BroncoFusion Welcomed New Students

BroncoFusion Welcomed New Students
A group of incoming freshmen celebrate finding a common trait during BroncoFusion.
Students learn about advising at one of many workshops offered Sept. 20.
Provost Tomas Morales goes casual for BroncoFusion.

Excitement was in the air Wednesday, Sept. 20 when more than a thousand new students took to the campus for the fourth annual BroncoFusion.

Each year, the daylong welcoming event lands the day before fall quarter classes begin. More than 1,500 students participated as well as 215 volunteers from the campus community.

“BroncoFusion 2006 was a great success,” says BroncoFusion co-chair, Janetta McDowell. “Students had the opportunity to not only meet other new students, but they also had the chance to interact with faculty, staff and continuing students across the campus.  BroncoFusion continues to be a great tradition in welcoming our new Broncos to campus and a great kick off to the new year.”

Students had their pick of more than 20 workshops, 24 open houses, a rock concert, mixers, a club fair and more.

Activities focused on providing new freshman and transfer 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.

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. Additionally, the Alumni Association provided free backpacks and breakfast to the new students as well as greeting them at BroncoFusion.

McDowell and her co-chair Traci Lew lauded the President's Cabinet, BroncoFusion committee members as well as members of the campus community for making the event a success.