As start of the 2023 Fall Semester approaches, new students took the first step in their lifelong journey as Methodist University Monarchs.
On Friday morning, approximately 450 new students arrived on campus for New Student Orientation – a comprehensive, three-day experience that prepares them for their time at Methodist University. Not only do students learn about the many services and programs available, but they also receive opportunities to build relationships with their roommates, classmates, faculty, and staff.
“Finally, it’s finally here after all these years,” said Jaida Calzazo, an incoming freshman from Harlem, N.Y. who plans on majoring in Psychology. “It feels so good to get started, and I’m ready to start my classes while meeting new people.”
New Student Orientation also allows students to move onto campus, which includes a wide variety of housing options including traditional single and double residence rooms, suite-style rooms, on-campus apartments, and unique Village Housing.
As you might imagine, many family members and volunteers assisted the new students with the moving process.
“As a transfer student, I’ve been through the move-in rodeo before, but the process here has made it so much easier on me,” said Carter Vilevac, a sophomore from Cleveland, Ohio, who is planning to major in Communication & Media. “My mom and grandpa came out to help me move and see the campus. It’s been really nice so far.”
New Student Orientation runs through Sunday night, a perfect transition to on-campus classes beginning Monday. As students get settled into their classes, the University is offering a variety of events on campus. For more information, head to the Methodist University Events Calendar.