On Friday, August 26, University of the Sciences will welcome over 600 new students for its annual Move-In Day that kicks off Welcome Week. A full slate of activities will help the incoming class get acclimated to university life and begin their college careers.
A brigade of upperclassman rechristened this year as the “Arrival Survival” team will meet the incoming students at the Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC) between 9-11 a.m. to help unpack cars and get the students into their residence halls.
In the afternoon, a special Convocation ceremony welcomes the new students and their families. Students will line up in maroon convocation t-shirts before parading into the ARC in front of faculty, staff, alumni, and family. In addition to remarks by key members of the USciences’ community, participants will hear from keynote speaker Richard Keaveney, CEO of MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance). The MANNA organization prepares and delivers nutritious meals for individuals who battle various illnesses and helps illustrate one of the University’s key missions of giving back to the community.
After a pinning ceremony families will have one last chance to say goodbye before students continue with Welcome Week activities.
From campus tours to meetings with advisors, the new students will have a packed schedule that also has them visiting local restaurants and coffee shops, and trips into Philadelphia. The fun continues with a Welcome Back Bar-B-Q in the ARC before reality sets in and classes start on Monday morning August 29.