Class of 2019 comes to campus

Posted on August 21, 2015

Move-in 15-Upperclass volunteers

Volunteers made move-in day a little easier.

Erskine College welcomed one of the largest classes in its history Thursday, with professors, staff members, and upperclassmen assisting freshmen and their families as they arrived. Transfer students will move in this weekend.

Students new to Erskine this year represent a dozen states—Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, and Virginia—as well as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Also among the 219 freshmen and 26 transfers are students from Brazil, Bolivia, Denmark, Canada, Columbia, England, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Honduras, India, Italy, and Spain.

Director of Institutional Admissions Tobe Frierson is delighted to have such a large number of new students. “We look forward to a wonderful welcome week as we help them transition into the Erskine community,” she said.

Move-in 15-Dad and son-tablecloth

Signing the tablecloth

Freshmen gathered in the Bowie Arts Center for the traditional signing of the tablecloth on Thursday afternoon. Freshman women will return to the Center Monday evening to “sign the book” and take the honor pledge.

Move-in 15-Kooistras with candles

Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra and First Lady Sandi Kooistra took part in the Family Commissioning ceremony.

Before families departed Thursday evening, a “Family Commissioning” was conducted on the lawn of the Bowie Arts Center. Erskine’s traditional Soiree is planned for this evening, and students will engage in service projects in the surrounding community Saturday afternoon.

Classes begin Monday, August 24.

 

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