Arizona Christian University’s Glendale campus is springing to life this week as classes resume for the fall semester. We are rejoicing in our seventh straight year of record enrollment, including the largest freshman class in ACU history!
Move-in day has become a welcome tradition, as faculty, staff, and student leaders meet parents and incoming students when they first drive on campus, walk them through the process of getting registered and cleared for classes, and then escort them to their residence halls and help carry suitcases and boxes into the dorms.
Another highlight of Move-in day is an afternoon orientation session for parents. During this session President Len Munsil and representatives from Campus Security, Residence Life, Athletics, Academics, and Enrollment provide insight on ACU’s philosophies and practices for student development and discipleship.
Orientation Week also offers incoming students several opportunities to ask questions, get involved, build friendships, and get the most out of their college experience.
Some of the inspiration for ACU’s recent steady growth can be attributed to our first-class facilities and the appeal of our new Glendale campus. “But that’s just a small part of the story,” noted ACU Vice President of Enrollment, Jeff Rutter. “ACU is rooted in a culturally and theologically conservative approach to higher education. Students and parents are attracted to a Christian university that is willing to be clear and stand strong in its faith commitments. In addition, our size is perfect for students who value a rich sense of Christian community. At ACU, nobody gets lost in a crowd.”