Campbell University is celebrating the start of the 2014-15 academic year with its biggest Welcome Week ever -- fitting because it's welcoming its largest incoming group of new undergraduates (an expected 1,185) in its history. Dubbed the "Best Week Ever," Welcome Week 2014 officially began Saturday, Aug. 16, when new students started moving into their residence halls. Activities over the weekend included New Student Convocation and a Welcome Party that featured a concert by Mockingbird Sun.
Other events planned for the rest of the week include the Street Fair (on Tuesday evening), Football Fan Fest (on Thursday evening), and Party in the Park, including mud volleyball (Friday afternoon). Not to be lost in all this is the start of classes on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Detailed schedule here.
Here's a look at how Campbell marked the start of the new academic year through a video recap, photo slideshow and through your social media activity. Join the conversation by tagging your tweets, Facebook posts, and Instagram photos #CUWelcomeWeek.
Photos by Bennett Scarborough, Haven Hottel, Britt Davis.
Video Recap: Welcome Week 2014
Staff with the Pine Burr student yearbook make a video roundup of the "Best Week Ever"
We asked our social media followers and people around campus to share with us things all Campbell students should before they graduate. No surprise that several of the 36 activities and items that ended up on the Campbell To-Do List can be completed during Welcome Week.
A few of them:
Take a selfie with Gaylord.
Play mud volleyball.
Run with the camels, in the Running of the Camels 5K.
Compete in the cardboard boat race.
Fill up a bag with free items from the Street Fair.