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August 14, 2003
Contact: Steve Buchholz, Public Information Manager, 394-6082
Welcome Week Introduces Students To A New Year
Beginning a college career is a major change for recent high school graduates. Those students, as well as transfer and non-traditional students must adjust to new friends, new classes and new surroundings.
South Dakota Tech uses the annual Welcome Week every year to help students transition successfully to life at the university. During the week, students meet each other, visit fraternity and sorority houses, memorize the school song and learn secrets to college success.
Welcome Week begins Saturday, Aug. 28, and continues through Friday, Sept. 3. The highlights include:
Saturday, Aug. 28
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., new students move into residence halls
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Orientation “Ketchup��� Day, Surbeck Center Activities Area
Sunday, Aug. 29
6 p.m., Prize-A-Palooza, Quad
8 p.m., Comedian and speaker Wendi Fox brings the “Alcohol Insanity Tour” to the Surbeck Center Ballroom to teach students about
Monday, Aug. 30
1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Students get to know Rapid City by visiting parks, tourist attractions and businesses
7 p.m., Travelin’ Max uses music, conga lines and giveaways to teach South Dakota Tech traditions, including the school song, to incoming freshmen. Also during the show, freshmen receive their green beanies. Tradition holds that the frosh, as they are known, will wear the beanies until halftime of the M-Week football game September 25.
Tuesday, Aug. 31
5 p.m., President’s Picnic, Quad
7 p.m., New and returning students learn how to handle common college life situations during Student Life Skits, performed by staff, faculty and students in the King Center
Friday, Sept. 3
9 p.m., Students attend the Welcome Back Dance, the first big party of the year held in the Quad.
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