Wyoming Catholic College Welcomes Newest Class to Lander

It’s Freshman Arrival Week once again at Wyoming Catholic College. This year’s freshmen—the Class of 2023—number fifty-four, representing twenty-four states and the Republic of Ireland.

Dr. Glenn Arbery, the College’s president, enjoys the palpable excitement the freshmen bring. “We love this Arrival Week,” he said. “It’s great to see these young men and women (and their families) arrive with such a willingness to embrace Wyoming Catholic’s unique educational vision. We have another month before regular classes begin, but these freshmen are already entering the greatest adventure of their lives so far. On Sunday, they will head up into the mountains for the 21-day backpacking expedition that introduces them to education at Wyoming Catholic, the most unusual and meaningful orientation program in the country. We expect them to bring great things to the College community over the next four years!”

Freshmen and their families began to arrive on campus on Sunday and Monday, with Registration taking place on Tuesday morning, followed by a variety of informational meetings and introductory activities—Room Check-In, a Welcome BBQ in City Park, a Parent Orientation meeting, and an Introduction to the 21-Day Freshman Expedition. At the end of the week, they’ll be off into the backcountry—the Wind River and Teton mountains and surrounding wilderness area—before returning in late August to meet up with the rest of the Wyoming Catholic College student body for Matriculation and the opening of the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

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