ALL IN THE FAMILY: Incoming freshman Tiyena Brown (center) represents the third generation of her family to walk through the hallowed halls of Xavier U. On hand to provide physical and moral support during the New Freshman Orientation program are: (L-R) Dwight Robinette, Denience Robinette, mom Karen Robinette '72, Tyena, grandma Joycelyn Jean '45, Dwight Robinette Sr., and Kim Jean.
A GOOD START: (L-R) Grandma Brenda Dickey and dad Allen Brooks accompany incoming freshman Mikayla Brooks to campus and New Student Orientation to make sure her college experience gets off on the right foot.
SIGN OF THE TIMES: (L-R) Incoming freshman Kierstein Williams and mom Kimberly Williams strike a pose in front of the looming digital advertising billboard fronting I-10 that welcomes all newcomers to the campus for the New Student Orientation program and the start of their college experience.
AT YOUR SERVICE: Enthusiastic Peer Deans - a.k.a "XU-Hauls" - offer their brawn and collective knowledge of the XU college scene to incoming freshman and their families as they check into their respective residence halls prior to the start of New Student Orientation activities.
MAN-TO-MAN: Vice President for Student Services Joseph Byrd addresses incoming freshman males during the "Brother to Brother" talk, an annual special New Student Orientation event designed to engage students in college life conversations with the male staff, faculty, and Peer Deans.
STORMING THE CASTLE: A scene reminiscent of the storming of a medieval castle is in reality just new freshman students meeting up with members of their various flag groups before proceeding to their next scheduled New Student Orientation activity.
CAPITAL IDEA: (L-R) Alex Williams '88, Sr. Grace Mary Flickinger, S.B.S., Vivian Broussard Guillory '75, and Elise Tureaud Nicholls '63 enjoy a moment at the Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter Jazz Brunch.