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Move-In Weekend Activities

Move-In Weekend begins Friday, August 17 as we welcome our first-year students to their new homes for the next year. Hundreds of Meet State volunteers will be available to help students move in to our residence halls. You will know us by our light blue Meet State t-shirts!

Friday, August 17

New student move-in day

To help with the heavy traffic flow in Brookings, on campus, and in the residence halls, we have suggested time frames for your arrival. (These are not required times.)

8:00 - 10:00 a.m. 4th floor residents

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 3rd floor residents

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. 2nd floor residents

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. 1st floor residents 

First night at State

Kick off the weekend at these campus events:

5:00 p.m. Welcome Picnic. West of the Student Union. Families are welcome!

6:00 p.m.  Jackrabbit Block Party. Larson Green. Sponsored by Residence Hall Association.

7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Wellness Center Extravaganza and Dance
Games, inflatables and dance, sponsored by the Wellness Center and HEROH.

Ongoing, August 17-26 SDState Snapchat Scavenger Hunt
Snap SDSTATE a selfie by each building or landmark on the scavenger list to be entered to win an Amazon Echo Dot!


Saturday, August 18

11:00 a.m. Convocation & Picnic
Your official welcome from the President and Deans. Convocation will be held at Frost Arena.

1:00 p.m. ThumpStart
A reintroduction to academic advising and resources, student accounts and services, and campus tours tailored to your class schedule. ThumpStart follows the Convocation ceremony and picnic in Frost Arena.

7:00 p.m. Campanile Climb
Climb the 179 steps to the top of the Coughlin Campanile, our campus landmark, sponsored by the Barnyard Cadets. The first 100 students to the top get free SDSU ice cream!

8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Welcome Back Bash featuring Foam Drop Dance
Check out this exciting foam dance party experience in Jackrabbit Village Plaza. Sponsored by UPC.

Ongoing, August 17-26 SDState Snapchat Scavenger Hunt
Snap SDSTATE a selfie by each building or landmark on the scavenger list to be entered to win an Amazon Echo Dot!


Sunday, August 19

Find out how easy it is to get involved on campus.

Morning Explore your faith options by attending a church service on-campus or in Brookings.

Throughout the day Visit McCrory Gardens, just east of SDSU’s main campus.

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Student Engagement Expo (SEE)
Located in the Student Union. Check out SDSU’s student organizations and learn how to get involved.

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. be@Briggs
Explore H.M. Briggs Library at this open house.

Evening  Residence Hall Meetings
Get to know your CA and Hall Community.

Ongoing, August 17-26 SDState Snapchat Scavenger Hunt
Snap SDSTATE a selfie by each building or landmark on the scavenger list to be entered to win an Amazon Echo Dot!


Monday, August 20

First day of classes.

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. C2F2 Campus and Community Fall Festival
Located in the Student Union. Explore local businesses, employment and involvement opportunities at our campus department and Brookings business showcase.

Ongoing, August 17-26 SDState Snapchat Scavenger Hunt
Snap SDSTATE a selfie by each building or landmark on the scavenger list to be entered to win an Amazon Echo Dot!