Buies Creek, N.C.—As over 1,300 students and parents prepared to converge on Campbell University on Friday, June 25-26, for New Student Orientation, Campbell was more than prepared, according to Vice President for Admissions Jason Hall.
“Campus was filled with individuals eager to learn of their new lives as Campbell students,” Hall said. “And an army of representatives from admissions, theadministration, faculty and current students was ready to instruct themon the aspects of Campbell life—from residential accommodations to academic opportunities.”
The students gathered for registration and the opening session at 8 a.m. in the Gore Arena of the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center, where they had an opportunity to meet the deans of each of Campbell’s five professional schools: the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Education and the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. Lunch in the Gore Arena was followed by a presentation from Student Life. The students met back in Gore Arena for a session on service projects at 3 p.m., an explanation of the numerous service opportunities provided on campus through clubs, academics and other activities. A President’s Reception was held later that evening in the Gore Arena.
On Saturday, June 26, the students met after breakfast for individual Residence Hall and commuter information meetings held in designated areas. The Residence Hall sessions informed students already assigned to a dormitory, what to expect from their living quarters and residence staff. Commuters were also introduced to the variety of services provided them on campus. At 9:45 a.m., the groups moved to Turner Auditorium for presentations from Department Chairs and faculty. The presentations were made in designated areas.
In addition, special sessions were conducted by panels composed only of Campbell students, who presented their personal views on campus life.Dr. Dennis Bazemore, vice president for Student Life, also talked about the transition from high school to university life.
Other sessions covering financial planning, the way to become a successful student and recreational and service opportunities were also among the wealth of information new students received at the orientation.
“We are happy with the attention both parents and students received,” said Hall. “They were able to hear from many important areas of the University community, while making friends and enjoying great entertainment as well.”
A second orientation will also be held this summer.
Photo Copy:Students and parents attend New Student Orientation at Campbell University.