New President Greets Incoming Students at University Campus

August 21, 2015

Volunteers swarmed new students like worker bees on Thursday, August 20, as 685 freshmen and 170 transfer students moved into their dorms at Saint Leo University. Students, faculty, and staff, and even new University President Dr. William Lennox Jr., were at the ready to help carry students’ clothes, bicycles, bedding, snacks, and other necessities. Parents and families drove in to the university’s parking lot on Move-In Day 2015 and were immediately greeted by the volunteers, which included several student organizations, clubs, and athletic teams.

As the incoming students received their laptop computers and room and mail keys, parents were treated to chair massages, food, and beverages in the Parent Oasis, which was located in the new academic building, Kirk Hall.

A new student welcome reception was held later in the day and new students scrambled to get photos and take “selfies” with Fritz, the Saint Leo Lions mascot. University Advancement and the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations provided a “Cheers and Tears” table with sparkling apple cider for parents who were more than ready to drop their student off, while tissue packets were distributed to wipe the tears of both parents and students as they said their goodbyes.

Classes begin at University Campus, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL, on Tuesday, August 25. Classes begin Monday, August 24, at the Tampa Education Center; MacDill Education Office; the Adult Education Center at University Campus; and the offices at the Wesley Chapel, New Port Richey, Brooksville, and Spring Hill campuses of Pasco-Hernando State College.

To hear an interview with university President Dr. William Lennox Jr. on WUSF-FM, click here:

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