Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/welcome/

7:30am - 11:00pm

Open Rec in Otto Recreation Center
Enjoy working out in your rec center where you can play basketball, volleyball, swim, lift weights, walk, jog, use the fitness machines equipped with personal computers, and lots more!

8:00am-6:00pm Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore - BUY USED books and save 25%

Noon-1:00am

Maverick Bullpen Open-Lower Level of the CSU
COME SEE THE PLACE TO BE! Experience all the bowling and billiards you can handle!

4:00pm – 6:00pm

New Student/Family BBQ, Myers Field House  
Join us in the field house for a traditional barbecue dinner anytime between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. Enjoy great food as you begin your journey at Minnesota State Mankato!  This is the first meal for residence hall students, so all you need is your MavCARD!  Tickets will also be available at the door for $9.00. Children five and under are free. 

4:00pm – 11:00pm

Indoor Climbing Wall in the SE corner of Myers Field House
Join us at our indoor climbing facility and spend the evening reaching new heights!  All you need is your MavCARD and we will provide all of the equipment for you to climb!  Staff will be there to provide instruction for climbers new to the sport. Please wear comfortable clothing. Sponsored by the Adventure Education Program.

 

Greek 101, CSU Heritage Room next to Mav Ave Food Court
Wondering what fraternities and sororities are really all about?  Come find out more during this no-pressure, no-obligation session.  You’ll have the opportunity to meet some of the Greek Community’s outstanding leaders and to ask questions about our 13 fraternities and sororities. For more info, visit www.maverickgreeks.com.

4:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Open Swim at the Highland Center Pool (in Otto Rec Center)

Grab your swimsuit and towel and have some fun cooling off in the pool.

7:00pm-8:15pm                

Opening Floor/Building Meeting
Meet your neighbors!  Start time fluctuates from 7:00pm-8:15pm.  See your CA and floor signs for time and location.

9:00pm –12:00am

Club Maverick CSU Ballroom  - Presented by Student Events Team and fun.com
Club Maverick is the hippest club scene you have ever seen. MNSU's Sigma Nu Fraternity will drop EDM and Pop hits all night long. A once in a lifetime experience!  Lights, drinks, and crazy dancing. Meet someone new.

9:00pm

Kickball Under the Lights on Intramural softball fields 1-2
The Campus Rec staff will make teams on site, so just show up.  You’ll find the field lights on so head out to the south side of campus for a fun night of kickball.
Sponsored by Campus Recreation.

 

Greek 101, CSU Heritage Room next to Mav Ave Food Court
Wondering what fraternities and sororities are really all about?  Come find out more during this no-pressure, no-obligation session.  You’ll have the opportunity to meet some of the Greek Community’s outstanding leaders and to ask questions about our 13 fraternities and sororities. For more info, visit www.maverickgreeks.com.

9:00pm

Movie: Avengers: Age of Ultron -Ostrander (in CSU)
Brought to you by your Student Events Team

9:00pm-12:00am

Bowling Lane KARAOKE 
You can sing or you can bowl, maybe both, as CSU Serendipity Karaoke – hot off its Summer Orientation gig – returns for Welcome Week with karaoke fun RIGHT ON THE MAVERICK BULLPEN BOWLING LANES! Pick your favorite tunes and grab the mic. If you’re shy, grab a friend – we love group numbers and crowd participation. Bullpen pizza coupons and other free stuff will be given away during the evening! (Bowling Lane Karaoke will also be on Friday night). Welcome Week karaoke sponsored by the CSU and the Office of Admissions. 

9:00pm-11:00pm

Open Rec in Otto Recreation Center
Get Rec’d!

9:00pm-1:00am

Maverick Bullpen Open - Lower Level of the CSU
All the fun you can manage! 

7:30a.m. - 11:00p.m.

Open Rec in Otto Recreation Center
Do it!  Groove your body for 10 minutes 3 times a day!

8:00am-5:00pm Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore - BUY USED books and save 25%

10:00am-11:00am  

Can you feel the IMPACT? By Bill Tourville & IMPACT
(CSU 238)
Looking to have fun? Looking to gain life skills? Love entertainment? Join IMPACT and other areas of Student Activities! During our time we will:

  • Let you know how to get involved
  • Enjoy a free snack
  • Meet new people
  • Explain how getting involved only takes one-hour a week
  • Success stories
    Visit us at: www.mnsu.edu/impact.
10:00am-11:00am

Super Charge Your Part-Time Job Search! with help from the Career Development Center (CSU 204) Are you looking for extra cash and needing gainful work experience? Come learn about ways to find a job in Mankato through Mavjobs and community opportunities. We have resources galore for you to explore!

