Bulldog Welcome Week: Tuesday, August 25 - Saturday, August 29, 2015
Incoming first year students are required to attend Bulldog Welcome Week events.
Tuesday, August 25th
Note: Students will pick up tickets in Kirby Ballroom during Bulldog Welcome Week check-in. Tickets will not be mailed.
Wednesday, August 26 - Saturday, August 29
What to Expect
Bulldog Welcome Week is a great way to dive into your UMD experience! During the long weekend, you will:
More great activities for all students will continue through August 31- September 5. For more information please visit the Kirby Student Center website.
Chancellor’s Welcome and Convocation
During the Chancellor’s Welcome and Convocation incoming students will get a chance to hear from our Chancellor Lendley Black, who will share his thoughts about becoming a member of UMD's scholarly and social community.
Following the Chancellor’s Welcome and Convocation, our new Bulldogs will get a chance to join the fun and participate in a rousing introduction to our outstanding student athletes and the UMD marching band! There will be pom poms, facepaint, prizes, and more to ensure a exciting good time!
A frenzy of fun activity. One of our most popular events, the Bulldog Scramble is the ultimate icebreaker. We get all the incoming students out on the football field and set them up to get to know a ton of other people. There will be a lot running around, high energy rock paper scissor battles, and more fun than should be allowed in such a small stadium. Be prepared with proper shoes and a friendly attitude. It will be worth every moment of your time.
Stay Safe is UMD’s presentation that informs students on how they can work with pre-standing resources to help prevent and deal with issues that plague college campuses all across the United States. Run by members of UMD staff and community partners, students will hear the information directly from people they will deal with if a crisis arises regarding alcohol and safety, sexual assault, bystander awareness, active shooters, and common-sense defense.
Live Like a Student
Live Like a Student, run by UMD’s Financial Literacy Educator Niki Pechinski, is a program that helps new students find ways to manage their finances and learn about credit and student expenses while attending UMD. With prizes and information to give away en mass, it is a can’t miss event.
Students choose to come to UMD for a number of reasons. We know that one of the big draws to UMD is the incredible natural resources of Lake Superior and the North Woods, not to mention the terrific town of Duluth. So, during Duluth Rocks students are given the opportunity to explore the surrounding community and get a feeling for Duluth. Students will also be able to join in various activities around the campus that will help them to connect to UMD and the wider community. Areas open to visits include Canal Park, Glensheen Mansion, Lake Superior Zoo, and nature areas in walking distance of the UMD campus.
Think Bingo, but with a UMD twist! We have a ton of prizes donated by local businesses and our campus partners to give away and a bingo card that is specifically designed to help familiarize students with the UMD campus. So, be sure to stop by on Sunday, August 31st to meet the Bulldog Welcome Week Coordinators and try your hand at winning some free stuff.
During Welcome Week, students are required to attend a variety of RockGroup Meetings. RockGroups are our orientation groups, and they are designed to connect new incoming students with existing UMD attendees, who have displayed an extensive knowledge of and passion for our campus. They will help you find important resources on campus, learn about what UMD has to offer, facilitate interactions with other students, and be a point of contact for you throughout your transition into UMD.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, from the Bottom of our Hearts!
The Office for Students in Transition wants to thank all of our wonderful community and campus sponsors. We are both proud and honored to work with people who love our UMD students as much as we do!
Breakfast is Served
Cub Foods is sponsoring the BWW Saturday Breakfast
Location: 42 Solon Campus Center
Tavern on the Hill
Location:1102 Woodland Ave, Duluth, MN 55812 1102
Block Party and MC Open House
Office of Cultural Diversity
Location: 270 Kirby Student Center
UMD Student Assocation
Location: Rafters - 3rd floor Kirby
Kirby Student Board
Location: Kirby Student Center Lounge and the Rafters - 3rd floor Kirby
Prizes for Champbingo
Location: Ballroom - 3rd floor Kirby