Welcome Weekend: A New Beginning for Fall 2021
August 12, 2021
Asbury University’s campus once again buzzes with activity for its annual Welcome Weekend! New students are arriving at Asbury and becoming submersed in an encouraging and supportive environment as they transition into their college journey.
Asbury President Dr. Kevin Brown expressed his excitement for oncoming campus life.
“Our students — their experience, education, and formation — are at the center of what we do at Asbury,” he said. “We are thrilled to welcome new and returning students and see Asbury’s campus come alive once again with community and activity.”
This year’s Welcome Weekend features Worship on the Green, Late Night Breakfast, the Welcome Back Bash and other activities for students.
“It feels really refreshing,” said Business Administration major, Andy Magrouf, noting that despite the uncertainties of the world, “at least I’m here and it’s consistent, and I’m with the people that I love.”
The campus community strives to protect the health of all individuals, all while resuming a vibrant student life with new and familiar faces on campus in a safe and interconnected environment.
Welcome Weekend began with a warm greeting from Asbury staff and student leaders as the upcoming Ignited Class of 2025 and new transfer students moved onto campus and into their residence halls on Thursday morning. Welcome Weekend also features different orientations and programs to better introduce them to Asbury’s academics, community standards, and spiritual life involvement opportunities.
This fall, Asbury also launches its first AU Honors Program for incoming students, and this weekend those students will enjoy an Honors Program Ice Cream Social and the AUHP Olympics. This engaging scholastic program opens up enhanced learning and experience opportunities for those who meet the organization’s expectations.
Student leaders and Asbury volunteers are assisting the incoming class to ensure comfort and familiarity of the campus during their first days.
“We’re excited that everyone is coming in and hopefully it’s been a peaceful transition for them,” said Dakota Poole, a Glide-Crawford Spiritual Life Associate (SLA). “It’s good to see everybody and for student leaders to meet people on our halls.”
The four-day event concludes Sunday night with the Welcome Back Bash on Reasoner Green when all current students will be able to kick back and celebrate before classes begin on Monday.