Fayetteville State University (FSU) will officially welcome the Class of 2022 with Operation Smooth Move on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 8 a.m.
Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, Operation Smooth Move is a systematic process to ensure a smooth move-in and to eliminate congestion in the freshmen residence halls. It is also a cooperative campus-wide effort by which students, administrators, faculty, staff and alumni volunteers stand ready to assist new students and parents with direction and guidance as they transition onto campus. Classes at FSU start on August 22.
Mr. and Miss FSU and the Royal Court, the Student Government Association and members of the university's fraternities and sororities, athletes, as well as other student groups, will be on hand to assist new Broncos moving into their residence halls. Also on hand to answer questions and greet the new students and their families will be FSU Chancellor James A. Anderson and members of his administrative team.
On this day, students will also have identification cards made, meet with advisors and counselors, register for classes and participate in events that will introduce them to life as an FSU student.
Orientation for commuter students also has been scheduled for Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. in the Rudolph Jones Student Center (RJSC). This event is for first-time freshmen commuting students. They will receive information and resources that will aid them in their transition to FSU.
An orientation for military and military-affiliated students is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Aug. 18, in the RJSC. This session is designed specifically for transfer students who are U.S. military and/or military affiliated persons who plan on using either military and/or veteran administration benefits to pay for college.
Transfer students will have orientation on the same day at 10 a.m. in the RJSC. A special orientation session for new graduate students will be held at 12 noon in the RJSC.
On Sunday, August 19, students will continue a Bronco tradition by participating in the Pinning Ceremony at 11 a.m., in Capel Arena. This is a formal induction ceremony to welcome all new freshmen to FSU. Chancellor Anderson officially inducts the new class into the Bronco family through the reciting of the Freshman Pledge. All students will receive an FSU lapel pin that can be worn for any formal or ceremonial occasion.
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,200 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation. Chancellor Anderson is the 11th Chief Executive Officer. Learn more about Fayetteville State University at https://www.uncfsu.edu/.
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