It is especially important for commuter students to participate in Fall Welcome. Since commuters do not live on campus, they do not receive as much exposure to campus resources and happenings as students who live in the residence halls.
Fall Welcome is a fantastic way for commuters to become familiar with campus, learn how to get involved, and discover key resources for their first semester. All of these elements are crucial to a student's success his/her first semester. Additionally, commuters will meet other students and make social connections that will help them ease the transition from high school to college.
The Fall Welcome fee for commuter students is $165.
First-year and transfer students living off campus, or commuting, and who are in First-Year Seminar (FYE 2100), Lee Honors College (LHC), ROTC or Air Force ROTC, will check in Monday, Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. at the Bernhard Center.First-year commuter students not in the above-mentioned programs will check in Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 4 p.m. at the Bernhard Center. Transfer commuter students not in the above-mentioned programs will check in Tuesday, Aug. 27 at Davis Hall, between 5 – 6 p.m.
These students will then have a short welcome reception, then meet and have dinner with their small groups and group leader. Commuters are encouraged to stay for evening activities.
Students will receive a complete detailed schedule at check-in. Commuters will be given instructions from their group leader on where and when they will meet the following morning.