10:00am-11:00am

Study Abroad: Out of the Classroom and Into the World
Have you wanted to travel abroad to Europe, Asia or the Americas? The Kearney International Center has a multitude of opportunities to work, study or intern in other countries. Come explore and learn how to make your dreams come true.

10:00am-11:00am

The World Needs YOU to Be a Rock Star by MSSA President Mariah Haffield
Why leadership? And why a rock star? This session will focus on the reason why you should lead us, why we need you to lead us. The world is in search of rock stars. Are you up to the challenge? 

11:00am-1:00pm

Take a brief (25 minute) tour of Memorial Library to learn about our computer labs, study areas, and items you can check out! Starts at the checkout desk at the main entrance.  Play the Library’s pick-a-duck game at the Maywood entrance during the Backyard Bash.

11:00am-1:30pm              

Backyard Bash on the campus lawn
Join us for a Caribbean-style lunch, live music, yard games, and more!  This is the on-campus meal plan lunch option for Friday.  Sponsored by Greek Life.

11:00am – 1:00pm

Lap Swim at the Highland Center Pool (in Otto Rec Center)
Get a pool workout in.  Grab your swimsuit and towel and have some fun.

Noon-1:00am

Maverick Bullpen Open-Lower Level of the CSU-
Enjoy bowling, billiards, video games and much more in the Bullpen!
Noon – 7 pm

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Choose-a-Palooza
You choose where to visit, and you choose which prizes you want to win!  Earn prize drawing tickets by visiting different campus offices.  There is $1000 worth of great prizes, including a tablet, movies, games, and more!  Bring your tickets to the prize station in the CSU (lower level in front of the fire place) by 3:15pm for the prize drawing.  You will find goodies, more prizes and give-aways at each stop.  Pick-up your Choose-A-Palooza guide at the campus Hub, or front desk of your on-campus residence community.   The Prize Drawing will begin at 3:15pm, don’t miss a chance to win these prizes including a tablet! Sponsored by Residential Life. 

3:15pm

Prize Flight (Hearth Lounge overlook following Choose-a-Palooza)
The first 350 new students to stop by the Centennial Student Union Office in CSU 220 during Choose-a-Palooza receive a balsa wood airplane. Assemble your plane and bring it to Choose-a-Palooza giveaway program at 3 p.m. in the Hearth Lounge. Immediately following Choose-a-Palooza, join a group launching from the Hearth Lounge overlook toward a small target on the Hearth Lounge floor. Closest three airplanes to the target will win. Top prize will be a GoPro camera. Sponsored by the Centennial Student Union.

4:00pm

Group Fitness Class - ZUMBA  in Pennington Hall 102
Group fitness classes start the first day of school, but get a preview and start your college fitness future today!   A Zumba class has easy-to-learn dance moves choreographed to Latin music!  No dance experience necessary and no need to register – just show up in workout clothes!  

6:00pm

Twins Ballgame Party at CSU Ostrander Auditorium

You won’t want to miss the great ballpark fun and games.  Stop by and Celebrate Safely!  Get out your homer hankies and be ready to win prizes as you watch the Twins play the Orioles on the big screen. Participate in trivia contests, enjoy some refreshments & cheer your Minnesota team to victory!  Prizes to the best dressed fan as well!  Sponsored by Campus Recreation.

7:00pm –1:00am

Free Maverick Bullpen in the Lower Level of the CSU
What’s better than FREE bowling and billiards?!  It will be a great time to hang out in the CSU and play the night away!  Brought to you by the CSU.

7:00pm – 11:00pm

Indoor Climbing Wall in the SE corner of Myers Field House
Join us at our indoor climbing facility and spend the evening reaching new heights!  All you need is your MavCARD and we will provide all of the equipment for you to climb!  Staff will be there to provide instruction for climbers new to the sport. Please wear comfortable clothing. 

8:00pm – 9:30pm     

I ❤ Female Orgasm - CSU Ballroom
The I Heart Female Orgasm Lecture is the sex ed teacher you always wanted.  It combines sex education with a hearty dose of laughter.  This program will bring a playful, honest approach to this topic.  “Best sex talk ever!” Megan B Junior, MSU. With humor and education, the team of speakers illuminate the subject of sexuality, healthy relationships, and consent.  Are you coming?

