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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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

WELCOME WEEK 2014

Thursday, August 21

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 and save 25%.

Noon - 1:00am

Maverick Bullpen Open, Lower Level of CSU

COME SEE THE PLACE TO BE! Experience all the bowling and billiards you can handle! Bowling - $2/Game, $1/Shoes and Billiards - $4/Hour

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-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, 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 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.

4:00pm

Greek 101, CSU Heritage Room next to Mav Ave Food Court

Wondering what Fraternities and Sororities are really 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 ask questions about our 13 Fraternities and Sororities. For more info, visit www.maverickgreeks.com.

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Open Swim, 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 featuring Scratch and Bang, CSU Ballroom

Club Maverick is the hippest club scene you have ever seen. A dueling DJ and drummer will make the walls melt. A once in a lifetime experience! Lights, drinks, and crazy dancing. Meet someone new. Free glow necklaces to the first 200 students!

9:00pm

Capture the Flag, on the lawn by the Bell Tower (meet in Myers Field House at 9pm)

Grab your floormates for a fun night of crawling, running, sneaking, and strategy! We'll meet in Myers Field House and separate into teams before heading out to the grassy area by the Bell Tower. Traditional Capture the Flag rules will be in effect, with each team hiding a flag and having a jail. Prepare for the night by wearing dark clothes and tennis shoes. You may bring a flashlight if you wish. Sponsored by Campus Recreation.

9:00pm

Greek 101, CSU Heritage Room next to Mav Ave Food Court

Wondering what Fraternities and Sororities are really 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: A Million Ways to Die in the West, Ostrander (in the CSU)

Brought to you by IMPACT and Stomper's Cinema.

9:00pm - 12:00pm

Karaoke, in the Flex Programming Space on CSU lower level

Join the fun as CSU Serendipity Karaoke - hot off its Summer Orientation gig - returns for Welcome Week with karaoke fun in the Flex Programming Space near the Maverick Bullpen. Pick your favorite tunes, grab the mic and impress for fans. If you're shy, grab a friend - we love group numbers and crowd participation. Coupons for free Bullpen pizzas will be given away during the evening! (Welcome Week Karaoke will also be on Friday night). Welcome Week Karaoke sponsored by the CSU and 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! Bowling - $2/Game, $1/Shoes and Billiards - $4/hour.


Friday, August 22

7:30am - 11:00pm

Open Rec, 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 and save 25%.

10:00am - 11:00am

Mavericks Abroad: Out of the Classroom & Into the World by Mandy Prorok, CSU202

Learn about the incredible and diverse opportunities for students to study, intern or volunteer overseas during your time at the University.

10:00am - 11:00am

Can you feel the IMPACT? By Bill Tourville, Mechelle Poessnecker & 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
  • Give examples of 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

The World Needs YOU to Be a Rock Star by President Mariah Haffield, Vice President Joe Wolf and Speaker Ben Shakespear,  CSU 203

Why leadership? And why a rock star? This session will focus on the reason why you should lead use, 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

Library Tours  (begin at the Memorial Library Checkout Desk)

These 25 minute tours run consistently during the time period. Library tours are also offered at 12 (noon) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 26-28.

11:00am - 1:30pm

Backyard Bash on the Preska Hall Lawn (Myers Field House - rain site)

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-7:00pm Bowling - $2/Game, $1/Shoes and $4/Hour billiards
  • 7:00pm-1:00am FREE!!!

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 $1,000 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 300 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 the Choose-a-Palooza giveaway program at 3:00pm in the Hearth Lounge. Immediately following Choose-a-Palooza, put your aerodynamic skills to the test during a group launching from the Hearth Lounge overlook towards a small target on the Hearth Lounge floor. Closest three airplanes to the target will win. Top prize will be a GoPro camera. Bring your craft and launch it to win! Sponsored by the Centennial Student Union.

3:30pm - 5:00pm

LGBT and Women's Center Snow Cone Spectacular! LGBT Center (CSU 194) & Women's Center (CSU 218)

Come in for a cool treat and a meet and greet! Grab a snow cone, pick your favorite flavors while meeting the staff of the LGBT Center and Women's Center. Learn about our programs and how you can be involved on campus! Everyone is welcome! Sponsored by the LGBT Center, Women's Center and VARP.

3:30pm - 5:30pm

World Hunger Relief Food Packing Event on the Performing Art Center Lawn

Please join CRU to help relieve world hunger. We will be packing food to send to areas around the world that are suffering from food shortages. We look forward to bonding a a community while working together on this humanitarian effort. This event is open to anyone! We would like to promote togetherness between the various clubs and organizations on campus, so please bring a friend and come help relieve world hunger!

