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BULLDOG WELCOME WEEK

THE MOST ANTICIPATED DAYS OF THE SUMMER

Keep checking the schedule for updates!

WELCOME WEEK AUGUST 17-24 

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

NOTE: Events are being added on a daily basis right up until Monday, August 24.

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--

Monday, August 17
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?

Let's do this!
Tuesday, August 18

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

Making the Move!

In today's module, check out the first of a workout-a-day from some of our Exercise Science students. Then, if that doesn't get your heart rate up, read on about what to expect as you make this transition to college life.

Let's do this!
Wednesday, August 19

Eatin', Drinkin', and Savin' the World (Responsibly!)

So is the food any good around here? Why yes, yes it is. And what about sustainability, you got anything on that? Mmhmm. Oh, and your mom said that she wants you to watch that information that came in your email, the Everfi thing about drinking. That's what's on the menu for today...(see what we did there?)

Let's do this!
Thursday, August 20

Taking Care of U

Today's focus is on YOU. Take a break from packing and bad TikTok videos to give some thought to what's going on here: you're making a big investment in the rest of your life. We'll take a look at why you're doing it, and some resources that can help you if you get stuck along the way.

Let's do this!
Friday, August 21

Check Out Campus

Been a while since you were actually on campus? We'll do some refreshers on what it looks like around here. Since you're going to be here in LESS THAN A WEEK and all.

Let's do this!
Monday, August 24

The more things change, the more they stay the same...keep pluggin' on your modules while we figure out when we can get you here!

Let's do this!

whatshouldhavebeenMOVE-IN WEEK AUGUST 26-30

Here's a list of all the events, outings and workshops you can STILL attend this week! We'll be updating this schedule as we get more information from presenters. All events are free, unless otherwise noted. 

Monday, August 24 & Tuesday, August 25

Monday, August 24
5:00PM
Theatre Major Meet & Greet
Zoom

Meet your professors and future classmates, and learn about the audition process, the upcoming season, and more.
Click here to RSVP!

Wednesday, August 26

10:00AM-11:00AM
Zoom
Intro to AFROTC

Learn how to become an officer in the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force while earning your college degree at the University of MN Duluth.
Click here to enter the event

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7:00PM
Zoom
Wednesday Night Trivia 
Sponsored by KPB

Let's see that big brain. Win AirPods, Disney+ for a year, or UMD Gear--three prizes in both rounds!
Click here to enter the event

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Thursday, August 27

 

Friday, August 28

9:00AM-10:00
Study Abroad Trivia
Zoom
Join the Study Abroad office for some sweet trivia action.

Click here to RSVP!

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Using GoldPASS
11:00AM-12:00PM
Zoom

GoldPASS powered by Handshake is the University of Minnesota Duluth’s number one place for students to get hired and find jobs and internships. In this session, students will activate their accounts, build their profiles, and discover how GoldPASS powered by Handshake can help them jumpstart their careers throughout their years at UMD and beyond.
Click here to RSVP!

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Home Away From Home: Finding a Faith Community in College
12:00PM-1:00PM
Zoom

Looking for a faith community at UMD? Join our zoom call to find out more about Chi Alpha Campus Ministries and how to get connected.
Click here to RSVP!

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Career & Internship Services for Transfer Students
1:00PM-2:00PM
Zoom

Are you a transfer student looking to jump start your career? Come learn about all the career resources available to you through UMD Career & Internship Services! This workshop will cover it all: Resumes, cover letters, internship & job search resources, job fairs, career assessments, UMD majors & minors and how they relate to possible career paths, and more. 
Click here to RSVP!

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Goal Setting
2:00PM-3:00PM
Zoom

Many people reflect on their first year of college with sentimentality and wistfulness. As in life, what you put into your experience greatly affects the outcome. Get the most this year! Join us to consider what’s important to you and how to direct your time and energies to shape your present and future. We’ll use a holistic model (developed by UMD's own Sue Lombardo) that incorporates...

  • career
  • education & lifelong learning
  • leisure
  • personal growth & health
  • relationship & community
  • material & financial
Then, we’ll apply the SMART goal framework to increase the likelihood that you find success.
Click here to enter!

