Welcome Bulldogs! Nearly 750 new students to call SC State home

Updated: 8/11/2015 3:05 PM CST

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Contacts: Sonja A. Bennett, Vice President

Division of Institutional Advancement and University Relations

(803) 813-1340

(803) 707-8930


Elizabeth Mosely-Hawkins,

Director of Public Relations

(803) 533-3681



Aug. 11, 2015

ORANGEBURG, S.C. –  SC State University is set to welcome its newest members -746 new students – to the Bulldog family. University faculty, staff and student leaders will greet the new students at Welcome Week, which begins Wednesday, Aug. 12.

The event, spanning four days, includes a host of information sessions to introduce students to the university as well as engaging activities to get them excited about campus life.

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South Carolina State University Interim President, Dr. W. Franklin Evans

Interim President Dr. W. Franklin Evans will kick off the week at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at  Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium. He will deliver the welcome address to members of the Class of 2019 and their families.

Following the president’s greeting, students will move into their new ‘home,’ where they will reside for the year. With boxes and bags in tow, the students and their families will move into one of four residential halls assigned to the new Bulldogs. But, they won’t have to lug their items alone. University administrators, faculty, staff and students, joined by several Board of Trustees and alumni, will be available to assist them.

Welcome Week concludes Sunday, August 16. Classes begin on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Click here for a complete listing of Welcome Week events.

Photo ops and media coverage for any Welcome Week events should be arranged by contacting Elizabeth Mosely-Hawkins, director of public relations, at emosely@scsu.edu or Sonja Bennett-Bellamy, vice president of the Division of Institutional Advancement and University Relations, at sbennet5@scsu.edu.


Founded in 1896 as a land grant institution with a mission of providing service to the citizens of the state, South Carolina State University has evolved from a small teachers’ college into a major University center of learning and research. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., with a student population of some 3,000, South Carolina State offers more than 50 different fields of study on the undergraduate and graduate levels. South Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools.

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