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INSERT PERSONAL SCHEDULE HERE! This schedule is your key to Welcome Week success! Remember the online event selection? This schedule reflects your choices, plus events for the whole Class of 2017. Every place you’ll need to be and the time you’ll need to be there is included. Make note of the following key points during Welcome Week:

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Look for this icon throughout the handbook to know when to reference your personal schedule.

• Wear your nametag! It lets people know who you are and gets you into events! • Keep your U Card with you at all times! It’s your ticket into major events. • Stay hydrated! You will be doing a lot of walking so make sure to keep your water bottle with you! Exemptions: If you requested an exemption and it was approved, you’ll see the time you are allowed to leave underneath the specific day you requested. If you have questions: Ask your WWL or call the Welcome Week Hotline, 612-369-1005. *Use this line between 1:00 a.m. -7:00 a.m. for emergency calls only.


Every student at the University of Minnesota has the potential to do well. We know you can succeed. Our job is to help you identify your talents, develop those talents into strengths, and direct those strengths toward activities and experiences that will help you succeed. Welcome Week is one of the many experiences the University of Minnesota offers to help you learn how to develop your strengths and engage with various communities so that you can have a successful first year of college. You are an important member of each of the four communities above. Your transition to the U is ongoing. As described on pages 4-5 in your Goldbook, during Welcome Week you will learn more about the University’s Student Learning and Development Outcomes. These outcomes provide a framework for your undergraduate experience both in and out of the classroom. You will continue to learn about yourself and others. By graduation, you should be able to demonstrate the Student Learning Outcomes and Student Development Outcomes listed below.

Student Learning & Development Outcomes www.slo.umn.edu

www.sdo.umn.edu

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Development Outcomes

Can identify, define, and solve problems

Responsibility & Accountability Making appropriate decisions and accepting consequences of your actions.

Can locate and critically evaluate information

Independence & Interdependence Appropriately determining when to act alone and when to enlist the help of others.

Have mastered a body of knowledge and a mode of inquiry

Goal Orientation Understanding how to use your strengths to

Understand diverse philosophies and cultures within and across societies

Self-Awareness Showing interest in and expecting the best from

Can communicate effectively

Resilience Recovering from disappointments to continue to work

complete tasks in a timely manner. others and yourself. successfully.

Understand the role of creativity, innovation, discovery, and expression across disciplines

Appreciation of Differences Valuing differences and seeking out others who are different than you and working effectively with them.

Have acquired skills for effective citizenship and lifelong learning

Tolerance of Ambiguity Working and performing well under complicated situations with little instruction.

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General Information This handbook is your guide to all things Welcome Week! The handbook is organized by the days of Welcome Week so you can easily find the many events taking place throughout the week. Refer to your personal schedule to find out when and where events take place. If you have free time during the week, check out the following places on your own time.

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Work out at the University Recreation & Wellness Center on the East Bank: Tuesday, August 27 – Friday, August 30:

5:45 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 31:

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 1:

Monday, September 2:

11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

U of M Bookstores Hours Stop by the U of M Bookstores - at Coffman Memorial Union (CMU) and the St. Paul Student Center (SPSC) during Welcome Week and beat the upperclassmen to the stacks! Check out the many text options available to you including new, used, ebooks and rentals. Visit us online at http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/textbooks/ searchbooks.html to create your personalized reading list and to view your text options. Wednesday, August 28

CMU: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 29

CMU: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. SPSC: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, August 30

CMU: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

SPSC: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 31

CMU: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SPSC: Closed

Sunday, September 1

CMU: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. SPSC: Closed

Monday, September 2

CMU: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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SPSC: Closed

Security Monitor Program: 624-WALK

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Kickoff Day: Wednesday, August 28

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College Day: Thursday, August 29

Remember how the “Buddy System” kept you safe on all those field trips? That’s where we come in.

U of M Day: Friday, August 30

How it works:

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SPSC: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Community Engagement Day: Saturday, August 31

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Community Exploration Day: Sunday, September 1

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Prepare for Classes: Monday, September 2

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Campus Maps

1. Call (612)-624-WALK (or 4-WALK from any campus phone) with your name, pickup location, and destination to arrange for a walking escort. 2. A trained, uniformed, Student Security Monitor will meet you at your location and walk with you to your destination. For more information: Visit our website at: www.umn.edu/police/escort.html Email us at: escort@umn.edu


Here is some of the lingo that you will hear throughout Welcome Week. WW: Welcome Week Welcome Week Leaders (WWLs): These students are here to guide you through Welcome Week and your transition to the U of M. Get to know them and ask them questions: They have all sorts of useful information. Community Advisor (CA): These advisors help students who are living in the residence halls. They are there to be a support system and to answer any questions that you have about living in any of the halls on campus. Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP): Located in 315 Coffman Memorial Union, this is another resource for you if you have any questions. Also, it will be the place that you will go to pick up your Class of 2017 poster from Pride & Spirit when you show your sound band! Group Meeting Spot (GMS): This location will be specific to you and your Welcome Week group. Make sure to write it on your personal schedule. You will meet there multiple times throughout the week. Coffman Memorial Union (CMU): The student union of the Minneapolis campus. St. Paul Student Center (SPSC): The student union of the St. Paul campus. Orientation Leader (OL): You may recognize these leaders from your orientation day and now they are here to help support the WWLs! University Village (UV): One of the on-campus apartments here at the University of Minnesota. Superblock: The Superblock is made up of four residence halls; Territorial, Pioneer, Centennial, and Frontier. Many first-year students will be living in one of these halls.

Connect Online! Download the Guidebook app to your mobile device to have access to the Welcome Week handbook and many important University materials all put together and organized in one place. Follow these simple instructions to download the free Guidebook app at the App Store on your phone, tablet, or other device: 1. Simply search for “Guidebook”. The first icon that appears should be blue with a white letter G. Select this icon to download the free app. 2. Once the Guidebook app is downloaded, open it and click on “Download Guides” at the bottom of the screen. 3. If you have an iPhone or Apple product, click on “Redeem Code” at the bottom of the screen. If you have an Android phone or other device, click on the three dots at the top right of the screen, and then select “Redeem.” 4. Enter the code “UMN2017” to download the Class of 2017 guide. Make sure to stay connected throughout Welcome Week! Check us out on Facebook at z.umn.edu/ cl2017facebook or search for U of M Class of 2017! Also follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

@ofypUMN

Don’t forget to use your class hashtag.

#UMN17

Mall of America (MOA): It’s the largest retail and entertainment complex in the nation! You will have the opportunity to visit MOA on Saturday of WW and enjoy its many features! The Mall: Across from CMU, this area is known to students for the grassy area for studying or relaxing and the buildings that surround it.

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Parking and Transit The East River Road Parking Garage is the designated Welcome Week parking location for commuter students. If you’d like a free parking coupon, you must park here. Visit the Parking and Transportation Services website (umn.edu/pts) for information on sustainable transportation options to, from, and around campusincluding how to get around by bike, bus, rail, or foot. Review transit tables in each day’s detailed schedule pages to learn how to get to the specific day’s events. The Campus Connector will follow the schedule in the chart on the right. This does not reflect service during the academic year.

U-Pass

Campus Connector Schedule: Date

Time

Interval

Monday, August 26

7:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.

Every 15 Minutes

Tuesday, August 27

7:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.

Every 15 Minutes

Wednesday, August 28

7:00 a.m.–Midnight

Every 15 Minutes

Thursday, August 29

7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Every 15 Minutes

Friday, August 30

7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Every 15 Minutes

8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Every 5 Minutes

6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Every 15 Minutes

10:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.

Every 15 Minutes

8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Every 15 Minutes

10:00 p.m.–Midnight

Every 30 Minutes

9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Every 30 Minutes

12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Every 15 Minutes

6:00 p.m.–Midnight

Every 30 Minutes

9:30 a.m.–Midnight

Every 30 Minutes

Saturday, August 31 Sunday, September 1

Monday, September 2

Make sure to order your U-Pass! It allows you to ride Metro Transit buses and suburban buses for $97/semester. Pick up your U-Pass at the Information Desk in CMU once you order it online at www.umn.edu/pts.

A Safe You is a Safe U Safety and security are among the University’s top priorities. Below are some resources to promote campus safety.

Important Phone Numbers Emergencies: 911 U Police: 612-624-COPS (2677)

Aurora Center (24 hr): 612-626-9111

Crisis Counseling

Campus Escorts

Mental Health Consulting

Gopher Chauffeur

Crisis Connection (24 hr): 612-379-6363

Walking or bike escort (24 hour): 612-624-WALK (9255)

Boynton Mental Health Clinic (8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., M, T, W, F and 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Th): 612-624-1444

Free door-to-door transportation offered near campus (10:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m., weekends): 612-388-6911

University Counseling & Consulting Services

stepup.umn.edu Active bystanders recognize emergency and nonemergency situations and have the skills to intervene directly or indirectly.

(8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., M–F): 612-624-3323 mentalhealth.umn.edu

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Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, and Stalking

Step Up


Preparing for Welcome Week Review the information listed below. Knowing it will ensure you have a productive, fun week!

Make sure you have completed the following prior to the start of Welcome Week: • Take StrengthsFinder® online: You have received a code on your personal schedule if you haven’t completed it. • Complete two online courses: AlcoholEdu® and Buttonwood Financial Literacy. You should have received information by e-mail in July. • Download Guidebook: Stay connected throughout Welcome Week through your mobile device. See page 3 of this handbook for directions. • Get Settled: Take some time to get yourself prepared for Welcome Week and the U! • Start meeting people in your residence hall, including your CAs.

Tuesday, August 27 Residence Hall Community Events

Attention Commuters! During Pride & Spirit on Wednesday and the football game on Thursday, you will be able to store your belongings at the Recreation & Wellness Center. Since you will not be able to bring your bags into the stadium, you can drop off your items and then pick them up later! Your WWL will take you to the Recreation & Wellness Center and then escort you and your group to the stadium. If you have any questions ask your WWL or anyone wearing a polo! If you are driving to campus, you can keep your belongings in the trunk of your car. Be sure to park in the East River Road Garage. If you are looking for other options for storage during the school year, make sure to check out: sua.umn.edu/info/lockers

Each residence hall will have activities planned for a night of relaxation and meeting new people. Look for specific details in your building or talk to your CA. Possible examples are watching a movie together in the hall lounge, lawn games, and an amazing hall race.

Target Run (Sponsored by Housing & Residential Life and Orientation & First-Year Programs) Forget something? Do you have enough hangers? Snacks? Want to coordinate any purchases for your room or apartment with a friend or roommate? The Target Run is a perfect opportunity for you to pick up last-minute items, meet new students, and have a good time! Take one of the provided buses to Target - it’s the place to be! Target Run Departure Group

Buses depart from

First bus to Target departs at

Last bus to Target departs at

Middlebrook

21st Ave. S. at 4th St. S.

10:00 p.m.

11:50 p.m.

Sanford/Wilkins/Dinkytown

University Ave. in front of Sanford Hall

10:00 p.m.

11:50 p.m.

University Village

4th St. SE at 25th Ave. SE

10:00 p.m.

11:50 p.m.

Comstock/Yudof

West side of Comstock Hall on the East River Road

10:00 p.m.

11:50 p.m.

Bailey

Buford Ave. in front of SPSC

10:00 p.m.

11:50 p.m.

Superblock

Oak St. SE in front of Territorial/Frontier Halls

10:00 p.m.

11:50 p.m.

Commuters/Off Campus

Any of the above bus locations

10:00 p.m.

11:50 p.m.

17th Ave.

17th Ave. in front of 17th Ave. Hall

10:00 p.m.

11:50 p.m.

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What is a Disability? ADD/HD

Blind & Low Vision

Learning Disabilities

Brain Injuries

Mental Health

Medical Conditions

Mobility & Coordination

Where can I get information?

Autism Spectrum

Disability Services http://diversity.umn.edu/disability University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center 200 Oak St SE, Suite 180 Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-626-1333 (V/TTY) 612-626-9654 (Fax) ds@umn.edu M – F 8:00 – 4:30

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Deaf & Hard of Hearing

ADVANCING ACCESS FOR EVERYONE Disability Services Office for Equity and Diversity


Kickoff Day!

