Financial Aid
Graduate Studies
Health Services Clinic & Pharmacy

Lindgren Childcare Center
LGBT Resource Center
Multicultural Student Services (2 locations)

Office of Admissions
Parent, Family & Friends booth (outdoors)
Public Safety & Parking
Student Disability Services

Student Government
University Honors Program
University Library
UTVS Television Studio (Stewart Hall)
Veterans Resource Center
Women's Center

Offices across campus
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

University Honors Program Open House
All new Honors students and their families are invited to visit the Honors Office to meet the staff. Those interested in learning more about Honors can stop in to learn more about the program!

Centennial Hall, room 216
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Resource Fair
Browse through our booths to visit:

Campus Recreation
    Learn about the variety of activities and programs available. Students can even purchase their fitness center & group fitness passes!
Chartwells
     Learn about commuter meal plans, new dining concepts & more!
Education Abroad
      Explore the world through SCSU!
Info Tent
      Drop off your Campus Quest cards to win prizes!

This event has been moved indoors to Atwood Memorial Center due to expected rain.
10 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE Fitness Center / Recreation Halenbeck Hall
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Huskies Welcome BBQ
New students and their families are invited to join us for this complimentary welcome BBQ.

*Stop by the Parent, Family & Friends Booth to leave a note for your student, learn more about Family Weekend & more! 

Garvey Commons
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Community College Connection (CCC) open house
All new CCC students are welcome to stop in and meet your advisor, ask questions about the program and your schedule. Families welcome!
Centennial Hall 366
11 a.m. Parent Meetings (Student-Athletes)
Parents/family of new student-athletes will hear from AD Heather Weems and university athletics staff.
Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, Husky Den
Noon-5 p.m. Center for International Studies Rec Day Halenbeck Field House
1-2 p.m. e-Services: Not just for Academics!
Learn where to find your bill, apply for a student loan, set up a direct deposit, update your address, make payments and so much more!

Miller Center B31

1 p.m. Public Safety: How to help your student stay safe at SCSU

Families can play an important role in helping a student stay safe while attending college.  Learn how to stay informed, what to do in an emergency, and how to help your student protect themselves and their personal belongings. Open to students & families.

Atwood Memorial Center, Voyageurs Room (2nd floor)

1-4 p.m.

Drop-in Advising
Academic Advisors will be available to meet with students about choosing majors, exploring campus resources, and answering questions about classes and course schedules.

Students pursuing business degrees should visit the Business Advising Center for assistance.

Centennial Hall room 366

 

 

Centennial Hall room 229
(Business Advising Center)

1-3 p.m. Veteran and Military Service Student Orientation
Orientation for military-connected students to discuss resources and ensure educational benefits are in process.
Atwood Memorial Center, Alumni Room and Veterans Resource Center
3-4 p.m. Mandatory Meeting: SCTCC and CCC students/families
Students enrolled in the CCC program, as well as SCTCC students living on-campus at St. Cloud State, are required to attend this program.
Atwood Memorial Center, Ballroom (2nd floor)
3 p.m. Public Safety: How to help your student stay safe at SCSU

Families can play an important role in helping a student stay safe while attending college.  Learn how to stay informed, what to do in an emergency, and how to help your student protect themselves and their personal belongings. Open to students and their families.

Atwood Memorial Center, Voyageurs Room (2nd floor)

4 p.m. Parent Meetings (Student-Athletes)
Parents/family of new student-athletes will hear from AD Heather Weems and university athletics staff.
Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, Husky Den
4:30-7:30 p.m.

Dinner Open in Garvey Commons
Meal Plans begin for students at this time.

New students without meal plans will be provided a meal ticket at the 6pm Commuter Social.  Be sure to bring your Student ID.

Garvey Commons (dining hall)
6-7:30 p.m.

Commuter Student Social & Dinner
First Year and Transfer students living off-campus are invited for a free dinner and chance to meet other commuters before the Welcome Program. Meal tickets are provided to students without meal plans.

