Anderson, Indiana

AU prepares to welcome students for fall semester

Wed, 2014-07-30 11:13 -- univcomm
July 30, 2014

Anderson University welcomes new students on campus during New Student Orientation beginning Thurs., Aug. 21. This year’s campus theme, "Against the Current - With the Flow" will focus on the book of Jonah.

"Anderson University class of 2018, welcome!" said Trent Palmer, director of student programs." Raven country is pumped about your arrival on campus and we have a full slate of activities and events for you to engage in this weekend." [Photo: During the 2013 orientation weekend, the annual service project helped various schools in Madison County.]

New Student Orientation is comprised of many activities and programs designed to welcome students to campus, inform them of opportunities and campus policies, and create environments for students to begin building relationships with one another. These informational programs include sessions that inform students about university culture, community expectations, and campus activities.

For the seventh consecutive year, new students will participate in a service project ministering to the City of Anderson as well as other organizations in the community. At least 400 new students and university volunteers will participate in this effort.

Recognizing the difference in needs between new freshmen and transfer students, AU has a separate orientation program for transfer students. Transfer student orientation is focused on assisting these students in the transfer of academic records and helping to acclimate to life at Anderson University. Separate orientation activities are also available for multicultural students and international students. Parent orientation will include a time with the president's leadership team and small group meetings with resident directors.

Palmer encourages incoming students to fully engage in all activities offered during orientation.

"You’ll be able to look back at these few days down the road and realize that was where you first met some of your best friends," said Palmer.

View detailed schedules of orientation events online.

On Sunday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m., the weekend will include a worship concert featuring All Sons & Daughters.

Music lovers worldwide are captivated, swept up in the surging wave of modern folk as heard in the likes of Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers, Neon Trees, The Civil Wars and others. Organic, acoustic and packed with live energy and freedom, it's the unpolished imperfection and open invitation to sing along that has catapulted these artists into the spotlight and up the charts.

Unpolished. Imperfect. Freedom.

For All Sons & Daughters' Leslie Jordan and David Leonard, these qualities are even more keenly experienced in music that connects broken people with their God. Worship leaders at Journey Church in Franklin, Tenn., their critically acclaimed EPs, Brokenness Aside, Reason To Sing and The Longing, along with their first full length feature album, Season One, bear witness to the power of worship by the people, for the people and of the people. In the truest sense, the mesmerizing, soul-baring lyrics and acoustic styling of this unlikely duo are beginning to make an impact...inside and outside the church.

General admission seating is available at or by calling the Reardon Auditorium Box Office, Monday through Friday, between 12 – 5 p.m. at (765) 641-4140. Group rates will only be available at the Reardon Box Office. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.