by Public Relations Office
August 13, 2003
Cedarville, OhioCedarville University will welcome its largest class ever this week as an anticipated 815 freshman students arrive on campus.
Roscoe Smith, director of admissions at the Greene County school, said, "This is expected to be one of the third or fourth largest new freshmen classes among the 52 four-year private colleges in Ohio." The University is also anticipating 120 transfer students. Among the new students, 67 percent of them are from out-of-state, representing 40 states, Guam, and six nations. "We are also excited to have a record number of African-American and Hispanic students in the class of new students," added Smith.
The students will be arriving August 15-17 during the University`s Getting Started Weekend. In addition to moving onto campus, the students will participate in various orientation activities.
A major part of Getting Started Weekend is aimed at familiarizing parents with the University and helping them establish a comfort level as they leave their children on campus. This is accomplished through various seminars and activities held throughout the weekend. For details and times visit www.cedarville.edu/dept/cao and click on "Getting Started for Parents."
Faculty, staff, and student athletes volunteer to help students move in the dorms throughout the weekend. Dick Walker, director of campus activities, said this part of Getting Started Weekend garners them the most positive feedback. "To fathers, who took days to get the car loaded and drive their son or daughter to school, the help is greatly appreciated. They are very thankful," Walker said.
With this record incoming class, the University is expecting a total enrollment of more than 3,000 students.