IGNITE helps new students acclimate to campus


More than 750 students have registered for Youngstown State University’s first IGNITE, a two-day experience designed to help incoming students get acclimated to the campus.

IGNITE is 1 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. Fall semester classes start Wednesday, Aug. 19.

First-year students will rotate among a variety of sessions to learn about campus, relationships, academics, involvement and Penguin Pride. Students will spend time in teams led by returning YSU students, who will serve as resources and guides over the two days.

All first-year students are expected to attend this mandatory event.

Beeghly Center is the check-in location for each day. Dinner on Monday and lunch on Tuesday will be provided.

Among the sessions are: “Are Penguins and Zebras Compatible?” (Gender Based Violence); “When Penguins Collide” (Conflict Resolution); “March of the Penguins” (Student Success & Class Find Tours); “Are there really 17 different species?” (Diversity); and “What’s a “Waddle”? (Student Engagement).

Information and registration.