New tradition walks onto FHSU's campus

Each year the First Year Experience program at Fort Hays State University welcomes first-year students and transfer students to the Tiger family. This year students will participate in a new event, the Class of 2018 Walk.

"New students will convene on Custer Lawn and walk across Jellison Bridge into the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center for the Tiger Impact keynote speaker," said Brett Bruner, director of persistence and retention. "The walk is symbolic because it links the residential side to the academic side of campus. As a student, you need to be engaged on both sides to be successful."

The Class of 2018 Walk is part of Tiger Impact, a four-day orientation that includes FHSU traditions, social events and academic department orientations. Students will spend the first part of orientation moving in and getting comfortable on the residential side before making the walk across Jellison Bridge to the academic part of campus at 9 a.m. Friday, August 15.

FHSU staff and faculty will be on hand to greet and welcome students.

For more information about Tiger Impact and First Year Experience, visit

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