New Student Orientation 2018

August 11-17, 2018

Orientation Week Information and Schedule of Activities

Please click on the item in the Table of Contents below to jump to that section of the Orientation Week Information and Schedule of Activities.

Table of Contents

Daily Schedule of Activities EWC Orientation Workshop Leaders
Concurrent Sessions EWC Presidents
Schedule of Concurrent Sessions Normal Cafeteria Hours
EWC Core Values Professional Dress Day
EWC Alma Maters Convocatum Est
Freshman Oath  

 

Daily Schedule of Activities

 Time

 Saturday, August 11, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Residence Hall Move – In

Welcome to Tiger Nation!

Get Your Room Together

This is the time to get your dorm room together. Please decorate your area of the room to your level of comfort.

Designated Residence Halls

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Check-In/Move-In by Last Name: 

A – L

Incoming freshmen, transfer, and readmit students are required to report to the Adams-Jenkins Sports and Music Complex (GYM).

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Picnic and Community Partnership Fair on the Centennial Lawn

Parents and students are invited to enjoy the festivities.

Front Lawn of  George N. Collins Student Union Building

2:00 p.m.  – 4:30 p.m. Check-In/Move-In by Last Name: 

M – Z

Incoming freshmen, transfer, and readmit students are required to report to the Adams-Jenkins Sports and Music Complex (GYM).

5:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. Dinner

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Rites of Passage I-Core Value:  Excellence

Mr. Antonio Starke, Director for Career Services

Adams-Jenkins Sports and Music Complex (GYM)

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. OWLs Meet and Greet / Student Activities

New Students meet with your OWL Leader.  

George N. Collins Student Union Building, 1st Floor

 

Time

Sunday, August 12, 2018

 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Residence Hall Move – In (continued) 

Residence Halls

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The Class of 2022 Sunday Morning Worship Service

Core Value:  Christian Principles

Evangelist Teri Foreman, Founder/CEO of Prevailing Power Ministries

Milne Auditorium

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Orientation Workshop Leader Round Up

In small groups, students will participate in a series of activities designed to build community and have fun! These groups are led by OWLs.

Group Designated Location

 4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Dinner

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Rites of Passage II- History of Edward Waters College 

Mr. Rodney Hurst,  Civil Rights Activist, Black Historian, and Author 

Milne Auditorium

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Movie Night on the Lawn

Front Lawn of the George N. Collins Student Union Building 

(inside, if inclement weather)

 

Time

 Monday, August 13, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Orientation Workshop Leader Round Up

In small groups, students will participate in a series of activities designed to build community and have fun! These groups are led by OWLs.

Group Designated Location

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration, Advising, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, and Student ID’s

Students who need to complete registration or make adjustments during open registration.

George N. Collins Student Union Building

11:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

UNCF Scholarships!

Create your UNCF profile today! Edward Waters College is a UNCF affiliated institution, and there are many scholarships that are available to you.  Bring your cellphone, iPad, laptop, or device to register and generate your profile.

Milne Auditorium

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration, Advising, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, and Student ID’s

Students who need to complete registration or make adjustments during open registration.

George N. Collins Student Union Building

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Standing by Our PROMISE

A mandatory meeting for all PROMISE enrolled students. The EWC PROMISE is a commitment to our local county high school graduating students seeking a four-year bachelor’s degree without financial and transportation barriers.

Milne Auditorium

5:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. Dinner

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Rites of Passage III-Core Value:  Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement

 

Mr. Rahman Johnson, Mass Communication Professor

 

Milne Auditorium

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Bowling

You can’t beat bowling for fun!!

Student Activities

 

Time

 Tuesday, August 14, 2018

 

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

 

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Orientation Workshop Leader Round Up

In small groups, students will participate in a series of activities designed to build community and have fun! These groups are led by OWLs.

Group Designated Location

 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 

Get introduced to useful on-campus resources available at EWC and tips on how to best utilize them to enhance your educational experience.

