Over 1,300 students, parents and guests arrived on campus July 8-9 for the summer’s second New Student Orientation. For the first time, the second Orientation was larger than the first, held June 24-25, in which nearly 1,200 students and guests were present.
“Orientation is a great opportunity for these students to get a glimpse of all aspects of life here at Campbell,” said Jason Hall, Asst. Vice President for Admissions. “They are able to come to campus, have some fun and make friends and learn about their majors. It also gives us at the University a chance to get to know our students.”
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. They had an opportunity to meet the deans of each of Campbell’s schools: Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Education, Divinity School and the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. After lunch, students met back in Gore Arena to participate in a service project, packing food distribution boxes for a school in Ethiopia. Between the two summer orientation sessions, over 52,000 meals were prepared. A President’s Reception was held that evening, followed by several planned festivities – including “Get to the Game” themed Nite Owl Events, a performance by magician Peter Boie and Sunni Sky’s ice cream.
On Saturday, 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 residence hall, of what to expect from their living quarters and residence staff. Commuters were also introduced to the variety of services provided them on campus. Students were then able to visit their chosen departments and pick up their schedules for the fall semester.
In addition, special sessions were conducted by panels within the Student Life department, offering tips to ease the transition from high school to university life. Additional sessions were held for parents to provide them with information they'll need to adjust to their student's transition.
Photo Copy: Students at Campbell New Student Orientation prepare meals for a school in Ethiopia as part of a group service project.