Anderson University is welcoming more than 700 new students to its campus community as the 2019-2020 academic year gets underway with classes starting on Wednesday, August 21.
Move-In Day, the first of several campus-wide activities during the first week of the school year, begins Saturday, August. 17 at 8:30 a.m. Welcome Week concludes on Saturday, August 24 with The Big Welcome Event, designed to bring together faculty, staff and students for food and fun, ending with a fireworks show.
Notable events scheduled for Welcome Week include:
Sunday, August 18 at 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Matriculation Worship Services at Henderson Auditorium, for students and members of their family to celebrate the start of a new year with worship music.
Sunday, August 18 at 10 a.m.
The Archway Walk, during which incoming students signal the beginning of their journey at Anderson University with a formal procession beneath the Archway and individual handshakes with President Evans P. Whitaker.
Sunday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Trojan Tradition, which brings new students together with returning students on Alumni Lawn for a candle-lighting ceremony and fellowship.
Monday, August 19 at 8:30 p.m.
Outdoor Movie Night this year takes place on greenspace at the G. Ross Anderson Jr. Student Center and features Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Aladdin.”
Tuesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.
West Fest is held at the Athletic Campus Pavilion and is a themed carnival featuring music, dancing and food ahead of the first day of classes.
Friday, August 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Beach Bash is hosted by President Whitaker and Mrs. Diane Whitaker at their home and celebrates the first Friday of the school year with dancing, a cookout and beach activities and games.
Saturday, August 24 at 8 p.m.
The Big Welcome Event is meant to celebrate not only a new year at Anderson University, but the partnership between the University and the people who call Anderson County their home.