AU welcomes returning students to campus

Tue, 2013-08-06 14:34 -- univcomm
August 6, 2013

With orientation approaching the end of August, the Anderson University campus is not only welcoming new students but welcoming returning students in a new tradition starting this fall.

“Returning students need to be prepared to reunite with their friends and welcome in the new class as we begin a new tradition of AU welcome weekend,” said Abby Knowles, assistant dean of students and director of student success.

Returning residential students can begin moving in to campus housing on Friday, Aug. 30.

Kicking-off welcome weekend is the annual Meijer Extravaganza on Friday at 9 p.m.

Other events include the men's soccer and women's soccer games on Saturday with a cookout following. Residence Hall activities take place Saturday at 7 p.m. On Sunday, students are invited for worship at Reardon Auditorium at 10 a.m. with a church fair following in Reardon Lobby.

In addition to traditional events, on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 7:30 p.m., a worship concert featuring John Mark McMillan and Alanna Story will be in Reardon Auditorium. AU sophomore and Orangehaus recording artist Gabby Grubbs will open the concert. More information on the guest artist is available online.

General admission seating is available at ticketmaster.com 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.

Labor Day activities include the annual Volleyball Tournament at the Courtyard near the Kardatzke Wellness Center and a movie on the lawn at 9 p.m.

Classes begin Tuesday, September 3.

“We want there to be no mistake that we are excited to have you back and invite you to be a part of the weekend's events,” added Knowles.

Students are encouraged to view the Returning Student E-News available online to receive updated information including parking, residence life, and campus activities.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of about 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students 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 University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.