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GSC Ready to Welcome Back Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2011

For more information:
Bob Edwards
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-7361 ext. 6390
Bob.edwards@glenville.edu

Glenville, WV—The campus at Glenville State College will spring back to life with the start of the new school year this weekend.  Approximately nineteen-hundred students are expected to be registered for the fall semester with over three -hundred and fifty of them being freshmen or transfer students. The return of the students not only is welcome on campus, but also throughout the Glenville community where the influx of students will invigorate the local economy.

GSC President Dr. Peter Barr helps a student on move-in day 2010.

Friday, August 19 is move-in day for new students. Beginning at 8 a.m. students will be allowed to move into their rooms at Goodwin Hall or Pioneer Village. New students will receive move-in help thanks to a Glenville State College tradition. The GSC faculty and staff will be on hand to help students and their parents with the task of carrying their belonging from their cars and trucks to the rooms that will be their homes for the next nine months.

“I love our move-in day tradition. It is a perfect first impression that we can make with our new students and their parents. The parents get to meet many of the faculty and staff that will become their child’s family away from home for the next four years. Our motto is Glenville State College, “Where you Belong.” This is one way that we can show the students and parents that we mean what we say,” said Duane Chapman, GSC Vice President of Enrollment Management.

Friday afternoon will be filled with orientation activities for the students and parents including the annual Matriculation Convocation at 2:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium which officially welcomes them into the Pioneer family with the reciting of the academic oath of excellence. The orientation process for new students will continue throughout the day on Saturday.

Upperclassmen will return to campus on Sunday, August 21st. The big event on Sunday will be the Campus Community Picnic from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the Clark Hall lawn. Community businesses, churches, and organizations are invited to set up displays to introduce and promote themselves to the students through the use of coupons, gift certificates, free samples, and information. The Community & Campus Picnic is a great opportunity to introduce these new Pioneers to what the community can offer them during their experience at Glenville State College.

Classes for the GSC fall semester will start at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 22.

There is still time for prospective students to enroll for the fall semester at GSC. For more information, contact the Admissions Department at www.glenville.edu or call (3040 462-6130 or toll free at 800-924-2010.

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