Bulldog Welcome Week is mandatory for students from August 28th through September 1st. There is an optional program for parents on August 28th only.

Below are a few basics for Bulldog Welcome Week. Please check back soon for updated information on the events happening during our 2014 event.


Thursday, August 28th - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.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
  • OPTIONAL Parent & Family Welcome Program at 3:00pm in the rafters. his workshop includes information about transition to UMD Parents Panel Q&A. This is an optional workshop for Parents.

Friday, August 29th

All new students will attend their first Rock Group meeting on Friday at 11:00. Rock Groups 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 their 11:00 am Rock Group Meetings to ensure you have time for a proper goodbye. New students will be busy for the remainder of the weekend.

Note: Times and activities are subject to change.