On Tuesday, students came flooding back to Ranken’s main campus and Wentzville location eager to begin or continue their
Ranken experience. Students at both locations attended orientation sessions on the first day of school and students at the main location were welcome to learn about the resources available from Ranken and community businesses and organizations at a Resource Fair in the Mary Ann Lee Technology Center. Representatives from RideFinders, US Bank, St. Louis Community Credit Union, TRIO, Career Services, the Student Success Center and Grace Hill Health Services were available to answer questions. To add to the excitement, students at the main location were treated to free hotdogs, chips, soda and a performance by the band The Dirty Muggs at lunchtime on the Finney Lawn.

On Saturday, new and returning students moved into Walker Hall. Some of the residents also accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS research and awareness. Residents also enjoyed a game of paintball on Monday and came together for snacks and games meant to help residents mingle on Wednesday. On Thursday, the fun continued as Y98 College Crashers set up shop in the Walker Hall Lobby to play games, hand out giveaways and provide samples of Pure Leaf Tea.