Wednesday, Aug 28

Kickoff Day! Meals

Thur, Aug 29

Fri, Aug 30

Sat, Aug 31

Sun, Sept 1

Mon, Sept 2

College Day

U of M Day

Community Engagement Day

Community Exploration Day

Prepare for Classes

PS

Breakfast - On your own Lunch - 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (Residential Groups) Dinner - 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Reminders • Make sure to be on time for your Kickoff Meeting: It’s the first time that you will meet your group and your WWLs! • Don’t wear high heels to Pride & Spirit: You will not be allowed on the field if you do. • Bring your U Card to Pride & Spirit.

Today’s Events: Residence Hall House Meeting (Residential Groups) Kickoff Meeting Pride & Spirit University Recreation & Wellness Center Open House

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Kickoff Day Event Schedule

Kickoff Day!

Residence Hall House Meetings // Various Classrooms (Residential Groups)

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• Meet the people you will be living with all year and learn the key points about living on campus.

Kickoff Meeting // Various Classrooms

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• This is an opportunity for you to meet your small group members and WWLs, start making friends, and learn expectations for the week from your WWLs. • Each Welcome Week group will be assigned a group meeting spot (GMS) to make sure it is easy to find each other before events. • See the personalized schedule you received at check-in for your assigned classroom location. • If you live on campus, your CA will escort you to your meeting location. If you live off campus, WWLs will be located in front of CMU to help you find your classroom.

Dinner

PS

• Eat dinner after your Kickoff Meeting if you live in a residence hall. Your CA will communicate your assigned time. • If you’re a commuter or you live off campus you’ll eat dinner after your Kickoff Meeting with your group and WWLs at the Commuter Picnic. The Commuter Picnic is a zero-waste event. Sign up for prizes with the Commuter Connection to be awarded on Friday at Free Bowling & Billiards for Commuters.

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PS

Kickoff Day!

Pride & Spirit // TCF Bank Stadium Sponsored by Gopher Sports

• Pride & Spirit will be your chance to learn all the cheers, chants, and songs that make the U of M unique on game days. You will get to see TCF Bank Stadium and have your picture taken on the field for the Class of 2017 Photo. • Football Coach Jerry Kill, the Spirit Squad, the U of M Marching Band, and Goldy Gopher will all be there to help you celebrate your first week as a Golden Gopher. • You will have the opportunity to purchase Gopher Sports student tickets. • You will be going on the actual field, so no high heels are allowed. Also, no bags or water bottles are allowed in the stadium. Commuters see page 5 for bag storage options. • Your name tag and U Card are necessary to get into the event. • Arrive early to get your fan photos on the big screen.

Pride & Spirit Departure Group

Meeting Location

Meeting Times

Escort

Transportation

Commuters/Off campus

GMS

6:30 p.m.

WWLs

Walking

Bailey

Bailey Upper Lobby

6:30 p.m.

CAs

Shuttle Bus

Middlebrook

Breezeway

6:30 p.m.

CAs

Walking

Other Res. Halls/Res. Apartments

In front of building

6:30 p.m.

CAs

Walking

Quick Note from Orientation & First-Year Programs:

It is natural to feel homesick, even if you have spent time away from home previously. Give yourself some time to adjust to your new surroundings. Homesickness is a temporary feeling for most students. Talk to your CA, your academic adviser, or campus employer for assistance. Call or e-mail home but avoid getting into the habit of going home every weekend. This is especially important during the beginning of the school year.

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University Recreation & Wellness Center Open House Kickoff Day!

// University Recreational Wellness Center Sponsored by University Recreation & Wellness

• It’s ALL NEW!! Be among the first students on campus to see the NEW University Recreation & Wellness Center. This is your chance to see everything Recreation & Wellness has to offer including a NEW bouldering & climbing wall, fun and challenging fitness equipment, and amazing spaces to workout or just hangout. • Follow @UMNRec for news, updates, and free Welcome Week prizes! • Put on your dancing shoes and join hundreds of your classmates for DanceLife’s Studio. • Try out bouldering at the new Center for Outdoor Adventure Climbing Wall! Climbing is a healthy, fun activity for those with a sense of adventure and can make an exciting alternative to your workout routine. Our experienced staff will help you with the basics. A current liability waiver is required to participate. • Come get a bite to eat, receive giveaways (while supplies last), watch your classmates participate in fun activities, or just hang out with the rest of the Class of 2017. Free food provided by Jimmy John’s and Qdoba.

Residence Hall Community Events • Each residence hall will have activities planned for a night of relaxation and meeting new people. • Look for specific details in your building or talk to your CA. Possible examples are a vintage video game tournament or potting plants to make your room more like home!

Quick Note from One Stop:

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Take the easy money. Always complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Exhaust all other financial aid options before turning to more expensive private loan programs. Learn more at http://z.umn.edu/LLASfinaid.


College Day!

Thursday, Aug 29 Wed, Aug 28

College Day!

Kickoff Day

Meals

Fri, Aug 30

Sat, Aug 31

Sun, Sep 1

Mon, Sep 2

U of M Day

Community Engagement Day

Community Exploration Day

Prepare for Classes

PS

Breakfast - 7:00–8:30 a.m. Lunch - 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Dinner - 4:30–8:00 p.m.

Today’s Events: New Student Convocation

Reminders • Make sure to bring your U Card to all activities this day. • Wear your College T-shirt today! • For Convocation you will be sitting with your college. • You might not be seeing your group very much today, so be sure to check in with other members at the game to see how their day went.

College Day Activities Gophers vs UNLV Football Game MAC Dance

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College Day Event Schedule Breakfast

PS

• Make sure to eat breakfast in your designated location.

Convocation // Mariucci Arena • President Eric W. Kaler will welcome you as the Class of 2017 and you will learn about campus traditions and history. You will also hear from a recent alum and a faculty member, and show your Gopher pride. College Day!

• Turn to pages 14-15 for the Convocation Program. • When you get there, make sure that you enter through the East Lobby Entrance (Oak Street, across from TCF Bank Stadium) and find a seat in your college section. • Be sure to bring your U Card! Convocation Departure Group

Meeting Location

Meeting Times

Escort

Transportation

Bailey

Bailey Hall Upper Lobby

8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m. (every 15 minutes)

CAs

Shuttle Bus

Middlebrook

Middlebrook Breezeway

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

CAs

Walking

Commuter/Off campus

GMS

8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

WWLs

Walking

Other Res. Hall/ Res. Apartments

In front of building

8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

CAs

Walking

Convocation Seating Assignments Mariucci Arena

College

Seating Location

College of Liberal Arts (CLA)

Sections 6-10 & 16-20

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College of Biological Sciences (CBS)

Section 15 & 16

College of Education and Human Development (CEHD)

Section 14

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College of Design (CDes)

Section 13

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College of Science and Engineering (CSE)

Sections 10, 11 & 12

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Carlson School of Management (CSOM)

Floor Back (F1)

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College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS)

Floor Front (F2)

6

College Day Activities and Lunch*

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13

F2 F1 STAGE

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15 16 17 18 19 20

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• Each college has planned a day of activities. For descriptions see pages 16-18. • The activities will showcase opportunities that are a part of each college and will show you real-world applications of what you will learn at the U of M. • For CEHD, CSE, CLA this is the first day of class! • Be sure to wear your college T-shirt if you have one! • If you are in CLA you will need your U Card to get into lunch.

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* Beverages sponsored by the Office for Student Affairs.


Relax and Prepare for Game • You will have a short amount of time to decompress after College Day Activities to relax and prepare for the game. • Wear your maroon and gold and get ready to cheer on the Gopher Football team. • Please leave all of your belongings in your room. If you commute, check out page 5 for where to store your belongings during the game. • Check out the transit table below if you live in Bailey and/or are in CFANS and do not live in Bailey. St. Paul Transit Meeting ion

Meeting Times

Escort

Transportation

Bailey residents with College Day in Minneapolis

Lily Plaza (east of Northrop Auditorium)

3:00-3:30 p.m.

On your own

Shuttle Bus

CFANS Students not living in Bailey

Eckles Avenue

3:00 p.m.

On your own

Shuttle Bus

College Day!

Group

Dinner Dinner will be at the game tonight. You will receive a meal voucher when you arrive at the game. You are encouraged to eat before the first quarter to avoid long lines.

Gopher Football // TCF Bank Stadium

PS

Sponsored by Gopher Sports • For the first time in five years, the Gopher Football team will open their season at TCF Bank Stadium. • Gopher Sports is providing complimentary student tickets to first-year students for the football home opener as the Gophers take on the University of Las Vegas (UNLV). • Kickoff is at 6:00 p.m. but arrive early to enjoy TCF Bank Stadium and get the best seats in the student section! • Enter at the Lincoln entrance on the east side of TCF Bank Stadium near Gate C. Football Game Departure Group

Meeting Location

Meeting Times

Escort

Transportation

Commuters/Off Campus Groups

GMS

3:30 p.m.

WWLs

Walking

Bailey

Bailey Hall Upper Lobby

5:00 p.m.

WWLs

Shuttle Bus

Other Res. Halls/ Res. Apartments

GMS

See personal schedule

WWLs

Walking

MAC Dance

// McNamara Alumni Center

• Make sure to stop by the McNamara Alumni Center for a post-game dance party for the Class of 2017. Featuring a DJ and other entertainment, you can show off your Gopher dance moves! • Bailey Hall Residents: To return to Bailey, take the shuttle bus located outside McNamara on University Ave. SE. It will run from 10:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Residence Hall Community Events • Each residence hall will have specific activities planned for a night of relaxation and meeting new people. • Look for details in your building or talk to your CA. Possible examples might include a room decorating contest, dance party, or cookie baking.

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Convocation Program 2013 Convocation is the University of Minnesota’s official welcome to the Class of 2017 and a celebration of University tradition and a spirit of academic excellence and community.

Did U Know? College Day!

Slideshow about the University

Welcome and Academic Procession (please stand) National Anthem (please remain standing) Professor John De Haan, School of Music

Message to the Class of 2017 President Eric W. Kaler

Advice to the Class of 2017 Eric White, Class of 2013

Meet the Faculty Professor Barry Kudrowitz, Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel Professor Tim Diem, School of Music

Academic Recession Announcements and Dismissal Orientation & First-Year Programs

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About Our Speakers and Musicians John De Haan John De Haan, of the University of Minnesota School of Music, is internationally acclaimed as an operatic tenor, recitalist, and recording artist with Naxos, Sony, and Decca Records. An Associate Professor of Voice, he is beginning his 11th year at the University of Minnesota. Before starting his career in academia, Professor De Haan sang the lyric and heroic tenor repertory throughout North America and Europe. He lives in Shorewood, Minnesota, with his wife and two daughters. College Day!

President Eric W. Kaler Eric W. Kaler assumed office as the 16th president of the University of Minnesota on July 1, 2011. Prior to that, he served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and vice president for Brookhaven National Laboratory affairs at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. President Kaler received his undergraduate degree from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota. As president, he is committed to academic excellence and access to the University for all qualified students.

Eric White Eric White graduated summa cum laude in 2013 from the Carlson School of Management with a major in Finance and a minor in Spanish Studies. He served as an ambassador for the Carlson School, coordinator for the school’s Business Week, undergraduate representative on the University of Minnesota’s Provost Search Committee, and a student advisor on the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education’s Advisory Board. This past spring, he received the Tomato Can Loving Cup Award, the Carlson School’s most distinguished award given to one graduating senior for rendering distinctive service to the school. He was also chosen by his peers earlier this year as the recipient of the Thomas E. Burnett, Jr. Leadership Award. Eric loves conversing in Spanish, teaching others about finance, and learning about nonprofits, economic development, and leadership. Earlier this summer, Eric began his career at Target Corporation in its Finance and Accounting Development Program.

Barry Kudrowitz Barry Kudrowitz is an assistant professor and director of product design at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, studying humor, creativity, and idea generation. He co-designed a Nerf toy, an elevator simulator for the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., an Oreo separating machine, and a ketchup-dispensing robot that was featured on the Martha Stewart Show. He teaches several design classes, including Toy Product Design in which students work with children and industry to take their own toy ideas from concept to functional prototype. More information can be found at www.wonderbarry.com and product.design.umn.edu.

Timothy Diem Timothy Diem, School of Music, is entering his 14th year of teaching at the University of Minnesota and his ninth year as the Director of the Marching Band. Diem, a native of Delano, Minnesota, oversees all Athletic Band activities at the U of M and also works with the University and Campus Bands.

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College Day Event Descriptions Carlson School of Management (CSOM) // Campbell Plaza/Hanson Hall • Welcome at Campbell Plaza (outside Hanson Hall) • Join your classmates for a welcome lunch in Hanson Hall. • Hear from current Carlson students about “Carlson As We Know It.” College Day!

