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Welcome Days

Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 to Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021

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

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SATURDAY, August 21st 

Welcome Days Check-In | 9am - 1pm

New students will check-in with the Student Orientation Staff to begin their new journey as a College of Saint Mary student.
Located in the Hixson-Lied Commons.

New Student Move-In | 9am - 3pm

New students will move into the residence halls!
Located in Lozier Hall.

New Student Blessing | 5pm - 5:30pm

Join the CSM community for a welcome from the College of Saint Mary’s President, Dr. Maryanne Stevens.
Located in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel (Walsh Hall)

New Student Family Dinner | 5:30pm – 6pm

Join the CSM community for a FREE community dinner as we welcome new students and their families!
Located in the Dining Hall (Mercy Hall)

New Student Residence Hall Meeting | 7pm - 8pm

Join the Lozier RA’s and Professional Staff to learn more about your new home, Lozier Hall!
Located in Gross Auditorium.

New Home Fun & Games | 8pm - 9pm

Join the Lozier RA’s for a game night after the Residence Hall meeting in Lozier, your new home!
Located in Lozier Hall.

SUNDAY, August 22nd

New Student Orientation | 10:30am - 3pm

Learn tips and tricks about the College of Saint Mary that will aid in your success as a student!
Located in Walsh Hall.

Big Screen Movie | 3pm - 5pm

Join the Student Orientation staff for an afternoon movie!
Located in Gross Auditorium.

Inner Rail Sand Volleyball | 7pm - 9pm

Join the Student Orientation as they walk over to Aksarben to have a night filled of sand volleyball and community!
Located at the Aksarben Sand Volleyball Courts.

Optional Mass | 8pm

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 8:30pm).

MONDAY, August 23rd

Outdoor Frenzy | 9am - 6pm

Play yard games throughout campus all day long!
Located outside around Campus!

Creature Creation | 9am - 11am

Create your own stuffed animal with the Student Orientation Staff!
Located in the Middle of Campus.

Friendship Bracelet Making | 9am - 11am

Create your own friendship bracelet with the Student Orientation Staff!
Located in the Middle of Campus.

Bubble Soccer & Cold Creations | 2pm - 4pm

Join the Student Orientation staff for Big V’s Bubble Soccer and FREE smoothies & ice cream from Jo-on-the-Go!
Located on the West Side of Mercy.

Creature Creation | 4pm - 6pm

Create your own stuffed animal with the Student Orientation Staff!
Located in the Middle of Campus.

Friendship Bracelet Making | 4pm - 6pm

Create your own friendship bracelet with the Student Orientation Staff!
Located in the Middle of Campus.

IGNITE | 7:30pm - 8pm

Join the CSM Community to get excited for the beginning of the year with our annual community initiation!
Located in the Chapel.

Casino Night | 8pm - 11pm

Join Student Senate for their annual Casino Night that includes many games and prizes!
Located in the Warde Conference Center.

TUESDAY, August 24th

Outdoor Frenzy | 9am - 6pm

Play yard games throughout campus all day long!
Located outside around Campus!

Plant Your Own Plant | 9am - 11am

Plant your own seed in a mug with the Student Orientation Staff!
Located in the Middle of Campus.

Chalk & Talk | 9am - 11am

Create your design on the sidewalks of CSM for a prize!
Located in the Middle of Campus.

Community Resource Fair | 11am - 1pm

Join the Student Orientation staff and the Omaha Community for a fair featuring what Omaha has to offer – organizations from around the area will be here giving away samples and swag!
Located in the Middle of Campus.

Multicultural Lunch | 12pm - 1pm

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion would like to welcome you to CSM and introduce you to exciting opportunities available at CSM for students of color.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet current students and hear tips about how to have a successful year at CSM.  
Located in the Hillmer Art Gallery.

RSVP for Lunch

Plant Your Own Plant | 4pm - 6pm

Plant your own seed in a mug with the Student Orientation Staff!
Located in the Middle of Campus.

Chalk and Talk | 4pm - 6pm

Create your design on the sidewalks of CSM for a prize!
Located in the Middle of Campus.

Grocery BINGO | 7pm - 9pm

Come and play Grocery Bingo with Campus Activities Board to win groceries for the upcoming semester!
Located in the Middle of Campus.

WEDNESDAY, August 25th(First Day of Classes)

Outdoor Frenzy | 9am - 6pm

Play yard games throughout campus all day long!
Located outside around Campus!

First Day of Class, FREE Coffee | 9am – 11am

Enjoy free coffee the morning of the first day of classes from Jo-on-the-Go!
Located on the CSM Plaza.

First Day of Class, FREE Massages | 10am - 2pm

Come get a FREE massages on-campus by Massage-to-Go, hosted by Andrea Joyce, the CSM Counselor!
Located in the Hixson-Lied Commons.

CSM Taxi | ALL DAY!

Enjoy a free ride to your classes from the staff and faculty at CSM!
Located All Around Campus.

Fall Fest Picnic | 5pm – 7pm

Enjoy dinner, games, and snow-cones on the boardwalk! Activities include, free dinner, dunk tank, inflatables, free snow-cones, face painting, and a photo booth!
Located in the Middle of Campus.

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.