What makes U great

Dear students, faculty and staff:

Welcome to campus! I hope your first week was intellectually invigorating and that you had a chance to make new connections and renew old friendships.

I encourage you to take a moment to watch a short welcome video that features our new Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building (known affectionately by those of us who have been on campus for a few years as “the new OSH”). This wonderful new student-focused facility is scheduled to open in fall 2018 and is reflective of the energy and excitement around the university’s very bright future.

And, while we can boast about our world-class buildings and beautiful campus, there is no doubt what makes the university great – all of you. I am glad you’re here and wish you the best for a successful year.

President David W. Pershing