Welcome Week

Welcome to Campus

A week long celebration for students to explore, have fun and adjust to the Yote Life.

August 18-25, 2017

Welcome Week is a celebration of USD's incoming class designed to help you become familiar with campus and connect with students, faculty and staff.

Welcome Week

Friday, Aug. 18

4 p.m - Meet for Convocation (Mickelson/Olson Courtyard)
Students should wear their red "21" t-shirts and meet their classmates between Mickelson and Olson Halls. Families should make their way to the DakotaDome.

4:30 p.m. - New Student Convocation (DakotaDome)
The Class of 2021 will be officially welcomed to the USD family.

5 p.m. - Community Picnic (DakotaDome Tennis Courts)
Join USD Student Services for a community picnic immediately following Convocation.

7 p.m. - Parent Reception (National Music Museum)
Parents are invited to meet USD faculty, staff and administration.

7:30 p.m. - Floor Socials(Residence Halls)
Check with your resident assistants (RAs) for the location. Commuter and off-campus students should meet by the MUC information desk.

9 p.m. - Mike Paramore- Comedian (Aalfs Auditorium - Slagle)


Saturday, Aug. 19

Welcome Week

9:30 a.m. - Mandatory Student Rotations
Reference the insert in your welcome bag.

  • How to Be a Coyote Pep Rally
  • CDC & Housing
  • UPD & Student Rights/Responsibilities
  • Title IX

1 p.m. - Dude, Where's My Class? (MUC Information Desk)
Let a USD Student Ambassador help prepare you for your first day of class. Just bring along a copy of your schedule.

1 p.m. - Student Veteran Resource Center Open House (SVRC - Center for Continuing Education 117D)
Join us for corn hole, disgruntled decks, and walking tacos provided free of charge. Campus tours are available from student veterans.

3 p.m. - Coyotepaloosa/Student Organization Fair (Across from North Complex)
Enjoy some great outdoor fun while checking out the awesome student organizations available to you.

7 p.m. - Magician Steven Brundage (Aalfs Auditorium - Slagle)


Welcome Week

Sunday, Aug. 20

Noon - Pool Time
Vermillion has a new pool, head over to Prentis Plunge any time today, show your Coyote Card and receive free entry for the day.

3 p.m. - Residence Hall Socials (Residence Halls) 

4 p.m. - Fraternity Recruitment BBQ (Prentis Park)

6:30 p.m. - USD Improv Club Performance (Pit Lounge)
A one of a kind comedy show featuring improv games and lots of laughs!


Welcome Week

Monday, Aug. 21

8 a.m - Classes Begin
Have a great first day!

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Computer Support (Center for Continuing Education) 

3:30 - 5 p.m. - Beacom School of Business Orientation

5 p.m. - Fraternity Recruitment

7 p.m. - Grocery Bingo (MUC)
Join your fellow students and the Welcome Week Leaders for USD's tradition of Grocery Bingo.

9 p.m. - Movies at the Vermillion Theater (meet at the MUC info desk)
Head to downtown Vermillion to see a movie at our local Vermillion theater. Transportation and admission provided by Student Services. Don't forget your Coyote Card!


Welcome Week

Tuesday, Aug. 22

3- 4 p.m - Yote Floats with Student Services (MUC Pit Lounge)
Join us in the MUC for a FREE root beer float.

5 p.m. - Fraternity Recruitment

6 p.m. - SGA Ice Cream Social (MUC Pit Lounge)
Come meet the Student Government Association executives and senators.

7:30 p.m. - USD Improv Club Performance (Pit Lounge)
A one of a kind comedy show featuring improv games and lots of laughs!

9 p.m. - Late Night at the Wellness Center
A full night of fun including Glow Run, dodgeball tournament, prizes and more!


Welcome Week

Wednesday, Aug. 23

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Center for Diversity & Community Open House

5 p.m. - Fraternity Recruitment

7 p.m. - A Capella group Backtrack - (Aalfs Auditorium-Slagle Hall)
Presented by Campus Activity Board

9 p.m. - Graffiti Dance (Richardson/Olson Basement - North Complex)
Who doesn't love black lights, highlighters and glow sticks. Music and food will be provided. Come join the party.


Thursday, Aug. 24

Welcome Week

11 a.m. - 2 p.m - USD Job and Work Study Fair
Looking for a job on campus this fall? Stop by the MUC to meet with on-campus personnel and check out the work study opportunities.

5 p.m. - Fraternity Recruitment

6 - 8 p.m. - Table Tennis Singles Tournament (MUC Pit Lounge)
Registration opens at 5:45 p.m. be part of this intramural event.

7 - 10 p.m. - Color Your Academic Success (Center for Diversity & Community)


Friday, Aug. 25

Wear Red Friday

Welcome Week

All Day - Free Popcorn Friday (MUC)
Bring your red cup (the one in your welcome bag) to the MUC Information Desk and get free popcorn all day.

11 a.m. - DJ in the MUC
The MUC rocks every Friday with its own DJ. Stop by and request your favorite song.

9 p.m. - Downtown Vermillion Movie
Head down to the Vermillion Theaters where USD students get free admission to a movie with their student ID.

9 p.m. - 12 a.m. - Karakoe & Game Night (Center for Diversity & Community)