9:00pm-12:00am

Bowling Lane KARAOKE

Join us for a second night of Serendipity Karaoke - RIGHT ON THE MAVERICK BULLPEN BOWLING LANES! Pick your favorite tunes and grab the mic. If you’re shy, grab some friends – we love group numbers and crowd participation. Bullpen pizza coupons and other free stuff will be given away during the evening! Then plan to join us for weekly Thursday night Serendipity Karaoke in the Maverick Bullpen TV lounge. Welcome Week Karaoke sponsored by the CSU and the Office of Admissions.
9:00pm – 10:00pm

Star Gazing - Standeford Observatory
Let your imagination soar as you ponder the mysteries of the universe.  Check out our state-of-the-art telescopes and get a close up look at our galaxy and beyond.  Meet at the flag in front of the Centennial Student Union on the south side to be shuttled to the observatory.  Shuttle will run continuously until 10pm.  Sponsored by the Astronomy department and Campus Recreation.

9:00pm – 11:00pm

Pool Party at the Highland Center Pool (in Otto Rec Center)
Splash on over to the pool for a swim, participate or watch the cannon ball contest, relays, and other fun games for prizes!  Lounge around with colorful pool toys, listen to music, enjoy snacks and tropical drinks, and hang out with your friends.  Sponsored by Campus Recreation and Student Health Services.

9:30pm

Outdoor Movie: Avengers: Age of Ultron – Outdoor Amphitheatre (Between CSU and Library)
Enjoy an outdoor film in MNSU’s newest outdoor amphitheater. Free Popcorn! Other concessions for sale. September’s free film lineup will be announced. Brought to you by the Student Events Team.  

10:30pm-12:00am

Swing Dance in the CSU Ballroom
Get on your dancing shoes and drop your inhibitions as you learn some new moves. Feel free to come with a partner or on your own.  Lessons will be provided!  Sponsored by the Swing Dance Club.

9:00am-11:00pm

Open Rec in Otto Recreation Center
Enjoy working out in your rec center where you can play basketball, volleyball, swim, lift weights, walk, jog, use the fitness machines equipped with personal computers, and lots more!

11:00am-5:00pm Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore - BUY USED books and save 25%

Noon-1:00am

Maverick Bullpen Open-Lower Level of the CSU-
Enjoy bowling, billiards, video games and much more in the Bullpen!

1:00pm-3:00pm

Punt, Pass and Kick Competition on the Performing Arts Lawn
Compete in your first Intramural Sports competition to try and win an intramural champion t-shirt.  Attempt accurate tries at punting, passing, and kicking a football as far as you possibly can.  Total distance of your best tries will provide your final score.  Top male and female competitors will win champion t-shirts.

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Outdoor Climbing Pinnacle-South of Tennis Courts by Observatories
Take the challenge of the outdoor climbing pinnacle. Come on out-all you need is your MavCARD and we will provide all of the equipment for you to climb!  Staff will be there to provide instruction for climbers new to the sport. Please wear comfortable clothing.  You can reach the climbing tower by a short walk on the road south behind the tennis courts (past the intramural fields).  Sponsored by the Adventure Education Program.

4:00pm

Group Fitness Class - HIIT in Pennington Hall 102
Group fitness classes start the first day of school, but get a preview and start your college fitness future today!   A HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) class involves cycles of high intensity activities and low to moderate intensity recovery.  All levels welcome and no need to register – just show up in workout clothes! 

5:00pm

MSU Women’s Soccer Exhibition Game at the Soccer Pitch
Come on out and see the exciting action as the Mavs play Grandview!

7:00pm –1:00am

Free Maverick Bullpen in the Lower Level of the CSU
Round 2!  Did you miss the first night?  Didn’t get enough?  Come on down!  Brought to you by the CSU.

7:00pm – 12:30am

Indoor Climbing Wall in the SE corner of Myers Field House
Join us at our indoor climbing facility and spend the evening reaching new heights!  All you need is your MavCARD and we will provide all of the equipment for you to climb!  Staff will be there to provide instruction for climbers new to the sport. Please wear comfortable clothing. 

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Movie: Avengers: Age of Ultron-Ostrander (in CSU)
Two showings for your viewing pleasure. Brought to you by your Student Events Team

7:00pm

Vikings vs. the Raiders showing in the CSU Maverick Bullpen

Catch this preseason game on one of the many TV’s in the Maverick Bullpen lounges.
7:00pm

Greek 101, CSU Heritage Room next to Mav Ave Food Court
Wondering what fraternities and sororities are really all about?  Come find out more during this no-pressure, no-obligation session.  You’ll have the opportunity to meet some of the Greek Community’s outstanding leaders and to ask questions about our 13 fraternities and sororities. For more info, visit www.maverickgreeks.com.

