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Week of Welcome gears up for Class of 2016

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August 02, 2012

Beginning move-in day through the start of classes, the Class of 2016 will receive the opportunity to become better acquainted with its new family at Georgia College.

The annual Week of Welcome program introduces new students to university life and connects them with various programs and departments.

This year’s event starts Thursday, Aug. 9, and ends Wednesday, Aug. 15.

 “Students learn about on- and off-campus resources, academic culture, student governance, university traditions, student involvement and wellness,” said Tom Miles, director of Georgia College’s Campus Life and chair of the Week of Welcome Committee. “They will have multiple chances to interact with peers, administrators and faculty members and join our inclusive Georgia College family environment.”

Freshman Convocation will initiate Week of Welcome to induct this year’s incoming class. Dr. Eustace Palmer, professor of English in the Department of English and Rhetoric, will serve as the convocation speaker.

Throughout the week students will experience group discussions, live entertainment and networking events.

A highlight of this year’s program is Rockin’ the Wellness and Recreation Center. This day teaches students about the value Georgia College places on student wellness and recreation at its new center.

Georgia College’s Week of Welcome is a unique experience, said Miles.

“Our program fully embraces the academic and student development components of campus life,” he said. “I hope our students walk away from Week of Welcome with a sense they are an important part of our community.”

Visit to view Week of Welcome schedule of events.

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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