Bulldog Welcome Week is mandatory for students from August 25th through August 29th, 2015.

Below are a few basics for Bulldog Welcome Week. Please check back soon for updated information on the events happening during our 2015 event.


Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 - 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.

  • On-Campus Move-In to UMD Housing - Located by Residence Hall/Apartment Check-In stations
  • Bulldog Welcome Week Student Check-In in the Ballroom

Bulldog Preview BBQ - Tuesday, August 25th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm in the James S. Malosky Stadium

Gates open at 4:30pm. Stadium and football scrimmage open to the public; tickets needed for the BBQ. Dinner served from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Event is rain or shine, so be prepared for fun in all kinds of weather.

Ticket information: Incoming students eat for free! Incoming student ticket must be reserved in advance and must be registered with your UMD Student ID. Each incoming student is allowed one (1) guest to attend for free; guest ticket must also be reserved in advance. All additional tickets are $8.00. Please order all tickets together in ONE order; again, an incoming student ID is required.

There are no refunds available for this event.

Reserve your tickets

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

All new students will attend their first event on Wednesday, August 26th at 10:00am - Chancellor's Convocation. Their first RockGroup meeting will begin on Wednesday at 11:15. RockGroups consist of approximately 15-18 new first year students lead by a current student leader. These groups are for students only, so that they can begin making connections with their new classmates.

Please plan to say goodbye to students prior to Wednesday morning (August 26th) to ensure you have time for a proper goodbye. New students will be very busy for the remainder of the week.

Note: Times and activities are subject to change.