Orientation: Mayor Caldwell letter

Dear WSU students,

Welcome to Weber State’s 2013–14 school year. Ogden City is proud to partner with WSU as we celebrate our riotous past, engage in the promising present and plan for the future, which includes the creation of a college-town atmosphere that embraces the importance of education, ingenuity and independence. As a WSU alumnus and avid Wildcat fan, I feel fortunate to have you as part of our community.

I applaud you for your ambition, commitment and investment in higher education. Obtaining a college degree will be your pathway to a prosperous future and provide increased opportunity to compete in today’s global economy as well as experience personal success. Working closely with WSU, Ogden City is proud to feature the high caliber of WSU students as we seek to expand current industry and bring new job and business growth to Ogden. I want you to find the career of your choice in Ogden once you graduate from WSU.

It is important to me that you feel connected to Ogden in both living and learning. I hope you will take the time to experience the extended metro-to-mountain community campus. Come downtown often and explore restaurants, parks and retail stores. Engage in events, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities. Take the knowledge you learn in the classroom and apply it to making our community not just a better place, but the best place to work, live, learn and play. Your personal involvement will act as a catalyst to your networking goals and help you build relationships that will open new doors for future career opportunities.

Meet with friends and family at The Junction, Historic 25th Street and all of the locations in between. Enjoy the many miles of trails along the foothills and the Ogden River Parkway that provide breathtaking views and easy access to the urban setting of downtown. Find an adventure that connects you to Ogden’s playground. Connect with us online at www.ogdencity.com, Ogden City Facebook and Twitter @Ogden City Utah to educate, engage and enjoy!

On behalf of the Ogden City administration, I extend our best wishes to you this school year.



Mike Caldwell

Mayor of Ogden