Freshmen were welcomed to campus on August 23 by an energetic and helpful Move-in Crew, wheeling shopping carts back and forth from family vans to residence hall rooms.
This year, students were also greeted upon their arrival into town by welcome signs posted by local businesses. In addition, the city of Palos Heights set up a hospitality tent on campus, offering free samples and services from Tastee Freez, Aurelio’s Pizza, Lucano’s Pizza, Great American Bagel, Jimmy John’s, Multicare Health Center, and Archer Bank.
As part of this Welcome event, businesses are offering discounts to students through September 30.
That same day marked the beginning of First Year Forum (FYF), a program in which first-year students are mentored as they learn more about living in this Christian academic community.
As part of that program, students completed a service project at the nearby Children’s Hunger Fund, wrapping gifts for needy children.
The College also welcomed transfer and returning students a few days later as classes began Wednesday, August 28.