• Break into small groups with your Carlson Crew Leader for an interactive team building project. • Hear from members of Carlson’s alumni GOLD (Gophers of the Last Decade) Board. • Grab some ice cream.

College of Biological Sciences (CBS) // McNamara Alumni Center • Have lunch with a small group of peers and a CBS WWL. • Build connections with peers in your Guild. • Meet CBS faculty members and discover their areas of research through a lab tour. • Explore campus to learn about resources for CBS students. • Remember to wear comfortable footwear, as you will be walking around campus!

College of Design (CDes) // Rapson Hall Connect…

with College of Design faculty, staff, and students.

with local design professionals.

with each other.

Create…

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a design community.


College of Education & Human Development (CEHD) // CMU-Great Hall • First, you will join your CEHD classmates for lunch in the CMU-Great Hall. Enjoy a welcome from Dean Jean Quam and Goldy the Gopher! • Next, we’ll head across campus where you will receive your CEHD iPad Mini and you can start to get to know your new educational tool. • After that, you’ll get to connect with CEHD Student Services staff to learn more about your Strengths and connect with your new classmates. College Day!

• You will then have the chance to jump-start your first semester with your first day of class for PSTL 1525W/V. You will meet your instructor and get a brief introduction to what you can expect from the class throughout the semester.

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) // St. Paul Student Center (SPSC) Enjoy your day with CFANS in St. Paul! Activities include: • A fun and informative student panel, where current students share their experiences and advice about making the most of college life. • Lunch with other new CFANS students, plus faculty and staff. • Unique afternoon activities related to the plant, animal, and food sciences that connect all CFANS majors. • Time to talk with faculty and fellow students from your specific major.

College of Science & Engineering (CSE) // Mariucci Arena Lunch will be provided in the Mariucci Arena Concourse and plaza. • Associate Dean Paul Strykowski will offer an introduction to the First-Year Experience Course (CSE 1001) in Mariucci Arena. This class will focus on the intersection of academic excellence, personal growth, academic integrity and ethics, team work, project-based activities, student engagement opportunities, and career services. • Learn about the Experiential Learning Project for CSE 1001 introduced by the 3M Chair, Prof. Frank Kelso. • Student leaders and officers will share stories of personal development available through student group participation, internship opportunities, leadership, study abroad, and research opportunities - all of the secrets to future success. These student panels will be held in the Coffman Union Theater. • Connect with your First-Year Experience instructor, teaching assistant, and classmates in the first class meeting. • Meet members of many student organizations such as the Science & Engineering Student Board, the Society of Women Engineers, Society of Hispanic Engineers, Formula Car, Active Energy Club, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers who will be sponsoring an ice cream social and photo booth in the Lind Hall courtyard. Prizes will be given. You must be present to win!

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College of Liberal Arts (CLA) // Northrop Mall, Northrop Auditorium, and Various Classrooms Lunch and Organization Fair Lunch will be served on Northrop Plaza. Enjoy the Mall area while you meet up with students in your FYE section, learn about CLA-centric student organizations, and connect with other CLA resources. In the event of inclement weather, lunch and the organization fair will be held in the Fieldhouse.

College Day!

Where do you go after lunch? Please refer to your personal schedule for your schedule and room locations. Here are some more details regarding the sessions you will attend during the afternoon:

The First-Year Experience

The Common Reading and U

Whether you are enrolled in CLA 1001, CLA 1005, or OUE 1086, all CLA students will be participating in CLA’s First-Year Experience during College Day. In this session you will connect with your Program Assistant (PA) and fellow classmates to talk about what lies ahead in your first semester at the U of M, and to discuss your own personal goals and expectations. Connecting with peers and thinking intentionally about how you want to begin your college career will help you as you take your very first steps in beginning your college experience.

Now that you and all other CLA first-year students have had an opportunity to engage with the common reading, you will be invited to consider the text from an interesting new perspective. In this session, you will join the dynamic CLA faculty in conversations about The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Each session will consider The Round House through the unique disciplinary lens of the faculty discussion leader. This is the first of several opportunities you will have throughout the semester to connect with CLA faculty, and to explore the variety of academic offerings available within the college.

CLA Information Table: If you have any questions or need clarification, please visit the CLA College Day Information Table on Northrop Plaza in front of Johnston Hall.

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Wed, Aug 28

Thu, Aug 29

Kickoff Day

College Day

Meals

U of M Day!

PS

Breakfast – 7:00–9:00 a.m. Lunch – 10:45 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Dinner – 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Sat, Aug 31

Sun, Sept 1

Mon, Sept 2

Community Engagement Day

Community Exploration Day

Prepare for Classes

Today’s Events: U of M Day Rotations Class of 2017 Cookout

Reminders • Check the weather! You may need an umbrella.

• Wear comfortable shoes: You’ll be walking a lot. • Stay hydrated! Fill your water bottle often.

• Bring your U Card so you can get access to today’s events! • You will be sitting with your group during Jermaine Davis.

Free Bowling & Billiards for Commuters Jermaine Davis Keynote Student Unions & Activities Showcase

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U of M Day!

Friday, Aug 30


U of M Day Event Descriptions Breakfast

PS

• Make sure to eat breakfast in your designated location.

U of M Day Exploration

PS

• Have you been to the East Bank yet? How about the West Bank? Be honest, have you been to the St. Paul campus? Today is your day to explore the entire U of M campus and learn about available resources. • You will explore campus with your WWLs and small group, so be sure to meet them at the designated times to travel to each campus. • You will eat lunch with your small group at the Class of 2017 Cookout. • Descriptions of events and sessions you’ll attend on each bank can be found on pages 25-27. • You will need your U Card for the Class of 2017 Cookout and Respect U.

Dinner

PS

U of M Day!

Please follow your assigned dining time from your CA to avoid waiting in line.

Free Bowling & Billiards for Commuters // CMU-Goldy’s Gameroom Sponsored by the Commuter Connection • Hosted by the Commuter Connection, this event will allow commuter students to connect with one another before attending Jermaine Davis. • Remember signing up for prizes at the Commuter Picnic? This is your chance to win them! Must be present to win.

Passport to Health: A Special Reception for International Students // Boynton Health Service Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services • International students are invited to a special reception at Boynton Health Service. • Get a healthy dose of dessert, meet Boynton staff, and learn more about the health service that’s available to you. Plus, play fun games and win fabulous prizes.

Jermaine Davis Keynote // Mariucci Arena Sponsored by Auxiliary Services

• Jermaine is described as “an authentic and real person” who understands the obstacles and frustrations individuals can encounter on their journey throughout life. • Jermaine can address challenges realistically because he has faced and overcome some of life’s toughest challenges. • He will provide you with practical strategies and lots of fun to help you make the most of your college experience and make it your own. • Be sure to bring your U Card!

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Jermaine Departure Group

Meeting Location

Meeting Times

Escort

Transportation

Bailey

Bailey Hall Upper Lobby

7:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

CAs

Shuttle Bus

Middlebrook

Middlebrook Breezeway

7:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

CAs

Walking

Commuter/ Off-Campus

GMS

8:00 p.m.

WWLs

Walking

Other Res. Hall/Res. Apartments

In front of building

7:45 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

CAs

Walking

Jermaine Seating Assignments Group

Seating Location

Mariucci Arena

Group

Seating Location

11

Frontier

Section 14 & 15

Comstock & UV

Floor Back (F2)

Territorial

Floor Front 1 (F1)

Pioneer

Section 16 & 17

10

Middlebrook

Section 10 & 11

Centennial

Section 12 & 13

9

Sanford

Section 12

Commuter/Off Campus

Section 17 & 18

8

Bailey/17th Ave

Section 8 & 9

Wilkins, Yudof

Section 15

7

12

F2 F1 STAGE

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15 16 17 18 19 20

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Student Unions & Activities Showcase // CMU Sponsored by Student Unions & Activities

Student Unions & Activities provides free or low-cost programming such as films, comedians, concerts, and activities for students each weekend in CMU and the SPSC. • Hypnotist, Dr. Jim Wand (presented by Housing & Residential Life): Great Hall • Private Screening of The Call: Theater

• Free Concert featuring Bad Bad Hats with Neil Peterson: Whole Music Club • DJ Dance Party: Ground Floor Corridor

• Tie Dye T-shirts (presented by the Minnesota Daily): Riverbend Plaza

• Yard games, refreshments, and dessert (presented by the Office for Fraternity & Sorority Life): Front Plaza • Caricature Artists: Coffman Gallery

• Free Bowling, Billiards, Photo Booth, Video Games, and more: Goldy’s Gameroom • Carnival games and prizes (presented by Tech Stop): Tech Stop • Henna Tattoos and Glitter Tattoos: Ground Floor Corridor • Photo Booth: Goldy’s Gameroom

• Free Food (while supplies last): Qdoba Nacho Bar: Dining Area

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers: Whole Music Club Food Samples: Goldy’s Gameroom Decorate Your Own Cupcakes: Commuter Lounge Shaved Ice: Riverbend Plaza

Residence Hall Community Events • Each residence hall will have specific activities planned for a night of relaxing and meeting new people. • Look for specific details in your building or talk to your CA. Some activities may include a fondue party, card/board games, or coloring book night.

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U of M Day Event Descriptions Required Sessions Live Like a Student // CMU-Theater, SPSC-Theater Presented by One Stop Student Services

Welcome to the college lifestyle! As a student, you can expect to get better acquainted with life on limited means. This session will discuss budgeting, student loans, credit cards, free and low-cost activities, valuable resources for managing your finances, and tools to help you find a job on campus. We’ll help you get creative and find ways to enjoy life on a student budget.

Making Strengths STICK // Willey Hall 175/125 Presented by the Office for Student Engagement

U of M Day!

You’re at the U of M but what does that have to do with Woo? Prior to Welcome Week you took StrengthsFinder® and received your Top 5 Talent Themes. This fun and interactive session will give you a chance to learn more about the Strengths approach and how you can start to make your Top 5 “stick” by applying them in situations like meeting new people, making friends, and getting involved on campus. You’ll also learn about some great resources that will help you to learn more about your Top 5 and get you connected to a variety of co-curricular activities on and off-campus. See pages 56-59 for a list of all 34 Talent Themes.

Class of 2017 Cookout* // CMU-Great Hall, SPSC-Northstar Ballroom

Join your fellow classmates for a delicious meal served by university volunteers and Housing & Residential Life CAs. The Class of 2017 Cookout will be held on the East Bank and on the St. Paul campus; your Welcome Week Leader(s) will lead you to your small group’s assigned location. You will need your U Card to get into the cookout! The University of Minnesota’s Recycling Program thanks you for participating in one of the many zero-waste events held on our campus each year. Zero-waste means that all of the products being used at this lunch are either biodegradable and will be composted, or recyclable and will be sorted at our on-campus facilities. The recycling containers on campus are color-coded for ease of use; maroon is for cans and bottles, gold is for newspaper and other recyclable papers, and gray is for strictly office paper. For more information go to italladdsup.umn.edu. *Beverages provided by the Office for Student Affairs.

Quick Note about Cyberbullying:

One instance of online bullying or victimization can last a lifetime. It starts on a phone or a computer, but spreads to friends and family and beyond - in less than one second. Bullying often involves bystanders, and the incidents usually are not isolated. You can report bias you experience on campus:

diversity.umn.edu/eoaa/reportingdiscriminationandharassment

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East Bank Activities Respect U // University Fieldhouse Learn what it takes to “Respect U” and your University! This event will expose you to critical issues that are important to creating a welcoming and inclusive campus environment. Faith, Spirituality, and Meaning in College Interfaith Campus Coalition Respectful questions of faith and spirituality will be posed for students to respond to and Interfaith Campus Coalition staff will be available to engage students in dialogue as desired. Breaking Barriers International Student and Scholar Services Break the walls between people you might think are very different from you, and instead build long-lasting friendships with your peers from diverse backgrounds!

Step Up: Bystander Intervention Program The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education, Boynton Health Service, Housing & Residential Life, StudentAthlete Affairs, Office for Fraternity & Sorority Life, Orientation & First-Year Programs, and the Office for Student Affairs Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help…but didn’t? This situation is known as the bystander effect. Step Up addresses a wide range of issues and teaches students how to intervene (either directly or indirectly) in both emergency and nonemergency situations.

