Opening Week

Odell Bizzell keynote address

Posted by on July 2, 2019

New Student Programs and the division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are collaborating to bring national speaker Odell Bizzell to campus on Monday, August 12 during Opening Week. Please consider joining the incoming freshman class for Odell’s keynote address from 4:45-6:15pm in the Gibson Arena of the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building. Odell is an inspirational […]

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Student volunteers needed for Opening Week

Posted by on March 4, 2019

Do you know students who want leadership experience and want to make a difference for new students or transfer students? Please encourage them to apply to volunteer as a mentor during Opening Week, Aug. 11-16.

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2019 Opening Week mentor volunteer opportunity

Posted by on March 1, 2019

Want leadership experience? Want to make a difference? Want to help out freshmen and/or transfers? Want really cool free t-shirts and free food? You should volunteer to be an Opening Week Mentor! Applications are due by Friday, April 5th at 4:00pm.

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‘Miners in Motion’ reunites Opening Week groups in contest

Posted by on September 24, 2018

In a Wizarding World competition among their fellow peers, new students can reconnect with their Opening Week mentor groups while learning about overcoming academic and personal challenges at S&T. These activities will not only help students bond with their peers but will aid them in learning skills that will benefit their future pursuits. Free food and prizes are provided to all first-year students who attend. New students will receive an acceptance letter with details.

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Opening Week is just around the corner

Posted by on August 1, 2018

The office of new student programs is gearing up to welcome the freshman class of 2018 to the Miner family. Students will arrive on campus to move in Sunday, Aug. 12. Opening Week will officially kick off that evening with a “Party at the Puck” picnic. Activities will continue through Saturday, Aug. 18.

Throughout the week, students will:

  • Complete an academic workshop, learn about campus and college life, participate in a team-based experiential learning project, and discover what it means to be a Miner.
  • Be sure to mark your calendars for Friday, Aug. 17, to watch the races through campus and cheer on new students.
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Union Pacific hosts Project X, driving new students to compete

Posted by on August 1, 2018

The new student programs staff is pleased to announce that Union Pacific will once again sponsor Opening Week’s Project X. Opening Week runs from Sunday, Aug. 12, through Saturday, Aug. 18. New students will be divided into 85 mentor groups, guided by upperclassmen mentors, and modify a remote-controlled vehicle.

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Volunteers needed for Project X design contest

Posted by on June 20, 2018

The new student programs staff seeks running judges to assist opening week mentor teams during their Project X track competition, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. Volunteer judges may pick any timeframe or stay the entire time. This position requires jogging across campus to follow teams as they race. Volunteers will get a free T-shirt and meal. For more information or to participate, please contact Morgan Fender, senior in chemical engineering, at mdfnr9@mst.edu.

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Thanks for a great Opening Week

Posted by on August 28, 2014

The 2014 Opening Week programs were a positive experience for our new students, thanks to the cooperative efforts of the many faculty, staff and students who participated. It takes a campus community to carry out these effective and valuable programs for our new students and it was done with your help. Developing early relationships with students, staff and faculty is instrumental in helping students make a successful transition to college life. Opening Week also establishes realistic academic expectations for our new students and provides programs that promote academic success. New Student Programs would like to sincerely thank everyone involved in Opening Week and looks forward to working with you in 2015.

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Opening week is quickly approaching

Posted by on August 6, 2014

Opening Week, a week of academics, interactive programs and fun, begins when more than 1,300 new freshmen participate in the “New Student Move-In” on Saturday, Aug. 16. Activities continue through Saturday, Aug. 23.

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Project X information

Posted by on August 6, 2014

New student programs is pleased to announce that Union Pacific will once again sponsor the 2014 Opening Week’s Project X. Union Pacific will have representatives on campus during Opening Week to assist our new students with programs and judging their projects. 1,300 new students will attend Opening Week, which starts Saturday, Aug. 16.

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