New Students Connect to University at BroncoFusion

New Students Connect to University at BroncoFusion
New students are acquainted with the campus and its services at BroncoFusion.
Gerald Chesser, interim dean of The Collins School of Hospitality Management, chats with students during an evening mixer and barbecue at BroncoFusion.

More than 1,750 new students participated in BroncoFusion, a daylong orientation on Sept. 21 that included mixers, workshops, campus tours, open houses and entertainment.

Nearly 260 faculty, staff and students volunteered their time this year  from greeting students to putting up signs to hosting dinner conversations.

“Thank you to everyone across the entire campus community who helped out to make BroncoFusion a success,” says Lynn Turner, interim vice president for Student Affairs. “And a major thanks to Traci Lew and Janetta McDowell, who served as event co-chairs.”

This was the third year for the free event, scheduled the day before fall quarter classes begin to welcome and acquaint both freshmen and transfer students with the campus and its services. Activities focused on providing new students with information, contacts and resources they can use throughout their college careers. Campus experts presented workshops on vital skills needed by students, such as time management, navigating the campus and effectively using the library; other activities included campus tours, open house receptions and a barbecue dinner.

BroncoFusion culminated with a free concert by the San Diego-based power-pop band Unwritten Law and a special solo acoustic performance by Kris Roe from The Ataris.

The event was hosted by the Office of the President, Associated Students Inc. and the divisions of Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Administrative Affairs, Instructional & Information Technology and University Advancement.