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Welcome Weekend at Husson University

Published on: August 29, 2018

Students moving items in to a residence hall


On Labor Day weekend, Husson University will be welcoming the largest incoming class in their 120-year history to their Bangor campus. This year’s incoming undergraduate class is 16.9 percent larger than last year’s incoming class.[1]



A variety of activities will be taking place on Sunday, September 2, 2018. Highlights include:

  • New Resident Student Check In. 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the first floor lobby of O’Donnell Commons. Husson students get the keys to their rooms in the residence halls and their new student orientation kits.
  • Move into the Residence Halls. 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Hart Hall, Carlisle Hall, Bell Hall, and the Living Learning Center. Catch the excitement as Husson students move into the residence halls that will become their “home away from home.”
  • Bookstore is Open. 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 2 and from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 3, 107 Peabody Hall. Students who need to pick up books and other academic materials for the coming semester can be found at the bookstore. It’s also the place for Husson branded apparel, coffee cups, and more.
  • Welcome Barbeque Lunch. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., outdoor tent near the bell tower. A huge barbeque from Husson University will provide a delicious lunch to hundreds of students and family members as part of Welcome Weekend. 
  • New Commuter Student Check-In, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Libra Lecture Hall, adjacent to the O’Donnell Commons lobby. This is an opportunity for commuter students to connect with each other and meet their commuter assistants (CAs). CAs are returning peer students who provide guidance on all things Husson.
  •  Convocation. 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm, Newman Gymnasium. The annual fall convocation ceremony formally begins the 2018-2019 academic year. President Clark and members of our campus community will come together to welcome students as they embark on the road to career success. 
  • First Class. 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Multiple locations across campus. Just as students get settled in, they begin attending their first class. HE 111 Husson Experience is a class designed to assist entering students in making a successful transition to life at Husson University. The goals of this mandatory course include personal development and campus community engagement. Students work together to identify academic and social resources, develop skills for academic and social success, make meaningful connections with the campus community, and develop academic and career goals.


For a full calendar of events for Welcome Weekend 2018, please follow this link.



Sunday, September 2, 2018 and Monday, September 3, 2018



Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401



Welcome Weekend consists of two days of activities, events and fun at the beginning of the new school year and is designed to help students feel comfortable on campus. University offices are also open on these days to assist students with any last minute issues.


[1] As of August 27, 2018

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