Aug. 17, 2007
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Morningside College will welcome freshman students to campus during their “Destination: Unknown” Orientation 2007, slated for Friday through Monday, Aug. 24-27.
Freshmen will begin moving into residence halls Friday at 8 a.m. and will be formally admitted to the class of 2011 during a matriculation ceremony to be held on Friday at 3 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue. The ceremony will open with a faculty and student processional where the new first-year students will enter through a faculty gauntlet. Morningside College President John Reynders will welcome the students and their parents to campus. A reception will follow the ceremony on the lawn in front of Eppley Auditorium.
Megan Benson, a senior from Lawton, Iowa, and Kari Hansen, a junior from Sioux City are the student directors for Orientation 2007.
Hansen will be awarded a Jo Anne J. Trow Undergraduate Scholarship from the Alpha Lambda Delta national academic honor society for first-year students during the matriculation ceremony.
Freshmen will pick up their notebook computers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. Magician Peter Boie will perform at 9 p.m. at Eppley Auditorium, followed by an ice cream social in the lobby of Eppley Auditorium.
On Saturday students will meet with their Passport class, a first-year seminar class, and go on tours of the campus. At 3:30 p.m., students will be transported to Riverside Park for “Fun in the Sun” with a picnic and
games. The day will conclude with a dance on the “M” at 9 p.m. outside
Roadman Hall, 3600 Peters Ave.
An all-campus worship service will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. on the “M,” followed by a brunch in the main dining room of the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Ave. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. students will participate in the “Amazing Race,” an event designed to familiarize students with the campus. Students will gather for a welcome picnic with the president on Sunday at 6 p.m., at Elwood Olsen Stadium. The day will conclude with movies, games, and video games at various locations on campus.
On Monday, students will purchase books and attend the presentation “The Ultimate Road Trip” on how to make the most of the college experience.
Other activities will include informational meetings for students and parents, choral auditions, and residence hall meetings with residence life staff and orientation student assistants.