Waynesburg welcomes new freshman class
Waynesburg University’s 2021-22 academic school year officially began Friday, Aug. 20, with the University’s annual Matriculation Ceremony. President Douglas G. Lee and other University leaders welcomed the freshman class at the 2 p.m. ceremony in Roberts Chapel.
Freshmen moved into their residence halls Thursday, Aug. 19, and participated in a number of scheduled events throughout the weekend that were part of the University's New Student Orientation programming, including a community-wide Service Day Saturday, Aug. 21.
“We are truly blessed that our strong dedication to our mission has brought a wonderful new group of students to our campus community."
Jackie Palko, Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions
Freshmen moved into their respective residence halls Thursday, Aug. 19.
During the ceremony, President Lee encouraged the Class of 2025 to practice perseverance, citing examples of the University’s early students and leaders faithfully persevering amidst hardships. Lee noted that the incoming class has already demonstrated their ability to adapt throughout the pandemic.
“Our mission is to educate you to make connections between faith, learning and serving so that you might live a life of purpose for the glory of God,” said President Lee. “It is about doing our best to prepare you to have a successful career, and in that process, think and learn about the broader implications of faith in God and service to humanity and how a life of purpose connects all three. You are the great hope of the future.”
On Saturday, freshmen participated in service projects on campus and across Greene County. Service sites included the Eva K. Bowlby Library, First Presbyterian Church, the Greene County Historical Society, Lion’s Club Park, Servant Song, the Unity Trail, United Way and 2nd Sam 9.
Students participated in service projects on campus and across Greene County.
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