Winter Welcome Week

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January 12-18, 2015

All Current, New, and Transfer students are Welcome at ALL EVENTS!

[PDF] Click here for a pdf of this calendar poster (553 KiB).

Monday, January 12

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

Come to your area lobby or the Stadium Heights office to warm up with a nice warm cup of hot chocolate!

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Dog Sledding

Have you ever had a ride from a traditional dog sled team? Here's your chance! Come check out this unique Winter Welcome Week event outside Julia Sears on the west lawn!

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m Outdoor Ice Skating on the PA Lawn - All Welcome!

Skate the night away with your friends at this very classic winter activity!

9:00 p.m. Opening Floor Meeting in Your Floor Lounge

Floor elections will be held at this time in addition to information sharing.  This is also a great opportunity to meet or reacquaint with floor residents.

Tuesday, January 13

Outdoor Ice Skating on the PA Lawn - Check Out What Time Your Community Skates!

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Crawford Community
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. McElroy Community










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

Do you believe in magic? Magicians will be going from table to table in Carkoski Dining Hall performing their best magic tricks and may even make a believer out of you! 

7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Student Events Team Movie "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

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

Wednesday, January 14


Outdoor Ice Skating on the PA Lawn - All Transfer Students Welcome!

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Transfer Students


9:00 p.m. WOW: Welcome Back Welcome Mats

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 15

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

New Student and Family Programs is sponsoring the Transfer Swag Swap! This event is geared toward 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!

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m Outdoor Ice Skating on the PA Lawn - All Welcome!

Enjoy another evening of skating with your friends or meet new ones!

7:00 p.m. Maverick Westling vs Southwest MN State

Come to the Taylor Center Arena to enjoy an evening supporting your fellow students.

8 p.m. - 10 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.

Friday, January 16

Outdoor Ice Skating on the PA Lawn - More Ice Skating Fun!

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Julia Sears Community

6:30 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 6:30 p.m in the Fieldhouse (Courts 1 & 2), game play begins at 7:00 p.m. for this single elimination bracket. Remember to dodge, dip, duck, and dive.

Saturday, January 17

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Winter Tailgating in Preska 126

Free food and Maverick gear give-a-ways! Learn about more ways to get involved on campus including Student Events Team, The Herd, RHA, and more! Get geared up and in the Maverick Spirit for the weekend's sporting events. 

4:07 p.m. Women’s Hockey vs U of M @ All Season's Arena

Sunday, January 18

Outdoor Ice Skating on the PA Lawn - RHA sponsored - Everyone Welcome!

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

8:00 p.m. Student Events Team Movie "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Kick back and relax with this fun movie! Plays in Preska 126.