Welcome Weekend Brings New Students Together

By Nicole Carrera

Published on August 30, 2021

New Student Orientation Weekend Fall 2021

After moving into the Living and Learning Commons, over 230 new students participated in a weekend full of events and orientation activities. The Welcome Weekend helped them connect with USciences’ campus and their peers from August 26-29, 2021.  

Among the events was “Taste of Campus” where students were treated to samples from local vendors, music, games, and a raffle giveaway from USciences dining provider, Sodexo; game nights; and other interactive, team-building events. 

Family Farewell ToastInterim President Valerie Weil, MD, and Student Government Association (SGA) President Livia Mario DrOT’24 addressed students and their families in a “Family Farewell Toast” complete with sparkling apple cider as families prepared to say their goodbyes to their students and returned home. 

The Alumni Association also hosted an event, “Light the Spark,” where students and alumni could meet and form connections. Alumni Association President Tim Bowers MT’02, MPH’08 addressed students, reminiscing on his time at USciences, shouting out notable alumni, and  welcoming students to the University. Bowers assured students that the entire alumni community is available for support and encouraged them to use alumni as a resource.

Light the Spark“We’ve all been in your shoes and we’ve all dealt with what’s coming. I appreciated all the help that was afforded to me as a student.” Bowers shared. “Reach out to the alumni community because we have all been there.”

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