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ISSUE #56 June/July 2015

Congratulations to the Class of 2015

Manchester University honored its 252 newest alumni on Sunday, May 17. Throughout the day, some of the graduates shared what surprising lessons they learned at Manchester.

President Dave McFadden introduced the 2015 graduates, first taking a few moments to thank all who helped them get to this day.

"In becoming college graduates, you have fulfilled a goal that many people around the world only dream of. We are proud of you and we celebrate with you," McFadden said. This is his first Commencement ceremony as president of the University. Read more.

A web page designed to help new students!

Is your student ready to attend Manchester University this fall? Do you have questions about what to bring, how to plan and when to arrive on campus? Visit our new student web page. It’s designed to be your one stop shop for everything you and your student need to know between now and Move-in Day, including information about textbooks, class scheduling, room dimensions, computers, meal plans, automobile registration and more. Returning students will find it useful, too.

Get ready for Move-in Day!

Before you know it, the summer will be over, the 2015-2016 academic year will be here and your student will be moving to campus. Anxiety about Move-in Day is a common reaction for parents and students alike, but there’s no need to fear. Here are some quick and easy tips to make the process easier:

Watch your inbox. Emails go out in mid-July with hall and roommate(s) assignments.

Mark your calendar. Residence halls will be open for all new students to move in Saturday, Aug. 22, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Returning students can move in Sunday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1-4 p.m.

On Move-in Day:

Follow the directions of those moving traffic. Many students will be moving in at the same time. Keeping the flow of traffic helps everyone to get unloaded in a timely manner.

Move your car from the loading area. After your vehicle is unloaded, please move it to a parking lot. By this time, students should have checked in at the desk of the residence hall and know where his/her room is.

Move in your belongings. Students should have talked with roommates prior to Move-in Day and made final decisions about who should bring which items, but be prepared to take home duplicates.

Take a break! Get a bite to eat in the Jo Young Switzer Center before the welcoming session. After that, it will be time to say your goodbyes and allow your student to begin another year of learning and growing.

A number of people will be on campus that day to help you. Don’t hesitate to ask questions.

For more information, check out the Residence Life web pages, contact the Office of Residential Life at 260-982-5089 or email Allen Machielson at

Find a job on campus

Is your student looking to earn some extra cash next year? Many Manchester students get part-time jobs on campus to help pay the bills or put some extra money in their pockets. Having a job on campus can be a great learning experience, too. The University employs students for anything from campus tour guides to kitchen help to office assistants to departmental interns. Many jobs get advertised before the school year begins, so it’s best to act early!

For students interested in finding a campus job in the fall, the Office of Human Resources has some information to share: how to apply, what forms need to be completed, and what ID to bring. Students returning to previous employment also have some steps to follow before they can get back on the job.

You’ll find all that information and some helpful links here:

Dates you should know
8, 11, 16, 23 New student orientation
1 Health insurance waiver/enrollment form due
5 Fall payment due
18-19 International student orientation
19-20 Multicultural student orientation
22 Move-in Day (first-years)
22-25 Welcome Week
23 or 25 Move-in Day (returning students)
26 Classes begin

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