C-SC to welcome new Wildcats with weekend of fun and learning
Friday, July 31, 2009
CANTON – Culver-Stockton College will welcome new students to campus with a 4-day weekend of activities August 20-23. Students will move into their residence halls, join in activities with other students, and officially become C-SC students in a bagpipe-led procession to sign the matriculation book. C-SC officially opens its first semester of the 2009-10 academic year when classes start Monday, August 24.
Wildcat Welcome helps new students, both freshmen and transfers, with their transition to Culver-Stockton, said Wendy Powers, dean of student life. “Statistics show that the first few days on campus are the most important in building a bond between students and the college,” she said. “The connections they make and their satisfaction with those first experiences are essential to helping them become successful college students.”
Wildcat Welcome 2009, with the theme “Packed with Pride,” features special programs and activities that include a foam party, hypnotist, karaoke, inflatable bouncers, a pool party and a Greek life barbecue.
However, the group’s activities are more than entertainment, Powers said, adding: “Students will join in academic and social activities, grouped according to their First-Year Experience courses. Current students facilitate many of the sessions and are key to this orientation program's success. They are excellent student leaders who get to know our new students, help them connect with each other, and provide a realistic and helpful introduction to collegiate life at C-SC.”
The schedule includes the ceremonial procession, led by bagpipers, after which students sign the matriculation book and officially become C-SC students (4:00 p.m. Thursday, August 20); the first meetings with FYE groups and advisors (10:30 a.m. Friday, August 21), and a service project (12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23).
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