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!

5:00pm

MSU Women's Soccer Exhibition Game at the Soccer Pitch

Come on out and see the exciting action as the Mavs play Augsburg!

7:00pm

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 Tigers 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 Heart Female Orgasm in the 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 - 10:00pm

Star Gazing at the 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 10:00pm. Sponsored by the Astronomy Department and Campus Recreation.

9:00pm - 11:00pm

Pool Party at the Highland Center Pool (Otto Rec Center)

Splash on over to the pool for a swim, participate or watch the canon 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 friends. Sponsored by Campus Recreation and Student Health Services.

9:30pm

Outdoor Movie: A Million Ways to Die in the West, Outdoor Amphitheater (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 IMPACT and Stomper's Cinema.

10:30pm - 12:00am

Swing Dance in the CSU Ballroom

Get 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.


Saturday, August 23

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!

10:00am - 5:00pm

RHA Volleyball Tournament at the Res Hall Volleyball Courts

Gather members of your floor to cheer on your team at the annual RHA Volleyball Tournament! There are three brackets - men's, women's and coed. Each floor may enter one team to compete for excellent prizes and year-long bragging rights. Health Education staff will provide sunscreen.

11:00am - 5:00pm

Barnes & Noble Bookstore

BUY USED books and save 25%.

Noon - 1:00am

Maverick Bullpen Open in the Lower Level of the CSU

Enjoy bowling, billiards, video games and much more in the Bullpen.

  • Noon - 7:00pm Bowling - $2/Game, $1/Shoes and $4/Hour billiards
  • 7:00pm - 1:00am FREE!!!

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Punt, Pass and Kick Competition on Crawford A-Wing Grass Field

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 level welcome and no need to register - just show up in workout clothes!

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! After all nothing beats FREE bowling and billiards. Brought to you by the CSU.

7:00pm - 1:00am

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: A Million Ways to Die in the West Ostrander (in the CSU)

Two showings for your viewing pleasure. Brought to you by IMPACT and Stomper's Cinema.

7:30pm

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 - Doug Thompson - Bresnan Arena

See your friends and maybe even your roommate on stage during the funniest night of Welcome Week. Doug Thompson has become one of the most requested in the nation for corporate events, colleges and high schools. Just this year ESPN selected him to be a Bowl Game entertainer. Brought to you by your campus programming board, IMPACT Team.

10:30pm - 1:00am

Breakfast and a Band - ______ Featuring the MNSU Pep Band - Myers Field House

Feed your hunger for knowledge and nourishment! Listen to MNSU Marching Band and local sensations ____ while you dig into breakfast for FREE!!! Breakfast is sponsored by Welcome Week and the CSU. The band is brought to you by your campus programming board, IMPACT Team and Student Activities.


Sunday, August 24

10:00am - 3:00pm

RHA Volleyball Tournament - Res Hall Volleyball Courts

Gather members of your floor to cheer on your team at the annual RHA Volleyball Tournament! There are three brackets - men's, women's, and coed. Each floor may enter one team to compete for excellent prizes and year long-bragging rights. Health Education staff will provide sunscreen.

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 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! Bowling - $2/Game, $1/Shoes and Billiards $4/Hour.

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 Crawford A-Wing Grass Field

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 possible 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.

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Welcome BBQ - at St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center, 1331 Warren St. (on the corner of Warren and Maywood)

Join the Catholic Mavs for a free cookout. All are welcome to join for burgers, chips, veggies and root beer floats.

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Free Hawaiian Luau at Crossroads Lutheran Campus Ministry, 331 Dillion Avenue (on the corner of Dillion and Maywood)

Join us at Crossroads for a Hawaiian Luau on Sunday, any time between 4pm and 6pm! Admission is FREE! This is a great chance to meet new friends, and to enjoy snow cones and great tropical food. Bring everyone you know - roommates, friends and family members are all welcome!

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.

5:00pm

MSU Women's Soccer Exhibition Game at the Soccer Pitch

Come on out and see the exciting action as the Mavs play St. Olaf!

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 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

Greek 101, CSU Heritage Room by the Mav Ave Food Court

Wondering what Fraternities and Sororities are really 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 - 10:00pm

New Student Rally, Taylor Center

Join the class of 2018 as you "Take Back College!" with keynote speaker, Ryan Penneau.

Ryan Penneau is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, playwright and a fellow Maverick. For over 7 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, including a Google Nexus 10 tablet, Beats by Dre headphones or one of two $250 gift cards for Barnes & Noble at Minnesota State University, Mankato.