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M State hosts orientation activities

A sign reads, "Welcome to M State!" Classes began on Monday, August 21. (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)1 / 6
Nathan Francis stares at a line of tape on the ground. Francis, a student at M State-Detroit Lakes, wore "drunk goggles" during the demonstration Thursday. (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)2 / 6
A student watches as her friend attempts to walk a line of tape. Students put on "drunk goggles" provided by the Minnesota State Patrol. (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)3 / 6
Students wait in line for food and hula hoops at M State-Detroit Lakes. Food was provided by Jonny’s, The Ice Cream Truck and La Barista and hoops were provided by The Happy Hippy Hoop Company. (Submitted photo) 4 / 6
Kajsa Vave, a student at M State-Detroit Lakes, smiles as she begins participating in the Minnesota State Patrol Demonstration. (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)5 / 6
The Minnesota State Patrol and the Becker County K-9 Unit participate in a demonstration on August 23. The demonstration was part of the M State-Detroit Lakes orientation week. (Submitted photo)6 / 6

Fall semester began Monday, August 21 at M State and students were treated to variety of orientation activities throughout the week.

As part of an orientation on Wednesday, August 23, students enjoyed a food truck roundup that included Jonny's, The Ice Cream Truck and La Barista. They were also invited to test their hula hoop skills with The Happy Hippy Hoop Company.

On Thursday, the Minnesota State Patrol and Becker County K-9 Unit were on campus with programming demonstrations, including the use of "drunk goggles" to demonstrate the dangers of driving while impaired.

The Detroit Lakes campus is currently serving a total of 817 students, with 146 new students taking classes on campus and 234 new online students whose home campus is Detroit Lakes, according to Director of Student Development Services Karen Buboltz.