New Freed-Hardeman University students found an FHU-sized welcome when they arrived on campus Aug. 18. More than 200 volunteers greeted them and their parents to help them move into residence halls. Following move-in, students and their families went to the Commons for a “Welcome Home” party.
Approximately 20 FHU organizations set up in the lower Commons for “FHU 101” to showcase services offered for freshmen. For “West Tennessee 101,” 12 local businesses and Chamber of Commerce members set up tables and displays to advertise their business or service. Some offered free samples, coupons or small gift items.
From 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., the university hosted a free cook-out for guests. “We cooked every hamburger available on campus,” Frank Williams, FHU director of church relations, said.
We moved our youngest daughter, Savannah Senn, to FHU on that day. Thanks so much for all the help moving her things to the 3rd floor of Scott Hall. The lunch was amazing and very much appreciated. It was great to see all the staff and volunteers helping out in such a great way to make all of us feel so welcome. As an alumnus, I felt the "Welcome Home"! My daughter already calls FHU "home". Love it!!!