Wet Behind the Ears; New Students Arrive
Wet behind the ears is a good term to describe the newest Alma College first-year students. They arrived in a driving rain Saturday. But with help from parents, siblings and College staff and students, they moved clothes and computers, snacks and stuff into their residence hall rooms.
After lunch and a welcoming convocation, they began their exciting college experience. The 2005 Preterm running from Aug. 27-Sept. 5 helps the new students familiarize themselves with Alma's offerings and services, meet other first-year students and embark on a journey of engaged learning.
The week's activities conclude Friday, Sept. 2, with the annual Traditions Dinner where the first-year students receive a pine tree that symbolizes a new start rich with Alma College heritage. A Labor Day picnic brings the new students together with the rest of the student body, faculty and staff before Fall Term classes begin Sept. 6.
Posted: Sat, August 27th, 2005 at 12:42AM