Dordt College News

WOW week kicks off new year at Dordt College

August 19, 2003

A Week Of Welcome (WOW) begins at Dordt College Saturday, Aug. 23, as incoming freshman make the move to residence halls and take the first step of their college years.

After moving into dorm rooms, Dordt freshmen will spend Saturday afternoon performing service activities throughout the community, while parents attend an afternoon reception and join their children for a WOW picnic Saturday evening.

Picnics, socials, a talent show and recreational activities mark the first five days of freshman orientation before fall classes begin on Thursday, Aug. 28. A campus-wide convocation ceremony for all faculty, staff and students is scheduled at the B. J. Haan Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28.

Campus preparations have been ongoing throughout the summer, with two new parking areas added, the art department moved to freshly renovated offices, and an alumni house purchased and renovated, along with annual cleaning, repairs and updates of campus facilities.

The 2003-2004 Residence Life Staff has been selected, and consists of two Resident Directors (RD’s); three Community Advisors (CA’s) and 32 student Resident Advisors (RA’s). A week Residence Life Staff “basic training” began Aug. 15.

To access the new academic year events calendar, click here.

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