9:00pm

Hypnotist –Eric MinaBresnan Arena
See your friends and maybe even your roommate on stage during the funniest night of Welcome Week. Eric has toured across the nation hypnotizing college students at this 18+ show. Brought to you by your Student Events Team

10:30pm – 12:30am

Cosmic Bingo and More - Myers Field House

11:00am-12:00pm

Find Your Class Tours
Come find your classroom locations and learn about important campus resources prior to classes starting on Monday!  Tours will leave from the Crawford Lobby and McElroy Lobby.  Plan to spend an hour getting to know the campus and meeting some new friends!  Be sure to bring a copy of your class schedule with room locations.  Brought to you by the Maverick Mentors and Learning Community Coordinators.

11:00am-11:00pm

Open Rec in Otto Recreation Center
Get Rec’d!

Noon-5:00pm

Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore - BUY USED books and save 25%

Noon-11:00pm

Maverick Bullpen Open-Lower Level of the CSU
COME SEE THE PLACE TO BE! Experience all the bowling and billiards you can handle!

1:00pm-2:00pm

Find Your Class Tours
Come find your classroom locations and learn about important campus resources prior to classes starting on Monday!  Plan to spend an hour getting to know the campus and meeting some new friends!  Be sure to bring a copy of your class schedule with room locations.  Brought to you by Learning Community Coordinators and Maverick Mentors.

1:00pm-3:00pm

Punt, Pass and Kick Competition on the Performing Arts Lawn

Compete in your first Intramural Sports competition to try and win an intramural champion t-shirt.  Attempt accurate tries at punting, passing, and kicking a football as far as you possibly can.  Total distance of your best tries will provide your final score.  Top male and female competitors will win champion t-shirts.

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Open Swim at the Highland Center Pool (in Otto Rec Center)
Grab your swimsuit and towel and have some fun cooling off in the pool.

3:00pm-4:00pm

Find Your Class Tours
Come find your classroom locations and learn about important campus resources prior to classes starting on Monday!  Plan to spend an hour getting to know the campus and meeting some new friends!  Be sure to bring a copy of your class schedule with room locations.  Brought to you by Learning Community Coordinators and Maverick Mentors.

 

Join the Catholic Mavs for a free cookout.  All are welcome to join for burgers, chips, veggies and root beer floats.  Meet some new people while you’re at it!  A Catholic Mass will follow, at 7 p.m., in the Newman Center Chapel.

6:00pm

Hawaiian Luau at Crossroads Lutheran Campus Ministry, 331 Dillon Avenue (on the corner of Dillon and Maywood)
Everyone is invited to come to Crossroads to enjoy our annual FREE Welcome Week Luau. There will be a lot of delicious food, you'll get to meet new friends and (if you want to) you can make connections with a loving and welcoming community of Christian college students. While you're here, check out the Campus Cupboard, a student food pantry, and ask about "Lunch for a Buck" on Tuesdays from 11-1 (all you can eat for just one dollar--try to find a better deal! We hope you can make it!

5:00pm-6:00pm

Find Your Class Tours
Come find your classroom locations and learn about important campus resources prior to classes starting on Monday!  Plan to spend an hour getting to know the campus and meeting some new friends!  Be sure to bring a copy of your class schedule with room locations.  Brought to you by Learning Community Coordinators and Maverick Mentors.

7:00pm – 11:00pm

Indoor Climbing Wall in the SE corner of Myers Field House
Join us at our indoor climbing facility and spend the evening reaching new heights!  All you need is your MavCARD and we will provide all of the equipment for you to climb!  Staff will be there to provide instruction for climbers new to the sport. Please wear comfortable clothing. 

 

Greek 101, CSU Heritage Room next to Mav Ave Food Court
Wondering what fraternities and sororities are really all about?  Come find out more during this no-pressure, no-obligation session.  You’ll have the opportunity to meet some of the Greek Community’s outstanding leaders and to ask questions about our 13 fraternities and sororities. For more info, visit www.maverickgreeks.com.

7:45pm

Floor/Building Meeting
Come with your roommate(s)!  See your CA for location.  Attend the New Student Rally with your floor after the floor meeting.

8:45pm – 10:30pm

New Student Rally, Taylor Center
Join the class of 2019 as you “Take Back College!” with keynote speaker, Ryan Penneau.

Ryan Penneau is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, playwright, and a fellow Maverick. For more than seven years and for thousands of people, he has delivered passionate, hard‐hitting, interactive and innovative personal and professional development strategies. You will be energized and provided ideas that may help you realize both immediate and long term success here at Minnesota State Mankato.

By attending this event, you will have the opportunity to win great prizes!