The Spring 2014 Romers have arrived! After their long transatlantic flight, the students were greeted at Rome's Fiumicino Airport by Vice Director Ryan Reedy and the Rome Assistants. Arriving at campus the students settled into their dorm rooms and then enjoyed their first meal in the mensa (cafeteria). The weather was unusually warm for a winter day in Rome, and the students enjoyed soccer games and walks around campus between orientation meetings and campus tours.
In the evening, students were formally welcomed with an opening Mass and an opening convocation in which words of wisdom were offered by Dr. Peter Hatlie, Director of the Rome Campus, Mr. Ryan Reedy, Vice Director, and Msgr. Fucinaro, Campus Chaplain. The evening concluded with a delicious Italian dinner prepared by the Mensa staff, including delicious Due Santi vino.