Creating an Inclusive Campus Office for Equity and Diversity Diversity is everybody’s everyday work, so stop by our area to learn how YOU can be part of making our campus a welcoming and inclusive community! Silent Witness The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education Created in Minnesota in 1997 to memorialize those who have died in the previous year as a result of relationship violence, the silent witness figures are also viewed annually in 47 states across the nation. Their stories can help us make a difference in regards to sexual assault and relationship violence.

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Finding Balance Provost’s Committee on Student Mental Health Stop by and learn how to manage stress and find balance in college.

At Your Own Risk: Information Can Be Dangerous University Libraries There are many sides to every story. Explore the University Libraries’ collections as you think critically, find your voice, and respect the power of information.

Proactive Involvement in the Campus Community Student Unions & Activities, the Office for Fraternity & Sorority Life, the Office for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity and the Student Conflict Resolution Center The University offers a multitude of student groups and involvement opportunities. Join us for activities and discussion focused on planning your involvement in the campus community, identifying your purpose and finding resources in case you encounter problems.

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St. Paul Activities

Sustainability Action!

// Learning & Environmental Sciences Presented by the Institute on the Environment and University Services

During Welcome Week, the Learning & Environmental Sciences’ rotunda transforms into a space for dynamic displays and enlightening activities about sustainability. The event bursts with energy as students participate in sustainability-focused games for fun and prizes. Plus, you can take a picture as your favorite symbol of sustainability, admire the bounty of good food from the campus organic farm, and discuss world-renowned research with the sustainability leaders who are trying to solve the Earth’s most pressing environmental problems. Most important, as a new member of the University of Minnesota community you can learn how to get involved in improving our campus’ sustainability.

Academic Survival in Action! // Magrath Library Presented by University Libraries

U of M Day!

Learn how to survive a variety of academic worst-case scenarios while exploring fun and interactive stations. The University Libraries have a range of useful (and sometime surprising!) services and tools to help you thrive at the University. Scout out the following: • Study smarter: Tips for surviving your first exam. • Attack your hunger pangs with tips for residence hall cooking. • Research your way to an A! Tips on surviving your first paper. • Lights! Camera! Action! Survive your first media project. • Take the Academic Survival Test for snacks, prizes, and a chance to win an iPad mini.

West Bank Activities Interest Sessions • Interest sessions focus on three main topic areas: Academic & Career, Community & Diversity, and Health & Safety. • If you participated in the Welcome Week Event Selection, you’ve already selected which sessions you are interested in and should attend those sessions. Check out your personalized schedule to remember the session you selected. • If a session is full, please attend a different session.

Quick Note from It All Adds Up:

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Do you like free stuff? Want to reduce your impact on the environment? Check out the Pack & Give Back free store Aug. 26 - 29 at the University’s ReUse Warehouse (883 29th Avenue SE). Reusable household items (furniture, electronics, clothing, etc.) were collected from residence halls last spring during move-out are available to U of M students. Learn more at italladdsup.umn.edu.


Academic & Career Suture Your Future – Health Careers // Blegen 435 Health Careers Center

There are many kinds of Doctors: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy, etc. Come to our session and map out how to become a competitive applicant to any health professional program. When schools have many strong applicants, how will you stand out? Come learn about the steps and strategies that can help you be successful!

Leadership Excellence - A College Diploma and So Much More // Blegen 330

Please Don’t Ask Me What My Major Is! // Blegen 415 Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE) If you are undecided about your major, know that you are not alone! Even those who say they are heading toward a certain major or career often end up changing their mind. Learn some ways to make the “major decision” a bit easier and even fun. Find out about great resources and perhaps even narrow down your choices in this session!

Sherlock Holmes, Secret Caverns and Ninjas: What the...? // Blegen 130

University Libraries

Scholar? Athlete? Leader? Through classes and field training, Army ROTC provides you with the tools to become an Army Officer and future leader without interfering with your other classes. ROTC also provides you with discipline, personal and professional leadership development, and money for tuition while enhancing your college experience. Find out if you have what it takes to be tomorrow’s next great leader.

Come hear about the unusual and priceless items in the University Libraries and how YOU can use these items to ace your papers and projects. From a book burned by Nazis to Holmes’ Baker Street studio we’ve got unique collections tucked away in underground caverns. Respect the past and discover the scholar in you.

College Academic Success: It May Not Be What You Think! Find Out Here. Find Out Now. // Blegen 155

Student Academic Success Services (SASS) and University Counseling and Consulting Services (UCCS) So you’ve heard that college is different from high school about 1,000 times by now. This presentation will look at academic blindspots students often don’t see. Considerations for what you need to know for academic success will be discussed.

How To Explain To Your Parents Where That $100 Went! // Blegen 245 U Card Office

Parents don’t always understand that there’s more to college spending than books and food. You’ll learn about the different accounts attached to your U Card, how they work, what works best for you, and how to explain why the $100 your parents deposited into your FlexDine account can’t be used to print that 20-page paper due today!

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Department of Military Science

Learn and Earn // Blegen 5 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Find out how to participate in undergraduate research opportunities at the University of Minnesota including projects for credit or pay. Learn about the UROP, which provides a chance to work closely with a faculty mentor while being paid. Hands on research experiences provide an essential element of an undergraduate education.

Where in the World Will U Go? // Anderson 210 Learning Abroad Center

Hear first-hand experiences of U of M students who have been abroad. You’ll be inspired to plan your international adventure; choose from over 300 programs; explore options in over 70 countries; enroll in classes for any academic major, complete servicelearning requirements, teach English, work, intern, research, or volunteer abroad. Where in the world will you choose to have a meaningful experience?

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Community & Diversity Demystifying Fraternities and Sororities // Blegen 250 Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternities and sororities are more than just togas and rave parties. Learn about how the Greek community at the U of M reinforces the development of its members through leadership, scholarship, service and community.

BFF 4 Life: True College Friendships // Blegen 425 Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP) *Not available at 9:00 a.m. time slot

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Who will your best friends be in college? Will your random roommate end up being a friend for life? Hear from current U of M students about their experiences making friends during their first year of college. This session will debunk some of the myths about college friendships and discuss different ways to meet friends during your first semester.

LGBT Life at the U of M // Blegen 335

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally (GLBTA) Programs Office Want to know what all the University of Minnesota has to offer its LGBT students? This is your chance to learn about LGBT programming, education, student groups and organizations at the U of M, and much more!

Make Your Mark. Make a Difference at the U with Your Student Government // Blegen 225 Office for Student Affairs

Come meet leaders from the Minnesota Student Association, your undergraduate student government, and the Student Senate to learn how you can make a difference in the decisions that affect you most.

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True Life: I’m a First-Year Student

// Anderson 270 Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP) *Not available at 9:00 a.m. time slot Each student at the U has had their own unique experience during their first year. This session will showcase the good, bad, and ugly of some current students’ first-year experiences. You will also hear some advice from these same students about what you can do to make the best out of your own experience here at the U.

Won’t U Meet Your Neighbor? // Blegen 220 Student & Community Relations

Want to learn more about the off-campus neighborhoods around the University of Minnesota campus? Join the Neighborhood Liaisons from Student & Community Relations as we present on the surrounding communities of the University. Learn about community life off-campus!

University of Minnesota Jeopardy // Blegen 110 The Minnesota Daily

Come compete for prizes by answering questions about recent news stories, ongoing community issues and things that will affect you in the future related to university administration, neighborhoods, student life, student groups and public affairs, safety, health etc.! The Minnesota Daily looks forward to meeting you!

“You Betcha” Minnesota Culture

// Blegen 240 Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP) *Not available at 9:00 a.m. time slot Have you ever wanted to learn how to speak Minnesotan? Well this is the session for you! Learn about what it’s like to live in Minnesota, what the culture is like, and Minnesota’s traditions and qualities! Discover some tips on how to stay warm this winter, and find out interesting things about Minnesota and its many unique events and activities!


Health & Safety Be-WISE-er at the U! // Blegen 115 Boynton Health Service, Student Network for Abuse Prevention (SNAP) The first year of college can be fun and possibly filled with a lot of parties. Come to SNAP’s presentation on alcohol to learning ways for you and your friends to stay safe if you choose to drink. From pouring demonstrations to beer goggle activities, we hope you drop in, be part of the fun, and pick up some tips on how to party smart.

Staying Healthy on Campus: Who? What? Where? // Blegen 235

Just the Facts // Blegen 230

Rothenberger Institute/School of Public Health You’re ready to hit the books, but what about everything else? Public Health Teaching Assistants will host a trivia game to share some fascinating info surrounding the other aspects of college life: sex, relationships, alcohol, stress, nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Stop by for some fun and prizes!

Navigate the U of M Campus... Without Getting Lost // Blegen 10

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS)

Let’s Talk About Sex! // Blegen 125

Now You’re an Adult: Don’t Get Busted!

Boynton Health Service, Sexual Health Awareness and Disease Education

// Blegen 215 University Student Legal Services (USLS)

Come hear from members of the student group SHADE about sexual health. Get free safer sex supplies, learn skills to make safer sex decisions, and discover resources available to you here at the U of M.

Attorneys will discuss legal rights and responsibilities of students. Areas that could impact students for the rest of their life and affect their education and employment opportunities. Alcohol and parties, social networking, student loans and credit, and finding good housing will be topic areas addressed in this session.

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College success is up to you but you’re not alone. Public Health Teaching Assistants will host a trivia game sharing some on-campus resources and strategies to help you survive and THRIVE! Topics will include stress, sex, relationships, alcohol, nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Stop by for some fun and prizes!

Bus, bike, walk, or drive? How do YOU plan to get around? Parking and Transportation Services offers many options for getting to and around campus. Learn about campus buses, U-Pass (the unlimitedride city bus pass), parking contracts, and more. Did you know that the popular Jones-Eddy crossing will see one bus and 60 pedestrians every minute? PTS will help you safely get around!

Rothenberger Institute/School of Public Health

How to Hook Up (Or Have Safe Sexual Encounters) // Blegen 205 Aurora Center

When it comes to hooking up or having lasting relationships, it can get complicated! So learn about getting consent, what coercion is, and what the law has to say about safe sexual encounters. Whenever you become sexually active, you’ll know from this interactive session what is consensual or not, and ways that The Aurora Center can help you.

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Top Ten Reasons to Study a New Language 1. Research shows that knowledge of other languages boosts your understanding of languages in general and enables you to use your native language more effectively. 2. Play Words With Friends with players from across the world. 3. Knowledge of a foreign language will allow you to compare and contrast cultures. Learning a language is not just learning about its pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary; it is learning to see the world, including your own culture, as the other culture sees it. 4. Impress your date; order the sushi in Japanese. 5. Any travel experience will be largely shaped by your ability or inability to see beyond the surface of the culture. If you’d like to stray from the tourist centers and explore the real country, consider learning the language. 6. With 1 of 6 U.S. jobs tied to international trade, there is a high demand for workforce with language skills and international expertise.

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7. A person competent in other languages can bridge the gap between cultures, contribute to international diplomacy, and promote national security and world peace. 8. Not planning on majoring in a language? You can expand your educational opportunities in your major program by studying a foreign language. Knowing a second language allows you access to more materials, scholars, internships and grants in your chosen field of study. 9. Knowing another language and culture gives you the opportunity to see yourself and your own culture from an outside perspective. Contact with other languages and cultures gives you the unique opportunity to step outside your familiar scope of existence and view your culture’s customs, traditions, and norms as well as your own value system through the eyes of others. 10. Here’s a riddle... What do you call a person who speaks two languages? Bilingual. And what do you call a person who speaks one language? American. While only 9% of Americans speak both their native language and another language fluently, 50% of Europeans are fully bilingual. Be prepared to compete in the global marketplace: Be one of the 9%. All students have the opportunity to study a new language. The following languages are offered at the University of Minnesota and are available for all students: Akkadian

French

Italian

Russian

American Sign Language

German

Japanese

Somali

Arabic

Greek – Classical

Korean

Spanish

Chinese

Hebrew – Biblical

Latin

Swahili

Coptic

Hebrew – Modern

Norwegian

Swedish

Dakota

Hindi/Urdu

Ojibwe

Dutch

Hmong

Polish

Finnish

Icelandic

Portuguese

(Note: The College of Liberal Arts considers language study to be a cornerstone of a well-rounded education. Most, but not all, of the languages listed above are available to complete CLA’s second language requirement. Please consult with your academic adviser as you make plans for your degree.)

