This was the moment. For the rest of their lives, freshmen coming into Indiana State University will look back on Welcome Week and think: This was the moment. As multitasking, fast-paced human beings, we are often incapable of realizing how much we’re changing until we can stop for a second and take a breath. In those rare moments we get a chance to look back and reflect. For many ISU students, when they look back they’ll see Welcome Week as that moment when everything changed, even if they do not know it just yet.

Every fall State welcomes its newest Sycamores with an entire week dedicated to plunging into college life. Not only are there opportunities to make new friends and explore new interests, but the university also plans activities to help freshmen really understand how to handle their new responsibilities as college students

“I made a lot of new friends,” said Sierra Carter, a freshman criminology major from Evansville, Ind. “Welcome Week definitely helped because we got a full week to get to know the campus and get a feel for what kind of people we will be around for the year.”

The transfer is not always easy, but, more often than not, it is a tremendous amount of fun. Activities such as Convocation, Donaghy Day, Passport to College, ISU Fest and dozens of other information sessions show students that college life is a unique mixture of scholastic and social.  

At State, welcoming new students lasts more than a day and, truthfully, more than a week. You’re always welcome at Indiana State University.