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Matriculation ceremony to welcome freshman class

Posted by Ashley Simatic on Fri, Aug 17, 2012 @ 09:08 AM

Waynesburg University’s 2012-2013 academic school year will officially begin Friday, August 24, with the University’s annual matriculation ceremony. The ceremony will take place in Roberts Chapel at 2 p.m. President Timothy R. Thyreen and other University leaders will welcome the freshman class.

“Waynesburg University is honored to welcome the class of 2016,”said Waynesburg University President Timothy R. Thyreen. “As we move forward into a new year, we look forward to guiding each one of these students in their academic and spiritual journeys as they become influential leaders in our society, turning their future goals into successes.”

Waynesburg University will welcome approximately 400 freshmen students, representing 21 states. The class of 2016 includes residents of the following: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

Matriculation certificates will be presented by Lanny Frattare, assistant professor of communication and special assistant to University Relations, Doug Wilson, lecturer of communication, and Vicki Wilson, Waynesburg University registrar.

Matriculation will mark the beginning of an eventful weekend organized to introduce freshmen to their new home at Waynesburg University. The incoming class will meet with their faculty advisors, participate in activities that allow them to meet other new students and attend numerous informational meetings.

Freshmen will move into their residence halls Friday, August 24. Upperclassmen will move into residence halls Sunday, August 26, and classes will begin Monday, August 27.


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