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Saturday, Aug 31 Wed, Aug 28

Thu, Aug 29

Fri, Aug 30

Kickoff Day

College Day

U of M Day

Mon, Sept 2

Community Exploration Day

Prepare for Classes Community Engagement Day!

Meals

Community Engagement Day!

Sun, Sept 1

PS

Brunch – 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Dinner – 4:30–7:00 p.m.

Reminders • You’ll need your U Card to get into Explore-U & Mall of America. • To attend the Late Night at Mall of America, you will have to board a bus at a specific location. Water bottles, bags and beverages will not be allowed on the buses. • You cannot drive or take MetroTransit to the Mall of America. • Nickelodeon Universe wristbands will only be distributed on campus at transit location.

Today’s Events: Community Engagement Interest Sessions Engagement Reflection: A Chance to Chat Explore-U Late Night at Mall of America

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Community Engagement Day Event Schedule Brunch

PS

• If you have a later brunch time, be sure to eat something before going to the community engagement interest sessions. • Commuters/Off-Campus groups: If you selected this meal in your Event Selection, you will use your U Card to enter the dining hall.

Community Engagement Interest Sessions // STSS

PS

• Community Engagement interest sessions are hosted by several community partners from around the Twin Cities. See pages 32-35 for details. • If you participated in Welcome Week Event Selection, you’ve already selected which session you are interested in and should attend that session. Check your personal schedule to verify the session you selected. • If a session is full, please attend a different session. • Your Welcome Week group will not be together for this session, but you should meet up with them before going to the next event.

Engagement Reflection: A Chance to Chat // Various Locations

PS

• It has been a hectic week, but Welcome Week is almost over. Now is an opportunity to discuss what it means to be an actively engaged student at the U.

Community Engagement Day!

• As a group, you will have the ability to reflect on the different community expectations and anxieties you may have moving into your first-year experience. • Your WWL will lead a conversation that gives you an opportunity to share stories of your prior experiences and talk about how they will impact your involvement at the University.

Explore-U // Mariucci Arena • At this exciting event you will have the opportunity to learn about and interact with over 150 student groups in which you can get involved. • Sample products and get freebies while visiting exhibitor displays from major vendors and retailers as well as local entertainment venues, restaurants and businesses. • Don’t forget to fill out an Explore-U Passport and turn it in before leaving for your chance to win one of the many exciting door prizes! • See page 36-37 for some of our participating sponsors.

Dinner

PS

Please follow your assigned dining time from your CA to avoid waiting in line.

Fraternity Recruitment Kickoff // CMU-Front Plaza Men are invited to register for Fraternity Recruitment to formally visit all chapter houses and learn more about the Greek community. Recruitment events will begin Sunday, September 1 and continue through the first week of school, more details are provided at BeGreek.org.

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Sorority Recruitment Info Session // CMU-Great Hall • Students can finalize registration & check-in for recruitment. • Mandatory presentations at 6:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Students must attend one session. Bailey Hall Students: Please note the Campus Connector schedule on page 4 of this handbook. This is your time to see what sorority life is like at the U! Stop by for a few minutes or stay for a while to hear about all of the social, academic, career networking, and other great opportunities the Greek community has to offer. This is also your chance to have any questions answered that you may have about sorority life and recruitment. While participating in recruitment, you will meet the members of the sorority community and visit each chapter facility. In order to participate, all women must register for recruitment either in advance or at the recruitment check-in at BeGreek.org. We can’t wait to see you there!

Late Night at Mall of America (MOA) Sponsored by Housing & Residential Life and Orientation & First-Year Programs • Spend Saturday night riding roller coasters, viewing exotic aquatic life, playing miniature golf, or hanging out with SpongeBob SquarePants at MOA.

Community Engagement Day!

• Welcome Week will provide every student with a FREE wristband for unlimited rides at Nickelodeon Universe (normally $29.99) and admission to SeaLife Aquarium (normally $20.99). You will receive your wristband when you board the bus. • Be sure to bring your U Card so you can get on the bus. • Please wear your nametag and leave bags and water bottles at home.

Mall of America Departure Campus

Departure Locations

Departure Times

Return Times

Last Bus Leaves MOA

St. Paul Campus

St. Paul Student Center

9:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.

11:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.

1:00 a.m.

Minneapolis Campus

In front of Mariucci Arena on 4th St. SE

9:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.

11:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.

1:00 a.m.

Residence Hall Community Events • Each residence hall will have specific activities planned for a night of relaxing and meeting new people. • Look for specific details in your building or talk to your CA. Some activities may include a root beer float night, make your own smoothie, or tie dye your new U of M gear!

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Interest Sessions Current Community Issues Supporting the Academic Success of Urban Youth in the Twin Cities // STSS 512B ACES

ACES is a 19-years-strong after-school tutor/mentor program that helps urban fourth- through eighth-grade students in both Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools overcome the academic achievement and opportunity gaps. Students who consistently attend ACES show academic growth, improved behavior and school attendance, and increased identity with their community.

Community Engagement Day!

Each semester, ACES seeks the support of 80-100 volunteers who will work as Classroom Leaders in public school after-school programs. Classroom Leaders are part of a team of paid staff and volunteers who spend time with the same 10-15 students at least once per week, building relationships and supporting their academic success.

Teach at Breakthrough // STSS 530B Breakthrough Twin Cities

Breakthrough Twin Cities’ mission is to empower highly motivated students to overcome adversity and prepare for college with the support of older students passionate about education. Breakthrough employs a “Students Teaching Students” model of education, and offers one of the top 10 national college internships as ranked by The Princeton Review.

Youth Sports Coaching with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board // STSS 230 Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board exists to provide places and recreation opportunities for all people to gather, celebrate, contemplate, and engage in activities that promote health, well-being, community, and the environment.

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We offer opportunities to interact with youth by becoming a volunteer youth sports coach. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board offers 11 youth sports programs to choose from.

Plug In #vote2013 // STSS 131A

Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) is a grassroots, nonpartisan, student-directed organization that empowers and trains students to engage in the community to take collective action in the public interest throughout the state of Minnesota. Ready to plug into environmental, economic and social justice work on campus? Join us! And find us on Facebook @ MPIRG Twin Cities.

Why UY in College // STSS 432B University YMCA

The University YMCA is a campus branch that offers you the opportunity to be involved in social change leadership programs, initiatives and events. Come be a part of a diverse and inclusive community that offer students volunteer, intern, and work-study positions within the context of the Y of the Greater Twin Cities pillars, Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

Democracy & Human Rights Communities Organizing for Change // STSS 117 Occupy Homes MN

Occupy Homes MN brings communities together to achieve housing as a human right. Occupy Homes engages several U of M departments in supporting our movement for economic justice. Whether you are interested in leadership development, community organizing, politics or ending homelessness and unjust practices of big banks, Occupy Homes has various ways you can help create lasting system change.


Interest Sessions Environmental Sustainability

We currently offer classes in English as a Second Language, citizenship preparation, math, and computer literacy, as well as English conversation groups.

Protecting Minnesota’s Environment and Climate // STSS 118

Serving Minnesota’s Diverse Communities // STSS 123

Sierra Club North Star Chapter

Sierra Club North Star Chapter is the leading grassroots voice to preserve and protect Minnesota’s environment. Our priorities include: 1) moving beyond coal to clean energy; 2) land use and transit; 3) environmental justice and 4) protecting wild lands and waters from the threats of sulfide mining. Students can be involved as interns, leaders or volunteers in research, education, advocacy and volunteer team-building.

Poverty, Homelessness & Social Sciences Becoming a BIG! // STSS 220 Big Brothers Big Sisters

Get to Know Your Neighbors: Be a Classroom Assistant in Cedar Riverside // STSS 144 Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative

The Cedar Riverside neighborhood, next to the West Bank of the U of M campus, has been a starting point for immigrants and refugees since the early 1900’s. Since the year 2000, the Riverside Plaza Tenants’ Association (RPTA), Brian Coyle Community Center, and Minneapolis Public Schools Adult Basic Education Program have pooled resources and worked jointly to provide education opportunities to adult immigrants and refugees living in and around the neighborhood.

CLUES offers behavioral health and human services to Latino and diverse communities in Minnesota. By getting involved with CLUES, students will have the chance to get engaged with their multicultural and multilingual communities in any of our core service areas: Mental Health, Chemical Health, Aging Well, Family Enrichment, Economic Advancement (Employment, Education, and Financial Empowerment), and Community Health Worker Services.

Free Arts Minnesota - Mentors Matter! // STSS 131B Free Arts Minnesota

Free Arts Minnesota brings the healing power of artistic expression and the loving care of adult mentors into the lives of at-risk youth in the Twin Cities. Free Arts partners with other non-profits such as transitional housing, residential treatment centers and domestic violence shelters to reach children in need. Students have the opportunity to be caring adult mentors, providing arts experiences to kids who need them most. This builds self-esteem, offers new communication skills and provides creative opportunities for success. Be a mentor today!

Community Engagement Day!

Volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters provide friendship, emotional support and hope to young people across the Greater Twin Cities. University of MN “Bigs” are matched with “Littles” between 1st and 5th grade in schools near the Minneapolis campus. Bigs spend one hour per week with their Littles and help build self-esteem, improve school performance and create lasting friendships.

CLUES (Commnidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio)

A Place to Call Home: Building Communities with Habitat for Humanity // STSS 312 Habitat for Humanity at the U of M

Want to build a house, meet new friends, or travel the country? Get involved with Habitat for Humanity! We work to raise awareness of affordable housing issues in the Twin Cities through educational events, fundraising, and volunteer opportunities to fit all schedules. Join our bi-weekly meetings, weekend house builds, campus events, event committees, spring/winter break service trips, and more!

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Interest Sessions Take a Stand Against Hunger // STSS 412

Public Health

The mission of Kids Against Hunger, a humanitarian food-aid organization, is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and to feed starving children throughout the world. On campus, we provide students the opportunity to participate in meal packing sessions or to volunteer at local soup kitchens and food shelves.

Be The Match On Campus // STSS 530A

Kids Against Hunger

Learn and Serve with PPL! // STSS 432A Project for Pride in Living (PPL)

Community Engagement Day!

Project for Pride in Living (PPL)’s mission is to work with individuals and families with lower incomes to achieve greater self-sufficiency through housing, employment training, family support and education. PPL provides opportunities for students to serve, learn, and develop skills with diverse participants in a large, multiservice urban organization. We offer leadership and career development opportunities in a variety of fields (especially Family Social Science and Youth Studies) through internships and work-study positions.

Help End Homelessness // STSS 420B St. Stephen’s Human Services St. Stephen’s Human Services’ mission is to end homelessness. We do this by providing outreach, shelter, housing, employment programs, homelessness prevention services, systems change, advocacy and public education. Volunteers greatly expand our capacity to serve those in need and provide the basis for public support necessary to bring an end to homelessness in our community.

Be The Match (National Marrow Donor Program) For people with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Be The Match connects patients with their donor match for a lifesaving marrow transplant. Help Be The Match On Campus, a student group, spread awareness about the need for more donors to join the national marrow registry and help patients receive a second chance at life.

HCMC – Health Care for a Diverse Community // STSS 330 Hennepin County Medical Center

As a Level 1 Trauma Center and a safety net for the community, Hennepin County Medical Center offers a broad range of experiences to fulfill your personal goals for volunteering. There are positions in many different departments with opportunities behind the scenes, working with the public, working with patients, supporting staff, and assisting families. Volunteering at HCMC gives you the opportunity to work within our community of diverse volunteers, staff, visitors and patients. As a volunteer you will help supplement and enhance hospital services and programs and you will make a difference.

Partnering to Create a Healthier Community // STSS 512A

NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center is a comprehensive health and human services agency located in the heart of North Minneapolis. NorthPoint is comprised of two organizations: a community services nonprofit and a full-service community health center. We strive to improve the physical and socio-economic health of the North Minneapolis community through an integrated model of health and human services.

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First-Year Programs Just for You! In addition to the required Orientation & Welcome Week programs, OFYP offers additional programs throughout the first year. OFYP assists you by offering several programs and communications to keep you informed. Participate in any combination of the programs we offer to customize your first-year experience and ensure that you have a smooth transition to the U of M! Take a look in your Gold Book on pages 81 & 82 or online at ofyp.umn.edu/first-year-students for more details on:

• Class of 2017 eNewsletter • “Year 1” on my Web Portal • Kick it! • @ Home in Minnesota

Become a Leader! If you are interested in developing your leadership skills while having fun, become a 2014 WWL or a 2015 OL! Check out ofyp.umn.edu/employment for more details about how to apply. Community Engagement Day!

