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Muskingum kicks off fall semester with Welcome Weekend


Move-InMuskingum University kicked off its fall semester by welcoming hundreds of first-year students and their families to campus on Friday, the first of three days of fun-filled activities that made up the University’s annual Welcome Weekend.

"Today was a big day for our faculty and staff," said Beth DaLonzo, senior director of admission and student financial services at Muskingum University. "We work for months to prepare for these moments. It’s so rewarding to see so many fantastic young people officially become Muskies. We’re happy they’re here, and we’re happy they chose Muskingum.”

Move-InWelcome Weekend is held in August each year to help transition new students and their families to college life. Academic building tours and seminars filled the daytime schedule, but the evenings were reserved for games, movies and special treats, such as s'mores under the stars.

“We carefully pick activities each year that help students get acclimated to campus, and get to know one another,” DaLonzo said. “It’s important to us that they feel comfortable in their new home away from home, and we’re here to help with that.”

Classes at Muskingum officially start on Monday, Aug. 28.