The 2015 Newman University Jet Days orientation kicked off bright and early at 8 a.m. on Aug. 21. As the new freshman and transfer students began unloading their jam-packed cars, the NU campus was preparing for a weekend full of activities.
After move-in was completed, the Jet Day schedule started picking up steam. The new students met with their orientation leaders and broke out into icebreaker sessions with musician Jason Levasseur leading the way.
Not only did Levasseur lead icebreakers, he also put on a concert for the incoming students in the Performance Hall later that evening.
Aside from the meet-and-greets and music, Jet Days also included an opportunity to tailgate and attend a game of the Wichita Wingnuts, a local AA division baseball club.
The rest of the weekend was filled with fun events including a class picture, a group service project, and the Welcome Back Bash sponsored by the Campus Activities Board (CAB).
Jet Days ended with the first all-hall meeting of the residence halls on campus, which included hall pictures and various competitions.
The incoming students started classes with the rest of NU students on Monday, Aug. 24. The university’s student video series Newman 360Five recaps the weekend of fun in its Jet Days episode. Watch it here: