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Winter Welcome Week

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/reslife/housing/current/winterwelcomeweek.html

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January 13-19, 2014

All Current, New, and Transfer students are Welcome at ALL EVENTS!
GET INVOLVED AND RE-INVENT YOURSELF... New Year, New You!


Monday, January 13

10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. Welcome Back Hot Chocolate

Come to your Area Lobby or stop by the CSU to warm up with a nice warm cup of hot chocolate!

9:30 p.m. IMPACT Movie Ice Age

Kick back and relax with this fun seasonal winter movie!
Plays in Ostrander Auditorium in the CSU.

10:15 p.m. - 12:15 a.m Polar Skate at All Seasons Arena

Bring $1 for rentals (or your own skates) and skate the night away with your friends at this very classic winter activity!


Tuesday, January 14

4:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Dinner and A Magic Show

Do you believe in magic? Chris and Noah will definitely make a believer out of you! They will be going from table to table in Carkoski Dining Hall performing their best magic tricks!

7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. IMPACT Movie Ice Age

Kick back and relax with this fun seasonal winter movie!
Plays in Ostrander Auditorium in the CSU.

8:00 p.m. IMPACT Comedian Ronnie Jordan

The first IMPACT program of the semester! From the very start, funny man Ronnie Jordan has proven the he is a comedy force to be reckoned with. After only one year on the comedy scene, the kid voted "Wittiest" in high school was crowned "Rookie of the Year" in 2001 by the famed Uptown Comedy Corner in Atlanta, GA. Come join us in the CSU ballroom.


Wednesday, January 15

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Dog Sledding & Snow Shoeing

Have you ever had a ride from a traditional dog sled team or wanted to snow shoe? Here's your chance! Come check out these unique Winter Welcome Week events outside Julia Sears on the west lawn! Scott from the MN DNR and Dawn from Hasting, Huskies, and Horses will be assisting with the event!

7 p.m. IMPACT Movie Ice Age

Kick back and relax with this fun seasonal winter movie!
Plays in Ostrander Auditorium in the CSU.

9 p.m. WOW: Welcome Back Welcome Mats

Meet in your Area Lobby to decorate a Welcome Back Welcome Mat to display at the foot of your door! Get creative and welcome the new semester and new friends with this interactive activity while supplies last! Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association (RHA).


Thursday, January 16

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Transfer Swap in Preska 126

New Stuent and Family Programs is sponsoring the Transfer Swap! This event is geared towards YOU, and all of our new transfer students this spring. We want to welcome you to the MSU community! All you have to do is bring an old item from your previous college (t-shirt, lanyard, water bottle, etc.) and we'll give you a FREE MSU T-SHIRT! We will be providing FREE PIZZA (on a first-come, first-served basis)! Even if you don't have something to swap, feel free to join us!

5 p.m. - 9 p.m. IMPACT: Tubing @ Mount Kato

Ever seen a 45 person tube chain? Free tubing on the tubing hill at Mt. Kato. Free bus transportation from the CSU and Preska Hall, 4:30 pm to 9:00 p.m. Bring your friends and dress warm!

7 p.m. Trivia at Chet's

Get your brain back in the game with a few rounds of Trivia! Bring your friends, come up with a group name, and play as a team to compete for prizes.

7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. IMPACT Movie Ice Age

Kick back and relax with this fun seasonal winter movie!
Plays in Ostrander Auditorium in the CSU.


Friday, January 17

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. CSU Open Bullpen for Winter Tailgating (Lower Level CSU)

Free billards, bowling, sno cones, popcorn, games, an more! Hang out in the Bullpen and learn about more ways to get involved on campus including IMPACT, The Herd, RHA, and more! Get geared up and in the Maverick Spirit for the weekend's sporting events.

6:00 p.m. Women’s Basketball @ Bresnan Arena

7:37 p.m. Men’s Hockey @ Verizon Wireless Center

8:00 p.m. Men's Basketball @ Bresnan Arena 


Saturday, January 18

3:30 p.m. Dodgeball Tournament in Myers Field House

Gather a team or show up and see who else wants to play in this epic Dodge Ball Tournament. Check-In at 3:30 p.m., game play begins at 4:00 p.m. for this single elimination bracket.
Remember to dodge, dip, duck, and dive.

7:07 p.m. Men's Hockey @ Verizon Wireless Center


Sunday, January 19

1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Pinterest Party

Bring your crafts or try ours (snow globes, while supplies last!) in Preska 126 for a cozy afternoon of crafting.

1:06 p.m. Women's Hockey @ Verizon Wireless Center

4 p.m. Judging of Floor Decorating Contest

Take some time this week with your floor members to jazz up your hallway! Have your CA e-mail rachel.hoehn@mnsu.edu if you'd like to participate. Decorate any time this week.  Judges will come through at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 19.  Winner can choose between $25 floor funds or BWWs.