New Student Orientation

 All new students will need to attend an orientation prior to the start of the semester. Students will receive their Tablet PC computer at orientation, which also helps prepare students for the challenges ahead. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to get an in-depth look at campus, meet new people, and have a lot of fun.

Register for orientation using the New Student Interactive Checklist, so we can be sure to have enough computers for everyone. 

Additional orientation sessions, for special groups are listed further down the page. Parents are encouraged to attend the Parent Orientation Sessions. More information can be found on our Parent Resource page.

Student meal plans will cover the cost of their meals during orientation. Parents and guests will need to pay for meals.

Below is a sample schedule

Students will be divided into 10 orientation groups. Each group will rotate through the following sessions on Friday and Saturday with an assigned Orientation Leader.

Fall Orientation Schedule for group 1


 Thursday, August 21, 2014

8:00 AM

Residence Halls open for move in

7:15 PM

Mandatory New Resident Meeting

 Friday, August 22, 2014

8:00 AM

President’s New Student Convocation

King Center

9:00 AM

Department meetings

*Locations TBA

10:00 AM

“Get to know you” activities

*Campus Quad

11:00 AM

Tablet PC orientation

*Rotating session

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Mines Advantage

*Rotating session

2:00 PM

Life @ Mines

*Rotating session

3:00 PM

Community @ Mines

*Rotating session

4:00 PM

Wellness

*Rotating session

5:00 PM

Dinner

 

7:00 PM

Angela Rose – Shattering the Silence of Sexual Violence

 

 Saturday, August 23, 2014

9:00 AM

Finding your classrooms and laboratories

*Rotating session

10:00 AM

Campus services

*Rotating session

11:00 AM

What is diversity and inclusion

*Rotating session

12:00 PM

Lunch

*Rotating session

1:00 PM

Academic resources

*Rotating session

2:00 PM

Networking & Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Production

*Rotating session  

 Sunday, August 24, 2014

1:30 PM

All Freshmen Service Project

 Locations TBD


Orientation: Athletics

  • Football - August 12, 2014
  • Cross Country, Soccer & Volleyball - August 17, 2014
Hardrocker cross country, football, soccer, and volleyball players will move into their residence halls prior to their assigned orientation session. These orientations are specifically designed for student athletes. Sessions will also be available for parents. You can register for the athletic orientations through the Interactive Checklist.
  

Orientation: Veterans

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014  
 

Register for 2014 Fall Orientation and then select "Yes, I will attend the Veteran's Orientation." Using the Standard Checklist.

Nontraditional Orientation

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
 

 Nontraditional, transfer, and readmitted students should attend this session. Register for the Nontraditional Orientation through the Standard Checklist.

International Student Orientation

  • International Student Orientation (This is a two-day orientation)
    • Bump Lounge, Surbeck Center 
    • Wednesday, August 20 from 9 am to 3 pm and Thursday, August 21, from 9 am to noon. 
     

All international students should attend this session. This orientation provides international students with information specific to their status and their transition to the US, including differences in culture and the educational system.


Omniciye Bridge Program

This orientation program is open to all incoming American Indian students. The information given during the Bridge program is most applicable to first-time incoming students, but transfer students are welcome to attend. Please note that this program does not take the place of the regular new student orientation. Contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs to find out if you are eligible: oma@sdsmt.edu or (605) 394-1828.