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Welcome new students

Ohio Northern University opened its doors to the 2015-16 academic year with the traditional move-in day for incoming freshmen and new students on Thursday, Aug. 20.

Move-in day is a great tradition at the University, and our staff has been working diligently making preparations for the incoming freshmen. We have several great introductory activities for the students to prepare them for life at ONU and to make their transition to college life easier,” said Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw, ONU vice president for student affairs.


When ONU’s residence halls opened at 8 a.m. on Thursday, incoming students began the process of moving in with the support of the campus community. Approximately 600 freshmen were expected to arrive on campus this school year.

After move-in day on Thursday, a series of activities highlighted the following welcome weekend. After moving in, freshmen were invited to sign the ONU Spirit Rock and were formally welcomed to ONU by President Daniel DiBiasio at a convocation event in the ONU Field House. The traditional Greekapalooza, the Greek social activity for new students, took place Saturday night on the Tundra, and on Sunday, Aug. 23, Welcome Fest will be held in the ONU Field House beginning at 2 p.m.

The fourth annual Ada Civic Engagement (ACE) Day, a program designed to engage incoming students with the community, took place on Saturday, Aug. 22. A partnership with the village of Ada, ACE Day provides opportunities for ONU’s first-year students to not only engage in the community but also contribute to the village’s beautification.