“They’re here!”—College Welcomes 68 Freshmen to Lander, Largest Class Ever
It’s Freshman Arrival Week here at Wyoming Catholic College once again. And once again, in what is becoming almost as common a storyline as Arrival Week itself, the Class of 2025 it the largest in the College’s history: sixty-eight young men and women from twenty-nine different states (and two foreign countries, including the College’s first-ever student from Africa).
Dr. Glenn Arbery, the College’s president, always enjoys welcoming these newest members to Lander, and is eager to introduce them to the extraordinary intellectual community they will call home during their time in Lander. “It’s wonderful to these young people arrive with such a willingness to embrace Wyoming Catholic’s unique vision. We expect them to bring great things to the College community over the next four years!”
Registration takes place in the downstairs of the Baldwin Building, which holds the majority of the College’s administrative offices. The rest of the week will include informational meetings and introductory activities—Dorm Room Check-In, a Welcome BBQ at Dillon Park, Parent Orientation, an introduction to the Byzantine Rite and to the the 21-Day Freshman Expedition, and a few days of wilderness medicine training for each group of students before they head out into the backcountry for what Wyoming Catholic calls “the most unusual and meaningful orientation program in the country.” As part of that program, these new students will spend twenty-one days in the Wind River and Teton Mountains and surrounding wilderness area before returning in late August to join the rest of the College’s student body for Matriculation and the opening of the Academic Year on August 22nd.
“Over the next three weeks, these new students will be making real-life decisions with real-life consequences,” says Dr. Thomas Zimmer, Assistant Professor of Leadership and Outdoor Education. “What they experience in the backcountry will build up their confidence, their leadership skills, and their sense of wonder. Few things can better prepare them for their time at Wyoming Catholic than experiencing God in His marvelous and beautiful Creation.”
Welcome, Class of 2025!