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New Student Days

To help prepare you for a successful first year, we host New Student Days. It's a chance for incoming Eagles to familiarize themselves with campus, meet their fellow students and have some fun. After you've moved in to your residence hall, relax, have fun and be ready for classes to start the next week. Participation is required for all first time, full-time students.


Thursday, Aug. 15
  • 9 a.m. to noon, Move-in to residence halls.
  • Noon to 3 p.m., Family Send-off Cookout, between the Rec Center and Alumni Tower
  • 7 p.m., Soccer vs. Marshall University
Friday, Aug. 16
  • 9 a.m. to noon, Move-in to residence halls.
  • Noon to 3 p.m., Family Send-off Cookout, Cartmell Hall Lawn
  • 5 to 6:40 p.m., Curtis Zimmerman - Live at Performance Level, Button Auditorium (required)
  • 7:30 p.m., Hypnotist Sailesh, Button Auditorium
  • 9 p.m., Eagle Block Party, University Boulevard
Saturday, Aug. 17
  • 11 a.m., Student Services open
  • 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., lunch on your own
  • 1 p.m., Life @ MSU (required)
  • Following Life @ MSU - Find My Classes! Orientation leaders will be available to help you locate your classrooms - bring a copy of your schedule.
  • 7-9 p.m., Eagle Carnival, Academic-Athletic Center parking lot (by the football field)
  • 9:30-11:30 p.m., Movie on the Lawn - Shazam!, Intramural Field (s'mores bar!)
Sunday, Aug. 18
  • 11 a.m.-noon, Non-denominational Worship Service, Button Auditorium
  • 3-6 p.m., Outdoor Adventures, Rec Center and Eagle Lake
  • 6-7:30 p.m., 34th Annual Ice Cream Social, ADUC Commons
Monday, Aug. 19
  • Classes begin!
  • 8-10 p.m., Rock the Rec, Recreation and Wellness Center
Tuesday, Aug. 20
  • 4-6 p.m., Campus Job Fair
  • 4-7 p.m., A Good Ole Family Reunion, Allie Young Lawn
  • 7-8 p.m., Pep Rally
Wednesday, Aug. 21
  • 5 p.m., Sorority Meet and Greet
  • 6-8 p.m., Eagle Fest, ADUC Commons

If you have any questions regarding New Student Days, please contact us at or 606-783-5208.

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