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Welcome Week Schedule

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Morris!

  • Please note - the schedule is subject to change.
  • Each new student will receive a personalized schedule with greater detail at their first Welcome Group Meeting. 

Friday, August 19 First Year Students arrive

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Science Building: Bookstore open (students will pick up textbooks in their orientation groups on Monday or Tuesday)

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., individual residence halls: Move in and registration (sign up time form coming)

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Dinner on residence hall floor

9:30 p.m. Movie on the campus mall

Saturday, August 20 - First Year Students arrive

8:30 a.m. –4:30 p.m., individual residence halls: Move in and registration (sign up time form coming)

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Science Building: Bookstore open (students will pick up textbooks in their orientation groups on Monday or Tuesday)

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Brunch in the Dining Hall

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Tug Lake: Picnic dinner with residence hall floormates

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Campus Mall: Welcome Week Kickoff

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Campus Mall: Playfair, an interactive team-building program designed to teach students essential skills necessary to meet others and begin making new friendships.

8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., various scheduled rooms: Welcome Group Meeting 1

8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., individual residence halls: Floor meetings

Sunday, August 21

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Dining Hall open

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m., Oyate Hall in Student Center: Meditation

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., various scheduled rooms: Welcome Group Meeting 2

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Edward J. & Helen Jane Morrison Gallery or Edson Auditorium: Understanding Place, Native American Traditions, and the History of UMN Morris

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Block Sessions & Settle In, Respectful U, Library Introduction

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Dining Hall: Lunch with Weekend Group Leaders

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., individual residence halls:  Dinner with residence hall floormates

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Edward J. & Helen Jane Morrison Gallery, Edson Auditorium, or residence halls: Speak About It

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Floor activities in residence halls

Monday, August 22

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Dining Hall open

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m., Oyate Hall in Student Center: Meditation

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., various scheduled rooms: Welcome Group Meeting 3

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Edward J. & Helen Jane Morrison Gallery or Edson Auditorium: Wellbeing Program

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Faculty office, assigned room or via Zoom: Academic Adviser meetings

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Lunch with Weekend Group Leaders

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Block Sessions & Settle In, Respectful U, Library Introduction

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Dining Hall:  Dinner with floormates

8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Edson Auditorium and Student Center: Extravaganza

Tuesday, August 23

7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Dining Hall open

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m., Oyate Hall in Student Center: Yoga

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., HFA Recital Hall: Transfer Student Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., various scheduled rooms: Welcome Group Meeting 4

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., via Zoom in meeting rooms: Campus Systems

11:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Dining Hall: Lunch with Weekend Group Leaders

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.:

  • Optional Activities
  • Additional Advising Appointments
  • Music Auditions/Placement
  • Job and Resource Fair
  • LGBTQIA2S+ Orientation

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Campus Mall: Activities Fair

Wednesday, August 24

Classes Begin