Augustana Welcomes New Students!
Posted on August 25, 2014 by Tia Lalani
New students were welcomed to Augustana Campus in a series of events over the past couple of days.
They started arriving around 10 am on Thursday, August 28. First a couple of cars, packed to bursting with all a brand new student could need as they move in to Residence.
And then the floodgates burst.
Dozens of loud, enthusiastic O-Team volunteers were on location to bundle the students out of their vehicles, cart their stuff to their dorm room, and celebrate their arrival. Groups of O-Team volunteers competed to see who would carry the highest number of fridges up the stairs.
The following day – on Friday, August 29 – the new students were welcomed to Augustana with a formal ceremony. The incoming students were introduced to the Augustana Dean, Dr. Allen Berger, who welcomed them to Augustana with our Bell Ringing Ceremony.
The Ceremony was followed by a return to an Opening Convocation. The students and their parents gathered in the Gymnasium to watch the Academic Procession, and hear greetings from the Augustana Students’ Association President and Dean Berger. Afterwards, they split off to attend their program orientations.
Finally, all were welcomed to a barbecue lunch in the Quad. Students, staff and faculty alike rocked out to Quarantino – a band made up of three Augustana professors – and took advantage of the free University of Alberta Alumni photo booth!
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