Welcome Week Information

Welcome Week will be from August 18 to August 23

We’re here for you. We believe that educating the heart is just as important as educating the mind, and so we start with your ’why.’ 

Why are you attending college? What do you hope to learn? What do you need to learn? What’s your passion, and most importantly, how can we help you achieve your goals? 

What we offer

Our goal is to deliver innovative education at a fair price. (In fact, U.S. News & World Report recognized Adrian as a ’Most Innovative College’ and a ’Best Value College.’) We understand that when you decide to attend college, you’re investing in your future. So are we.

Our watchword is innovation.

We’re committed to building the “college of the future” and delivering a comprehensive liberal arts education that will allow you to thrive in today’s fast-paced world. 

We’re ’big picture.’ 

We know that you’re in college to learn how to learn as much as to increase your knowledge. We get it. We also believe learning extends beyond the classroom, which is why we offer our students the chance to develop skills and character through involvement in one (or more) of our 52 sports teams.

People are noticing. 

For the last ten years in a row, we’ve been recognized as a College of Distinction for both Michigan and the nation for graduating students with “solid, well-developed critical thinking skills as well as the ability to adapt to an ever-changing society.”

What we ask

Come to campus with an open heart and inquisitive mind. Our motto is ’No victory without work,’ and we take it seriously. We’ll give you the support and encouragement you need, and in return we’ll challenge you… personally and professionally.

Where we’ve come from

Adrian College was chartered more than 160 years ago, on March 28, 1859. We sprang from a Wesleyan Methodist theological institute, and we remain affiliated with the Methodist Church to this day.

Where we’re going

Over the last 18 years, we’ve more than doubled our enrollment and raised the academic profile of incoming students in nearly every important benchmark category. We’ve increased our budget and doubled our endowment. We’ve invested over $100 million in infrastructure. And we’re not done yet. In its 2022 edition of America’s Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report recognized us as the No. 1 “Most Innovative School” in the Midwest. Wait until they see what’s coming next. We’re committed to building the “college of the future.” Won’t you join us on the journey?

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