(Decatur, IL) — First-year students at Millikin University will get a jump start on their college experience during Millikin’s New Student Welcome Week August 14-19.
Being part of the Millikin community opens the door to an incredible breadth of academic, leadership and co-curricular opportunities. The New Student Welcome Week experience will teach students what is expected in the college environment before classes begin on August 20, and how to best engage in the Millikin community to ensure success. Students will meet peer leaders (First-Year Experience Mentors) who will guide them through their introduction to college.
New Student Welcome Week is a blend of important information for classes and life on campus, as well as social opportunities with peers and faculty. Students will also learn about student organizations, studying abroad, internships, student media, intramurals and recreation, community service, and many more programs and services that support their academic goals, personal development, holistic well-being and life pursuits.
New Student Welcome Week activities begin with Move-In Day for residential students on Tuesday, August 14, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
New Student Welcome Week will also feature a workshop on academic success in college on Wednesday, August 15, from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Another highlight of New Student Welcome Week is Day of Action. Day of Action is Millikin’s opportunity to give back to the Decatur, Ill., community by sending students into the neighborhoods for service opportunities. This year’s Day of Action will be held on Friday, August 17, from 7:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
During Day of Action, Millikin students will perform services at several sites including the Macon County Fairgrounds, Good Samaritan Inn, Millikin Homestead, Decatur Family YMCA, Decatur Park District, Northeast Community Fund, Homework Hangout, First Christian Church, Salvation Army and the Boys and Girls Club, among other locations.
Following Day of Action, first-year students will engage in Performance Learning workshops for their chosen majors within the College of Arts & Sciences, Fine Arts, Professional Studies and the Tabor School of Business. Performance Learning workshops will be held at various locations throughout campus.
The New Student Welcome Week experience will formally close with two long-standing academic traditions – a Candlelight Ceremony on Friday, August 17, at 9:30 p.m. on the Miller Quad, and Opening Convocation on Sunday, August 19, from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Millikin’s campus.
For more information about New Student Welcome Week, contact Millikin’s Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement at 217.424.6335. For a full list of New Student Welcome Week activities visit millikin.edu/welcomeweek.
For further information, please contact Millikin University Media Relations Coordinator Dane Lisser at 217.420.6636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.