Matriculation ceremony to welcome freshman class
Waynesburg University’s 2013-2014 academic school year will officially begin Thursday, August 22, with the University’s annual matriculation ceremony. The ceremony will take place in Roberts Chapel at 2 p.m. President Douglas G. Lee and other University leaders will welcome the freshman class.
“We expect great things from the class of 2017,” said President Lee. “We look forward to inspiring each and every student to lives of purpose and leadership as they embark on this new chapter of their lives.”
Waynesburg University will welcome approximately 460 new students, representing 23 states. The class of 2017 includes residents of Pennsylvania, the New England states and Pennsylvania’s bordering states as well as Alaska, California, Florida, Mississippi, New Mexico and North Carolina.
“Because of our rigorous academic programs and Christian mission, more students have been attracted to Waynesburg University than ever before,” said Robin L. King, senior vice president for enrollment and university relations.
Over the summer, the University had a waitlist for qualified applicants due to reaching capacity in residence halls.
During the ceremony, names will be announced by Lanny Frattare, assistant professor of communication, and Doug Wilson, lecturer of communication.
Matriculation will mark the beginning of an eventful weekend organized to introduce freshmen to their new home at Waynesburg University. The incoming class will meet with their faculty advisors, participate in activities that allow them to meet other new students and attend numerous informational meetings.
Freshmen will move into their residence halls Thursday, August 22. Upperclassmen will move into residence halls Sunday, August 25, and classes will begin Monday, August 26.
Photo: Last year's freshman class gathers outside of Roberts Chapel following the 2012 matriculation ceremony.
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