Orientation & Welcome Week begin August 23 at NDSCS!

By Sarah Hoffbeck

Just one week from tomorrow both Orientation and Welcome Week will kick-off at NDSCS!

We’re excited to welcome your family member to campus and want to encourage friends and family to be a part of this exciting time as well. That’s why we’ve included numerous events on both Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24 for families to take part in.

Below is a general snapshot of what will be taking place next weekend:

Saturday, August 23 (Wahpeton)

  • Residence Halls open for Move-In: 10 a.m.
  • Various Campus Offices Open: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Free BBQ Lunch, Flickertail Dining Room: 12-5 p.m.
  • Root Beer Floats and Music on The Oval: 2-4 p.m.
  • Double Decker Bus Tours of the Community: 4-6 p.m.
  • Picnic on The Oval: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Outdoor Movie: 9 p.m. – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Sunday, August 24 (Wahpeton)

  • Free President’s Brunch, Flickertail Dining Room: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Photo Booth in the Student Center: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Various Campus Offices Open: 12-5 p.m.
  • New Student Orientation: 2-6 p.m.
  • Street Dance in Lot 14: 9 p.m.-midnight

Monday, August 25 (Wahpeton)

  • Business Expo on The Oval: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Lunch with Wildcat Welcome Teams: 11:15 a.m. or 11:45 a.m.
  • New Student Academic Department Orientation: 12:30-2 p.m.
  • Double Decker Bus Tours of the Community: 1-3 p.m.
  • Pizza with the Ministerial Association on The Oval: 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Volleyball vs. Mayville State University JV: 7 p.m.
  • Hypnotist in the Cultural Center: 9 p.m.

Monday, August 25 (Fargo)

  • Student Orientation Check-In: 5-6 p.m.
  • Meet faculty and staff, and learn important information.
  • Will last approximately 3 hours.
  • Dinner will be provided.

For more detailed information about NDSCS Orientation and Welcome Week events and activities click here.

NDSCS Orientation & Welcome Week

See you next weekend! Go Wildcats!

Getting Your Student Involved at NDSCS!

By Sarah Hoffbeck

With classes starting at NDSCS in just a few weeks, now is the time to make your student aware and excited about all that NDSCS has to offer.

When it’s time to close the books and take a break, we encourage students to get involved—to do something, be active and have fun! There’s something for everyone at NDSCS, no matter what your family member’s interests or hobbies may be. From cars and choir, to cupcakes and comedians…we’ve got everyone covered.

Getting Involved

Having Fun

  • The Alley: A TV lounge by day and the spot for hanging out, dances and a variety of other exciting events at night.
  • Game Room: A fun place to challenge friends to free video games, darts and putting the 9 pool tables to good use. Don’t forget to catch the game on the 90” flat screen TV!

The NDSCS Guide to Living on Campus

By Sarah Hoffbeck

What to Bring for Your Dorm Room

Save the date! New student move-in on the NDSCS Wahpeton campus will take place on Saturday, August 23. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. in the residence hall that your family member will be living in.

To help you and your student get a jump-start on the organization and packing process, we’ve created the following list of necessities no college student should leave home without.

  1. Linens: Stock up on a mattress pad and sheets, blankets, comforters or quilts. Don’t forget the pillows!
  2. Towels: Bring several sets of towels in an assortment of sizes. Chances are your family member probably won’t be doing laundry too often.
  3. Toiletries: Shampoo, conditioner, soap, shaving cream… Don’t forget a toothbrush/toothpaste!
  4. Laundry Essentials: All residence halls are equipped with laundry machines for when your student doesn’t actually bring their laundry home for you to do. Imagine that… Just be sure that they’re well stocked with HE detergent and/or PODS.
  5. Fan: Bring a small fan. Not only will it help with airflow, it will also come in handy for blocking out noise.
  6. Microwave: When time is short and appetites are high, this little machine can work wonders. A microwave with 800 watts or less is acceptable in all dorm rooms and a serious necessity.
  7. Computer: All residence halls have wireless Internet access for students who bring computers. Or laptops. Or tablets. Or whatever other gadget your family member is into these days.
  8. Refrigerator: A great appliance to keep water and pop cool. Plus, a way to keep leftovers fresh for when you visit and treat them to a meal that doesn’t consist of Ramen noodles. Bring one that’s no larger than 4 cubic feet.
  9. Pictures/Picture Frame: While this item isn’t on the official list, what better way for your student to remember you and their home by then with a family photo? It will almost be like you’re right there with them.

Well, there you have it. The top 9 items to bring to college. NDSCS classes start Monday, August 25, so you still have time. On your marks, get set, shop!

NDSCS New-Student Move-In

NDSCS Classes Start August 25!

By Sarah Hoffbeck

Can you believe it? In exactly one month classes will once again be kicking off at NDSCS!

While summer is regrettably coming to an end, there’s still plenty of time for your college-aged family member to enroll for the Fall 2014 semester.

Click here to check out our complete listing of academic options. We’ve got something for everyone! And don’t forget to view our career videos on the NDSCSWildcats YouTube channel.

Worried about getting your student’s application in in time? Don’t be! We make the application process seamless – so sit back, relax and let us take care of your family member. We’ll be pulling for their success – all they have to do is go after it.

Apply Today!

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NDSCS Diesel Technology: Your One-Stop Shop!