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The Tea Garden UCare University Guide University Dining Services University LifeCare Center United States Air Force University Village Apartments University YMCA Vertical Endeavors Walker Art Center Your Yoga Zenon Dance Company and School

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Engage in Your Community At the University of Minnesota, we expect that students will integrate experiences in the community into their academic careers. Students have successful community engagement experiences when they pursue opportunities to improve the quality of life in the community while simultaneously achieving their academic, personal, and professional goals. Mutually beneficial relationships are at the heart of community engagement. Service-Learning Classes = Take a class that incorporates a community engagement experience. Academic service-learning deepens and enhances your understanding of the course material while contributing to the improvement of the local community. HECUA = Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs offers domestic off-campus study programs focused on social justice issues. For a semester or a summer term, concentrate on the environment, the arts, poverty, race or agriculture. Most programs include an internship in the Twin Cities focusing on issues connected to your program.

Community Engagement Day!

The Community Engagement Scholars Program = You can participate in this program to receive official University recognition for your work in the community. The Scholars program includes volunteering, service-learning classes, reflections, and a capstone community project. Volunteering = Schedule an advising appointment to learn about opportunities to contribute to Twin Cities community groups, gain experience for your resume, and learn more about social issues.

All of these services and more are provided by the Community Service-Learning Center, located in 240 Appleby Hall. Facebook = facebook.com/UMNCSLC (Like our page to learn about new volunteer opportunities throughout the school year!)

Web = servicelearning.umn.edu Phone = 612-626-2044 Email = csl@umn.edu

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Sunday, Sept 1 Wed, Aug 28

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Sat,Aug 31

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College Day

U of M Day

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Reminders • You will be outside for community exploration, so remember to check the weather and plan accordingly.

Today’s Events:

Prepare for Classes

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Meals

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Community Exploration Day Event Schedule Brunch

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• Brunch is the opportunity for you to eat before you go on your community exploration trip. • Commuters/Off Campus Groups: If you selected this meal in your Event Selection, you will use your U Card to enter the dining hall. Please review your personalized schedule to see if you registered for this meal.

Community Exploration

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• You are now part of the Twin Cities community. This is a chance to explore all of the great opportunities you can enjoy as a resident. • To view a full description and a map of your side trip: • Downtown Minneapolis

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• Minneapolis riverfront district

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• Uptown Minneapolis

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Please follow your assigned dining time on your personalized schedule to avoid waiting in line.

Late-Night Entertainment Pick-Up Sports at the Fieldhouse (8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.) Stop by at anytime and join a pick-up game of basketball, ultimate Frisbee or lightning. Recreational sports staff will be at the event, so stop and ask them how to get involved in their programs.

Residence Hall Community Events

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• Each residence hall will have specific activities planned for a night of relaxation and meeting new people.

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• Look for details in your building or talk to your CA. Possible examples might include a room decorating contest, dance party, or cookie baking.


Edventure Today you will explore a part of the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metro. You will use Edventure to help guide your group to popular destinations. Walk through busy downtown, explore the history of the riverfront, or relax by the many lakes in Uptown! If you are playing in a group, choose somebody from your group who is willing to use their mobile phone and has a data plan that will allow them to go online. • If you are going downtown go to www.EdventureBuilder.com/UMN/Downtown • If you are going Uptown go to www. EdventureBuilder.com/UMN/Uptown • If you are going to the riverfront district go to www.EdventureBuilder.com/UMN/Riverfront You will then receive instructions on where to go and what to do!

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Community Exploration Descriptions & Maps

Downtown Minneapolis Take part in a text-based scavenger hunt that will help you discover the hot spots in downtown Minneapolis. To participate, just go to www.EdventureBuilder.com/UMN/Downtown to get started! The places featured in the scavenger hunt and more are featured on the map.

Getting to Downtown Minneapolis: East Bank Students: You will be leaving with your Welcome Week group from 4th Street SE in front of Mariucci Arena on the East Bank Campus. Bailey Hall Students: You will be leaving with your Welcome Week group from the St. Paul Student Center and will be dropped off at your Community Exploration location.

Returning from Downtown Minneapolis: All students will pick up a shuttle bus back to campus where you were dropped off 8th Street South and 2nd Avenue South. • Please note that all returning buses will be taking students back to 4th Street SE on the East Bank campus. Students living in Bailey Hall will have to take the Campus Connector back to the St. Paul campus. • The last bus will depart from downtown Minneapolis at 4:00 p.m.

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Explore downtown Minneapolis, an area that is rich with entertainment opportunities. Check out iconic, historical hot spots such as the Mary Tyler Moore statue or find out where to get your tickets for a state-of–the-art sports facility such as Target Field or Target Center. Make sure to walk through the theatre district and see what’s playing at the Orpheum Theatre or what the next concert is at First Avenue. After Welcome Week, catch Metro Transit buses 3, 6, or 16 to take you downtown.

Downtown Facts! Minneapolis’ famed skyway system connecting 52 blocks (nearly five miles) of downtown makes it possible to live, eat, work and shop without going outside. The first children’s department in a library is said to be that of the Minneapolis Public Library, which separated children’s books from the rest of the collection in December 1889.

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Community Exploration Descriptions & Maps

Minneapolis Riverfront District Take part in a text-based scavenger hunt that will help you discover the hot spots of the Minneapolis riverfront district. To participate, just go to www.EdventureBuilder.com/UMN/Riverfront to get started! The places featured in the scavenger hunt and more are featured on the map.

Getting to the Minneapolis Riverfront District: West Bank Students: You will be leaving with your Welcome Week group from Riverside Avenue between 19th Ave. S. and 20th Ave. S.

Returning from the Minneapolis Riverfront District: All students will take a bus back to campus on the north side of 2nd Street S. between Chicago and Park Avenue in front of the Mill City Museum. • The final bus will depart at 4:00 p.m. from this location. • Please note that all returning buses will drop students off on the corner of 2nd Street S. and 21st Avenue S. behind Anderson Library.

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Community Exploration Day!

The Minneapolis riverfront district includes the world-renowned Guthrie Theater and the Mill City Museum. Check them out - along with nearby Gold Medal Park. The Mill City Farmers’ Market is from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday through September 28 near the Guthrie. Make sure to walk across the river on the Stone Arch Bridge. The historic area has the oldest brick buildings in the city, and is the site of live concerts sponsored by area businesses. After Welcome Week, hop on the 3, 6, 16, or 50 for a quick bus ride to the area.

Minneapolis Riverfront Facts! Only in the Metrodome has there been a Super Bowl, a World Series and a NCAA Final Four Basketball Championship.  The Guthrie Theater is the largest regional theatre in the country.

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Uptown Minneapolis Take part in a text-based scavenger hunt that will help you discover the hot spots of Uptown Minneapolis. To participate, just go to www.EdventureBuilder.com/UMN/Uptown to get started! The places featured in the scavenger hunt and more are featured on the map.

Getting to Uptown, Minneapolis: East Bank Students: You will be leaving with your Welcome Week group from 5th Street SE behind Mariucci Arena on the East Bank Campus.

Returning from Uptown, Minneapolis: All students will pick up a shuttle bus back to campus where you were dropped off - on the corner of Hennepin Avenue and 32nd Street W. • Please note that all returning buses will be taking students back to Mariucci Arena on the East Bank campus. Students living in Bailey Hall will have to take the Campus Connector back to the St. Paul campus. • The final bus will depart from Uptown at 4:00 p.m.

Area Description

Community Exploration Day!

Head to Uptown for a day of shopping in the many boutiques and specialty stores around Calhoun Square. This Minneapolis neighborhood is known for the wide variety of restaurants and coffee shops, so stop and enjoy some culinary delights. Spend a day enjoying the weather and water at either Lake Calhoun or Lake of the Isles. Uptown is merely a short bike ride away from campus when you take the Grand Rounds. After Welcome Week, take Metro Transit bus lines 2, 4, or 6, or express Route 113.

Uptown Facts! Minneapolis’s name was derived from a combination of Sioux and Greek words meaning “city of waters.” No name could suit the area better: 22 lakes exist within the city limits and afford Minneapolis the nickname “City of Lakes.” The city’s Chain of Lakes (five, in all) includes Uptown’s Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun. All of the lakes are attached by a 12-mile system of walking, biking and running paths.

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Seeking Worship and Community Opportunities? The Interfaith Campus Coalition is a body of religious professionals and student leaders who are part of the University of Minnesota community. They strive to integrate religious experience with campus life while fostering dialogue, understanding and respect among people of different faith communities. For a list of Interfaith Campus Coalition places of worship visit: www.iccumn.org For a list of faith-based student groups visit: www.sua.umn.edu

When discussing beliefs with others remember to: Listen for instant answers. Your serious questions deserve in-depth responses and long-term solutions. Be aware of groups that pressure you to behave differently. No one knows what is right for you but you. Look out for invitations to gatherings with vague goals. It could be a sign that something is being hidden from you. Be curious. When you ask people questions about themselves and their beliefs, you encourage a genuine exchange of ideas and sharing that leads to greater understanding between people.

Want to talk with someone? During your time at the University it’s possible you may need some help dealing with problems related to stress, anger, depression, anxiety, poor grades, academic difficulties, or other issues. This is not uncommon. University Counseling & Consulting Services offers a number of services to assist students with mental health, academic and career choice challenges. Visit www.mentalhealth.umn.edu or www.uccs.umn.edu for more information.

University Counseling & Consulting Services (UCCS) 340 Appleby Hall (East Bank) or 199 Coffey Hall (St. Paul)

Community Exploration Day!

612-624-3323 UCCS Welcome Week Hours: Wednesday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. In an emergency call 911

Quick Note from One Stop:

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Work your way to the top. Work if you can when you’re in school. It makes education more affordable, shows a solid work ethic and balance in professional and personal goals. Learn more at: http://z.umn.edu/studentjobs


Monday, Sept 2 Wed, Aug 28

Thu, Aug 29

Fri, Aug 30

Sat, Aug 31

Sun, Sept 1

Kickoff Day

College Day

U of M Day

Community Engagement Day

Community Exploration Day

Meals

Prepare for Classes!

PS

(Residential Groups) Brunch – 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Dinner – 4:30–7:00 p.m.

• Make sure you have all of your books for the first day of class tomorrow!

• Check out some of the optional events taking place today.

Rest Prepare for Classes

Prepare for Classes!

Reminders

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Student Group Events @Home in MN

• Try exploring campus today and finding all of the locations of your classes.

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Prepare for Classes Event Schedule & Descriptions Optional Activities: @Home in Minnesota State Fair Event

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10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CMU-President’s Room / Bailey Hall Lobby (Bailey Residents Only) If you’re an out-of-state student, get ready to experience lots of fried food, anything on a stick, animal exhibits, music, rides, and more at the “Great Minnesota Get-Together!” @Home in Minnesota is providing free tickets to the State Fair for out-of-state first-year students. During Event Selection, you had the option to opt in to this event: Check your personal schedule to see if you chose to participate in the State Fair event. Meet a Welcome Week Leader between 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. to get your tickets and be escorted to the Sate Fair shuttle. You will be responsible for finding your way back to campus. Not an out-of-state student? A limited number of discounted tickets to the Sate Fair are available at the Bookstore!

Interns Don’t Get Pizza 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CMU - Room 202 Just kidding, you can have pizza. Come learn how you can get involved in Freshman Internship Program for the Minnesota Student Association (MSA), your undergraduate student government. This program is a fantastic way to kickstart your college career and learn the ropes of an organization that represents over 30,000 students. Come meet great people, eat pizza and learn about MSA!

Sip It Up! with Students in Pursuit 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CMU - Ground Floor Contact Table Join Students in Pursuit for fun and games at Contact Table 7 in Coffman Memorial Union (next to the Marketplace)! After winning neat prizes, learn about the various resources available to you on campus that will help you on your way through a smooth and successful freshman year. Find out other opportunities to get involved and make valuable connections. Trust us, the best way to start off the year is with SIP!

A Day in Dinkytown 1:00 p.m. Appleby Hall - Front Steps Prepare for Classes!

Interested in learning more about your off campus community? Want to learn what it takes to be a good neighbor? Join Student and Community Relations for A Day in Dinkytown! Visit some of the most popular businesses in Dinkytown on a tour with your Neighborhood Liaisons learning about the thriving off campus community we have right next door!

