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Bulldog Welcome Week

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Keep checking the schedule for updates!


It's time to get at it! Your first week as a college student starts here. We have a whole set of online learning that will prepare you for your arrival on campus and beyond! Click the day to see what's up.

NOTE: Events are being added on a daily basis throughout.

HEY ALSO: IF YOU'RE ON YOUR PHONE, DON'T TOUCH THE WORDS IN THE GREY BOXES. TOUCH TO THE RIGHT OF THE WORDS IN THE GREY BOXES. If you touch the words, you won't see anything. Why? I don't know. Ask Steve Jobs, or that little green robot thing. And if you don't have an iPhone or an Android, can I ask you a question? Do you have a Pixel? Do you like it? Because I've heard...okay, anyway--

Day One

What's good, Bulldogs?!

Let's get started on what's bound to be the best four years of your life. Your first module will give you an overview of what to expect this week from your virtual welcome experience. We'll show you how to use the online tools you'll need and issue you some social media challenges that will probably result in some sweet, sweet prize action. So whaddya waitin' for?

Let's do this!
Day Two

Well, look at you. Already your second day as a college student.

Academic Success

Today's module: let's talk about book (and computer and in-class and interpersonal and) learnin'! 

Let's do this!
Day Three

Get involved!

Let's explore some of your options to get involved on campus. Research shows that students who get involved are more likely to stay in school, graduate, and get a J-O-B. 

Let's do this!
Day Four

Explore Duluth

There's nowhere on earth like this place. Get out and look around--make friends with the big lake, learn how to get around on the bus, and more!

Let's do this!
Day Five

Check Out Campus

Been a while since you were actually on campus? We'll do some refreshers on what it looks like around here. 

Let's do this!
Day Six

Taking Care of U

THIS IS NOT ABOUT MASKS, we promise. Get some info on your mental, physical, and social wellbeing as you adjust to college.

Let's do this!

Day Seven

Living On and Off Campus

Resources here for those of you living in residence halls or in off-campus housing. 

Let's do this!


Thursday, January 14

Worship Bonfire | 4:30PM-7:00PM
Hosted by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Instagram Live | 7:00PM-8:00PM
Hosted by Kirby Program Board

Monday, January 18

Winter Adventure Sampler | 1:00PM-4:00PM
Hosted by UMD Outdoor Programs

Tuesday, January 19

Teas with the Tau | 11:00AM - Noon
Hosted by Alpha Sigma Tau

Learn to Frisbee Golf | 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Hosted by Chi Alpha

Wednesday, January 20

Coffee with Kirby | 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Hosted By Kirby Program Board

Guided Yoga | 6:00PM-7:00PM
Hosted by Bulldog Yoga

Workout Wednesday | 7:00PM-8:00PM
Hosted by Kirby Program Board

Thursday, January 21

Career Services Expo | 4:00PM-5:00PM
Hosted by Career & Internship Services

Kahoot Film Trivia | 7:00PM-8:00PM
Hosted by Kirby Program Board 

Welcome Back Bonfire | 7:00PM-8:00PM
Hosted by Chi Alpha

Friday, January 22

Spooky Scary Night Hike | 6:00PM-9:00PM
Hosted by Paranormal Club