New FHU Students to Arrive Aug. 18 for Fall Semester
Approximately 400 new Freed-Hardeman University students are expected to arrive Aug. 18 to begin the fall semester. More than 200 volunteers will greet them and their parents to help them move into residence halls. Following move-in, students and their families will come to the Commons for a “Welcome Home” party.
The lower Commons area will be set up for “FHU 101” and the upper Commons will be the location for “West Tennessee 101.” “FHU 101” will showcase approximately 20 FHU services offered for freshmen. For “West Tennessee 101,” local businesses and Chamber of Commerce members are invited to set up tables and displays to advertise their business or service.
Displays in both areas will be open 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. From 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., the university will host a free cook-out for guests. Tee shirts and other giveaways for new students and family members will also be available. Traditional Mission Interface activities for new students will continue over the weekend.
New students will register for classes Aug. 20 and returning students will enroll Aug. 21.
The fall semester officially begins Aug. 22 with the Tolling of the Bell at 10:30 a.m. in Loyd Auditorium. Tom and Jade Anderson, naming donors for the science center, have been chosen as Masters of the Bell. The ribbon cutting for Anderson Science Center on the corner of Main and Hamlett will immediately follow the chapel program. Classes also begin on Wednesday.
Students, both old and new, will find several changes on campus. The nursing program has moved to the renovated Associates’ Science Center. The computer science program also has new space in the Associates’ Science Center. The building also features a renovated lecture hall and an iLearn classroom.
In addition to these changes, the university bookstore is now being operated by BBA Solutions. Textbooks, new and used print versions and digital editions, will be available at a significantly reduced price, according to BBA. The store will continue to sell FHU merchandise and snacks, but the gift item selection has been significantly reduced, according to Dwayne Wilson, FHU executive vice president. The look is much more similar to the traditional look of a university bookstore, he said.