It’s Important to Remember That Move-In Day is NOT About YOU

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Most campuses I know of seem to have some sort of formal programming and process for welcoming students to campus, helping them to get moved in, and then oriented to their new community, before classes begin.

Most of us went through this process as a first-year student… once upon a time… and it may be that we have forgotten some of the emotions and overwhelming feelings of disorientation that often accompany this time of transition.

And on move-in day specifically, new students and parents are about one thing and one thing only — getting into (and then settled in) their dorm room.

So let me encourage us — each and every one of us — to be about that one thing as well.

How Do We Help Students Find Their Calling?

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  College students, especially those about to graduate, inevitably are asked, “What are you doing after you graduate?” Most of the college seniors I know feel like if one more person asks that question, they will (insert threat here). Concerns about the future are definitely weighing heavy on most students minds. But at the same […]

Making The Most of Senior Year

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  The senior year of college should be the best, right?  Seniors “own” the campus – they know all the best places to hang out, professors know them by name, they’re often living off campus and enjoying the additional freedoms of being an upperclassman.  I love seeing the easy familiarity with college that seniors have […]

Gospel Partnerships: Youth Ministry and Campus Ministry

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I recently returned from an area wide denominational high school leadership camp.  Besides the actual contact with students that I have, one of the things that I love the most is connecting with colleagues who are in youth ministry.  One night as we were wrapping up our “debriefing” time after students had lights out, one […]