Voorhees hosts Welcome Week for the 2018-2019 academic year

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Voorhees hosts Welcome Week for the 2018-2019 academic year

August 14, 2018

This year is no exception as Voorhees College recently welcomed new Tigers to the family during orientation week Aug. 5-10 for freshman and transfer students.

The institution kicked off Welcome Week with a candlelight matriculation ceremony held in the St. Philip’s Chapel on campus. During the ceremony, freshmen took an oath to support the Voorhees mission while serving as a model student academically, spiritually, and socially.

This year, the institution created Mock-Tails with Mentors, which gave freshman and transfer students the opportunity to meet their staff mentors as a part of the campus mentoring program initiative. The purpose of the program is to allow transfer and freshman students to become acclimated with the institution and gain support from a dedicated staff mentor.

In addition, Voorhees held a Legacy Dinner on the first day of classes for administration, faculty, staff, and mentors to celebrate with the Class of 2022 on their college journey. The dinner was the first activity the mentors and mentees

attended together.

Welcome Week ended with Tiger Spirit day. This day was designated as a campus-wide demonstration showing Tiger Pride in Voorhees paraphernalia.

President W. Franklin Evans said this is always an exciting time for Voorhees as new students arrive and the institution kicks off a brand new academic year. “Every year, we have the opportunity to meet new students and see them grow and challenge themselves as they work toward successful careers. I look forward to what this year has in store for Voorhees College,” Evans said.

For more information, contact the Office of Communications, at 803-780-1191 or at communications@voorhees.edu.  

The Class of 2022 reading scriptures during the matriculation ceremony
Voorhees Vice Presidents shaking hands in the Legacy Dinner receiving line
Voorhees staff and student celebrating Tiger Spirit Day