Student Life Update: August 2018

Welcome to the Fall 2018 semester! I hope everyone has had a great summer and is ready for a fantastic semester.

Over the summer I had the opportunity to do a bit of traveling, some for personal fun, and some for professional development. During each trip though, I was able to come back with some great ideas for student engagement for this year.

As beautiful as Buffalo is in the summer, I’m always excited to begin another academic year. As you start the semester be sure to stop by Student Life to get a free student planner. Not only is it a useful calendar to keep yourself organized, it is also filled with the events, holidays, and happenings around the Trocaire sites this year.

As I’m coming back on the Monday after Welcome Week, I’m proud of how well the events went, as well has how well-received they were. The campus is so much better with students on it and it was great to see everyone coming out for the first week. We had record numbers for Welcome Week so it was great seeing everyone eating at the Welcome BBQ, making Lucky Bamboo, seeing how they can be engaged at the Involvement Fair, and stopping by the ice cream social.  We also ensured that there would be events on all of Trocaire’s sites and in the evening, which we’ll continue to be doing throughout the year.

In a small community like Trocaire, everyone has fantastic opportunities for engagement in and outside the classroom. Think about how you’re engaging this year. I hope all students have an enjoyable and successful year and I look forward to seeing those graduating in December cross the stage.

-Tom Vane
Director of Student Engagement