For the third year, Stritch’s incoming freshman class will
participate in Summer Service Day. The daylong event, hosted in partnership
with the Urban Ecology Center, will allow freshmen to meet their classmates, faculty
and staff, and learn more about the Milwaukee community.
Matt Goodwin, director of student experience, says that
annual event serves as the unofficial “kick-off” to college life for many of
Stritch’s newest Wolves.
“Summer Service Day is not a mandatory event,” explained
Goodwin. “But it is a great opportunity for first-year students to meet each
other in a fun and informal setting, while also serving the community.”
Goodwin explained that the objective of Summer Service Day
is to introduce new students to Stritch in a way that is mission-based and also
relevant to their lives.
“We want students to meet Stritch,” said Goodwin. "This partnership with the Urban Ecology Center is in perfect
alignment with our Franciscan values.”
The group will work on the Milwaukee
Rotary Centennial Arboretum project in the morning, break for lunch, and canoe
the river in the afternoon. The day will conclude with an optional
visit to the Stritch campus.