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First 10 Days

Campus Life Special Events Student Life

Date

August 19, 2022 - September 17, 2022

Time

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Location

Dakota State University

Details

Welcome to orientation, your official introduction to life as a Trojan. Orientation programs are different depending on which term you're entering and whether you're a first-year or transfer student.

Friday, August 19
  • First Year and Transfer Move In (8:00am, Residence Halls)
  • All Offices Open (8:00am-5:00pm)
  • Tablet Distribution (8:00am-4:00pm, Mundt Library)
  • Information Station (8:00am-3:00pm, Trojan Center)
  • Transfer Orientation Sessions (10:00am & 1:30pm, Trojan Center Alumni Room and/or Zoom)
  • Campus Grill-Out (10:30am-2:00pm, West TC Lawn)
  • All Campus Ice Cream Social (3:00pm, East Hall South Lawn, Sponsored by Madison Regional Health)
  • Trojan Trek (3:30pm, Opportunity Center locations)
  • New Student Welcome: Trojans Start Here (4:00pm, East Hall South Lawn)
  • GO! Time (4:45pm, East Hall South Lawn)
  • Spaghetti Supper (5:30pm, Trojan Center Marketplace)
  • Game Night with Gaming Club (7:00pm, Trojan Center)

Saturday, August 20

  • Move-In for Returning Students (8:00am)
  • Info Sessions for New Students Group Blue: Last Name A-L (9:30am, DPP Theatre) **Bring ID
  • Info Sessions for New Students Group Silver: Last Name M-Z (10:00am, DPP Conference Center) **Bring ID
  • Tours of Community Center (Immediately following the Info Sessions)
  • Marketplace Open (11:30am-1:30pm)
  • Information Station (12:00pm-4:00pm, Trojan Center)
  • Offices Open: 12:00pm-4:00pm
    • Mundt Library: ITS (tablet distribution, student ID, Trojan Silver)
    • Trojan Center: Trojan Zone
    • Courtyard: Residence Life (housing, student mail and packages)
  • Hall Meetings for First Year Students (4:00pm-5:15pm, Check Hall for Details)
  • Marketplace Open (5:00pm-7:00pm)
  • Cookies & Canvas with Cru (6:00pm-9:00pm, Trojan Center Underground)
  • Bingo (8:00pm, Trojan Center Marketplace)

Sunday, August 21

  • Morning Options:
    • List of Church Services posted in hall lobbies
  • Marketplace Open (11:30am-1:30pm)
  • Information Station (12:00pm-4:00pm, Trojan Center)
  • Offices Open: 12:00pm-4:00pm
    • Mundt Library: ITS (tablet distribution, student ID, Trojan Silver)
    • Trojan Center: Trojan Zone
    • Courtyard: Residence Life (housing, student mail and packages)
  • Trojan Olympics for New Students (3:00pm, Meet in Trojan Center Fireplace Lounge)
  • Residence Hall Meetings for Returning Students (4:00pm, Check Hall for Details)
  • Marketplace Open (5:00pm-7:00pm)
  • Blue Bash with music, inflatables, games, and more (5:00pm-7:00pm, West TC Lawn)
  • C-Store Open (6:30pm-11:00pm)
  • Jackbox Games with Cru (7:00pm, Trojan Center Underground)

Monday, August 22

  • Information Station (7:30am-2:00pm, Trojan Center)
  • Transfer Orientation Session (12:00pm, Trojan Center Alumni Room and/or Zoom)
  • Student Engagement Social (6:00pm, Trojan Center)

Tuesday, August 23

  • Information Station (7:30am-2:00pm, Trojan Center)
  • Rootbeer Floats with the Newman Club (5:00pm-6:00pm, West TC Patio)
  • DownTown in Madtown featuring Weston Frank Live (6:00pm-9:00pm, Egan Ave, Meet at the Mundt Library at 5:45pm)

Wednesday, August 24

  • Information Station (11:00am-1:00pm, Trojan Center)
  • What’s Up Wednesdays (11:00am-1:00pm, TC West Hallway)
  • Hall Council Kick-Off (7:00pm, Check Halls for Details)

Thursday, August 25

  • Information Station (11:00am-1:00pm, Trojan Center)
  • Combat Color Run (5:30pm, Tailgate Area)
  • Home Football (7:00pm) Ag Bowl

Friday, August 26

  • Information Station (11:00am-1:00pm, Trojan Center)
  • Spirit Fridays: Trojan Pride Prize Patrol
  • LEC Open House (11:00am-1:00pm, Learning Engagement Center)

Saturday, August 27

  • Soccer Tournament (10:00am, Community Center, Register by August 26)
  • Yard Games with Cru (1:00pm-6:00pm)

Sunday, August 28

  • Grocery Bag Bingo (8:00pm, Trojan Center Marketplace)

Monday, August 29

  • Trojan Tutoring Begins (12:00pm, Learning Engagement Center)
  • Dram-O-Rama (6:00pm, Dakota Prairie Playhouse)

Tuesday, August 30

  • $1 Movie Night (8:00pm, Dakota Cinema)

Wednesday, August 31

  • Trojan Fest: Club Fair and Part-Time Job Fair (11:00am-2:00pm, East Hall South Lawn)
    • Day of Service Sign Up

Thursday, September 1

  • Trojans Take It to the Lake (6:00pm-9:00pm, Lake Herman State Park, Transportation Available)

Friday, September 2

  • 1st Fridays with Trojan Pride
  • Spirit Fridays: Trojan Pride Prize Patrol

Monday, September 5

  • Labor Day—No Classes & Offices Closed

Wednesday, September 7

  • What’s Up Wednesdays (11:00am-1:00pm, Trojan Center West Hallway)
  • Newcomer Night at the Trojan Zone (7:00pm-8:30pm, Trojan Zone)

Thursday, September 8

  • Trojan Thursdays: Grow Through What You Go Through (11:00-1:00pm, TC West Hallway)

Friday, September 10

  • Spirit Fridays: Trojan Pride Prize Patrol
  • World Suicide Awareness Day Activities (10:00am-2:00pm, Trojan Center)

Monday, September 12

  • DSU Axe Throwing Night (6:00p[m-10:00pm, Unlock Madison)

Wednesday, September 14

  • What’s Up Wednesdays (11:00am-1:00pm, Outside Student Services)
  • Community Center Open House (4:00pm-6:00pm, Community Center)
  • Home Volleyball (6:00pm, DSU Fieldhouse) Swap Ur Swag

Thursday, September 15

  • Trojan Thursdays
  • Welcome Back Picnic with International Programs (5:30pm, Madison Library Park)
  • Home Volleyball (7:00pm, DSU Fieldhouse)

Friday, September 16

  • Spirit Fridays: Trojan Pride Prize Patrol
  • Constitution Day Activity (Details TBD)

Trojan Days 2022 - September 19-24

  • More information and dates/times to be announced!

Saturday, September 25

  • Trojan Days Parade (10:00am-12:pm Egan Avenue, Madison)
  • Tailgate (1:00pm-4:00pm East of Trojan Field)
  • Home Trojan Football Game — (4:00pm, Trojan Field)
    TROJAN FOOTBALL VS IOWA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY