The Norbertine’s encourage us to express “radical hospitality” - and so we do! Feel it for yourself as you start your college adventure.

Week of Welcome

As part of your First Year Experience (FYE), we kick off the academic year with an official SNC Week of Welcome (WOW). It’s designed to introduce you not only to FYE and your FYE mentors, but also to the social and co-curricular aspects of college life. WOW helps you settle into your new environment more comfortably.

On move-in day, you’ll discover your FYE group (there are about 18 students per group). Your group will meet with an upperclass student mentor and one faculty or staff facilitator periodically throughout your first six weeks of school. Your first month of college gives you a strong foundation for the next four years, so we really stress the importance of participating in your FYE group meetings.

Download the schedule here.


2013 Week of Welcome Schedule 

Thursday, Aug. 22
7:10-9:15 a.m. Breakfast Michels Commons
7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Get coffee, a smoothie or a bite to eat in a coffeehouse atmosphere. Ed’s in Mulva Library
8 a.m.-1 p.m. New students check into their assigned residence halls or campus-owned houses. Pick up your campus ID
8-11 a.m. Complimentary coffee from Auxiliary Services. Michels Commons
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. All offices are open for any last-minute questions you may have. Open offices
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Make sure to get your textbooks and supplies before classes start. SNC Bookstore
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Technology Assistance 
If you need help connecting your devices to the campus network, bring them to the service desk. For other technology-related questions, stop by or call the help desk at 403-4040.
ITS Service Desk in Mulva Library
8 a.m.- 11:30 p.m. Stop by for a bite to eat. Phil’s in the Campus Center
10:30 a.m.- 1:15 p.m. Lunch
Come enjoy your first meal as a St. Norbert student.
Ruth’s Marketplace, Michels Commons
1-2:30 p.m. Modern Language Placement Exam
If you did not take the modern language placement exam during summer orientation, please complete it during this time slot. Contact Jeff Ritter at 403-3234 with questions.
Cofrin 109
2:45-3:45 p.m. Math Placement Exam
If you did not take the math placement language placement exam during summer orientation, please complete it during this time slot. Contact Kathy Muhs at 403-3368 with questions.
Cofrin 318
4-5:30 p.m. Writing Placement Exam
If you did not take the writing placement exam prior to summer orientation, please complete it during this time slot. Contact Laura Neary at 403-3865 with questions.
Cofrin 15
4:30-7 p.m. Dinner Ruth’s Marketplace, Michels Commons
6-7:45 p.m. Residence Hall Meeting
If you’re residing on campus, attend this meeting and meet your resident assistant.
Located in your residence hall
7-7:45 p.m. Commuter Student Meeting
If you’re not residing on campus, this is a great informational session to attend.
Campus Center Fireplace Lounge
8-10 p.m. First Year Experience (FYE) Meeting
Meet your FYE group in designated locations. Attendance is required.
Locations posted in each residence hall and the Campus Center
10 p.m. Corey Piepersponsored by Entertainment 2Knight (E2K)
Raised in Milwaukee, Corey Pieper is a 22-year-old Hawaiian recording artist & songwriter. His music is often described as a cross between pop and hip-hop. His clean lyrics, energetic presence and island influence attract fans from all demographics.
Campus Center Lounge
Friday, Aug. 23
7:10-9:15 a.m. Breakfast Ruth’s Marketplace, Michels Commons
7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Get coffee, a smoothie or a bite to eat in a coffeehouse atmosphere. Ed’s located in the Mulva Library
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All offices are open for any last minute questions you may have. Open offices
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Technology Assistance 
If you need help connecting your devices to the campus network, bring them to the service desk. For other technology-related questions, stop by or call the help desk at 403-4040.
ITS Service Desk in Mulva Library
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Make sure to get your textbooks and supplies before classes start. SNC Bookstore
8 a.m.-11 p.m. Stop by for a bite to eat. Phil’s in the Campus Center
9 a.m.-10 a.m. Group advisement meeting
Mandatory for all first-year students. 
Locations posted in residence halls and the Campus Center
10 a.m.-Noon Individual advising meeting (as needed)
Individual meetings between students and their academic adviser. 
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Global Perspectives Inventory administration
Meet with your FYE Mentor at your assigned time. They’ll give this to you on Thursday night. 
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Prevention Meet & Greet
The prevention team will share wellness tips for college and have awesome giveaways. 
Michels Commons
10:30 a.m.- 1:15 p.m. Lunch Ruth’s Marketplace, Michels Commons
1:30-5 p.m. It’s community ... it’s service ... it’s Into the Streets Meet your FYE group in your designated located.
