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Mustang Gold Rush Days

Welcome to Mustang Gold Rush Days 2020!

Gold Rush Days at Southwest Minnesota State University is a new student orientation program intended to help you transition to life as a Mustang. Over these four days you will have the opportunity to participate in various events that will assist you in navigating the campus, connecting with new and current Mustangs, faculty, staff and the Marshall community, all while having a blast! 


Gold Rush Days is an inclusive program designed for all students.  

First year, transfer, international, domestic, graduate, undergraduate, and non-traditional students are welcome and encouraged to participate. No matter how you got to SMSU...WE'RE ALL MUSTANGS!

Move-In Day Info

Thursday, August 20, 2020

8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Residence Life Tent by Residence Life Office (Naoutha)

Stop by the Residence Life Tent to check in to your residence hall! You'll get your keys, important information, and Res Life staff will direct you to the appropriate hall. 

Mustang Movers: Available from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM! The Mustang Movers consist of Orientation Leaders, SMSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Marshall community. They'll help you unload your car and bring it to your room FREE OF CHARGE! 

Resident Assistants: Your RA will be in the lobby of your residence hall during Move In. They are your guide to living on campus! If you have questions about lofting, furniture, or anything else about living in the residence halls, they are here to help you! 

Click on the Gold Rush Days Orientation Guide below for more information! 

Download Schedule (.pdf)

Download the Mustang App!

Phone App Store Google Play

To download the Mustang App, search "SMSU Mustangs" in the Apple Store or the Google Play Store.

The Mustang App is your guide through Gold Rush Days and beyond! Download the FREE app and complete the registration with your SMSU email before you get to campus! 

Check in at GRD events with your Mustang App to win great prizes and keep the app year round to follow SMSU Athletics and win more sweet stuff! 

Entertainment Information

Mustangs, Mustang Family, Off Campus, Full Time, On Campus, Domestic, Transfer, International, First Year, Part Time, Nontraditional

Contact Information

For questions or comments please contact the Admissions Office.

Gold Rush Days
Gold Rush Days
Gold Rush Days

Last Modified: 3/24/20 4:43 PM