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Tuesday, September 3

Arrival Day: MSOE Welcome Week Begins!

Moving In and Getting Settled
8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Residence Halls

Welcome week leaders and Residence Life staff will be here to help you check in and move your belongings to you room. Ready? Check out the move in and laptop schedule!

Raider Resources and Laptop Pickup
10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Campus Center

Pick up your laptop, then swing by the Bookstore for some MSOE gear and your first quarter textbooks. While you are there, grab some lunch, sign up for upcoming programs and events, meet with various resources on campus. The Student Financial Services Team will also provide an overview on how to understand financial aid and student accounts at 10 a.m, noon, and 2 p.m. (held in RWJ Cafeteria). They will go over frequently asked questions, concerns and other important topics that could impact student’s financial aid or account.

Welcome Week leaders will help you get your laptop at the correct time. When do you pick up your laptop? Check out the schedule here

Honors Student Orientation
1 p.m., 
Todd Wehr Auditorium

Meet other new and current Honors students, and learn more about the program curriculum during the Fall Quarter.

Happy or Not Hour: Parents Reception
4:30 p.m., Grohmann Museum Rooftop

Mix and mingle with other parents and families, as well as other staff and faculty members at this one-of-a-kind mixer! Learn about opportunities to get involved as an MSOE Parent and upcoming events on campus all year long.

Commuter Student Orientation
4 p.m., Campus Center 
Multi Purpose Room

Meet other new and current commuter students over a casual dinner. In addition, you'll be able to pick up your laptop, student ID, and get other valuable information for commuter students.

Floor Meetings
4:30 p.m., Grohmann Tower, 
Residence Hall Floors and RWJ Cafe

Meet your floor mates and chat about the do's and don'ts of college living. 

"The Raider Way" Welcome Dinner
6 p.m., 
Kern Center Field House

Join your Class of 2023 and hear from the vice president of enrollment management and student affairs, Dr. Tim Valley on the excitement that lies ahead while you enjoy a dinner, and discover the “Raider Way” to make the most out of your MSOE experience.

Comedy Sportz
(following "The Raider Way" dinner), Kern Center Field House

Starting after the Welcome Dinner watch this amazing comedy show (think Whose Line is it Anyway) and meet new friends and enjoy laughs.

Wednesday, September 4

Making Connections

Raider Round Up
9 a.m., Kern Center Arena

Connect with your fellow peers, exchange contact information and discover the stupid human tricks of the student body.

Maximize Your Buzz
10:30 a.m. – Noon, Kern Center Arena

Maximize Your Buzz is the highly sought-after alcohol program that treats students like adults, not third-graders. Through comedy, multimedia, and practical advice, students learn to make values-based choices about alcohol. With a practical message blended with a lighthearted approach, students will leave having had a great time, as well as, equipped with safe practices to make healthier choices, reduce high-risk drinking, and taking care of friends who over-indulged.

Freaky Fast Lunch
Noon – 1 p.m., Kern Center Arena

Enjoy a freaky fast Jimmy Johns lunch in the Kern Arena between sessions! 

CREATE Speaker: Jose Bowen
1 p.m., Kern Center Arena

Hear from Jose Bowen on how to make the most of your college experience in and out of the classroom and how that impacts life here on campus. At MSOE, we have a different way of thinking, acting and existing. It's a way of life that our faculty, students, staff and alumni exhibit each day which inspires us to make an impact within our communities - it's the MSOE Mindset. It is an assimilation of the Servant-Leader Mindset, the Entrepreneurial Mindset, and MSOE’s new strategic plan, mission, vision, values and commitments. 

Zero Shades of Gray
2 p.m., Kern Center Arena

Zero Shades Of Gray sets the tone that sexual assault is black and white. There are no disclaimers, no clauses, and no fine print when it comes to how people feel about being sexually assaulted or raped. It’s serious to the victim, and this seminar helps students understand that this isn’t a victim problem, it’s a problem on all levels. Students will leave equipped with safe practices for better decision-making. 

Plug-In to MSOE: Get Involved, Get Connected
1–3 p.m., Kern Center Field House

Come learn about opportunities that will help you continue to explore your passions, meet new friends, explore the world, and much more. Now is your opportunity to get involved and get connected with others at MSOE. 

