JULY 30, 2013
Freed-Hardeman University is gearing up to receive freshmen and transfer students Saturday, Aug. 17. As a part of the “Welcome Home” initiative, volunteers will be on-hand to greet new students and help them move into residence halls.
The Commons area on campus will be set up from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for “FHU 101,” an event that introduces new students to various campus and community services. Campus organizations such as the Student Tennessee Education Association and university services including the tutoring center will be available to talk with students and answer questions. Local businesses and churches are also invited to participate in FHU 101.
In addition to FHU 101, guests are invited to a free cookout in the Commons from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Interface, FHU’s orientation program, begins Saturday night and will continue through the first week of school; activities include a canoe trip, Olympic games and a carnival in the Commons.
New students will register for classes Aug. 19 and returning students will enroll Aug. 20.
The Tolling of the Bell Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m. in Loyd Auditorium will signify the beginning of the fall semester. Former FHU coach and teacher Hoyt Kirk is this year’s Master of the Bell; Kirk coached basketball and baseball and served as the director of Mid-South Youth Camp during his 30 years at FHU. Classes also begin on Wednesday.
Students will find several changes to FHU’s campus in the upcoming semester, most notably the absence of Bader Gym. The site will become a green space for students to enjoy. Residents of Bradfield, Dixon and Porter Terry halls will see improvements in their living quarters.