Aug. 12, 2008
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Morningside College will welcome approximately 300 freshmen students to campus during four days of orientation activities scheduled from Friday, August 22, through Monday, August 25. Fall semester classes for all Morningside students begin Tuesday, August 26.
Freshmen will start moving into residence halls at 8 a.m. on August 22. Later that day, the new first-year students will be admitted to the class of 2012 during the college’s traditional matriculation ceremony at 3 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium. Morningside President John Reynders will welcome the students and their parents to the campus. A reception on the front lawn of Eppley will follow the matriculation ceremony.
Orientation activities on August 23 include a “Morningside Olympics” competition during which teams from the freshmen class will engage in friendly competition on the Hilker Campus Mall and Bass Field starting at 3 p.m. A tailgate supper at 6 p.m. on the front lawn of Lewis Hall and a toga dance on the campus “M” at 10 p.m. will close out the day’s activities.
August 24 orientation events include a 10 a.m. worship service in the Buhler Outdoor Performance Center followed by brunch in the Olsen Student Center dining room. From 3 to 5 p.m. students will participate in the “Amazing Race,” an event designed to familiarize them with the campus. Students will gather for a “Slice of Morningside” pizza picnic with the president at 6 p.m. at Elwood Olsen Stadium.
Other activities during the four-day orientation will include informational meetings for students and parents, choral auditions, residence hall meetings and distribution of notebook computers.