Aug. 2, 2005
Contact: Joshua Hollis
Welcome Week provides students with a fun-filled return
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women’s
Welcome Week, the annual tradition where various
activities are offered around campus to aid students in
easing back into the rigorous academic world, begins on
Thursday, Aug. 11.
Welcome Week is two weeks long this year and boasts
plenty of events to keep students busy between classes.
There are classic activities, such as a movie on
Shattuck Lawn, which Wahnee Sherman, assistant to the
vice president for student life, said students always
seem to enjoy. There is also the foam rave dance party,
where students are doused with foam and water while
listening to techno music.
New events include a community service activity, where
students are given the opportunity to see Columbus and
learn a bit more about the community. Sherman is
especially excited about the Mud Volleyball Tournament,
which she said should be hilarious.
Another new activity is Life Games in which incoming
freshmen interact with their classmates, get to know
them and form relationships.
Activities Fair is always a big draw, allowing students
to see the different social organizations and clubs on
campus. Local businesses may also be present to show new
students what Columbus has to offer in terms of
restaurants and shopping.
Sherman said Welcome Week is a time when “students have
an opportunity to build relationships with other
students.” She added most freshmen decide within the
first six months if they are going to remain in college.
By giving the students fun activities in which to
participate and chances to connect with their
classmates, the students will become connected to
campus. And that is a good thing, Sherman said.
For more information about Welcome Week, contact Sherman
at (662) 329-7355, or view the entire Welcome Week