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Classes begin Aug. 28 at Manchester University

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The new academic year kicks off on Aug. 28 at Manchester University as classes begin on the North Manchester campus.

While some students began moving into residence halls in early August, the big move-in day for first-year students is Saturday, Aug. 24, when student orientation leaders, staff and faculty will welcome students and their families with a party and plenty of muscle.

Check-in for all students is greatly streamlined this year with the opening of the Lockie and Augustus Chinworth Center on East Street. The first floor is a student services hub, and the second floor is home to the Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business.

The Opening Convocation, with faculty in full regalia and the president’s welcoming address to students, is 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 in Cordier Auditorium. The public is welcome.

The football season opener against Trine University is also free and open to North Manchester residents. Beginning at 6:45 p.m., there will be ice cream sundaes, face painting, an inflatable bounce house and other activities. The Spartan kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Carl W. Burt Memorial Stadium.
Each year, Community Night has a theme. This year it is “Manchester supports mental health awareness.”

Homecoming is Oct. 11 and 12, with ribbon cutting for the Chinworth Center at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, and groundbreaking for the new athletic stadium at 9 a.m. Oct. 12 inside the track.
The game vs. Mount St. Joseph is 1:30 p.m., and local young people are welcome to help lead the Spartans out to the field. Those interested should gather at 1 p.m. near the Physical Education and Recreation Center (PERC)

About Manchester University

With campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., Manchester University offers more than 70 areas of academic study to more than 1,400 students in undergraduate programs,a Master of Accountancy, a Master of Science in pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu

Our mission
Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.