by Public Relations Office
August 17, 2004
Cedarville, OhioCedarville University will welcome its newest class this weekend as more than 900 freshman and transfer students arrive on campus. Roscoe Smith, director of admissions, said, "This is always one of the most exciting times on campus. We are especially excited to again have a record number of African-American and Hispanic students in the class of new students."
The students will be arriving Friday through Sunday during the University`s Getting Started Weekend. In addition to moving onto campus, the students will participate in various orientation activities.
Getting Started Weekend also provides activities and seminars for parents to familiarize them with the University and help them establish a comfort level with leaving their son or daughter at college. "We want parents to know about our student life programs and services so they know their sons and daughters will be well cared-for," said Dick Walker, director of campus activities.
In addition, faculty, staff, and returning students have volunteered to help students unload cars and move into the residence halls throughout the weekend. Walker said, "That is one part of Getting Started Weekend that highly impresses parents. To most parents, who take time from work to get the car loaded and drive their son or daughter to school, the help is greatly appreciated. They are very thankful."
Media interested in covering Getting Started Weekend should call the University public relations office at 937-766-7808. Details and times for Getting Started activities are available online at www.cedarville.edu (click on "Cedarville University Getting Started 2004").