It seems like just yesterday we were talking about Y2K problems, yet the freshmen who arrived on campus yesterday weren’t even born by the time Y2K fizzled out.
And it doesn’t seem that long ago since I graduated from college in 1979. It’s hard to imagine that was over 40 years ago.
But here we are, the start of another academic year, my 36th one at Villanova.
The new students began a four-day orientation program today, and this afternoon’s schedule ended with an outdoor Mass followed by a family picnic. At that point, it was time for the parents to depart.
An emotional time for sure.
But also an exciting one, especially for the students. Over the next few days, some lifelong relationships will start to be formed, and over the next four years, these students will start to have a better sense of who they are, what’s important to them, and igniting change.
I wish all of them the best and look forward to getting to know a few of them during their time at Nova.
P.S. If any of my students are reading this – don’t forget – you’ve got an assignment due next Wednesday… 🙂
*Image from Main Line Meida News