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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.

PRO TIP: 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. 


To help you prepare for coming to campus and Welcome Week, we’ve put together some modules on Canvas for you to review on your own time. Review all the modules at once or one module a day. These modules are not required for new students, but highly encouraged for ultimate success.

Day One (HERE WE GO!)

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?

Day Two

Academic Success

Let’s talk about why you are coming to UMD - to learn! This module is to going to provide tips on how to be successful at learnin'! 

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. 

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!

Day Five

Check Out Campus

Campus has more to offer than you might expect. This module will walk you through some of the on-campus resources available to students. 

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.

Day Seven

Living On and Off Campus

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


Most Welcome Week events are open to only incoming UMD students. However there will be some events that are open to students who were new to UMD for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021; those events will be indicated in the description. Some events will require attendance for Fall 2021 students, and the event description will also mention this!

Currently planning great stuff!