Students Return to YSU for Fall Semester

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University kicks-off a new academic year this week as fall semester classes start Wednesday and students partake in a variety of Welcome Week activities.

Among the events is IGNITE, a two-day activity where first-year students get to know faculty, staff and each other in preparation for the year ahead. The event begins today at 1 p.m. and continues tomorrow at various locations on campus.

Today at 9 a.m. YSU President Jim Tressel will deliver his annual state-of-the-university address in the Chestnut Room at Kilcawley Center.

Welcome Week also includes the annual Kilcawley Center block party, a hip hop dance clinic, student organization fair, puppy palooza and dozens of other activities. Read the full list here.

Also featured is a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday by three-time Grammy winner Zac Brown Band in Stambaugh Stadium. More than 20,000 fans are expected to attend the concert.

Pictured at top: Photo from YSU Student Activities web page.

SOURCE: YSU News Center

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