AU prepares to welcome new students

Fri, 2007-08-24 14:48 -- univcomm
August 24, 2007

AU is preparing to welcome new students to campus from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3 as a part of New Student Orientation. The campus theme this year is, "Shalom: God. Neighbor. Earth."

2007 Move-in Day at AU

According to Dean Branson, director of student programs, the purpose of new student orientation is "to provide new students and their parents with a structured, comprehensive introduction to opportunities at Anderson University, to assist new students in their transition to the institution, and to integrate them into the life of the institution. We try to plan a variety of activities throughout the Orientation weekend that will allow new students to meet other students, faculty, and staff as well as begin to acclimate to their surroundings."

"I love this time of year," said Abby Long, Resident Director of Martin Hall. "The excitement and anticipation for the year to come is overflowing. That first week of orientation is so critical for our new students. This is their first opportunity to connect to others and really find their unique place here at AU."

"Orientation signals the beginning to a new year and new beginnings. The addition of new members to our community brings an excitement that is contagious for all of campus," said Branson.

Contact the Department of Student Life Staff for more information.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.