Williston, ND (KEYZ) A Williston State College tradition, the Teton Week of Welcome (WOW) continues this Sunday, August 21st.

Through a release Monday, organizers said the week-long celebration is intended to ease first-semester anxieties by guiding new Tetons through orientation programs and daily social events to encourage students to meet their peers. During this week, classes after 4:00pm and online begin on Monday, August 22 followed by the first full day of class on Tuesday, August 23.

“We are excited to welcome the students to campus this fall. With COVID complications, we had to limit our activities. This year, we are going to have a variety of activities and events for students. We can't wait to get the students involved on campus,” said Student Life Coordinator Chris Kadrmas.

Teton Week of Welcome Schedule / Williston State College
Teton Week of Welcome Schedule / Williston State College

Many favorite student events are returning including the Welcome BBQ on Sunday August 21st at 5:00 p.m. Other fun activities throughout the week include a hypnotist, create your own stuffed animal, and convocation, on Monday August 22, at 10:00 a.m in the Skad Gym.

Though most Teton WOW events are not open to the public, WSC welcomes the community to attend the last Summer Nights on Main downtown event on Thursday, August 25.

Now in its sixth year, the Teton Week of Welcome (WOW) was started in the Fall of 2016 by former Student Life Coordinator, Karissa Kjos.  It commences this year on Sunday, August 21 and runs until Friday, August 26.


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