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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 a.m.–4 p.m.—Bookstore open, Science Building (students will pick up textbooks with their Welcome Groups on Monday or Tuesday)

9 a.m.–4 p.m. One Stop Drop-In Behmler Hall

noon–6 p.m.—Move in and Residence Hall check in (Sign up for your move in time), individual residence halls

1–4 p.m.—Gallery Show: It Was Bound To Be Amazing: Selections from the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild, Humanities Fine Arts, Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Gallery

1:30–4 p.m.—Family and Supporter Resource Center, Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

2:30–3:30 p.m.—Chancellor's Welcome Reception, Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

4:30–7:30 p.m.Dinner with floormates, Dining Hall

9:30 p.m.Movie on the campus mall - Due to rain, Movie on the campus mall has been moved to Edson Auditorium, Student Center

Saturday, August 20—First Year Students Arrive

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.—Move in and Residence Hall check in (Sign up for your move in time), individual residence halls

9 a.m.–4 p.m.—Bookstore open, Science Building (students will pick up textbooks with their Welcome Groups on Monday or Tuesday)

9:30 am – 12:30  pm One Stop Drop-In Behmler Hall

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

12:30–3 p.m.—Family and Supporter Resource Center, Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

1–4 p.m.—Gallery Show: It Was Bound To Be Amazing: Selections from the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild, Humanities Fine Arts, Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Gallery

1:30–2:30 p.m.—Chancellor's Welcome Reception, Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe

5–6 p.m.—Picnic dinner with residence hall floormates, Tug Lake

6–6:30 p.m.—Welcome Week Kickoff, campus mall

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

8–8:30 p.m.—Welcome Group Meeting 1, scheduled rooms

8:30–9:30 p.m.—Floor activities, individual residence halls

Sunday, August 21

7 - 9 a.m.—Breakfast in Dining Hall

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

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

9:30–10:30 a.m.—Wellbeing Program, Student Center, in the Edson Auditorium of the Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Performing Arts Center

11 a.m.–4 p.m.—Block Sessions & Settle in: Repectful U, Library Introduction, and Student Engagement & Voting

11 a.m.–2 p.m.—Lunch with Welcome Group Leaders, Dining Hall

5–7 p.m.—Dinner with floormates, Dining Hall

7–8 p.m.—Speak About It,  Student Center in the Edson Auditorium of the Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Performing Arts Center

8–9 p.m.—Floor meetings in residence halls

Monday, August 22

7–9 a.m.— Breakfast in Dining Hall

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

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

9:30–10:30 a.m.—Understanding Place: Native American Traditions and the History of UMN MorrisStudent Center, in the Edson Auditorium of the Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Performing Arts Center

11 a.m.–12 p.m.—Academic Adviser meetings, faculty office, assigned room, or via Zoom

12–2:30 p.m.—Lunch with Welcome Group Leaders

1–4 p.m.—Block Sessions & Settle in: Repectful U, Library Introduction, and Student Engagement & Voting

5:30–7 p.m.—Community Picnic, East Side Park

8–9:30 p.m.—Extravaganza, Student Center, in the Edson Auditorium of the Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, August 23

7–9 a.m.—Breakfast in Dining Hall

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

9–9:30 a.m.—Transfer Student Welcome, Humanities Fine Arts, Recital Hall

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

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

11 a.m.–1 p.m.—Lunch with Welcome Group Leaders, Dining Hall

1–4 p.m.—Transfer Student Services Open House, Student Success Center, Science Tunnel

1–4 p.m.—Choir auditions/placement, HFA 170

2–5 p.m.—Symphonic Winds and Instrumental Chamber Music auditions/placement, HFA 180            

2–5 p.m.—Jazz auditions/placement, HFA 

2–2:50 p.m.—LGBTQIA2S+ Orientation Session, Student Center, Moccasin Flower Room

2:30–4 p.m.—Campus Job Fair, Student Center, Oyate Hall

3–3:50 p.m.—LGBTQIA2S+ Orientation Sessions, Student Center, Moccasin Flower Room

5:30–7 p.m.—Activities Fair, campus mall

Wednesday, August 24

Classes Begin