I know it’s been a few months since new students moved to TU and participated in orientation week, but I’m about to get all nostalgic on you anyway. Being an Orientation Leader was absolutely awesome. I love this school and I loved helping freshmen learn to love it too. Now here comes the part where I brag about my group. I had the esteemed honor of leading The Goonies. We were quite a diverse group with students represented from all across the country and even world. Despite meeting each other for the first time on move-in day, this group of freshmen enthusiastically forged friendships and actively participated in all events. They formed a sand volleyball team and in thrilling, Cinderella story fashion took home the gold. Obviously group cheers and this victory picture were necessary. These people even threw me a birthday party! As the weeks have gone on they’ve joined campus organizations, taken on leadership roles, played intramurals and continue to eat together at the Caf. I have loved seeing their growth and the many ways they have made TU their home. Most importantly I love that orientation week is what brought them all together.
Goonie Love and Go TU,
We are so excited to see students back on campus! We celebrated the Class of 2017 (over 860 students) on Monday at the Matriculation Ceremony. Even Goldie participated in the ceremony!
It was so rewarding to watch our new students file in to Reynolds Center. We couldn’t be prouder of this year’s freshman class, and we can’t wait to see what they accomplish at TU. Good luck, freshmen!
We are just as thrilled to see our returning students come back, too. The Admission Office has welcomed back several of our University Ambassadors and our work-study students, and campus is swarming with bright faces and proud families (I just saw a dad walk by my office window, wearing a TU t-shirt and carrying a giant clothes tub on his head). We hope everyone has a great week moving in, and good luck as you start classes next week.
-Casey Reed, Associate Dean of Admission