AU Freshmen Arriving on Campus This Saturday
Anderson University freshmen are scheduled to arrive on campus for Move-In Day this Saturday, August 16 beginning at 9 a.m. This freshmen class is the anticipated to be the second largest in the history of the University and is close in number to last year’s record class.
Faculty and staff will be on hand to welcome students and assist with the move in. Beginning Saturday evening, the students will begin Welcome Week, a weeklong series of events and activities planned to acclimate the students to college life, according to Jon Gropp, director of student activities. One activity, planned for Sunday evening, August 17, has small groups of students enjoying dessert and fellowship as they visit in the homes of the faculty and staff. The freshmen will spend their first week on campus attending orientation sessions during the day and a combination of on- and off-campus activities during the evening hours, including attending a Greenville Drive baseball game on what has been designated as Anderson University Night at the ball park.
Welcome Week will culminate with the President’s Reception on the front lawn on Thursday evening, where the students will march in through the front arch symbolizing the beginning of their college journey. Following graduation, they then march out under the same arch, symbolizing the end of their college career. The tradition of marching through the arch began at AU four years ago.
For the first time, upperclassmen are allowed to move in the same day as the freshmen. With more students requesting on-campus housing than ever before, residence halls are at maximum capacity.