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Join President Pershing for a day of fun, food and tradition as he welcomes the class of 2019 to campus.

Faculty and Staff:

The Center for New Student & Family Programs invites you to join speakers President David W. Pershing, ASUU President Ambra Jackson and faculty member Ann Engar as we welcome first-year students and their families to the U’s community. The fourth annual New Student Welcome ceremony will take place Saturday, Aug. 22, at 10:30 Welcome Weeka.m. in Kingsbury Hall. This energetic event will help first-year students understand what it means to join our vibrant community and will feature words of wisdom from a faculty member on how to achieve academic success, from a student leader on how to find a meaningful way for co-curricular engagement and on how to ensure our football rivals cannot hear their own plays when we practice the fourth-down jump.

A picnic will follow on Presidents Circle, so feel free to dress comfortably for the weather as you informally meet members of the incoming class of 2019. More than 1,000 new students and their families joined us last year, so be sure to wear your university name tags so you are identified as a U representative. Shuttles will run continuously from the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot, where attendees can park for free.

For more information about the New Student Welcome and other Welcome Week events, please click here or contact the Center for New Student & Family Programs at or 801-581-7069.


Kathryn Kay Coquemont
Director, Center for New Student & Family Programs