College Welcomes Class of 2022 to Lander
This past Tuesday, the fifty-two members of Wyoming Catholic’s newest class arrived in Lander to begin what many consider “the most unique orientation in the country.” Representing twenty-two states (and for the first time, a pair of Canadian provinces), these young men and women marked their first day on campus by participating in a variety of informational meetings and introductory activities. The rest of the week was spent in a Wilderness First-Aid Course and intense preparations for the next stage in their Wyoming Catholic College adventure: the three-week backpacking trip into the Wind River and Teton ranges that begins on Sunday.
“This is the twelfth year we’ve hosted a ‘Freshman Welcome’ week,” said Joseph Susanka, the College’s Vice President of Advancement. “Yet I’m always amazed that the jolt of energy and excitement they bring to campus. We’re all confident that they’ll bring a similar jolt of enthusiasm to our student body as a whole, and we’re all looking forward to their return from the mountains, when they’ll have a chance to meet the rest of the community.”
These fifty-two new students will combine with the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior classes to bring Wyoming Catholic’s student body to one-hundred and eighty-eight—the largest student body in the history of the College.