Students get a welcome back to the plains

By Chelsea Payne and Eric Savage, Division of Student Affairs



As students transition from summer to fall and free time to classroom time, Auburn University welcomes students with Welcome Week. The weeklong event provides new and returning students with various programming to assist them in making Auburn University their home away from home.

Approximately 10,000 students participated in Welcome Week 2012. Through a series of 95-plus events, students had the opportunity to explore campus and the community, meet new people and learn how to become involved. The scheduled activities represented a balance of activities to promote the development of the whole student.

"Our idea was, 'what do you want your experience at college to be like?' Make it this week," said Bradley Burroughs, 2012 Welcome Week director. "Make this week the best start to your Auburn experience with memories."

Favorite events included: Pizza and Popsicles with the President, Convocation, Screen on the Green and Block Party.

Welcome Week activities support: academics and academic services; campus and community awareness and services; athletics; Auburn University traditions; cultural diversity; social opportunities; student involvement, leadership and service; and wellness and recreation.

To help students discover options for involvement, the Student Government Association will host Organization Days.  From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, through Thursday, Aug. 30, tables will be lined up along the Haley Concourse from many of the university's 300 student organizations.

Last Updated: Aug. 24, 2012

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