Garvey Commons, Husky Den
7 p.m. Floor Meetings (all students living on-campus are required to attend).
Following floor meetings, Community Advisors (CA) will bring students to the welcome program. Be sure to wear comfy clothes and athletic shoes and show your Husky Pride & Spirit!
All Residence Halls
8:30 p.m. Huskies 1st Four Days Kick-Off Celebration
All new students will be officially welcomed to the Huskies 1st 4 kick-off event with prizes, opportunities to meet Orientation Leaders, and a welcome by President Vaidya and St. Cloud Mayor Kleis. Come down wearing your SCSU gear to show your Husky spirit!
Husky Stadium
Rainsite: Halenbeck Hall Main Gym
9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Late Night at the Rec
Boot hockey, open skate & broom ball - Ice rinks (bring socks!)

- Human Foosball & Human Billiards
- SpikeBall, Blacklight Dodgeball & Bags Tournament

The pool will be home to: 
Logrolling competition & Human Battleship
(so be sure to bring a swimsuit/towel)

Stress, Relaxation & Sleep Activities include:
- Design your own sleep mask
- Group Class

Prizes & FREE food for students!

Halenback Hall

Friday, Aug. 18

TIME EVENT LOCATION
7-9:30 a.m. Breakfast Garvey Commons
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Orientation Check-In and Information Tables Atwood Memorial Center, first floor lounge
9:30 a.m.

Morning Welcome (Wear your Orientation T-shirt)
All new students report to the Atwood Mall wearing your SCSU Orientation t-shirt for Class of 2021 photos.

Students will split into their Academic Orientation groups during this event.

Atwood Mall
Rainsite: Ritsche Auditorium
Academic Orientation (all new students)
Herberger Business School Atwood Memorial Center, Voyageur
School of Education Education Buildling
College of Science & Engineering Atwood Memorial Center, Ballroom
School of Health and Human Services Stewart Hall, Ritsche Auditorium
School of Public Affairs Atwood Memorial Center, Theatre
College of Liberal Arts / School of the Arts Atwood Memorial Center, Cascade
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch Garvey Commons and Atwood restaurants will be open
Noon-1 p.m. Dining Scavenger Hunt
Learn about campus dining and win swag! All participants will earn prizes.
Meet in the lobby in front of Garvey Commons.
Noon-9 p.m. FREE Fitness Center / Recreation Halenbeck
1-5 p.m. Community through Diversity workshops. Required for new students. Check your schedule for your timeslot. Centennial Hall classrooms
1-5 p.m. Respect & Responsibility, Part I Not Anymore online workshop Centennial Hall room 455
1-4 p.m. Career Center Open House Centennial Hall room 215
1 p.m. Academic Expectations Presentation (International Students) Ritsche Auditorium
1 p.m. COLL 150 Seminar Meetings for ACE Students Stewart Hall Classrooms
1-4 p.m.

Drop-in Advising
Academic Advisors will be available to meet with students about choosing majors, exploring campus resources, and answering questions about classes and course schedules.

Students pursuing business degrees should visit the Business Advising Center for assistance.

Centennial Hall room 366

 

 

Centennial Hall room 229
(Business Advising Center)

1-4 p.m. Tournament of Champions: College of Science & Engineering Faculty vs. Students Volleyball Match (Students from all majors invited!)
Winners will scrimmage the SCSU Volleyball Team!
Halenbeck Hall, Main Gym
4-5 p.m. Education Abroad 
Learn how to build an international education experience into your colege career. Open to all majors. Prize drawing for an education abroad scholarship!
Atwood Memorial Center, Glacier Room (2nd floor)
4-5 p.m. Dining Scavenger Hunt
Learn about campus dining and win swag! All participants will earn prizes.
Meet in the lobby in front of Garvey Commons at 3:50 p.m.
4:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner Garvey Commons
7 p.m.

Huskies Fun Run/Walk
Wear running/walking shoes. Prizes for top finishers!

Registration and check-in begin at 7 p.m. Race is at 7:30 p.m.

Atwood Mall
 
 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Atwood After Dark

Hundreds of SCSU students flock to Atwood After Dark programs each month during the school year, and this one's just for you!
  • Relax with Aqua Massagers, an Oxygen Bar & always popular karaoke
  • Snacks on free samples from Erbert's & Gerbert's, Chick-fil-A, The Den by Denny's, pizza, coffee & more courtesy of Chartwells
  • House Party 101
  • Human Hungry, Hungry Hippos & Inflatable Twister
  • Make bamboo art and photo magnets for your new room
  • Showing of "Miracle" in the Theatre
Atwood Memorial Center

