Millikin's New Student Welcome Week experience will
teach students what is expected in the college environment and how
to best engage in the Millikin community to ensure success.
First-year students will meet their First-Year Experience Mentors
who will guide them through their introduction to college.
New Student Welcome Week is a blend of important information for
classes and life on campus, as well as social opportunities with
peers and faculty. Students will learn about student organizations,
studying abroad, internships, student media, intramurals and
recreation, community service and many more programs and services
that support academic goals, personal development, holistic
well-being and life pursuits.
New Student Welcome Week activities begin with Move-In Day for
residential students on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. New
Student Welcome Week will also feature a workshop on academic
success in college on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 10 – 11 a.m.
Another highlight of New Student Welcome Week is Day of Action. Day
of Action is Millikin's opportunity to give back to the Decatur,
Ill., community by sending students into the neighborhoods for
service opportunities. This year's Day of Action will be held on
Friday, Aug. 23, from 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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During Day of Action, Millikin students will perform services at
several sites including: Dennis Lab School, Central Christian Church, James
Millikin Homestead, Decatur Rehabilitation Care Center, Blessingdales, Decatur
Family YMCA, Good Samaritan Inn, Homework Hangout, Salvation Army, Northeast
Community Fund and Harbor Light Hospice.
Following Day of Action, first-year students will engage in
Performance Learning workshops for their chosen majors within the College of
Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts, Professional Studies and the Tabor School of
Business from 2:30 – 5 p.m. Performance Learning workshops will be held at
various locations throughout campus.
New Student Welcome Week will formally close with two long-standing academic
traditions – a Candlelight Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 23, at 9:30 p.m. on the
Miller Quad, and Opening Convocation on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
in Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Millikin's campus.
For more information about New Student Welcome Week, contact Millikin's Office
of Inclusion and Student Engagement at 217.424.6335. For a full list of New
Student Welcome Week activities visit millikin.edu/welcomeweek.
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