By Sarah Hoffbeck

Does your student find the mechanics of an engine fascinating, not frustrating, and find cars, trucks, farming equipment and tractors, bobcats, heavy equipment machinery and the like fascinating? Then they may just belong in the Diesel Technology program at NDSCS!

Students enrolled in the NDSCS Diesel Technology program get hands-on training on construction, agricultural and transportation equipment from industry leaders. Extensive training and practical experiences in servicing all types of engines, drive trains, and hydraulic and electric systems truly prepare students for a career in the high-tech and ever-growing diesel field.

To learn more about the Diesel Technology program visit ndscs.edu/diesel and check out the following career short:

NDSCS Mechatronics Technology Produces Super Technicians!

By Sarah Hoffbeck

Did you know that NDSCS now offers a Mechatronics Technology program?

Mechatronics is the combination of several existing fields (electronics, networking, computers, mechanics and fluid power) used in manufacturing and production facilities worldwide.

Designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to succeed in the fast-paced and emerging field of Mechatronics, the NDSCS Mechatronics Technology program trains students to be super technicians – preparing them to troubleshoot, repair, install and program a wide variety of automated manufacturing systems.

Students enrolled in the Mechatronics Technology program are also eligible for the NDSCS Stem Scholars Program – providing scholarships of up to $10,000!

If your family member is ready to become a part of the hype in a high-tech career field, they belong at NDSCS!

To learn more about the Mechatronics Technology program visit ndscs.edu/mechatronics and check out the following NDSCS career short:

Take the Tour at NDSCS!

By Sarah HoffbeckTake the Tour at NDSCS!

Is your student ready to experience the full collegiate experience close to home on a two-year campus that’s unlike any other in the upper Midwest?

Not only does NDSCS provide an affordable way to earn an education, we cater to our student’s needs and wants, offering almost everything you would find at a 4-year college. This is what sets NDSCS apart from the typical two-year college. Plus, we truly care about our students’ success—both in and out of the classroom.

Discover the Possibilities at NDSCS

  • Participate in a Campus Tour and check out our Residence Halls, Student Center, Academic Buildings and more!
  • Set-up a time to chat with specific departments and get the inside scoop on programs that interest your family member.
  • Visit with program staff about admission information.
  • Learn about partnerships and programs offered through industry partners.

So what are you waiting for? Check out our website today, request more information or schedule a visit to tour our Wahpeton campus or NDSCS-Fargo location. Questions? Contact the Enrollment Services office at 800-342-4325.

If your student is ready to get in, get out and make their success the Wildcat way, they belong at NDSCS!

Ottertail Alumni Meet & Greet is July 5!

By Sarah Hoffbeck

Calling all NDSCS alumni! Mark your calendars for the Alumni/Foundation’s annual Alumni and Friends Brunch on Otter Tail Lake. This year’s Meet & Greet will be held on Saturday, July 5 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Guzzlers Bar & Grill (35776 County Highway 72, Battle Lake, MN).

Fuel up for the day and enjoy a breakfast buffet while catching up with old friends. The cost is $15 per person at the door.

For more information, questions or to register, please contact the Alumni/Foundation Office at 701-671-2946 or ndscs.alumni@ndscs.edu.

All alumni are welcome to attend. Whether you’ve just graduated from NDSCS, or are perhaps a bit wiser, we can’t wait to see you!

NDSCS Ottertail Meet & Greet

Wildcat Athletic Camps at NDSCS

By Sarah Hoffbeck

Are you trying to nail down a summer activity for your son or daughter to participate in? Why not enroll them in an NDSCS Wildcat Athletic Camp? Whether they’re into basketball or volleyball, there’s a camp for almost every age group. Ready, set, dribble and spike!

Openings are still available for the following camps:

Kiddy ‘Cat Basketball Camp

  • June 23-25, 2014
  • For boys and girls 4 years old through 5th grade
  • Camp Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday-Wednesday
  • Camp Cost: $50
  • Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 19

Boys’ Basketball Camp

  • July 6-10, 2014
  • For boys entering grades 6-10
  • Four camp plans, ranging from $120-$195
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 1

Kiddy ‘Cat Volleyball Camp

  • July 20-22, 2014
  • For girls entering grades 3-6
  • Camp Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sunday-Tuesday
  • Camp Cost: $50
  • Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 17

For more information or to register, go to www.ndscswildcats.com/athletics-camps.

Get Your Golf On at the NDSCS Wildcat Golf Open!

By Sarah Hoffbeck

The NDSCS Wildcat Golf Open will be celebrating its 27th year during an afternoon of fun and golf in support of NDSCS Wildcat Athletics on Thursday, June 12 at the Bois de Sioux Golf Course in Wahpeton, N.D. Both individual golfers and golf teams are invited to play in the golf open—register as a foursome, or as an individual!

The shotgun start is set to begin at 1 p.m. followed by a dinner with awards at 5:45 p.m.

Pick Your Division:

  • Master’s: 12 handicap or lower
  • Wildcat Division: 13 handicap and higher

Contests and Prizes:

  • Four hole-in-one opportunities (Holes 4, 8, 12 and 17)
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes per division
  • Longest Drive and Longest Putt prizes
  • Course prizes on every hole

Entry Fee, Including Dinner

  • Bois de Sioux Members: $80
  • Non-club Members: $90

Support the NDSCS Wildcat Athletics and get ready for an afternoon of fresh air and friendly competition. Click here to sign up today!

NDSCS Wildcat Golf Open