New Student Orientation Fall 2023 – Recap HOME | Incoming Students | Orientation Welcome, Class of 2027! Welcoming the Class of 2027! As we kick off this semester, we are thrilled to share the excitement of last weekend’s incoming student orientation. This fall, we welcome the Class of 2027! Orientation weekend was packed with incredible opportunities for our newest students to immerse themselves in the Ave Maria experience. They met our dedicated staff, connected with fellow classmates, experienced communal prayer, and explored our beautiful campus. “Your arrival at Ave Maria University marks the beginning of a wonderful new chapter, one that will be filled with growth in knowledge, discovery of God’s calling for your life, and a deepening of your faith and relationship with Our Lord and Our Lady. The Ave Maria community is a vibrant and supportive family. ”-Mark Middendorf, President, Ave Maria University HIGHLIGHTS: ORIENTATION 2023 Experience orientation as if you were there! Featured Speakers During orientation weekend, parents and students were able to hear from AMU executives and clergy as well as popular Catholic speakers, each delivering a message of Ave joy hope for the school year. You may have heard our two distinguished guest speakers who shared their wisdom with our incoming students. Chris Stefanick, a renowned Catholic speaker and author, inspired all present to embrace joy in their daily lives. Likewise, Pete Burak, Vice President of Renewal Ministries, left a lasting impact with his profound insights on discipleship and evangelization. Our University President, Mark Middendorf, delivered a heartfelt message to our new students and their parents, as they begin their time at Ave. Ave Parents on Why Ave? Ave Maria parents and their children on why they chose Ave Maria University. Image Gallery We are so excited to have seen welcomed you to 2023 orientation. Browse our orientation image gallery. New Student Picnic Arrival! Presidential Address Key note speaker Pete Burak on night one Dr. Dan Davy addresses the students Free Time Chris Stefanick: Got Joy? Swamp Fest You are so welcome Let's Get Started! Orientation Mass Checking In Opening Blessing Getting Situated Mom helps Daughter Move In More Swampfest! Taking a Moment Dr. Miravalle addresses students Introducing Dad to the Dorm “Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your own weakness.”-Mother Teresa The mission and growth of Ave Maria University is made possible in part by Annunciation Circle. Please prayerfully consider a monthly donation to support the programs, faculty, staff, and students of Ave Maria.