New students move in to William Woods University
|8/23/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
Approximately 300 new students moved onto the Fulton campus of William Woods University Wednesday, and classes will begin Monday (Aug. 27).
“As dean of admissions, I love new student move-in,” Sarah Munns said. “It is my favorite day of the year by far. It is a day when our team sees the results of their work as they watch students begin a new chapter in their lives.”
She added, “There were a few tears as students said good bye to their families; but the excitement of move in is contagious and I love it! We are thrilled to welcome each and every one of these students to campus this week, and we look forward to watching them grow as individuals throughout the year.”
The traditional Ivy Ceremony at Senior Lake and a campus welcome barbeque for students and their families highlighted the first of the five-day event meant to acclimate freshmen and new students to WWU. This year 43 percent of the new students are from out of state, and 26 percent of the new students are transfers.
Featuring academic sessions, advising meetings, an ice cream social, a campus scavenger hunt and fraternity/sorority recruitment, the orientation is expected to be both educational and fun.
Orientation sessions will provide information on academics, residential life, multicultural affairs, career services, student employment and financial aid. Information on WWU’s unique LEAD (Leading, Educating, Achieving and Developing) program of student involvement will also be provided.
The William Woods University Class of 2016 poses for a class photo.
New students follow class presidents across the Senior Lake bridge as part of the Ivy Ceremony.
The Rev. Travis Tamerius, William Woods University chaplain, addresses the new students at William Woods University on the first day of orientation.
The Jensen family of Oak Forest, Ill., enjoys the family barbeque at the end of move-in day at William Woods University. Left to right are: Brian, Eileen, Shelby and Sydney, who is an incoming freshman.