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Welcome Weekend Information for Families

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The Walsh University community is thrilled to welcome its newest members, the Class of 2022, along with their families for Welcome Weekend, August 25-26. Students will receive information in the mail regarding their assigned check-in time.

(Download a complete Welcome Weekend Schedule here.)

Upon arrival, students will check-in at the David Campus Center to receive their personalized Welcome Weekend schedule. The morning will conclude with the Student Services Resource Fair in the David Center, followed by the Matriculation Ceremony at the Cecchini Health and Wellness Complex. 

Matriculation is a formal traditional ceremony with faculty in full regalia, celebrating the mutual partnership to support and challenge students to become leaders in service while pursuing their undergraduate degree. The first year class hereby enters into the learning community that is Walsh University. Students need to wear the Walsh University shirt provided at check in.

Parents are invited to join their students for the morning activities and the Matriculation Ceremony.

Throughout the remainder of the weekend, incoming students engage in a variety of social activities and are introduced to their First Year Institute (FYI) or CAVS Core classes, which consist of a series of small group meetings led by a specifically trained and selected instructors to guide students on topics as college survival skills, diversity, responsible decision-making, career development, academic support systems, justice and peace issues, and healthy relationships.

On behalf of the entire Walsh community, we welcome you!