Casino Night
8 p.m., Campus Center, Great Room

Dress to impress and join us at MSOE's Annual Casino Night! Play your hand at blackjack, roulette, craps or poker for your chance to win awesome prizes. Not the gambling type? No worries, come for the DJ, photo booth and more!

Thursday, September 5

Develop Curiosity

Raider Round Up
9 – 10 a.m., Kern Center Arena

Compete in an all-student, single elimination game of rock, paper, scissors. Will you be the last one standing? Class photo to follow, so wear your MSOE class shirt today.

Faculty Tell All
10 – 11 a.m., Kern Center Arena

Have the opportunity to hear from professors about what to expect in classes and ask their advice for helpful tips and tricks of how to be a successful MSOE student.

Academic Department Meetings*
11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Various Campus Locations

Meet your academic department team, fellow classmates, academic advisor and review your Year One syllabus. Welcome week leaders will be available to lead you in these sessions.
*Please review the additional addendum for your academic department meeting time and location.

Biomedical Engineering (BME) Program
2 – 3 p.m. Program meeting: S341
3 – 4:30 p.m. Advisor meetings: S312, S314, S343, S344
Biomolecular Engineering (BioE) Program
2 – 4:30 p.m. Program meeting: Campus Center 2nd Floor
Civil, architectural engineering, construction management (CAECM) Department
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch and Boat Tour: CC 3rd Floor – Multipurpose Room
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Advisor meetings: CC-35, CC-43, CC-44, CC-45, CC-70
computer engineering (CE) program
2 – 3 p.m. Program meetings: APC Large Dining Room
3 – 4:30 p.m. Advisor meetings: CC-53, CC-47, CC-48, CC-51
computer science (cs) program
2 – 4 p.m. Program meetings: Grohmann Tower 403
2 – 3 p.m. Program meeting: CC 3rd Floor – Multipurpose Room
3 – 4:30 p.m. Advisor meetings: L-104, L-304, L-305, L-306, L-307, L-308, L-309, L-310, L-311
1 – 3 p.m. Advisor meetings: S-357
3:30 – 5 p.m. EEX Transfer Orientation: L-100
5 – 6:30 p.m. EEX Session: Circuits Review: L-100
2 – 3 p.m. Program meeting: S-260
3 – 4:30 p.m. Program social: S-260
3 – 4 p.m. Program meeting: Grohmann Tower 402
2 – 3:30 p.m. Program meeting: Kern Center Field House
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Advisor meetings: Professor's Offices
1 – 4:30 p.m. Program meeting: CC-118, CC-121, CC-244
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch and Boat Tour: CC 3rd Floor – Multipurpose Room
3:30 – 5 p.m. Advisor meetings: Rader School of Business
2 – 3 p.m. Program meeting: S-206
3 – 4:30 p.m. Advisor meetings: S-210, S-359, S-362, S-243
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch and Boat Tour: CC 3rd Floor – Multipurpose Room
3 – 4 p.m. Advisor meetings: Grohmann Museum offices

Students Tell All
5 p.m., Kern Center Field House

Come meet with your peers and ask questions about anything and everything to current MSOE students to figure out the ins and outs of college life at MSOE.

Packers vs. Bears Viewing Party
7 p.m., Campus Center 3rd Floor Great Room

Kick off the football season with the best rivalry in football! Come taste local favorite Wisconsin and Illinois foods.

MSOE After Dark: Glow Up Night
10 p.m., Viets Field

Come with your bright colors on to glow in the dark while playing glow dodgeball, glow soccer, and other activities!

Friday, September 6

Creating Value

Raider Round Up: The Wellness Guide to Thrive at MSOE
9 – 11 a.m., Kern Center Arena

Meet our Wellness staff, learn about resources on-campus, and understand how we can help you thrive at MSOE.

11 a.m., Kern Center Field House

Join your classmates and hear inspirational and informational messages from the Dean of Students, President John Walz, Ph.D., and more before you kick off the first week of the rest of your life! Pastries and beverages provided.

Honors Field Lesson and Dinner
3 – 5 p.m., Honors Cohort only. Depart from Grohmann Tower

Learn more about Milwaukee and the organizations you will be partnering with and then enjoy a dinner at a local favorite, Transfer Pizza.

