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ISSUE #63 November/December 2016

You donít have to wait to file your FAFSA

The rules have changed. You no longer have to wait until your current tax year return is filed to complete your Federal Application For Student Aid (FAFSA). Starting this year, students and parents who want to apply for this free financial aid can file their FAFSA as early as October, using figures from their prior tax year.

Still, unless you’re the type of person who just loves filling out federal forms, the FAFSA can be daunting. Visit here to learn more about the new rules and where to find helpful assistance.

Welcome to Move-In Weekend 2016

It was a weekend for the intrepid, with gray skies and rain. But Move-In Weekend was scarcely dampened by Mother Nature, as the students returned to campus bearing the usual laden boxes, laundry baskets and piles of clothing.

Manchester a best value again

Manchester University had a record enrollment of 1,599 students this year, and it’s not hard to understand why. Once again MU has been named one of the region’s best colleges and best value schools in the U.S.News & World Report annual college guide. Check out the details here.

Service is what we do

Community service has always been a bedrock tenet of a Manchester University education. And so for the 10th time, MU has made the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, offering more than 60,000 hours a year in volunteer service from Indiana to California to Nicaragua. Read more here.

New Intercultural Center on the way

On Sept. 16, Manchester University President Dave McFadden announced a new Intercultural Center will soon be going up at the corner of College Ave. and East Street. It will named for alumna and activist Jean Childs Young. The Intercultural Center is a second home for international students and a hub for multicultural clubs and programming. Currently housed in a former family residence, it has outlived its usefulness. The new center will include living space and offices along with a large, multi-purpose room that can host community events. Read more here.

Dates you should know
1-4 Registration for 2017 January Session and Spring Semester

Preview Day for prospective students


Psychology Academic Day for prospective students


Overnight @MU for prospective students


College Bowl Sunday (See FAFSA article above)


Preview Day for prospective students


Thanksgiving break


University Bands concert


Manchester Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert


Fall Final Exams


Christmas break begins

Find more MU events on our Campus Calendar.

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