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Students participate in a chant for their individual colleges during last years Welcome Week. Each college works to be the loudest as they walk into the Physical Activities Center.

Walking into Welcome Week: New students introduced to college life

Riley Guerzini, Staff Writer August 17, 2016
Moms and dads unloading vans packed with clothes, TV’s and mini-refrigerators, faculty members guiding students around campus and an ice cream and movie night – these are just a few things to discover during this Welcome Week 2016.
After unlocking her dorm room for the first time, Fredrick gazes out of her window in Governors Hall. “It’s my new backyard,” she said to her mother, pointing out how green the view is compared to California.

(GALLERY) ‘It’s so beautiful’

Freshman and her mother ecstatic to experience campus
Gabi Wy, Features Editor August 17, 2016
Light rain pattered the sidewalks as freshman Alicia Fredrick and her mother, Katherine, arrived on campus the evening of Aug. 16. The two were all smiles after a three-day road trip from California.

POLL: The Eagle Examiner

Armon Siadat August 29, 2014

The Shield wants to know: "Did you attend Welcome Week 2014 events?" Let us know here!

Campus signage confuses some freshmen

Rachel Christian August 28, 2014

Jaleigh Bugher remembers a time when navigating campus wasn't so easy - something a lot of new students realized this week. Bugher, a freshman pre-radiology major, was on campus with her parents Aug....

Welcome Week’s only sort-of fun for freshmen

Armon Siadat August 27, 2014

Welcome Week isn’t the same when it’s not your first year on campus. Each year, various organizations on campus put on events in the days leading up to the first week of classes. As a freshman,...

A sophomore’s advice to freshman

Brenna Wu August 20, 2014

Welcome back everyone. School is finally in session, and I imagine that everyone was missing school…yeah right. I also want to give a big welcome to all of the new incoming students. USI has become...

Eagles prepare to soar

Eagles prepare to soar

Jessica Stallings August 28, 2013

Incoming freshmen and transfer students filled the stands inside USI’s Physical Activities Center Friday afternoon during the New-Student Convocation. Psychology major Tasha Resenbeck said she heard...

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