Welcome Weekend at Husson University

September 01, 2021
On Saturday, August 28, 2021, Husson University welcomed first-year students back to campus for the beginning of the new academic year. Returning students moved into the residence halls the following day. (Sunday, August 29, 2021)
A variety of activities took place on Saturday, August 28  and Sunday, August 29, 2021.
Saturday, August 28 
  • 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: New Resident Student Drive-Up Check-In on College Circle Drive, near the Wildey Communications Center, the home of the New England School of Communications (NESCom). All new students checked in here before heading to the residence halls.  
  • 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: The Husson University Bookstore was open in Peabody Hall. Students were able to purchase textbooks and Husson swag. 
  • 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.: Legacy Scholarship Reception in the Alumni Lounge and Darling Atrium in the Beardsley Meeting House. The event celebrated first-year legacy scholarship recipients and their families. 
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: There was a new commuter student check-In and information session in the Libra Lecture Hall in O’Donnell Commons. All commuter students had the opportunity to check-in and learn more about commuter student services at this event.
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Students said good-bye to visiting family and friends.  
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: The New Student Convocation took place at the Newman Gymnasium. The annual fall convocation ceremony formally begins the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.: First year students attended their first class of the semester. The class is called “HE 111 - Husson Experience” and was a mandatory class meeting for all incoming first-year student. Locations vary and were posted in all Check-In areas, Residence Hall lobbies and the Center for Student Success at 208 Peabody Hall. 
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: First year students met their resident assistants (RAs) and residence hall floor mates over dinner at the Dickerman Dining Center.
  • 7:00 p.m.: For those who couldn't meet their RAs over dinner, there were residence hall floor meetings with RAs after dinner.  
  • 7:30 p.m.:  Free ice cream was available to all incoming students in the Carlisle Hall and Hart Hall courtyard. 
  • 8:00 p.m.: Students attended a free outdoor screening of the movie: “Black Panther” in the Carlisle Hall & Hart Hall courtyard. 
Sunday, August 29
  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Returning students checked-in at their residence halls. 
  • 10:00 a.m. –12:30 p.m.: Brunch was served at the Dickerman Dining Center. 
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Students enjoyed a rousing game of cornhole at “Cornhole Court” located between Bell Hall and Harold Alfond Hall, the new home of Husson University’s College of Business. 
  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: The Husson University Bookstore was open in Peabody Hall. Students were again be able to purchase textbooks and Husson swag.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Students enjoyed outdoor inflatables by the tennis courts across from the Newman Gymnasium. 
  • 8:00 p.m. Comic and magician Derek Hughes performed at the Gracie Theatre.
The University required all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved exemption prior to arriving to campus for the Fall 2021 semester. All individuals were required to wear masks while they were indoors in the residence halls on campus during the move-in process. In addition, all students had a pre-scheduled, one-hour, move-in time to minimize contact with others.
A copy of the full two-day event schedule can be found online at https://www.husson.edu/student-life/welcome-weekend/schedule
Husson University
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Bangor, Maine 04401
Welcome Weekend consisted of two days of activities, events and fun at the beginning of the new school year and was designed to help students feel comfortable on campus. University offices were also open on these days to assist students with any last minute issues.
For more than 120 years, Husson University has shown its adaptability and strength in delivering educational programs that prepare future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent a superior value in higher education. The hallmarks of a Husson education include advanced knowledge delivered through quality educational programs in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. According to a recent analysis of tuition and fees by U.S. News & World Report, Husson University is one of the most affordable private colleges in New England. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.
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Eric B. Gordon, Executive Director of Communications
gordoner@husson.edu, (207) 992-4925

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