Niagara University is offering all first-year students the opportunity to arrive on campus early, meet classmates and, most importantly, become immersed in the institution’s Catholic and Vincentian mission.
Sponsored by NU’s Office of Campus Ministry, the Niagara Plunge is a program that allows new students to “learn and serve” by participating in enriching activities, both on and off campus.
“Freshmen who participate in the Niagara Plunge can see how Campus Ministry directly supports them in their faith, regardless of their religious beliefs,” said Campus Minister Monica Saltarelli. “It also gives students a chance to explore some of the areas around campus.”
The Niagara Plunge is geared toward students with an active interest in growing their faith and who enjoy doing community service. It runs from Aug. 28-31, concluding shortly before NU’s official New Student Orientation begins.
Anyone interested in participating must fill out an application and return it to the Office of Campus Ministry (ude.aragainnull@yrtsinim or P.O. Box 2016, Niagara University, N.Y. 14109) before July 20, 2012.
Once accepted into the program, there is a $50 fee that subsidizes the cost of meals, transportation and all activities.
The Niagara Plunge is designed to be an abbreviated version of NU’s popular service immersion experience, Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC). BASIC participants visit areas like Camden (N.J.), Philadelphia (Pa.), Greensboro (N.C.), St. Louis (Miss.) and the Republic of Panama during semester breaks.
Questions about the Niagara Plunge should be addressed to Niagara University’s Office of Campus Ministry at 716.286.8400 or ude.aragainnull@yrtsinim.