Saturday, Aug. 19

TIME EVENT LOCATION
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Huskies First Four Days Check-In Atwood Memorial Center, first-floor lounge
9-10 a.m. Breakfast Garvey Commons
9:30 a.m. Morning Welcome  & Orientation Program
Meet up with your Orientation Leader on the Atwood Mall.
Atwood Mall (outdoors); rainsite: Atwood Ballroom
Orientation Groups  
Students will rotate with their Orientation Groups through our SCSU 101 presentation, brunch, & campus tours.
Atwood Mall & various campus buildings
Brunch -- Tickets provided to students without meal plans
New students will join us for brunch in Garvey Commons with their Orientation Group.
Garvey Commons
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Condensed Orientation program
New veteran, adult learner, student-parent, commuter and transfer students are encouraged to attend to participate in SCSU 101, the required Community through Diversity workshop, academic session and complimentary lunch!
Atwood Memorial Center, Cascade Room
**Students should check-in on the first floor of Atwood Memorial Center.
Noon-7 p.m. FREE Fitness Center / Recreation Halenbeck Hall
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Veterans Appreciation Picnic Barden Park
1-4 p.m. Drop-in Advising
Academic Advisors, Business Advisors and Career Counselors will be available to meet with new first year and transfer students about choosing majors, exploring resources, and answering questions about classes and course schedules.
Centennial Hall room 215
2-5 p.m. Service Projects
  • Pack meals for the hungry (local & international)
  • Make fleece blankets for St. Cloud Hospital patients
  • Make empowerment capes for youth living in shelters
  • Class of 2021 Art Project (no art skills necessary)
Atwood Memorial Center, Ballroom (2nd floor)
5-7 p.m Dinner Garvey Commons
7-9 p.m. Late Night Dinner Service Garvey Commons
8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Club Red
DJ Mad Mardigan, Official DJ of the MN Timberwolves & Lynx and Emcee Munya Tirivepi host the late night dance party.

Get tatt'ed by henna tattoo artists, sing your heart out at karaoke, enjoy global themed appetizers and jump in the photobooth with your friends to make this a night to remember! 

 

Atwood Memorial Center

Sunday, Aug. 20

Dinner
TIME EVENT LOCATION
9-10 a.m. Breakfast Garvey Commons
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Huskies First Four Days Check-In Atwood Memorial Center, first-floor lounge
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Brunch Garvey Commons
10 a.m. Student Engagement & Student Employment
(for graduate and undergraduate international students)
Voyageurs
11 a.m. International Student Connection Event Voyageurs
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Library Lawn Party (Food Provided)
The 4th annual Library Lawn Party is for new and returning students to come and enjoy free food, games, and win prizes! Sponsored by the Miller Center (SCSU Library).
South Lawn, Miller Center
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop-in Advising
Have questions about your classes or your schedule? Stop in to visit with an academic advisor.
Miller Center, First Floor Entrance
Noon Last Minute Questions (International Students) Voyageurs
12:30-10:30 p.m. FREE Open Rec activities  Halenbeck Hall/Campus Rec
1 p.m. Public Safety: How to stay safe at SCSU

Learn how to stay informed, what to do in an emergency, and how to protect yourself and your personal belongings. 

Atwood Memorial Center, Alumni Room
2-4 p.m. Community through Diversity workshops  Atwood Memorial Center, 2nd floor
1-5 p.m. Metro Bus training
Didn't bring a car to campus? No worries! Come learn how to ride the Metro Bus for FREE as a student. Metro Bus staff will be available to help you navigate the routes around St. Cloud. Sessions begin on the hour.
Miller Center room 122
4:30 p.m. FREE Black Light Zumba Class 
Free t-shirts at this awesome class!
Halenbeck Hall, Dance Studio
5-7 p.m. Garvey Commons
6:30 p.m. Required floor meetings for residential students All residence halls
7:30 p.m.

Sex Discussed Here!
Come to this week's hottest part of Huskies First Four, Sex Discussed Here! Dorian Solot and Colin Adamo teach sex education unlike any you've had before – this is definitely NOT your high school health class. People of all genders and sexual orientations welcome, beginners and sexperts alike. Come prepared to laugh and learn! 

Sponsored by RHA, the Women's Center & Huskies 1st Four Days
 

Stewart Hall, Ritsche Auditorium
9-10:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social
Annual St. Cloud State tradition for all new students to enjoy dessert on us before the first day of classes.

Hosted by Student Government

Garvey Commons

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