Variety of opportunities, activities at University

Dear Students,

Welcome to the fall 2014 semester at the University.

This is a hectic time for you as you connect with friends, get familiar with your class schedule and engage with campus organizations and activities. I would like to add one more thing to your list.

Pause, take some time and think about your future. What do you want to get from your time at the University? Are you on track to meet your goals and dreams?

The effort you put into answering these questions and pursuing the experiences that will help you meet your goals will shape your educational journey. I encourage you to work hard, immerse yourself in the life of the University and take part in activities that will enrich your learning and your understanding of the world.

We’re continuing to expand opportunities for you both in and out of the classroom. Be sure to stop by the Career Center to hear about the only internship/co-op guarantee in Ohio. We’re excited that the renovated Student Recreation Center has re-opened.

Renovations have begun in South Hall for a new home for the School of Media and Communication. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation will open its new crime lab on campus this fall and I’m sure you’ve noticed that demolition of our old Greek Housing is underway. Our new Greek Village will open in the fall of 2016.

In addition to taking advantage of all of our opening week activities, I hope you’ll “stay and play” at the University Labor Day weekend. A broad range of activities are planned, from the football watch party to a Cedar Point trip and the big concert Sunday night. It’s a great way to kick off the year and get connected with your classmates.

I look forward to seeing you on campus. Have a terrific semester.

All my best,

Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D.