Athletic Tailgate
3 – 6 p.m., Market Street (outside of Kern Center)

Meet your Raider athletes, make a poster with the Raider Dance Team and grab some Ian’s Pizza before heading over to root for the Raider women’s volleyball team at the Volleyball Invitational.

Gaming with MAGE
6 p.m. – Midnight, Campus Center 3rd Floor MAGE Gaming Room

Come post up for the night with our gaming organization MAGE and enjoy a night of fun and playing video games with other MSOE students.

Women's Volleyball Invitational
6 p.m., Kern Center Arena

Cheer on our Women's Volleyball team during their invitational tournament.

MSOE After Dark "Flashback Friday" on Ice
7 – 10 p.m., Kern Center Ice Arena

Who would have thought that 90's music and ice skating would be a perfect pair! Come chill out with friends and test out your skating skills.

Saturday, September 7

Learn to Row with the MSOE Crew Team
9 a.m., Meet at the Kern Center

Interested in a fast-growing sport? Want to do something you have never done? Just want to see the city from a new angle – Join the Crew team for an amazing Saturday. Dress in shorts and t shirts (not baggy). Transportation included.

Bradford Beach Outing
All Day, Bradford Beach

Connect with your floor and arrange a walk down to explore the famous Bradford Beach!

Women's Volleyball Invitational
10 a.m., Kern Center Arena

Continue to cheer on our Women's Volleyball team during their invitational tournament.

Color Fight with Greek Life
11 a.m., Grass Athletic Field

Connect with our Greek community on campus in the annual color fight.

Service Saturday
11 a.m., Meet at the Campus Center

Come serve the Milwaukee community at the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary with Circle K and students from the Honors Program. Spots are limited. 

Men's Soccer Game
1 p.m., Viets Field

Support Raider athletics, cheer the men’s soccer team to victory, and see the MSOE Dance Team perform at halftime!

Kickball Game with ASME
3 p.m., Grass Athletic Field

Looking for some friendly competition? Come challenge your friends to a kickball game.

Laser Tag with Student Union Board
8 p.m., Science Building (Meet on first floor)

Take over the Science Building and explore the area while playing laser tag.

MSOE After Dark: Nachos and Game Night with RHA
10 p.m., RWJ Cafeteria

Build your own nachos with RHA and get together with your fellow floormates and the Residence Hall Association to play some games!

Sunday, September 8

Campus Ministry Church and Community Connection
8 a.m., TBD

Connect with fellow students before departing to various mass and worship services across Milwaukee.

Multicultural Organization Meet and Greet Cook Out
Noon, Meet at the Grass Athletic Field

Meet up with our multicultural student organizations and learn more about their communities over lunch and fun activities!

SWE and the Arts
1 p.m., Meet at the Campus Center

Join Society of Women Engineer (SWE) and take the HOP to the Milwaukee Art Museum. See some amazing art collections and hang around the lake shore and maybe even grab a bit to eat. Dress comfy and Bring cash for any purchases you wish to make.

Kayak the Milwaukee River
2 p.m., Meet at the Campus Center

Explore your new home in a unique way by kayaking the Milwaukee River! Sign up on move-in day of time to reserve your spot.

Xplore Milwaukee
3 p.m., Meet at the Campus Center

Choose your own adventure and take a break before classes start to explore your new home. Grab coffee at Colectivo by Lake Michigan, ride the hop and explore the public market, go for a bike ride to purple door ice cream. The possibilities are endless!

Improv Workshop
5 p.m., Todd Wehr Auditorium

Come join the members of Theatre Troupe for a workshop all about improv! During the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to learn fun improv games, get to know your fellow classmates and the members of Theatre Troupe, and enjoy some light refreshments. No prior acting experience is required—all are welcome!

Griswold the Therapy Dog Meet and Greet
6 p.m., MLH Lobby

Come meet Griswold the therapy dog as you settle in for the year.

Monday, September 9

Classes Start

Are you going to the right place: Campus Map

Are you going to the right class: Your course schedule

Mondays with Meaning: First Year Cohort Meeting
Noon, TBD