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Welcome 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 27th - Sunday, September 8th. 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.

 

 

Tuesday, August 27

TimeDescriptionLocationAudience
9:00am-4:00pm318 Commons Move In318 Commons318 Residents
3:30pm Chancellor's Reception for Parents
2nd Floor 318 Commons LoungeParents and Guests
7:00pm-9:00pmGame Night 2nd Floor 318 Commons LoungeUMR Incoming New Students

 

Wednesday, August 28

TimeDescriptionLocationAudience
9:00am-4:00pm318 Commons Move In318 Commons318 Residents
9:00am-3:30pmBSHS OrientationUniversity SquareMake Up Orientation Participants
3:30pmChancellor's Reception for Parents
2nd Floor 318 Commons LoungeParents and Guests
8:00pm-10:00pm

Game Night @ The YMCA

Have the chance to try out:

  • Insanity Fitness Class
  • Swim in the Pool
  • Play volleyball, basketball, raquet ball. or dodge ball
Meet at the 2nd Floor Lounge 318 CommonsUMR Incoming New Students

 

Thursday, August 29

TimeDescriptionLocationAudience
1:00pmScavenger HuntKick Off 2nd Floor Lounge 318 CommonsUMR Incoming New Students
5:00pmAll Building Meeting 2nd Floor Lounge318 Residents
7:00pmA Capella Group "Home Free" Concert

Mayo Park Behind Mayo Civic Center

Meet at 6:30 p.m in front of 318 Commons to Walk Over

UMR Students

 

Friday, August 30

TimeDescriptionLocationAudience
9:30am-11:00amPancake Breakfast318 Commons 2nd Floor LoungeUMR New Incoming Students
1:00pm

Target Run

Learn to use the Rochester Bus System by going to North Target with the assistance of an OWL

Meet at the 318 Commons 1st Floor

50 passes available

UMR New Incoming Students
7:00pmMinute to Win It

University Square 417

Please use elevators to get to the 4th floor

UMR Students
4:00pm-10:00pm

Rochester Irish Fest

Come to Irish Fest in Rochester, MN for Labor Day weekend and enjoy FREE family friendly events on the Peace Plaza!

Traditional Irish music, dance, storytelling, workshops and lots of fun!


Detailed schedule available at www.irishfestmn.org

Peace PlazaEVERYONE

 

Saturday, August 31

TimeDescriptionLocationAudience
1:00pm-7:00pmX-Treme Zipline

Soldiers Field

UMR Students
10:00am-10:00pm

Rochester Irish Fest

Come to Irish Fest in Rochester, MN for Labor Day weekend and enjoy FREE family friendly events on the Peace Plaza!

Traditional Irish music, dance, storytelling, workshops and lots of fun!


Detailed schedule available at www.irishfestmn.org

Peace PlazaEVERYONE

 

Sunday, September 1

TimeDescriptionLocationAudience

Bus Leaves 318 Commons @ Noon

Bus Leaves MN State Fair @ 7:00pm

Bus Trip to the Minnesota State Fair

Please sign up here.

Student will purchase admission ticket for $9.00 when they check in on the day of the event.

 UMR Students
8:00am-Noon

Rochester Irish Fest

Traditional Irish Breakfast will be served from 8 – 9am

followed by LIVE broadcast of the All Ireland Gaelic Football from Dublin, Ireland! This event takes place in the Rochester Civic Theatre Lobby. Wear your team colors!

Ticket: $10 for adult (13 yr old+), $5 for children (0-12 yr old)

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/433236

More info available at www.irishfestmn.org

Rochester Civic TheatreEVERYONE

 

Monday, September 2

TimeDescriptionLocationAudience
1:00pm-3:00pm

UMR Sporting Around

We will be offering Ultimate Frisbee, Sand Volleyball, and Soccer.

Come out and play or cheer on your friends!

Meet at 318 Commons

Activities taking place at Soldiers Field

UMR Students
7:00pm

T-Shirt Tie Dying

We provide the shirts and dye, you provide the FUN!

2nd Floor 318 CommonsUMR Students

 

Tuesday, September 3 (First day of Classes)

TimeDescriptionLocationAudience
11:00am-5:00pm

Put It Where You Want It T-shirt Show

Stop by the booth on U. Square 3rd Floor to get a FREE Screen print shirt that YOU design!

How it Works:

  • Pick a design from a 150 templates or make your own design and bring it on a jumpdrive
  • Choose the location of the design on your shirt
  • The company screen prints your shirt right before your eyes!
University Square 3rd FloorUMR Students

 

Wednesday, September 4

TimeDescriptionLocationAudience
5:00pm-7:00pm

Chancellor's Welcome On The Plaza

Chancellor Lehmkule will welcome back ALL students with:

  • FREE Newt's burgers
  • Performance by UMR Ballroom Dance Team
  • Performance by UMR Dance Team
  • Welcome back speeches by Chancellor Lehmkule, Peter Larsen, and Joe Inhofer
  • Pictures with Rockie the Raptor

*** Free Giveaways to all students, please have your student ID with you.

Peace PlazaUMR Students

 

Thursday, September 5

TimeDescriptionLocationAudience
3:00 - 5:00 pm

Club Carnival

Time to get involved! Come check out all the clubs UMR has to Offer!

RSA will be providing cotton candy, popcorn, and a chance to win prizes throughout the event

University Square 417UMR Students

 

Friday, September 6

TimeDescriptionLocationAudience
7:00pm

Movie Night - Now You See Me

Feel free to bring pillows and blankets

***Popcorn and Snacks will be Provided

University Square 417

Please use elevators to get to the 4th floor

UMR Students

 

Saturday, September 7

TimeDescriptionLocationAudience
7:00pmWelcome Back BINGO

University Square 417

Please use elevators to get to the 4th floor

UMR Students

 

Sunday, September 8

TimeDescriptionLocationAudience
1:00pm-3:00pmIce Cream Social with Rockie 2nd Floor 318 CommonsUMR Students

 

For additional events and activities in the Rochester area, please visit http://www.r.umn.edu/student-life/student-activities/index.htm.