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SXU welcomes new students with poignant annual induction ceremony

SXU welcomes new students with poignant annual induction ceremony


Chicago (Aug. 21, 2009) Saint Xavier University welcomed first-year, transfer and graduate students into the University community at the annual New Student Induction ceremony on Friday, Aug. 21 at the Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

The procession traveled across campus and passed under the Saint Xavier’s new 49th Street Gateway Arch, a replica of the one that welcomed people to the University’s historic early 20th century campus at 49th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. Students received University Seal medallions and University Prayer Books, followed with a reception.

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The New Student Induction procession passes under Saint Xavier’s new 49th Street Gateway Arch, a replica of the original 49th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue campus’ archway.

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Saint Xavier President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D (center) looks on as the University’s new students travel through campus. 

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Saint Xavier’s First Year Orientation Centered On University Services (FOCUS) group in the New Student Induction procession.

-SXU- FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jay Foot Executive Director of Media Relations (773) 298-3937 or foot@sxu.edu