Welcome Freshmen!

We are so excited that you’re here! As you start your journey as a Bulldog, we hope you join us in all of our welcome week festivities! From Spikeball, to Mass, to free food, to bingo, we have something for everyone. Make sure to checkout our official list of events below. We can’t wait to meet you!

Free Food for Freshmen

When: August 25 from 5:30PM-7:30PM
Where: The Newman House (Map)
What: Let’s face it. We all miss mom’s cooking. Come join us for a delicious home-cooked meal!

Bingo & Singo

When: August 26 from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: The Newman House (Map)
What: Grab your dauber! Come win some dorm room essentials, snacks, and decor in a classic game of bingo & original game singo (song bingo)!

On-Campus Catholic Mass

When: August 27 from 9:00AM-10:00AM
Where: Rafters (Map)
What: Join us for this Mass at the UMD Student Center! See you there!

Spikeball & Watermelon Feed

When: August 27 from 2:00PM-4:00PM
Where: The Newman House (Map)
What: We’re trying to find the best spikeballers on campus. Bring a teammate or find one at the tournament. Come for the game & stay for the watermelon!

Catholic Mass

When: August 27 from 6:00PM-7:00PM
Where: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary (Map)
What: Join us for Mass in the beautiful Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral! We can’t wait to celebrate the Mass with you!

Mass at Rock Knob

When: August 31 at 5:00PM -Leave from Newman
Where: The Newman House (Map)
What: This beautiful event not only includes a picturesque hike up Rock Knob, but ends with Mass at the top! Grab your hiking boots and join us!

Special Guest Speaker: Paul J. Kim

When: September 7 at 6:30PM
Where: Montague 80 (Map)
What: Join us for a talk by the incredible speaker, Paul J. Kim! You do not want to miss this!

First Timer’s Retreat

When: September 15-17
Where: Brainerd Lakes
What: Are you a new UMD student looking for community? Then join us for our First Timer’s Retreat!