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Milligan students return to campus


MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Aug. 16, 2013) — This weekend will be a memorable time for many upperclassmen as they make Milligan College history as the first students to move into the new Milligan Village, consisting of five new residence halls designed to combine the privacy of a suite with the college’s vibrant community life.

Students will arrive on Milligan’s campus to a whirlwind of activity, all part of “Welcome Week 2013,” Aug. 17-24.

Residents of the Milligan Village, as well as all other returning students will begin moving in on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 17, new students will move in and attend several orientation sessions.

One of the most celebrated and meaningful traditions of Welcome Week is the annual Matriculation ceremony, to be held Saturday, Aug. 17, at 7:45 p.m. in the Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Milligan’s Seeger Memorial Chapel. During Matriculation, new students officially “sign-in” to the records of the college and formally become part of the Milligan community.

Following the ceremony, a bagpiper will lead the faculty and student body amid luminaries from Seeger to the Mary Sword Commons for a dessert reception.

A campuswide worship service will be held in Seeger Chapel on Sunday morning. Later that afternoon the new students will travel to Doe River Gorge for a fun event titled “2013 Buff Nation Migration.”

As Welcome Week progresses, new students will learn more about the campus, network with peers and partner with faculty mentors and team leaders who help guide them through their first year. For returning students, it is a time to reconnect with friends and once again settle into collegiate life.

Orientation continues and registration begins on Monday, Aug. 19. That evening, Milligan’s Student Government Association will host the annual New Student Banquet in McCormick Dining Center.

Activities continue throughout the day on Tuesday, topped off with a trip to Elizabethton Twins Park for a Twins’ baseball game at 7 p.m. Classes begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, and festivities continue throughout the week and include a cookout and concert on the lawn featuring Milligan alumna Erin Aubrey, who is releasing her second album this fall.

For a complete schedule of Welcome Week activities, visit www. http://www.milligan.edu/sizzler/PDF/WelcomeWeek.pdf.


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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