Welcome Week 2017 - Begin Your Life at Mary

Here are some resources that will help you make the most of Welcome Week!  Please let us know what questions you have.  We are here to make the beginning of your journey at Mary as smooth as possible.

Welcome Week Schedule

9:00 am - 9:30 am Optional Daily Mass - Benet Chapel, Clairmont Center
9:00 am - 4:00 pm University Bookstore is open! - Lumen Vitae University Center
9:30 am - 2:00 pm MC2 is open to purchase snacks and beverages - Gary Tharaldson School of Business Foyer
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Room blessings - Individual Residence Hall Rooms
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Parking, Banking, and CAT Bus booths open - Gary Tharaldson School of Business Foyer
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Last Name A – MResident First-Year and Resident Transfer Student Registration & Residence Hall Move-In – Assigned Residence Hall
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Last Name N – ZResident First-Year and Resident Transfer Student Registration & Residence Hall Move-In – Assigned Residence Hall

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Commuter First-Year Student & Commuter Transfer Student Registration - Butler Hall, Gary Tharaldson School of Business
2:00 pm

Campus Tours (leaving at 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm) - Gary Tharaldson School of Business Foyer

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break - Unpack, settle in and explore the University of Mary!
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm International Student Meeting - TSB 207, Gary Tharaldson School of Business
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Marauder Talk – Meet Your Peer Leader - Various locations (see schedule booklet - groups as assigned on name tag)
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Transfer Talk – Transfer Student FAQs and Answers - Heskett Hall, Clairmont Center
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Empowering Your Student (Session for Parents/Guardians) - Arno Gustin Hall, HMC
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm President’s Welcome & Wheat Ceremony - McDowell Activity Center (MAC)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm New Students, Family & Friends Dinner - University Dining Center
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Life 101 - McDowell Activity Center (MAC)

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Parents/Guardians Residence Life Meeting - Lobby of each student's Residence Hall
9:00 pm - 9:20 pm Parents, Family & Friends Depart for the Evening
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm Starlight Social at the President’s Residence - Bus departs from outside of McDowell Activity Center (MAC)
9:00 am - 10:30 am Eucharistic Liturgy for New Students, Family & Friends - Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel, Benedictine Center
10:30 am –  12:00 pm New Student, Family & Friends Brunch (Student + 2 eat free, additional tickets available for purchase) - University Dining Center
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Farewell to Families – Families Depart
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

University Bookstore is open! - Lumen Vitae University Center

12:30 pm FREE Bus Departs from outside of MAC for the Soccer Game! - Game takes place at MDU Resources Community Bowl, Bismarck, ND
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm SOCCER GAME: University of Mary vs. Minot State University - MDU Resources Community Bowl, Bismarck, ND
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Speed Friending - Benedictine Dining Center
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Marauder Talk - Meet Your Peer Leader
Various Meeting Locations (groups as assigned on name tag)
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Transfer Talk - Meet Your Peer Leader
Various Meeting Locations (groups as assigned on name tag)

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm First Official Dinner of the School Year - University Dining Center
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm Marauders after Dark - Fieldhouse
6:45 am –  10:00 am Breakfast - University Dining Center
8:00 am - 4:30 pm University Bookstore is open! - Lumen Vitae University Center
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Walk-in Academic Advising for schedule changes - Student Success Center, Welder Library
9:00 am - 9:50 am

Marauder Talk - Meet Your Peer Leader - Various meeting locations (groups as assigned on name tag)

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Transfer Talk - Meet Your Peer Leader - Various meeting locations (groups as assigned on name tag)

10:00 am - 10:50 am

Rotating Session

  • Groups 1-14: Alcohol Awareness - Arno Gustin Hall, HMC
  • Groups 15-29: University of Mary: Our Benedictine Values - Butler Hall, Gary Tharaldson School of Business
 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Rotating Session

  • Groups 1-14: University of Mary: Our Benedictine Values - Butler Hall, Gary Tharaldson School of Business
  • Groups 15-29: Alcohol Awareness - Arno Gustin Hall, HMC
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch - University Dining Center
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Treasure Hunt: A UMary Tradition! - Butler Hall

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Marauder Gear BINGO! - Benedictine Dining Center

