MACU Fall Term Just Around the Corner

The excitement of a new Fall term has already begun at MACU. Students are gearing up to converge on the campus and begin setting up dorm rooms on August 17.

MACU athletes will arrive the first week of August (as required by fall sports programs), and university Resident Assistants (RAs) will return on August 10. Welcome Week volunteers will arrive early as well to prepare to receive new students, to begin forging new friendships, and to lend a general helping hand to new students.

Dorms officially open on Saturday, August 17, the first day of Welcome Week, also known as New Student Orientation. Parent Orientation is at 4:30 p.m. in the University Chapel. During this special gathering, President John Fozard and his cabinet and other university administrators meet with parents to introduce themselves and begin the transition of sending their children off to college.

During MACU Welcome Week, new students learn about what makes the university unique and how to navigate the campus and community. New students will meet in small groups, participate in advising sessions and will enjoy a variety of social activities.

According to Jessica Rimmer, associate vice president for student affairs, this year’s theme focuses on School Spirit, "We want our new students to catch the MACU vision--to grasp the motto 'Dream Bigger and Do Greater,' and to share in “Evangel Pride.” The week of orientation activities will culminate on August 21 with a New Student Induction Ceremony.

The Fall term also sees the launch of a new Physics program. Students are standing by, eagerly ready to study with Dr. Rahmat Rahmat, a recent nominee for the Nobel Prize in Physics. His most significant achievement to date includes contributions leading to the discovery of the "God Particle," the Higgs boson molecule which has now been officially recognized as the building block of the universe.

Associate Vice President Rimmer said, "We anticipate rapid growth for the Physics program. Dr. Rahmat's passion for his field is only surpassed by his faith. He loves teaching and students will enjoy the enthusiasm he has for his subject area, as Dr. Rahmat says, "In physics, we see the beauty of God's universe!"

The MACU administration and staff ask for the prayers of parents and other constituents for the success of all students. College is a critical time of growth and formation, academic, spiritual and social. Please join with us in praying for the students to experience God as He seeks to stretch their minds, deepen their relationships and grow their character.