Tusculum College is celebrating the return of students to campus this month in anticipation of the start of fall semester classes on Monday, Aug. 24.
Approximately 143 students, including members of the Pioneer football team, returned to campus on Monday, August 3, to move into their residence halls. Those upperclassmen who were selected last spring to serve as residence hall assistants returned last week for training and orientation activities. Student Orientation leaders, Living and Learning Community leaders and the soccer and volleyball program participants will move into their rooms on Friday, August 7.
Student leadership groups, such as the President’s Society and the Student Government Association officers, and other students who participate in pre-term programming will return to campus on Monday, August 17, and all new students will be welcomed on Friday, August 21. Returning students will have their Move-in Day on Sunday, August 23.
Move-in Day for new students at Tusculum College is a campus wide event and includes staff members from nearly every department. To simplify the move-in process, Tusculum students and their parents check in at the Pioneer Arena where representatives from each department greet them. Once they have received their room assignments and keys, staff and faculty assist the students and parents in the actual move into their new residence.
Following the final Move-in Day activities, a picnic will be held on Friday evening for new students, parents, faculty and staff who participated in getting the students settled into their new homes and the campus community as a whole.
On Sunday night, August 23, a “Tusculum Festival” will be held, hosted by the Student Affairs Office, offering an evening of fun and the opportunity for students to get to know one another. Beginning on Monday, August 24, Welcome Week activities are planned for all students and include a student Luau, a Pioneer Pig Roast and a ’70s Love Groove dance.
Thursday, August 27, will be the official Opening Convocation, the ceremony formally opening the academic year and attended by students, faculty and staff. This year new President Dr. Nancy B. Moody will participate in the Opening Convocation, and it will be her first opportunity to preside at a formal College ceremony since taking office in April 2009.