Quincy University welcomes first-year students to campus on Monday

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QUINCY — The Quincy University campus will come alive on Monday, Aug. 15, as first-year students begin to arrive for their move-in day and orientation.

Designed for new students to become better acclimated to campus life, orientation is the first step to success at QU. Through a series of sessions, students are introduced to the QU house system and learn about service learning, staying healthy, resources for success in the classroom and services available on campus. The QU house system begins its third year, designed to transform the student experience at the university, with each QU student becoming part of a close-knit house community.

New student orientation focuses on Success by Design rotations, providing each student with opportunities to engage in various academic, social, cultural and spiritual sessions. Orientation provides each student with an individualized success plan and a series of university-wide programs to help students graduate on time and be fully prepared for careers or further education.

First-year students work with the orientation leaders who help guide them through their first week on campus. During orientation, students will participate in team-building activities and become familiar with Franciscan values. Orientation also features the nationally-recognized organization Playfair, which provides new students a high-energy, interactive experience, and Quincy native Ryan Tanner, who will share his story of overcoming adverse situations and reaching the pinnacle of success.

Students will be welcomed back with a variety of facility enhancements completed during the summer break. This includes classroom remodeling, residence hall updates, athletic weight room enhancements, roof replacements and renovations of Greek Row housing.

Returning QU students will begin checking in on Saturday, Aug. 20. Classes start at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22. Official enrollment numbers will be released following the add/drop period on Friday, Aug. 26.

For more information, please visit www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or communityrelations@quincy.edu.

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