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Event Schedule & Descriptions Material Advantage: Know & Show 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Superblock Courtyard Do you know what a Materials Scientist or Engineer does? Find out by getting to know Material Advantage, the undergraduate student group for Materials Science and Engineering majors! Our officers will be available to answer any questions. Not quite convinced? We will be showing demos of semiconductors, Oobleck (a non-Newtonian fluid!), and heat treatment of a paper clip. (Blowtorches; enough said.). Come see science in action and get to know us!

Black Student Union’s Annual Back to School BBQ 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Superblock Courtyard Start the new year right with the Black Student Union! Enjoy free food, music, and fun times at our Annual Back to School BBQ in the Superblock. Build community from the start by meeting current students and our affiliate organizations. This is the best way to unwind from an exhilarating Welcome Week schedule before your first day of class!

Get to Know Collegiate DECA! 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CMU - The Whole

Come meet current DECA members, grab some food, and learn more about the organization’s involvement both on and off campus!

The Art of Living Club Kick-off Event 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Weaver-Densford Hall - Room 2-120 Breathing‚ it seems easy enough, right? The Art of Living Club shows you how to use breathing to charge up your nervous system, decrease stress and anxiety, enhance memory and concentration, and relax and rejuvenate and live your life to the fullest. Come share FREE food with us and discover how YES+ (yoga, empowerment, and service) workshop can awaken the life within living! Please meet at the Washington Avenue building entrance.

Exploring the Brain Club! 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CMU - Theater The Brain Club is a student group that aims to provide social and educational events to students interested in understanding the biology and psychology of the nervous system. Join us during Welcome Week for an opportunity to learn about your brain first hand through various hands on activities, hold a human brain and spinal cord, and learn more about the major neuroscience classes for undergraduates.

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Residence Hall Community Events • Each residence hall will have activities planned for a night of relaxation and meeting new people. • Look for specific details in your building or talk to your CA. Possible examples are a vintage video game tournament or potting plants to make your room more like home!

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Welcome Week is over, now what? Orientation & First-Year Programs get input from students each year to help you become a successful first-year student at the University of Minnesota. Here are a few things that we have learned about the first-year experience: • The top concerns for new students are typically doing well in classes, deciding on a major/career, making new friends, and financial concerns. You are not alone if you share these concerns. • Students chose the U of M for its top-ranked programs, its wide variety of majors, and the campus life. Be sure to ask your adviser how you can take advantage of all the great opportunities the U has to offer. • Getting a 2.5 GPA or better your first semester can set you up for future success! Check in with your academic adviser and your faculty members to ensure you are meeting your academic goals. • The academic environment in college is different from high school. Ask for help when you need it, the most successful students utilize resources available to them.

Advice from the Class of 2016 The Class of 2016 also have a few pieces of advice to share with you, the Class of 2017! They were in the same position as you were just last year and have some tips they learned from their first-year experience:

“Be proactive. By staying up to date on homework, studying, and projects, you save yourself a lot of stress.”

“Study. Don’t slack off because there is a party. There will be millions of parties. You only get one shot at each Midterm. Study up.”

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“It’s okay to be overwhelmed. It is normal, and even though you may think you are the only person feeling like that, you’re not. Most of your friends are feeling the way you do; but each person has a different way of coping/dealing with their stress/feelings.” “Go to the SMART Commons for tutoring if you need help. It’s free.”

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“Be yourself.”

“Cliché, I know but...get involved! It is super fun to join student organizations with people who share the same interests as you, and it’s an awesome way to meet people and participate.”

“Get out of your comfort zone. Be open-minded. You will meet amazing people. And, you’ll learn a lot about yourself.”

“Be ready for a lot of changes. Especially in time management, which is VERY hard when you live near all your friends and don’t have your parents around to tell you to study.”


Special Thanks to our External Sponsors

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Special thanks to the University of Minnesota community and numerous colleges and departments for contributing to Welcome Week!

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Make the Most of Your Gopher Experience! Participate in Welcome Week. Be a part of the giant M on the football field. Visit the Weisman Art Museum. (Free admission with student I.D.) Make a new friend! Sing the Minnesota fight song at the top of your lungs! Join a student group or create a new student group that interests you. Campus Activities Fair

September 11, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (CMU, Front Plaza) September 17, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (SPSC, Front Plaza)

Play an intramural sport. Look into a study abroad program! Attend a cultural event that is different from your own. Find the gopher at the Bell Museum of Natural History on campus! (Free admission with student I.D.) Invite your parents to Parents Weekend. Parent’s Weekend October 18– October 20

Parent’s Weekend presents many activities for your family to participate in and see what college life is all about at the U!

Be a part of or watch the Homecoming parade.

Take a picture with the bull statues on campus.

September 22-28

Homecoming is a week dedicated to honoring the spirit of the maroon and gold. Campus community events include: cheer and lipsync competitions, sports competitions, community service events, the Homecoming parade, and the football game.

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Throw a Frisbee in the mall area.

The Activities Fair, hosted by SUA, is a great place to find involvement opportunities. Find a student group that fits one of your interests and get involved in the campus community.

Homecoming 2013: Ski-U-Madness

Check out the Archives in Andersen Library. Eat somewhere popular in Dinkytown.

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Give Goldy Gopher a high five!

Volunteer somewhere that interests you! Visit downtown St. Paul and go inside the State Capitol. See a late-night movie at CMU. Attend a Gopher sports game that isn’t football.

Gopher Sports offer FREE admission or discounted student tickets to ALL Gopher athletic events. Check out Gopher Sports at www.gophersports.com or call 612-624-8080 to show your school spirit today!


Visit downtown Minneapolis and go to a Minnesota professional sporting event! Find student tickets to a show at the Guthrie Theater. Ice skate at the Depot in Minneapolis or in downtown St. Paul. Make a snowman on campus! Get lost in the Gopher Way and manage to find your way out without asking for directions. Study in every library on campus. (Hint: there are 13)

During finals week many of the University Libraries are open 24 hours a day. The librarians also plan de-stressing events and attractions for students all week!

Go sledding somewhere on campus! Go to a student theater performance at the Rarig Center. Find a coffee shop around campus and make it yours! Participate in Relay for Life, Dance Marathon, or another service-based organization.

Go to an event in Northrop Auditorium! Make sure to check out the newly renovated Northrop Auditorium. A variety of performances take place in Northrop, and you can get discounted student tickets at northrop.umn.edu or call 612-625-6600 for more details.

Go to the MOA and people watch with friends. Wear all University of Minnesota apparel in another state. Vote in a Minnesota Student Association (MSA) student election. Take a picture with President Kaler. Go to ALL the Spring Jam concerts! Spring Jam 2014 April 24-26

Celebrating the end of the school year, Spring Jam is a 3-day music festival including many live concerts and performances, and a lineup of special events that make up the largest campus-wide event in spring. Visit springjam.umn.edu for more details.

Walk across the Stone Arch Bridge and visit the historic mill district. Be quoted in the MN Daily’s overheard.

Eat in every dining hall on campus. (Hint: there are 7)

Make a scrapbook of your own memories of your first-year experience!

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See a concert at either the Varsity Theater or First Ave. concert venue.

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Strengths Quick Reference Guide Achiever (Executing) People strong in the Achiever theme have a great deal of stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive. Healthy/Productive Descriptors: tireless, strong work ethic, leads by example, go-getter, hungry. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: unbalanced, brownnoser, overcommitted, can’t say no, burns the candle at both ends, too concentrated on work.

Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: stubborn, set in his or her ways, elitist, unaccepting of other ideas, opinionated, goody-two-shoes. Command (Influencing) People strong in the Command theme have presence. They can take control of a situation and make decisions.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: self-starter, fire-starter, energy source, fearless.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: charismatic, direct, driven, inspirational, easy to follow, clear, concise.

Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: ready-fire-aim, loose cannon, speaks before thinking, in left field (because others haven’t caught up).

Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: bossy, know-it-all, domineering, rude, abrupt, short, strong-willed, inflexible, stubborn.

Adaptability (Relationship Building) People strong in the Adaptability theme prefer to “go with the flow”. They tend to be “now” people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.

Communication (Influencing) People strong in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters.

Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: directionless, indecisive, sheep, inconclusive, whimsical. Analytical (Strategic Thinking) People strong in the Analytical theme search for reasons and causes. They have the ability to think about all the factors that might affect a situation. Healthy/Productive Descriptors: Thinks things through, smart, logical, deep, thorough, comfortable with numbers, figures, and charts.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: storyteller, great presence, easy to talk to, energizer, entertaining, charismatic. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: blabbermouth, poor listener, self-absorbed, show-off, always needs attention. Competition (Influencing) People strong in the Competition theme measure their progress against the performance of others. They strive to win first place and revel in contests. Healthy/Productive Descriptors: driven, motivated, No. 1, measurement-oriented, winner.

Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: rude, short, tough, never satisfied with the answer, asks too many questions.

Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: sore loser, not a team player, puts down others, self-centered, confrontational.

Arranger (Executing) People strong in the Arranger theme can organize, but they also have a flexibility that complements this ability. They like to figure out how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.

Connectedness (Relationship Building) People strong in the Connectedness theme have faith in the links between all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has a reason.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: flexible, organizer, juggler, aligns and realigns tasks to find the most productive configuration possible, efficient, conductor.

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Healthy/Productive Descriptors: passionate, steadfast, knows where he or she stands, altruistic, family-oriented, ethical, responsible.

Activator (Influencing) People especially talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. Once a decision is made, they want to act quickly.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: flexible, comfortable in times of change, easy to get along with, goes with the flow.

Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: lacks structure, too flexible, doesn’t follow the existing rules or procedures, constantly changes priorities, lacks vision.

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Belief (Executing) People strong in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their life.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: spiritual, “doesn’t sweat the small stuff”, strong faith, always looking at the big picture, helps others see purpose. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: passive, naïve, too idealistic, wishy-washy.


Consistency (Executing) People strong in the Consistency theme are keenly aware of the need to treat people the same. They try to treat everyone in the world with consistency by setting up clear rules and adhering to them.

Empathy (Relationship Building) People strong in the Empathy theme can sense the feelings of other people by imagining themselves in others’ lives or situations.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: just, problem-solver, policy-maker.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: creates trust, brings healing, knows just what to say/do, customizes approach to others

Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: “by the book”, inflexible, unwilling to customize/ individualize.

Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: “soft”, moody, overinvolved.

Context (Strategic Thinking) People strong in the Context theme enjoy thinking about the past. They understand the present by researching its history.

Focus (Executing) People strong in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, and then act.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: has robust historical frame of reference, learns lessons from the past, knows how things came to be, can leverage knowledge of the past. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: slow to move and react to change, closed-minded, lives in the past. Deliberative (Executing) People strong in the Deliberative theme are best described by the serious care they take in making decisions or choices. They anticipate the obstacles. Healthy/Productive Descriptors: good judgment, identifies risk, makes solid decisions, can plan for the unexpected. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: standoffish, aloof, cautious, slow, introverted, afraid to act.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: point person, disciplined, purposeful, laser-like precision, identifies important areas quickly, goal setter and goal getter. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: Absorbed, tough to relax, intense, stressed. Futuristic (Strategic Thinking) People strong in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future. Healthy/Productive Descriptors: imaginative, creative, visionary, even prophetic, inspiring. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: dreamer, “Fantasy Island”, out in left field, lack pragmatism.

Developer (Relationship Building) People strong in the Developer theme recognize and cultivate the potential in others. They spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from these improvements.

Harmony (Relationship Building) People strong in the Harmony theme look for consensus. They don’t enjoy conflict; rather, they seek areas of agreement.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: grows talent in others, teacher, coach, enjoys helping others succeed, invests in others.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: negotiator, can see both sides of a situation, great at asking questions, able to arrive at consensus, great facilitator.

Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: not an individual contributor, wastes time on low-potential people, spectator.

Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: weak, indecisive, not confrontational, avoids conflict.

Discipline (Executing) People strong in the Discipline theme enjoy routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.

Ideation (Strategic Thinking) People strong in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: highly productive and accurate because of ability to structure, breaks down complex into steps, great planner, promotes efficiency.

Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: serendipitous, lack followthrough, creates more work.

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Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: overbearing, rigid, mechanized, can’t handle change.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: improves on the existing, learns quickly, agile mind.

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Strengths Quick Reference Guide Includer (Relationship Building) People strong in the Includer theme are accepting of others. They show awareness of those who feel left out and make an effort to include them.

