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Welcome Days

Saturday, Aug. 21 - Sunday, Aug. 29 

The Student Leadership Office and Student Orientation Staff are excited for Welcome Days 2021 - our BIG kickoff to start the new academic year! 

Jump to August:

26th | 27th | 28th | 29th 

THURSDAY, August 26th

Outdoor Frenzy | 9am - 6pm

Play yard games throughout campus all day long!
Located around campus.

FREE Donuts | 9am - 10am

Enjoy free donuts before class from Hy-Vee!
Located in Commons.

Scatter Joy Acres | 10am - 12am

Visit with the animals of Scatter Joy Acres!
Located in Plaza.

Glow Dance | 9pm - 11pm

Join Student Orientation Staff for a fun night of dancing, music, and a FREE shirt!

Located on the west side of Mercy.

FRIDAY, August 27th

Outdoor Frenzy | 9am - 6pm

Enjoy playing yard games around campus throughout the day.
Located around campus all day.

Pool Party and Movie | 7pm - 9pm

Join Campus Activity Board for a night of swimming, games, and watching a movie with snacks.
Located at Lied Fitness Center.

SATURDAY, August 28th

Keep Omaha Beautiful Trail Clean Up | 10am

Join Student Orientation Staff as we clean up the Keystone Trail!
Meet outside of Madonna Hall to walk at 10:00am.

Aksarben Movie Matinee | 12pm

Join Student Orientation Staff in walking over to the Aksarben Cinema for a free movie!
Meet in Hixson Lied Commons to walk at 11:45am.

SUNDAY, August 29th

Farmers Market | 10am - 12pm

Join Student Orientation Staff in a walk over to Aksarben to explore local vendors.
Meet in the Hixson Lied Commons at 9:45am to walk over with Student Orientation Staff.

Mass | 10am

Join the Student Orientation Staff as they walk over to the St. John Paul II Newman Center for mass! Meet us outside of Lozier Hall (Mass starts at 10:30pm).
Located at St. John Paul II Newman Center.


LEAP ​is a great way to get a head start on becoming a leader on campus! The LEAP program is available to incoming students. It helps students get acquainted with campus life and the College of Saint Mary community, build and grow leadership skills, and find ways to find their voice and become more involved during their time here. This program is led by student leaders who have demonstrated high character and involvement on and off campus for Leap participants to model themselves after.

Prior to the school year, incoming first-time traditional students can come stay overnight with student leaders and get ready to lead:

  • Meet new friends before you start classes
  • Explore campus and Aksarben Village
  • Participate in a fun community service activity
  • Enjoy a free pizza lunch
  • Receive a CSM t-shirt and a special gift