Gold Rush Days Aug. 23-26 at SMSU

Freshmen will arrive on campus for Southwest Minnesota State University’s Gold Rush Days orientation Aug. 23-26.

Classes begin for all students on Monday, Aug. 27. Orientation is an opportunity for students to meet fellow first-year students while participating in a number of activities that help acclimate them to college life at SMSU.

“We are excited to extend a warm Mustang welcome to the Class of 2022. Gold Rush Days offers a variety of opportunities to connect with campus, the Marshall community, and fellow freshmen,” said Director of Admission Matt Suby.

Move-in Day is Aug. 23, and plenty of individuals will be on hand to help new students carry belongings into the residence halls.

SMSU athletic teams, students, faculty, staff, and community members will assist in moving students into the residence halls, continuing a tradition started by the late President Doug Sweetland. Residence Hall check-in begins at 8 a.m. on Aug. 23.

Schwan’s ice cream treats will be handed out from 10 a.m. until noon, followed by the US Bank Campus Cookout in front of the Conference Center from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The Campus Religious Center will host an ice cream social from 2-4 p.m., followed by house meetings and dinner with orientation leaders and RA’s.

Starting at 9 p.m., Sex Signals, a high-energy and humorous exploration of culture, sex, and the issue of bystander intervention, will be presented in the SMSU Theatre. A Pool Party will end the evening.

For more information about Gold Rush Days, call the Office of Admission at: 507-537-6286.

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