EU Launch – New Student Orientation
EU Launch offers an incredible week of fun all designed to welcome new students to campus! The immersive schedule allows students to meet one another, develop friendships, gain introductions to faculty and staff members, and learn more about what makes our EU campus community so unique.
Save the date for Fall 2023: August 18-22, 2023!
Check out highlights of our 2022 EU Launch in the video below!
Welcome to the family!
From the moment you arrive on campus, you will have so many opportunities to learn about and become part of this special EU community. Whether you’re a freshman or a transfer student, EU Launch, our five-day New Student Orientation and Welcome Week program, intentionally equips you academically, spiritually, and socially to be successful in your college journey ahead.
Current student leaders called Launch Leaders will be ready to welcome you and facilitate Launch Groups of 10-20 new students. These small orientation groups provide a landing place for new students and, in many cases, fast friendships.
EU Launch is packed with activities for new students and their family members. Here’s a taste of some annual highlights:
- Worship at Sunset & AGCU Custard on the Quad
- Community Outreach
- All-Evangel Worship Service
- Launch Out
- Orientation Mini Sessions
- End of Summer Bash on the Lawn
We are EU! At the end of EU Launch, new and returning students gather annually at igNIGHT. This ceremony rings in the new year for the entire Evangel community – new students, returning students, faculty, staff, and administration. Add in inspirational speeches, the marching band, the lighting of the fire bowl, fireworks, and ice cream, and you have the perfect way to start a brand new year.
Questions? Email EULaunch@evangel.edu
After EU Launch is over, your Freshman Experience continues with your University Seminar course and with Community Life experiences. You will have opportunities to engage with your fellow students throughout the first semester with special events targeted specifically for connecting you with the Evangel community. During these journeys, you will interact with other new students, discuss common interests and acclimation challenges, and learn strategies for success with the goal of graduation!
International Student Event
Acclimating to the U.S. and college life can be a challenge. During EU Launch we host a get-together with new and returning international students and MKs (missionary kids, to get to know one another and build connections. We invite you to be a part of the fun and fellowship. It is also a great opportunity to meet local church leaders who focus on ministry and activities for international students.
University Seminar is a one-credit class that is part of the Core Curriculum for all students. It is specially designed to help you prepare for your University experience. In this class, you are introduced to Evangel’s Christ-centered, integrational, exploratory, and global perspectives. You will learn to use and participate in campus-wide and department-specific offerings. Since seminars are major-specific, you will build relationships with other students and professors in your department, as well as learn the ins and outs of successful campus living. We believe in preparing you not only for a career but also for life.
For More Information
- Christy Rowden, Director of Student Activities
- Gina Rentschler, Director of Community Life
- Steve Gause, Associate Dean of Students
- Stephen Houseknecht, Director of Student Success Center