The anticipation of moving forward after graduating high school can be a time of excitement, nervousness and navigating the unknown.
But for the students attending Newman beginning Fall 2017, the Admissions team has them covered.
The first of four registration days scheduled at Newman University was held on Friday, April 28. Students from all over gathered for a day of learning, planning and mingling.
Throughout the day, the incoming freshman had opportunities such as taking math placement tests, individualized advising sessions and being introduced to campus clubs.
During the welcome session, Dean of Students Levi Esses introduced the students and their guests to President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., who talked to the audience about the university's mission statement and the importance of a culture of service.
Carrocci said, "We want you to leave college having wrestled with the questions of what you believe and why, so you can leave with an adult understanding of your faith, whatever it is."
She went on to say, "We're named for John Henry Cardinal Newman (...) his idea for a university, for service and good citizenship, a study of the liberal arts and sciences is the most practical preparation for a good life. We take from Cardinal Newman his 'Idea of a University.'"
Xavier Flores Rodriguez will be coming to Newman from Andover High School as an occupational therapy assistant major. He said he's excited for the new atmosphere, the college life. "I chose Newman because of their friendly atmosphere," said Rodriguez.
Yasmine Rodriguez and Daisy Trujilo have been friends since starting high school together at Wichita North. They are both coming to Newman as nursing majors.
As for starting her college life, Yasmine Rodriguez said she is pretty excited but nervous at the same time because everything is starting to become more of a reality.
Trujilo said, "I like Newman because it's a small school (...) rather than a larger university because then it's harder to communicate with the professors."
Yasmine Rodriguez agreed, and added, "I really like the engagement between the faculty and students."
Future registration days will take place — all on Fridays — June 2, June 23 and July 14. Sign up here, or for more information, contact Esses at 316-942-4291, ext. 2138, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.