NEW ALBANY, Ind. — Indiana University Southeast welcomed first-year and transfer students during Induction Day on Friday, Aug. 21.
Chancellor Ray Wallace addressed 800 students and parents during the New Student Induction Ceremony at the Activities Building, calling the Induction part of a pair of bookend ceremonies.
“You begin here at this end of the book case with curiosity and maybe some concrete goals,” he said to the audience. “Ahead lie lots of academic experiences, student development workshops, clubs, organizations, quizzes, tests, lab experiments, midterms, finals, internships. Then, four years from now, you will arrive at the other end of the bookend journey.”
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Jason Meriwether and student representative Shelby Lucas also addressed those in attendance.
Following the ceremony, faculty and staff greeted the new students with an IU Southeast tradition, the gauntlet, with a line of high-fives and cheers. A Student Involvement Fair & Picnic, Transfer Student Open House and Parents Session were also offered on campus on Friday.
Classes for the fall semester began Monday, Aug. 24. Monday also kicks off the Week of Welcome, which celebrates new Grenadiers with free food and free entertainment events throughout the week.