Class of 2018 to participate in Summer Service Day

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:00:00 PM

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.