UWS Preps For Academic School Year

By KBJR News 1

UWS Preps For Academic School Year

August 28, 2012 Updated Aug 28, 2012 at 5:32 PM CST

Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The University of Wisconsin Superior is preparing to begin a new academic year starting on Tuesday.

Faculty and Staff gathered at an employee picnic outside the Yellowjacket Union Tuesday morning.

More than 2,700 students are enrolled in classes this fall, a decline of about 3 percent from last fall.

Campus officials say they aren't concerned about that however as they're seeing record numbers in other areas.

A record number of about 850 students will be living on campus and nearly 400 freshmen are enrolled, which is slightly up from last year.

Meanwhile, most of the repairs to flood damaged areas have been completed and the Jim Dan Library is open.

"We've got some work yet to do on the library," Chancellor Renee Wachter said. "We've got a specialist that's going to help us rebuild the collection after it was lost. But we've got materials in place for students for their classes for the fall, and we've been working very closely with the faculty to make sure that we are ready to go."

New students will begin moving into residence halls on Thursday and will begin a three day "Weekend of Welcome" orientation on Friday.

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