Today is the start of “Welcome Week” for over 62-hundred freshmen and nearly two-thousand transfer students on the U-of-M’s Twin Cities campus. The University’s new president, Joan Gabel, joins the Class of 2023 tonight (8pm) for the annual “Pride and Spirit” event at TCF Bank Stadium. U-of-M spokeswoman Jenny Porter says it’s when “students form the giant block ‘M’ on the field, and we use that as their incoming student picture. She’ll take a picture with them there, and then she’ll also be at our new student convocation, which is our program for our Class of 2023… She’ll be welcoming them in.”
The convocation is Thursday morning at Mariucci Arena. Orientation activities continue through the week and weekend. Classes begin next Tuesday, September 3rd.