New students move in to William Woods University

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.
                                                         
 
CUTLINES:
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.