YSU set to welcome students to 2019-20 academic year

The 2019-20 academic year at Youngstown State University opens Monday, Aug. 19, and the university has planned a variety of activities to welcome students back to campus and to get the Fall semester off to a good start.

This year’s Welcome Week theme is “Here for It” and starts with Residence Hall Move-In on Thursday, Aug.15, and Ignite, a campus-wide activity for all first-year students, on Friday, Aug. 16. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 19. Welcome festivities continue through Saturday, Aug. 24, concluding with JD's Summer Songfest in downtown Youngstown.

For the full schedule, visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/497755887652230/.

Highlights include:

Thursday, Aug. 15, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Welcome Bash @ Heritage Park

Friday, Aug. 16, 1 to 9:30 p.m., IGNITE.

Saturday, Aug. 17, 7 to 10 p.m., Live on Lincoln @ Hazel Street

Sunday, Aug. 18, 8:30 to 11:00 p.m., Outdoor Movie: The Incredibles 2 @ Cafaro Lawn

Monday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to noon, Meltdown & Snowcones @ Heritage Park

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., Puppy Palooza & Llamagedon @ Campus Rec

Friday, Aug. 23, 7 to 10 p.m., Foam Party @ Heritage Park

Saturday, Aug. 24, 3:30 to 10:30 p.m., JD's Summer Songfest @ SOAP Gallery