Welcoming New Students Through IGNITE

November 15, 2022

La Sierra University


New Student IGNITE, Blessing Service Activities Launch New School Year

Over three days in September, the week before fall quarter classes began, freshmen and new students gathered at La Sierra University for activities designed to build friendships and strengthen faith as they and their families segue into a new chapter.

IGNITE orientation activities took place Sept. 21 and 22 following dorm move-ins and the annual Blessing Service on Sept. 20, which is designed to help new college students and their families say goodbye while seeking God’s blessings as the students begin a new academic experience.

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Hundreds Celebrate La Sierra University’s 100th Birthday

With an air of excitement, they began arriving as soon as the doors opened to the Riverside Convention Center on Oct. 3—around 600 guests altogether, anticipating the celebration of La Sierra University’s 100th birthday through stories of the past, recognitions, music, and fellowship.

La Sierra University’s Centennial Gala capped a year of celebrations as the university commemorated 100 years of operation in Riverside. Festivities launched on Feb. 15 with the dedication of a new campus sculpture titled “The Lost Sheep.” Special events during alumni weekend on April 29 and 30, which was themed “Celebrating a Century,” featured a banquet, Centennial Campus Walk, and fireworks show.

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