University Communications

Community Service is First Focus of Freshmen at Immaculata University

On Saturday, August 22, college life will begin for freshmen and transfer students when they travel to Cobbs Creek Recreation Center and the Laura Sims Skate House, both located in Philadelphia for the "Make Your Mark Service Day." Freshmen and transfer students, along with members of the Immaculata community and FYE faculty, will volunteer their time and talents to revitalize the two facilities during this day-long beautification initiative. Students will make their mark to improve the local community while they connect with their classmates in an informal setting and achieve a common goal. As part of the Service Day, volunteers will paint murals, do landscaping, and help beautify the indoor and outdoor areas of both facilities.
To make transitioning to college life a little easier, Immaculata University implemented a one-credit, ten-week course called the First-Year Experience (FYE). The course is designed to help students successfully navigate the college system while growing both educationally and personally. The Service Day at Cobbs Creek is a vital aspect of the First Year Experience. It is an example of Immaculata´s commitment to educating the whole person.
For more information on the FYE program at Immaculata University, contact Katie Peters at 610-647-4400, ext. 3876.
Immaculata University, a Catholic coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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