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Black and Gold Day welcomes Manchester first-year students

Classes start in August, but the first-year experience at Manchester University begins well before the start of fall semester.

Manchester kicked off the transition-to-college season with Black and Gold Day on Monday, June 13, with nearly 600 students and family members for an action-packed orientation.

More than 200 faculty, staff and current students showed them them around, made them feel welcome, and opened doors – a Manchester tradition.

For many students, Black and Gold Day was close to home. Others came to the campus in North Manchester, Indiana, from as far away as Florida, Georgia and Texas.

Black and Gold 2022Black and Gold Day offers new Spartans a full day to meet classmates, get better acquainted with the campus community, learn about student life and prepare for their first semester as college students.

They met faculty in their areas of interest and spent time with coaches and teammates, received their class schedules and learned more about Manchester’s supportive services. 

First-year student move-in is Aug. 25, which kicks off Manchester’s Week of Welcome. Classes start Aug. 29.

It is not too late to apply or transfer to Manchester. Those with questions may contact the Office of Admissions at or 800-852-3648.

Manchester offers more than 70 majors, dozens of clubs and student organizations, 21 NCAA Division III sports, intramural sports, six varsity-level esports teams and an active honors program. There are many opportunities for involvement, including service and music and theater productions.

With campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Manchester provides vibrant and transformative undergraduate and graduate experiences. Learn more at

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