Students return to UWS amid exciting changes on campusHundreds of new and returning students move into University of Wisconsin-Superior residence halls this week as they prepare to start classes Sept. 6.
Hundreds of new and returning students move into University of Wisconsin-Superior residence halls this week as they prepare to start classes Sept. 6 using Swenson Hall – the university’s new academic building that is the biggest structure in school history.
“We’re looking forward to an exciting year,” said Chancellor Renée Wachter, who joined the university in July. “We have the marvelous new Swenson Hall that will be home to many of our academic programs, and our Barstow Hall science building is open again after a remodeling project that added several laboratories. Our students are going to find these facilities add a new dimension to the academic challenge we offer at UW-Superior.”
New students begin three days of orientation on Thursday. Many already have registered for classes, so they’ll focus on learning more about the campus and the community, meeting fellow students, and preparing for college life.
University officials expect to maintain a strong enrollment of about 2,800 undergraduate, graduate and distance learning students. Among them will be about 155 students from 31 other countries, including Russia, Qatar, the Bahamas, Turkey and the Philippines.
About 800 students will live in university residence halls again this fall, continuing the recent surge in students choosing to live close to activities on campus.