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Mount Marty College Welcomes Students Back to Campus This Weekend

Published Date8\25\2011

Mount Marty College will welcome new and returning students back to campus this weekend with classes set to begin Monday, August 29.

Residence halls open and orientation activities begin at 8:00 a.m. Friday, August 26. Activities include a luncheon and Yankton Area Business Fair in the Cyber Cafe at 11:00 a.m., along with orientation activities for freshman students and their parents throughout the day.

A long-standing Mount Marty tradition, the Blessing Ceremony, will be held at 4:15 in the Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel. The ceremony includes prayer, scripture readings, and reflections on Mount Marty College's mission and core values. Students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to join in the ceremony.

"We’re excited to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the College and the 10th anniversary of the Blessing Ceremony," said Vice President and Dean for Students, Sarah Carda. "It's a meaningful way of reminding students, faculty, and staff how important Mount Marty's core values are to the college community."

Other weekend activities include informational sessions, games, socials, and a tour of Yankton. Mount Marty’s first men's home soccer game against Grace University will take place Saturday at 1:00 p.m. followed by an alumni volleyball game scheduled for 3:00 p.m. in Cimpl Arena.