Erskine College welcomed some 246 new students this week with professors, staff members, and upperclassmen assisting freshmen and transfer students as they moved into residence halls.
Students new to Erskine College this year represent 17 states—Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington— as well as 14 countries—Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Sweden, Switzerland, and Venezuela.
Dean of Student Services Dr. Wendi Santee and her team are in charge of planning and overseeing this year’s orientation sessions and activities.
Thursday’s schedule included moving in, a welcome session, the Signing of the Tablecloth, and “Freshman Frenzy.” Students will attend Success Workshops, a session on “Decision Making and Healthy Relationships,” and receive academic advising on Friday. Students will enjoy Erskine’s traditional “Soiree,” a dinner dance in Moffatt Dining Hall, Friday evening, and activities conclude with “Late Night in the Hangar.”
Meetings for students continue Saturday, and in the early evening freshman women will attend the Signing of the Book. Opportunities for community worship Sunday include a service at the Due West ARP Church, with a supper gathering at The Barn led by Erskine Chaplain Paul Patrick planned for Sunday evening.
Erskine College classes for new and returning students begin Monday, August 22.
More photos of move-in day can be viewed here.