Opening Days at YC
Celebrating our 121st Year
New students arrived on campus Wednesday morning, bringing with them their hopes and dreams for the future, as well as parents' cars piled high with clothes, computers, and other dorm-life necessities.
Several athletic teams that had arrived a week early for practice were ready to help freshmen and transfer students unload vehicles and set up their rooms. An evening picnic meal at the Larsen Commons officially welcomed the students and their families to campus.
It was a busy orientation schedule Thursday through Saturday including academic advising, campus tours, iPod touch demonstrations, and get-to-know-you sessions with Student Association, club reps, and YC Campus Ministries. A cookout at President Eckman's home, free bowling, concert by alumni Josh Cleveland and Todd Truitt, and a soccer scrimmage accompanied by a tailgate party were among the evening activities.
As returning students made their way back to campus on Saturday, freshmen were busy with service projects. Four different orientation groups spent the day painting a couple of houses in town as well as two apartment buildings on campus. On Sunday evening, the entire student body was invited to a block party on Kiplinger Avenue, complete with inflatable games, finger foods, cotton candy and a talent show.
Opening Chapel will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday. Dr. Eckman is scheduled to speak and will pronounce the 121st academic year at York College officially open.
On Tuesday night, the community will give their welcome with a Community Fair, including free prizes and a picnic dinner on the Court House lawn. Students will be able to meet business people and see what services and products are available to them in town.