4:30 pm

Regularly Scheduled Mass - Our Lady of the Word Chapel, Benedictine Center

5:00 pm Labor Day Cookout (Co-Sponsored by University Ministry) - Benedictine Courtyard (UDC/Chick's Place closed 5-8pm)
5:30 pm University Ministry Open House & Dessert Bar - St. John Paul II Center for University Ministry, Benedictine Center
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Begin Your LIFE at Mary: Upperclassman Q & A Panel Discussion - Arno Gustin Hall, HMC
9:00 pm - 12:00 am Movie on the Lawn “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
(Co-Sponsored by Marauder Activities Committee) - North Courtyard
6:45 am - 9:00 am Breakfast - University Dining Center
8:00 am - 4:30 pm University Mailroom open for package pick-up - Benedictine Center, lower level
8:00 am - 6:30 pm University Bookstore is open! - Lumen Vitae University Center
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Walk-in Academic Advising for schedule changes - Student Success Center, Welder Library
9:00 am - 9:50 am Marauder Talk - Meet Your Peer Leader - Various meeting locations (groups as assigned on student name tag)
9:00 am - 9:50 am Transfer Talk - Meet Your Peer Leader - Various meeting locations (groups as assigned on student name tag)
10:00 am - 10:50 am

Rotating Session (Required - attend one)

  • Groups 1-14: Tech Talk: Canvas & my.umary
  • Groups 15-29: Financial Literacy with American Bank Center
11:00 am - 11:50 am

Rotating Session (Required - attend one)

  • Groups 1-14: Financial Literacy with American Bank Center
  • Groups 15-29: Tech Talk: Canvas & my.umary
11:00 am - 2:00pm

Campus Tours - Transfer Students (optional - leaving every 1/2 hour) - Gary Tharaldson School of Business Foyer

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Transfer Student Validation and Verification (Required - takes 1/2 hour) - Gary Tharaldson School of Business Foyer

12:00 pm

Regular Scheduled Mass - Our Lady of the Word Chapel, Benedictine Center

12:00 pm

Lunch - University Dining Center

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

60 Seconds of Service - Welder Library, lower level lounge

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where Are My Classes? Classroom Tours - Gary Tharaldson School of Business Foyer

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SSS/TRIO Student Meet & Greet - Welder 210, Welder Library

4:30pm

Regularly Scheduled Mass - Our Lady of the Word Chapel, Benedictine Center

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday evening dinner - University Dining Center

6:00 pm

Volleyball Game: University of Mary vs. Valley City State University - McDowell Activity Center (MAC)

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Morris Morrison (Co-Sponsored by the Student Success Center) - Arno Gustin Hall

8:00 am Classes begin for the 2017-18 school year!
8:00 am - 6:30 pm University Bookstore is open! - Lumen Vitae University Center
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Walk-in Academic Advising for schedule changes - Student Success Center, Welder Library
10:00 am

All University Eucharistic Liturgy - Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel, Benedictine Center

8:00 pm

Ablaze Worship - Nygard Patio, Outside Roers Hall

9:00 pm

Residence Hall Meetings (Required) - Residence Hall

8:00 am - 6:30 pm University Bookstore is open! - Lumen Vitae University Center
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Walk-in Academic Advising for schedule changes - Student Success Center, Welder Library
11:00 am - 2:00 pm Annual University of Mary Community Fair - McDowell Activity Center (MAC)
12:00 pm

Regularly Scheduled Mass - Our Lady of the Word Chapel, Benedictine Center

4:30 pm

Regularly Scheduled Mass - Our Lady of the Word Chapel, Benedictine Center

8:00 pm

"Grounds for Belief" - Eric Genuis (Sponsored by University Ministry) - Our Lady of the Anunciation Chapel, Benedictine

MARAUDER SPIRIT DAY! Show your SPIRIT and wear your new Marauder Gear!
8:00 am - 6:30 pm University Bookstore is open! - Lumen Vitae University Center
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Walk-in Academic Advising for schedule changes - Student Success Center, Welder Library
12:00 pm Regularly Scheduled Mass - Our Lady of the Word Chapel, Benedictine Center
3:00 pm Lumen Vitae University Center Grand Opening Celebration! - Chick's Place Parking Lot
4:30 pm

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! - North LVUC Entrance

6:00 pm

First Official Dinner in the New Lumen Vitae University Dining Center - LVUC Dining Center

8:00 pm Grand Opening Concert: featuring "Asher" - Lower Living Room, Lumen Vitae University Center
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Lumen Vitae University Center Open House!
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm University Bookstore is open! - Lumen Vitae University Center
9:00 pm Open Mic Night: BYOT - Bring Your Own Talent! (Co-Sponsored by the University of Mary Music Department and Marauder Activities Committee) - Lower Living Room, Lumen Vitae University Center