4:30-6 p.m. Dinner Ruth’s Marketplace, Michels Commons
6:30-7:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meeting
If you’re residing on campus, attend this meeting with your resident assistant.
Located in your residence hall
7:45-9:30 p.m. FYE Meeting Your designated location
10 p.m.-1 a.m. Grocery Bingo
Come play Grocery Bingo ... with food for prizes! It’s free and open to all students on campus. Students are allowed to play up to two bingo cards and the game keeps going until all the prizes are gone.
Campus Center Lounge
Saturday, Aug. 24
9:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Brunch Ruth’s Marketplace, Michels Commons
10-11:30 a.m. StrengthsQuest
You’ll learn more about your StrengthsQuest results and get information about how to best use your talents at St. Norbert College (for FYE Groups 26-38).
Michels Commons Ballroom
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Ignition Program
Work with your FYE group to build camaraderie and a sense of unity by working together to complete experiential activities (for FYE Groups 1-25).
Intramurals Field behind Gries Hall
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Campus Card Services Michels Commons
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Make sure to get your textbooks and supplies before classes start. SNC Bookstore
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. StrengthsQuest
You’ll learn more about your StrengthsQuest results and get information about how to best use your talents at St. Norbert College (for FYE Groups 39-50). 
Michels Commons Ballroom
11:30 a.m. -11 p.m. Stop by for a bite to eat! Phil’s in the Campus Center
2-3:30 p.m. StrengthsQuest
You’ll learn more about your StrengthsQuest results and get information about how to best use your talents at St. Norbert College (for FYE Groups 1-13).
Michels Commons Ballroom
2-5 p.m. Ignition Program
Work with your FYE group to build camaraderie and a sense of unity by working together to complete experiential activities (for FYE Groups 26-50).
Intramurals Field behind Gries Hall
3:30-5 p.m. StrengthsQuest
You’ll learn more about your StrengthsQuest results and get information about how to best use your talents at St. Norbert College (for FYE Groups 14-25).
Michels Commons Ballroom
6:30-10 p.m. FYE Meeting Your designated location
10 p.m.-Midnight Game Night
Games and snacks sponsored by the ALIVE program. Open to all students—choose the location most convenient for you.
Burke and Mad/Lor Lobbies
Sunday, Aug. 25
10-11 a.m. Sunday Mass
(NOTE: Mass of the Holy Spirit at 4:30 p.m. is for the campus community)
Old St. Joseph Church
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Make sure to get your textbooks and supplies before classes start. SNC Bookstore
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Campus Card Services Michels Commons
10:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Brunch Ruth’s Marketplace, Michels Commons
11:30 a.m. -11 p.m. Stop by for a bite to eat. Phil’s in the Campus Center
3-4 p.m. Study Abroad Information Session Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center
4:15 p.m. FYE Meeting
Attend Mass as a group.
Your designated location
4:30-5:30 p.m. Mass of the Holy Spirit Old St. Joseph Church
5:30-6:00 p.m. FYE Meeting
Meet outside Old St. Joseph Church to prepare for Convocation.
Old St. Joseph Church
6-6:30 p.m. Convocation and dedication of the Class of 2017 Main Hall front lawn
6-9 p.m. Campus-wide picnic
Food will be served from 6:30 to 8 p.m. RPM will be playing at the gazebo. Fireworks will commence at dusk. Rain site: Michels Commons.
Campus Center lawn
Monday, Aug. 26 
7:10-9:15 a.m. Breakfast Ruth’s Marketplace, Michels Commons
8 a.m.-6 p.m. Make sure you get your textbooks for class. SNC Bookstore
10:30 a.m. -1:15 p.m. Lunch Ruth’s Marketplace, Michels Commons
4:30-7 p.m. Dinner Ruth’s Marketplace, Michels Commons
Tuesday, Aug. 27
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Make sure you get your textbooks for class. SNC Bookstore
3 OR 4 p.m. FYE Meeting Your designated location
Wednesday, Aug. 28
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Make sure you get your textbooks for class. SNC Bookstore
7:30 p.m. Emerging Leaders Information Session
Emerging Leaders is a leadership program for first-year students that uses a combination of skill workshops and self-exploration to provide a great foundation for future leadership roles on campus.
Cofrin 15
Thursday, Aug. 29
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Make sure you get your textbooks for class. SNC Bookstore
7 p.m. Community Council Information Meeting
Are you interested in an opportunity for leadership and involvement right in your residence hall? Come to the Community Council information meeting. Watch for signs in your hall for the location.
Meetings will be held in Sensenbrenner, Madelaine/Lorraine, Burke and Bergstrom
Friday, Aug. 30
8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Make sure you get your textbooks for class. SNC Bookstore
7 p.m. Frederick Winters, hypnotist (sponsored by E2K) 
Frederick Winters has performed more than 2,000 shows and entertained more than 500,000 people! Don’t miss this absolutely hilarious program. 
Campus Center Lounge