The multicultural academic student services department is hosting the 35th annual “Get Acquainted Day” Wednesday on the lawn of Warriner Hall.
Central Michigan University’s Get Acquainted Day is an opportunity for new students to connect with services, businesses and activities on CMU’s campus. More than 50 organizations and 80 vendors are expected to participate in this year’s event.
Students can expect to mingle, enjoy free food, listen to music and learn more about campus life.
“This will give students the opportunity to see what organizations are out there, see what is in the community and give them the opportunity to participate, ask questions, even join one of the organizations on the spot,” D’Wayne Jenkins, assistant director of multicultural academic student services, said.
Typically, there are between 1,000 and 1,500 students, faculty members and Mount Pleasant residents who come to the event.
“Getting involved and giving students a sense of ownership of not only the organization, but also the university, gives them a sense of community, and that’s important,” Jenkins said.
The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday and runs until 7 p.m.