St. Norbert College: Latest News

Posted on 8-24-2023

With area students from Kindergarten to Elementary, to Middle School, High School, and College, all beginning to return to classes after the Summer, here are the latest news updates from St. Norbert College in De Pere:

SNC Welcomes First-Year and Transfer Students

The majority of Freshmen (Class of 2027) moved into their St. Norbert College homes Thursday, August 24th, between 8:30am and 2:30pm. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors move in on Friday, Aug. 25th.

Communio Crew, a group of faculty, staff, and administrators, including President Laurie Joyner, will be on hand to assist students and families and help move-in day run smoothly. Communio Crew volunteers will assist with the following:

Direct vehicles for unloading in parking lots/street

Assist with issuing move-in carts

Provide directions

Answer questions

Classes begin on Monday, August 28th. For more information on move-in week, Please Click Here.

SNC’s Annual College Community Celebration
with Music & Fireworks: August 27th

St. Norbert College will kick off the new school year on Sunday, August 27th, with a number of activities that will offer the whole college community an opportunity to come together to celebrate the start of a new school year. Faculty, students, and staff, along with their families, can enjoy the following:

5:00pm – Mass of the Holy Spirit at Old St. Joseph’s Church

6:00pm – College-wide Picnic at the Campus Center

6:30pm – Concert provided by F.O.M.O. at the Gazebo near the Campus Center (rain site: Michels Commons)

8:30pm – Fireworks (weather permitting)

The fireworks will last approximately 10-15 minutes. Everyone in the community can enjoy the fireworks display, which will be launched over the Fox River near the Ray Van Den Heuvel Family Campus Center. The display will be visible from either side of the river.

For Further Information, Contact St. Norbert College’s Campus Safety Department at 920.403.3299.

SNC to Name Basketball Court
in Honor of Alum and Former Harlem Globetrotter Chuck Holton

St. Norbert College will dedicate a basketball court in honor of Chuck Holton, the college’s first African-American graduate. The dedication of Chuck’s Court will take place at 4:30pm, on Thursday, September 7th, in the Ray Van Den Heuvel Campus Center, 419 First Street, on the college campus.

Holton starred in basketball and track while attending St. Norbert, graduating in 1952. He went on to play six years with the Harlem Globetrotters, then returned to his hometown of Milwaukee to become the Director of Health and Human Services for Milwaukee County – and the Executive Director of Milwaukee’s House of Peace. Holton died in April of 2022 at the age of 91.

Holton’s brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Mary Holton (members of St. Norbert College Class of 1966); St. Norbert College President Laurie Joyner; and other invited guests and students will be on hand for the dedication.

“We’re thrilled to be able to honor the impact that Chuck had on our campus by dedicating this space in his name,” said Todd Danen, philanthropic relationship manager at St. Norbert College. “Chuck was a star athlete in two sports and a very active student.”

The college has also created the Holton Endowed Scholarship, which will be awarded to students from historically underrepresented populations.