A new student moves in with his family's help

Students returned to campus over the weekend and classes began today for Methodist University’s 2022-23 academic year.

Students returned to campus over the weekend and classes began today for Methodist University’s 2022-23 academic year.

Approximately 2,000 students from across the U.S. and more than 40 countries are enrolled at the University. With a remarkable 12-to-1 student to faculty ratio, MU students have access to quality education from more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, on-campus, and online programs. The University also features more than 150 student clubs and organizations with 20 NCAA intercollegiate sports.

“As a senior, I’m really looking forward to enjoying my last year at Methodist University,” said Sydney Bird, a Forensic Science and Criminal Justice major. “It’s truly an exciting time, but it also feels a little strange because it hasn’t quite sunk in yet that my undergraduate career is coming to a close next semester.”

Over the previous weekend (Aug. 12-14), new incoming students – such as freshmen and transfer students – moved into their residence halls and received valuable information during their “New Student Orientation.” One of those incoming students is freshman Weston Black who could hardly wait for his first day of college.

“I’m excited to start my life out and get my classes going. Everyone at Methodist University has been extremely welcoming so far and the staff is awesome,” said Black, who plans to major in Computer Information Technology. “I can’t wait to join a club, get to know people, and make straight As.”

The new year also provides a fresh start for many of the returning MU students.

“This year, my goal is to have a more structured lifestyle,” said Kether Fouana-Seth, a junior majoring in Business Administration. “I want to be sure to plan everything out moving forward. I want to be able to know when I need to study and when I can relax so I can be a more successful student.”

To help students ring in a new school year, Methodist University is offering a myriad of events throughout the week:

  • Monday, Aug. 15:
    • Monarchs on the Move (The Quad and Trustees, 7:30-10 a.m.)
    • MUGS (Matthews Ministry Center, 9:30 a.m.)
    • Get Rec’d (Nimocks Fitness Center, 5-8 p.m.)
    • PGM Fellowship (Matthews Ministry Center Seminar Room, 7:30-9 a.m.)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 16:
    • Monarch DYEversiTEE (The Quad, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
    • Music Trivia (Berns Student Center, 7 p.m.)
    • Ignite (Matthews Ministry Center, 8 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 17
    • CIRCUIT (The Quad at Matthews Ministry Center, 11 a.m.)
    • One Stop Grand Opening (Davis Memorial Library, 12-3 p.m.)
    • Headphone Disco (Berns Student Center, 9 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Aug. 18
    • DIY Pop-Up Print Shop (Berns Student Center, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.)
    • Student Employment Fair (Berns Student Center, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.)
    • Goat Yoga (The Quad, 5:30 p.m.)
    • Bible Study (Matthews Ministry Center, 8-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, Aug. 19
    • Green & Gold Friday (All day)
    • Faculty, Floats, and Field Games (The Quad, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Aug. 20
    • City Market at the Museum (Fayetteville History Museum, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.)

To stay up to date with events, visit the Events section on the homepage of Methodist.edu and follow Methodist University on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn). You can also view photos from the week on our Flickr page.