by Laura Locke
Last month marked the beginning of my fifth year as a resident of Henderson, TN. This little town has become home, but when I arrived a few years ago as a freshman at FHU I knew a grand total of two people. I was a 12-hour car ride away from my hometown, and found myself to be excited, terrified, and nervous about how I would fit in.
Luckily, that didn’t last long, because I spent my first week in Henderson immersed in FHU’s freshman camp/orientation program known as Interface. Interface gave me the opportunity to meet and make friends with other new students, get used to campus before classes started, and kept me so busy that I had no time or energy to even think about getting homesick. My Interface group, two upperclassmen leaders and about a dozen other incoming students, became my first family at FHU and made the transition from home to college life easier than I could have imagined.
Now a member of the admissions team, I was thrilled to watch this year’s incoming students, many of whom I had recruited and helped to get to FHU, move in and experience Interface themselves. This year’s activities included a little of everything: canoeing down the Buffalo River, devos in the Commons, roller-skating, new iPad orientation, outlandish events at the Interface Olympics, a community service project, a concert with Nashville singer-songwriter Matt Wertz, and more!