WOW activities begin next Wednesday, Aug. 19

WOWforNewsletter_2015This year’s Week of Welcome (WOW) for incoming freshmen officially runs Wednesday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 21, although there are many WOW-related events continuing Aug. 22 and 23. The complete schedule of WOW activities, which leads up to the opening day of the fall semester, can be found at

“Week of Welcome and UNI 100 provide incoming freshmen with an opportunity to arrive on campus early and meet new friends and classmates,” said Sherri Stepp, director of University College at Marshall. “They will find a team of staff volunteers and peer mentors who are ready to provide support in their transition to college life. Students will meet for large interactive group programs as well as small classroom sessions to learn about the expectations for academic success, the availability of campus resources, the responsibilities for community building, and development of success strategies. Additional evening events and social activities are available to meet a variety of student interests.”

Participants in Week of Welcome and the UNI 100 Freshman First Class will understand what it means to be an accountable member of the Marshall University community; identify and understand important academic resources, procedures, and policies to create a successful Marshall experience; explore essential technology that will aid in student success; and, develop positive and influential relationships with university officials and peers.

Marshall’s Week of Welcome is an opportunity for freshmen to find out what it means to be a student at Marshall University and get acquainted with campus before upperclassmen return, and, a time to learn how to take advantage of the academic and support services provided, meet new friends and have fun.