FSU Welcomes Class of 2027 on August 12

Welcome Week also includes events for military-affiliated students, adult learners, transfer and graduate students, and commuters
Date: August 01, 2023

FSU Student Helps During Operation Smooth Move 2022

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (August 1, 2023) – Fayetteville State University (FSU) will officially welcome the Class of 2027 with Operation Smooth Move on Saturday, August 12, 2023, beginning at 8 a.m.

All media are invited to cover FSU Welcome Week events. For more information contact: Dr. Naadiya C. Hopkins, Office of Student Engagement at nhopkins@uncfsu.edu.

Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, Operation Smooth Move ensures a smooth move-in and helps eliminate congestion in the freshman residence halls. It is also a cooperative campus-wide effort where students, administrators, faculty, staff and alumni volunteers stand ready to assist new students and parents as they transition onto campus.

Classes at FSU start on August 17.

Operation Smooth Move is the kick-off event to STRIDE Welcome Week. STRIDE stands for: Students Taking Responsibility In Developing Excellence. STRIDE Week is an action-packed week of events, services and connections designed to welcome students to FSU and introduce them to its traditions, academic offerings and culture.

This year, FSU will introduce “Commuter Saturday” on August 12, “Military Monday” on August 14, and a virtual “Adult Learner, Transfer, and Graduate Student Tuesday” on August 15 during STRIDE Week for those student segments.

The Student Government Association, members of the university’s fraternities and sororities, student-athletes and other student groups will be on hand Saturday to assist new Broncos moving into their residence halls. FSU Chancellor Darrell T. Allison and members of his administrative team will also be available to answer questions and greet new students and their families.

On Saturday, students will also have identification cards made, meet with advisors and counselors, register for classes and participate in events that will introduce them to student and campus life.

On Sunday, August 13, students will continue a proud and long-held Bronco tradition — the Pinning Ceremony — at 1 p.m. in the Seabrook Auditorium. This is a formal induction ceremony to welcome all new freshmen to FSU. Chancellor Allison will lead the new class in reciting the Freshman Pledge, officially inducting them into the Bronco family. All students will receive an FSU lapel pin that can be worn for any formal or ceremonial occasion.

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