Students new to the university attended the annual UIW Pinning Ceremony to celebrate their new beginnings at UIW.

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) welcomed approximately 1,000 freshmen for the 2012-2013 school year and 500 of these students to UIW residence halls for Freshman Move-in Day on Aug. 16. Members of the UIW community including faculty and staff met and greeted new students as they arrived at UIW to assist with the move in process.

Campus Life treated students and their families to a picnic lunch on Dubuis Lawn with music provided by KUIW, the university radio station. In the evening, the students attended the 2012 UIW Pinning Ceremony in the McDermott Convocation Center where they received a special welcome from university administrators, faculty and students leaders. Following the Pinning Ceremony, UIW’s Student Government Association hosted a luau in Marian Hall; the new students enjoyed the tropical themed reception with free food and drinks.