- Enrich Student Experience
- Encourage Gathering
- Facilitate Collaboration
- Expand UND's Presence
- Enhance Quality of Life
We encourage gathering and the personal interaction of students, faculty, staff, and community members to facilitate idea sharing and develop a sense of community. Gathering is being accomplished through several initiatives.
Improved Student Orientation and Welcome Weekend
Research shows us that meaningful experiences are some of the biggest factors for students staying in school. That's why we've made improvements to our new student Orientation and Welcome Weekend events to boost student engagement right from the start.
Gorecki Alumni Center
The new LEED Platinum-certified Gorecki Alumni Center serves as the welcome center to the University. Integrating alumni and university operations, the Gorecki Center houses the UND Alumni Association & Foundation as well as the UND Office of Admissions. The goal is to have students enter the campus and leave, as graduates, through the same facility.
The Chester Fritz Library and the Memorial Union have always been gathering places for students, faculty, and staff to meet and collaborate on their studies, to exchange ideas, or just to socialize. These continue to serve as key gathering spaces that incorporate re-envisioned elements to encourage gathering, such as the renovated Loading Dock space - conceived and designed by students for students.