A new generation. Nearly 900 freshmen welcomed to Winston-Salem State

Updated: 8/12/2015 5:24 PM CST


August 5, 2015

Nearly 900 Freshmen expected for Move-In Day on August 9



WINSTON-SALEM, NC — Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) will welcome a new generation of future leaders on Saturday, Aug. 9, beginning at 7 a.m., when nearly 900 new students are expected to arrive on campus for Freshman Move-In Day.

Members of WSSU’s campus fraternities, sororities, and student social and civic organizations will assist students as they move in. WSSU will also operate a One-Stop Service Center, which will serve as a central location for students and their families to complete any enrollment, registration, payment, housing and health services business.

Throughout the summer, WSSU has hosted a series of Rams at Home sessions on campus, drawing hundreds of students each time. The events allowed incoming freshmen and parents to complete business processes and gain knowledge of the WSSU community prior to their arrival to campus in the fall.

RAMDITION, a week-long student orientation of classroom sessions, campus life workshops, and social activities designed to ease the transition into the collegiate experience, is planned for the new students starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 10th with an Informational Session for transfer, second degree.  Sessions for readmitted students are scheduled for Thursday, August 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

RAMDITION activities will culminate with a “Through the Archway” rite of passage ceremony starting at 10 a.m. on Aug. 15th with the Ram Walk from the clocktower on campus. Filled with pageantry similar to commencement, students will march through WSSU’s historic arches to a special ceremony in K.R. Williams Auditorium. The activity will officially welcome the new students into the Winston-Salem State University Ram Family.

For over 120 years, WSSU has honored the rich legacy of HBCUs and provided a transformative experience for graduates from the community, region, and state. Classes begin on Wednesday, August 19th.

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Aaron Singleton
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