Raptor Welcome 2016

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 September 3-9.

MN State FairSaturday, September 3

Minnesota State Fair Trip -- Leave 318 Commons: Noon; Leave State Fair: 7:00 p.m.

The Great Minnesota Get-Together is one of the Nation's Largest State Fairs! It attracts 1.8 Million guests annually!
$11 to attend which covers admission ticket and coach bus ride - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!


Sunday, September 4

Carnival After Dark -- 5:00-10:30 p.m. -- Soldiers Field

Inflatables: 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Glow Dance Party: 9-10:30 p.m.
Inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bungee run, and jousting!
Carnival games with prizes!

Oxbow ZooMonday, September 5

Oxbow Zoo -- 9:30 a.m. bus leaves for Zoo; Noon: Leave Zoo for UMR

Come for a day at the Zoo!

Tuesday, September 6

Chancellor's Welcome on the Plaza -- 2 p.m. -- Peace Plaza

Chancellor Lehmkuhle will Welcome Back all students through a series of guests and performances!
Welcome back gift will be given to the first 250 students!
Newts burgers, chips and soda

Wednesday, September 7

Game Hero App -- 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. -- USquare 3rd Floor Lounge

You become the main character or "Hero" in your very own mobile app. When created, personalized game app can be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet, Apple or Android, immediately with a Wi-Fi connection!

BINGO & Ice Cream Social -- 7:00-9:00 p.m. -- USquare 417

Welcome Back BINGO will include awesome Prizes!
Ice cream with toppings will be served!

Thursday, September 8

Glow-In-The-Dark Spin Art -- 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Come create a glow-in-the-dark spin art masterpiece! You choose the colors and spray them as the card spins to create a lasting piece of art to decorate your room!

Grant Edmonds Show -- 7:00 p.m. -- USquare 417

This variety game show includes Comedy, Modeling (for males only), Dating, Dancing and "Air-Banding". Every student that participates wins money!

Wax HandsFriday, September 9

Wax Hands --11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. -- USquare 3rd Floor Lounge

Get a wax cast of your hand to keep. You can choose from four colors, red, yellow, blue or green, plus the original color of white to color the cast.

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!