 

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2:00PM-3:00PM
LSBE Welcome (Required for pre-business majors)
Zoom

LSBE Administrators and Staff wish to formally welcome you to the UMD and LSBE communities. We will provide an overview of what to expect as an LSBE student.
No RSVP necessary; view login information here.

 

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3:00PM-4:00PM
Music Majors Meet & Greet
**Required for Music Majors**
Zoom

Meet the music department faculty and some of your future classmates. Learn about instrumental and vocal programs and ensembles.
Click here to RSVP!

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7:00PM-8:30PM
UMD Star Search: Virtual Karaoke
Zoom

Do you love to sing? Share your talent at our karaoke night, or just listen to the performances! Learn more about opportunities to sing with the UMD vocal ensembles with your awesome DJs, UMD choir directors Ryan Deignan and Richard Robbins!
Click here to RSVP!

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Saturday, August 29

 

10:00AM-11:00AM
Taking the Mystery Out of Transfer Credits
Zoom

Please attend this event to learn how to check if your transfer credits have transferred to UMD and to find out which requirements they meet.
Click here to RSVP!

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10:00AM-11:00AM
Growing Your Faith in College
Zoom

Learn about growing your faith while at UMD and make some new connections with The Navigators, an international and interdenominational ministry.
Click here to RSVP!

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11:00AM-12:00PM
Save Yourself! Where to Hide from Zombies During the Apocalypse
Zoom

It's always good to be prepared! Join us for a structural engineering take on surviving the Zombie Apocalypse. You'll learn all the considerations for building (or taking over) your own zombie-proof building. No previous engineering (or Zombie) knowledge necessary.
Click here to RSVP!

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Noon-2:00PM
How to Survive Chemistry Lab
Zoom

Get the inside story on what to expect with your chemistry lab classes from a grad student who also did his undergrad at UMD. Ask questions, learn about access and the schedule, and more!
Click here to RSVP!

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1:00PM-2:00PM
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Major Meet & Greet
Zoom

Meet the M&IE faculty, ask questions about the program, and learn how to succeed as an engineering major.
Click here to enter

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2:00PM-3:00PM
Chemical Engineering Major Meet & Greet
Zoom

Meet the CE faculty, ask questions about the program, and learn how to succeed as an engineering major.
Click here to enter

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3:00PM-4:00PM
It's On Us: Preventing Sexual Assault on Campus LAST NAMES A-M
LIVE via Zoom
**This program is required for all students**

No RSVP necessary.
Click here to enter the event

Content Warning: We are aware that topics of sexual assault can be difficult. 
Alternative options are provided to support you on August 24th
 
Alternative Activity sponsored by UMD Women's Resource and Action Center
Virtual Yoga Class  by Duluth Yoga
All level gentle yoga class
Click here to register

Confidential advocacy also available during the program
WRAC 218.726.6292
PAVSA (Program to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault) 24-Hour Hotline 218.726.1931

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4:00PM-5:00PM
It's On Us: Preventing Sexual Assault on Campus LAST NAMES N-Z
LIVE via Zoom
**This program is required for all students**

No RSVP necessary.
Click here to enter the event

Content warning: Topics of sexual assault

Confidential advocacy also available during the program
WRAC 218.726.6292
PAVSA (Program to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault) 24-Hour Hotline 218.726.1931

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Sunday, August 30

 

1:00PM-3:00PM
Meet Your Peer Leader
Zoom
Connect with your peer leader and your UST 1000 class! Check your email for time & location.
No RSVP necessary.

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3:00PM-4:00PM
Art + Design Major Meet & Greet
**Required for all Art + Design majors**
Zoom
Meet your professors and future classmates. Learn about the programs in the department and how to succeed as an art + design student.
Click here to RSVP!

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5:00PM-6:00PM
Making Music for a Lifetime
Zoom
This workshop will center on the importance of having outside interests other than just the quest for the ultimate career. The topic will address the question of "What is more important: Making a Living or Making a Life." Those who have participated in music ensembles in high school are invited to attend this workshop and find out how continuing in music can actually enhance their academic performance at the university and beyond in their chosen vocation.
Click here to RSVP!

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