There’s a surge of new energy in Wildcat Country. Today, beginning at 8 a.m. cars packed to the brim lined up at FVSU’s main entrance for Freshman Move-In Day. Excited, first-time college students embarking on a new adventure checked into their rooms, unpacked and registered for classes.
Student leaders, campus organizations representatives and administrators teamed up to ensure students’ seamless transition from home to college. University ambassadors, sorority and fraternity members were onsite at the Wildcat Commons and dormitories to help freshmen unload vehicles and move boxes. DJ’s from FVSU’s campus radio station, Power Jamz 104.3, livened the environment with tunes to keep movers entertained.Sodexo Food Services passed out water and refreshments.
This week, the Health and Physical Education Complex is serving as a one-stop shop where parents and students can take care of their academic, housing and financial aid needs. Staffers from departments such as student accounts, academic advisement, residential life and campus security have set up stations at the location. Local bank branches, the ROTC, and Valley Behavioral Health Services have also set up information booths
“This is the smoothest Freshman Move-In Day I’ve seen in the last four years,” said Jared Tolbert, a recent FVSU alumnus and former president of the Student Government Association. “We’ve been doing some of everything today, “ said Nigel Domineck, a junior business management student from Stone Mountain, Ga. “Whether it’s just showing FVSU hospitality by greeting families with a warm welcome, answering questions or directing the flow of traffic; it’s been a very busy day.”
Fort Valley State University’s Welcome Week continues with new student orientation activities August 10-14. For more information, contact the Academic Success Center at (478) 822-1070.
Tauheedah Shukriyyah Asad, public relations specialist
Office of Marketing and Communications, FVSU