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Fall semester welcomes new students, STEAM Innovation Center

Fall semester welcomes new students, STEAM Innovation Center


It’s the first week of a new school year for students who traveled from near and far to attend Otterbein.

Approximately 655 new students have joined the student body, representing 26 states. Twenty-two of them grew up in Otterbein’s backyard, as graduates of Westerville City Schools.

The most popular majors for the class of 2020 are nursing, business, health and sport sciences, and biology. Students in these majors will be uniquely prepared for their careers as Otterbein’s curriculum blends liberal arts and humanities with professional studies to educate the whole person.

This year’s students are the first to enroll in Otterbein’s new majors in business analytics, criminology and justice studies, and educational studies.

This is the first year that students will take classes in Otterbein’s STEAM Innovation Center. The center brings together educators, business, industry and regional economic planning and development partners all in one location to create a unique resource for students, entrepreneurs and the Westerville community. Read more at otterbein.edu/steamcenter and check out photos from the center’s first day of classes.

This week, all students are invited to the First Friday Festival from 3:30-6 p.m. on Aug. 26 inside and outside the Campus Center, 100 W. Home St. This annual tradition closes the first week of classes with activities showcasing Westerville businesses, campus organizations and the variety of ways students can get involved on and off campus.