Maximizer (Influencing) People strong in the Maximizer theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform something strong into something superb.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: invites others in, caring, engages others, sensitive, takes up for others.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: mastery, success, excellence, enjoys working with the best.

Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: indiscriminate, unable to decide, generous to a fault.

Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: perfectionist, picky, never good enough, always reworking.

Individualization (Relationship Building) People strong in the Individualization theme are intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. They have a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively.

Positivity (Relationship Building) People strong in the Positivity theme have an enthusiasm that is contagious. They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: sees the uniqueness in all individuals, intuitively knows that “one size doesn’t fit all”, appreciates the differences in others. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: unable to synthesize when it comes to people, has difficulty placing group above individual, difficulty in making people decisions. Input (Strategic Thinking) People strong in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information. Healthy/Productive Descriptors: great resource, knowledgeable, excellent memory, mind for detail, collects interesting things, excellent conversationalist. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: knows a lot of worthless information, pack rat, cluttered house-cluttered mind, boring conversationalist. Intellection (Strategic Thinking) People strong in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions. Healthy/Productive Descriptors: excellent thinker, enjoys musing, capable of deep and philosophical thought, able to work alone. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: a loner, slow to act or wastes time thinking too much, isolated, doesn’t work well with others.

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Learner (Strategic Thinking) People strong in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them. Healthy/Productive Descriptors: always learning, catches on quickly, interested in many things, finds life intriguing. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: know-it-all, lacks focus on results, learns a lot – produces little, bookish.

Healthy/Productive Descriptors: enthusiastic, lighthearted, energetic, generous with praise, optimistic. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: insincere, naïve, superficial, Pollyanna. Relator (Relationship Building) People who are strong in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal. Healthy/Productive Descriptors: caring, trusting, a great friend, forgiving, generous. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: lives in a clique, crony, has an inner circle, plays favorites. Responsibility (Executing) People strong in the Responsibility theme take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty. Healthy/Productive Descriptors: committed, accountable, independent, trusted, conscientious. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: micromanager, obsessive, can’t say “no”, takes on too much. Restorative (Executing) People strong in the Restorative theme are adept at dealing with problems. They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it. Healthy/Productive Descriptors: problem solver, troubleshooter, finds improvements and solutions. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: focuses on weaknesses, punitive, negative, critical. Self-Assurance (Influencing) People strong in the Self-Assurance theme feel confident in their ability to manage their own lives. They possess an inner compass that gives them confidence that their decisions are right. Healthy/Productive Descriptors: self-confident, strong inner compass, risk-taker. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: arrogant, self-righteous, overconfident, stubborn.

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Significance (Influencing) People especially talented in the Significance theme want to make a big impact. They are independent and sort projects based on the level of influence it will have on their organization and others around them. Healthy/Productive Descriptors: seeks outstanding performance, does things of importance, independent.

Strategic (Strategic Thinking) People strong in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues. Healthy/Productive Descriptors: good judgment, identifies risk, makes solid decisions, can plan for the unexpected.

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Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: recognition-hungry, selffocused, needy.

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Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: standoffish, aloof, cautious, slow, introverted, afraid to act. Woo (Influencing) People strong in the Woo theme love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. They derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with another person. Healthy/Productive Descriptors: outgoing, peopleoriented, networker, rapport-builder. Unhealthy/Barrier Descriptors: fake, shallow, does not care about deep relationships.

1. Talent Theme that resonates with you: 2. Describe this Talent Theme in your own words:

3. Give an example of how you have used this Talent Theme:

4. Productive use of this Talent Theme:

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Convocation Faculty Marchers Akosua Addo, Ph.D.

Elaine Darst, Ph.D.

Dean Johnson, Vice Chair

University of British Columbia

University of Missouri, Kansas City

Board of Regents

Katrice Albert, Ph.D.

John De Haan, M.Music

Katie Johnston-Goodstar, Ph.D.

Auburn University

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

University of Washington, Seattle

Clyde Allen, Member

Debra DeBruin, Ph.D.

Eric Kaler, Ph.D.

Board of Regents

University of Pittsburgh

University of Minnesota

Rayla Allison, J.D.

Thomas Devine, Member

Karen Kaler, B.A.

William Mitchell College of Law

Board of Regents

University of Tennessee

Nina Asher, Ed.D.

Ann Hill Duin, Ph.D.

Ruth Karras, Ph.D.

Columbia University

University of Minnesota

Yale University

Leon Assael, D.M.D.

Raymond Duvall, Ph.D.

Diane Katsiaficas, M.F.A.

Harvard University

Northwestern University

University of Washington

Heidi Barajas, Ph.D.

Sharon Dzik, M.A.

Anthony Killeen, Ph.D.

University of Minnesota

Azusa Pacific University

University of Minnesota

Jacqueline Barber, Pharm.D.

Jennifer Engler, Ph.D.

Carol Klee, Ph.D.

University of Texas, Austin

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

University of Texas, Austin

Richard Beeson, Chair

John Finnegan, Ph.D.

Laura Coffin Koch, Ph.D.

Board of Regents

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

Jay Bell, Ph.D.

Tom Fisher, M.A.

Barry Kudrowitz, Ph.D.

Pennsylvania State University

Case Western Reserve University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lynne Borden, Ph.D.

David Flannigan, Ph.D.

University of Illinois

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

University of Minnesota

Karen LaBat, Ph.D.

Laura Brod, Member Board of Regents

Joseph Gaugler, Ph.D.

David Larson, Member

Pennsylvania State University

Board of Regents

Brian Buhr, Ph.D. Iowa State University

Joseph Gerteis, Ph.D.

Clarence Lehman, Ph.D.

University of North Carolina

University of Minnesota

Stuart Goldstein, Ph.D.

Kenneth Leopold, Ph.D.

California Institution of Technology

Harvard University

Jo Ann Buysse, Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Elizabeth Bye, Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Kathleen Hansen, M.L.S.

Allen Levine, Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin

University of Minnesota

Karen Hanson, Ph.D.

Joan Liaschenko, Ph.D.

Harvard University

University of California, San Francisco

Charles Campbell, Ph.D. Washington University

Tom Clayton, D.Phil. Prepare for Classes!

Oxford University

Douglas Hartmann, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego

Linda Cohen, Member Board of Regents

Jay Hatch, Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Chris Cramer, Ph.D. University of Illinois

Linda Lindeke, Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Ian Maitland, Ph.D. Columbia University

Kirsten Jamsen, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison

Jeremiah Mans, Ph.D. Princeton University

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Kate Maple, M.A.

Ross Velure Roholt, Ph.D.

William Tolman, Ph.D.

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

University of California

David Matthes, Ph.D.

Stephen Ross, Ph.D.

Brendan Watson, Ph.D.

University of California, Berkeley

University of Illinois

University of North Carolina

Rick McCormick, Ph.D.

Serge Rudaz, Ph.D.

Susan Weller, Ph.D.

University of California, Berkeley

Cornell University

University of Texas, Austin

Robert McMaster, Ph.D.

Martha Rueter, Ph.D.

Pamela Wheelock, M.A.

University of Kansas

Iowa State University

Marquette University

Kieran McNulty, Ph.D.

Gary Sands, Ph.D.

Kathryn White, D.N.P.

City University of New York

Colorado State University

Rush University

Tai Mendenhall, Ph.D.

Leslie Schiff, Ph.D.

Michael White, Ph.D.

University of Minnesota

Tufts University

University of Minnesota

Joseph Merighi, Ph.D.

Patricia Simmons, Member

Lynell Williams, M.A.

University of California, Berkeley

Board of Regents

Idaho State University

Jim Mickelson, Ph.D.

Laura Sindberg, Ph.D.

Jennifer Windsor, Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Northwestern University

Purdue University

Karen Miksch, J.D.

Michael Stebleton, Ph.D.

Jane Wissinger, Ph.D.

University of California Hastings College of the Law

University of Minnesota

Northwestern University

Paul Stone, Ph.D.

Danita Brown Young, Ph.D.

Yale University

Ohio University

Anna Mosser, Ph.D. University of Minnesota

David Myers, Ph.D.

Anna Strain, Ph.D.

Becky Yust, Ph.D.

University of Minnesota

The Ohio State University

University of Michigan

Abdul Omari, Member

Paul Strykowski, Ph.D.

Sri Zaheer, Ph.D.

Yale University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Board of Regents

Albert Tims, Ph.D. Chelsea Petree, Ph.D. University of Minnesota

University of Wisconsin

Virginia Solis Zuiker, Ph.D. The Ohio State University

Teddie Potter, Ph.D. California Institute of Integral Studies

Jean Quam, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison

Louis Quast, Ph.D. University of Minnesota

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Luis Ramos-Garcia, Ph.D. University of Texas

David Ratte, M.S. George Washington University

Evan Roberts, Ph.D. University of Minnesota

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Schedule at a Glance Tuesday, August 27: Check In for Welcome Week

Thursday, August 29: College Day!

Saturday, August 31: Community Engagement Day!

10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Welcome Week Check-In

Breakfast

Brunch

CMU-Theater or SPSC-Theater (Bailey Hall Students Only)

9:45–10:45 a.m.

9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

10:00 p.m.–12:30 a.m.

Mariucci Arena

Target Run

Depart from Residence Halls

New Student Convocaion 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

College Day Activities & Lunch Various Locations according to college

Wednesday, August 28: Kickoff Day!

3:00–5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Gopher Football Game vs. UNLV

Welcome Week Check-In

TCF Bank Stadium

CMU-Theater or SPSC-Theater (Bailey Hall Students Only)

9:30 p.m.–12:00 a.m.

1:00–2:15 p.m.

McNamara Alumni Center

House Meeting for Residential Groups Various Classrooms 2:30–4:00 p.m.

Relax and Prep for Game 6:00–9:30 p.m.

MAC Dance 10:00 p.m.

Residence Hall Community Events Residence Halls

Kickoff Meeting for Residential Groups

Kickoff Meeting for Commuter & Off-Campus Groups Various Classrooms 4:30–6:45 p.m.

Dinner (Residential Groups) Residential Restaurants 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Commuter Picnic Dinner (Commuter/ Off-Campus Groups) Northrop Plaza 7:45–9:15 p.m.

Pride & Spirit TCF Bank Stadium (Mariucci Arena if rain) 9:30–11:30 p.m.

University Recreation & Wellness Center Open House University Recreation and Wellness Center 10:00 p.m.

Residence Hall Community Events Residence Halls

STSS 1:30–4:30 p.m.

Explore-U

Mariucci Arena 4:30–7:00 p.m.

Dinner

5:30 p.m.

Fraternity Recruitment Kickoff Fieldhouse 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Sorority Recruitment Info Session CMU-Great Hall 9:30 p.m.–1:00 a.m.

Late Night at Mall of America Nickelodeon Universe at MOA 10:00 p.m.

Various Classrooms 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Engagement Interest Sessions & Engagement Reflection

Friday, August 30: U of M Day!

Residence Hall Community Events

7:00–9:00 a.m.

Sunday, September 1: Community Exploration Day!

Breakfast

8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

U of M Day Rotations & Class of 2017 Cookout East Bank, West Bank, and St. Paul 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Dinner

8:30–9:30 p.m.

Jermaine Davis Mariucci Arena 10:00 p.m.

Student Unions & Activities Showcase CMU

Residence Halls

11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Brunch

12:00–4:00 p.m.

Community Exploration Depart from Mariucci Arena 4:30–7:00 p.m.

Dinner

10:00 p.m.

Residence Hall Community Events Residence Halls

10:00 p.m.

Residence Hall Community Events Residence Halls

Welcome Week Headquarters Do you have questions? Get separated from your group? Stop by Welcome Week Headquarters (CMU, Room 332) during the dates and times listed below. We are here to assist you and make your Welcome Week experience the best it can be!

Monday, September 2: Prepare for Classes Day! 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Brunch

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Student Group Events Various Locations

Date

Times Available

Numbers to Call:

Tuesday, August 27

10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 28

8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Orientation & First-Year Programs 612-624-1979 - CMU - Room 315

Thursday, August 29

8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, August 30, 31

8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 1

11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Monday, September 2

9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Welcome Week Info Hotline 612-369-1005* *Use this line between 1:00 a.m.7:00 a.m. for emergency calls only.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


2013 Welcome Week Student Handbook  

This handbook is a guide for new University of Minnesota students in the Class of 2017 to all things Welcome Week! The handbook is organized...

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