Raptor Welcome

Welcome Week Rockie RaptorWelcome Students! We are excited to have you join us here at the University of Minnesota Rochester! We will be hosting a variety of events from Tuesday, August 26th - Sunday, September 7th. The Schedule below shows each of the activities, where they are located, and who the target audience is.

The Orientation and Welcome Leaders (OWLs), Rochester Student Association (RSA), and Student Activities Board (SAB) have been working diligently all summer to make these events possible. When you see them please say thank you for all their hard work!

Please contact stuserv@r.umn.edu or (507) 258-8457 if you have any questions.

Schedule of Activities

August 26

All-day Move-in @ 318 Commons
7-9 p.m.

Game Night (Incoming students ONLY) @ 318 Commons 2nd Floor Lounge

August 27

All-day Move-in @ 318 Commons
8:20 a.m.

BSHS Make-Up Orientation @ University Square

7 p.m.

Games (Incoming Students ONLY) @ The YMCA -- Wear athletic clothes!

Schedule: 7:30 p.m. -- Gather in multipurpose room on 2nd floor for scavenger hunt rules and layout of evening's activity options
8-9 p.m. -- Group Fitness Class: 20/20/20 - A combination of all your favorite classes. This class will focus on two, 20-minute cardio routines from bounding to dance and one 20-minute Strength/Conditioning routine.
8-9:30 p.m. -- Dodge ball in red/blue gym, Volleyball in south gym​, open swim
9-10 p.m. -- Intro to Karate Class

August 28

All-day Thursdays On First
1 p.m. Downtown Scavenger Hunt (Incoming Students ONLY) @ 318 Commons 2nd Floor Lounge

August 29

11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4-5 p.m. Campus Chaos Roving Artists: Balloon Artist, Magician, and stilt walker/juggler @ 318 Commons 2nd Floor Lounge/University Square
1 p.m. Learn the Rochester Bus with Us! Take the bus to Target Meet @ 318 Commons (incoming students ONLY)
8 p.m. Campus Chaos @ Mayo Civic Center

August 30

3 p.m. - Bus Leaves Minnesota State Fair Trip -- Leave from 318 Commons -- Click here to sign up.

August 31

8-10 p.m. Welcome Back Luau @ Soldiers Field -- Limbo and hula hoop contests, DJ music and food!

September 1

1 p.m. UMR Sporting Around -- We will be offering Ultimate Frisbee, Sand Volleyball and Soccer. Come out and play or cheer on your friends! @ Soldiers Field

September 2

5 p.m.

Chancellor's Welcome @ Peace Plaza -- Free Food! **MUST HAVE U CARD FOR FOOD**

September 3

8 p.m.

Welcome Back BINGO @ 417 University Square

September 4

11 a.m. -3 p.m.

Make Your Own Street Sign @ University Square 3rd Floor

September 5

7 p.m.

Comedian Chloe Hilliard @ Mayo Civic Center (as seen on "Last Comic Standing")

September 6

7 p.m.

Minute to Win It @ University Square 417

8 p.m.

Movie: They Came Together @ University Square 417

September 7

1 p.m. Ice Cream Social @ 318 Commons 2nd Floor Lounge