Various Locations

12:00 p.m.  – 2:00 p.m. Lunch

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

 

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 

Get introduced to useful on-campus resources available at EWC and tips on how to best utilize them to enhance your educational experience. 

Various Locations

4:30 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. Dinner

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

 

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Rites of Passage IV-Core Value:  Scholarship

Dr. Stephanie Campbell, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs 

Milne Auditorium

 

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Skating

Discover your inner ATL and Roll Bounce!

Student Activities

 

Time

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

 

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Orientation Workshop Leader Round Up

In small groups, students will participate in a series of activities designed to build community and have fun! These groups are led by OWLs.

Group Designated Location

 

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Discover CETL and FAME

Advisors will clarify matriculation processes, Self-Service and Moodle, and inform students about tutoring opportunities and so much more.

Hatcher Stewart, Room 105 and Room 212

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Lunch

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

 

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sexual Violence and You

Understand sexual violence and EWC’s sexual violence policy.

Milne Auditorium

4:30 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. Dinner

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Rites of Passage V-Core Value:  Diversity  

Ms. Geraldine Lockett, Director of Human Resources 

Milne Auditorium

 

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

New Student Talent Show

Class of 2022, come out and display your talents!

Student Activities

 

Time

Thursday, August 16, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

 

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Orientation Workshop Leader Round Up

In small groups, students will participate in a series of activities designed to build community and have fun! These groups are led by OWLs.

Group Designated Location

 

 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Photo-Op with our New President – #EWC2022

Class of 2022, take part in a history-making moment with our new president. 

He is the college’s 30th president and the youngest president in HBCU history!

George N. Collins Student Union Building-Lecture Room

 

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Lunch

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

 

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2018 iHeartMedia College Survival Tour

Fun and entertainment!!!    Music!!!   Vendors!!!   Free giveaways!!!

Centennial Lawn of George N. Collins Student Union Building 

4:30 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. Dinner

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Rites of Passage VI-Core Value:  Student Engagement

Mr. Stanley Cromartie, Athletic Director

Milne Auditorium

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Meet the Greeks and the Student Government Association

Introduction to student leaders at Edward Waters College.

George N. Collins Student Union Building

 

Time

Friday, August 17, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Open Registration

All students complete registration in various offices.

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Meet Campus Clubs and Organizations

 Learn about various clubs and organizations at EWC.

George N. Collins Student Union Building

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

2:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Prepare for the President’s Welcome Reception

All students must be dressed in business casual attire for the President’s Welcome Reception.

4:30 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. Dinner

George N. Collins Student Union Building,  2nd Floor

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. President’s Welcome Reception

and

Rites of Passage VII-Core Value:  Cooperation  

Dr. Eric Jackson, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management  

Adams-Jenkins Sports and Music Complex (GYM)

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Club SUB

#clubSUB  #TigerNation  #EWCnso  #EWC2022

George N. Collins Student Union Building

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Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Station 1- Building Your Personal Brand

Hatcher Stewart, Room 110

Career Services in the first year can enhance your college career.  Start out with a strong personal brand and end with a strong career path!

 

Station 2- Auxiliary Services

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Library

Learn about Follett Bookstore and on-campus postal services at EWC.

 

Station 3- Tiger Tech Talk and Communication Etiquette

Hatcher Stewart, Room 212

Since this is your first year at EWC, get information about your EWC email account, campus Web, wireless Internet, Help desk, and much more.  Also, strong communication etiquette can greatly impact the way you’re perceived! So, let’s discuss social media platform etiquette, cyber bullying, and more!

 

Station 4- Safety and Me

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 50

 Campus Safety will educate you on their services, pertinent policies, and safety tips while enjoying college life.

 

Station 5-Academic Enrichment

Centennial Building (Library), 1st Floor Computer Lab

Learn about the library, TRIO services, and the Writing Center and the dynamic resources each area has available for you!!

 

Station 6- Student Engagement and Pre-Alumni

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Cafe

Learn to bridge student success through student engagement and participation with social, spiritual, recreational, and cultural activities. Also, prepare to become an effective and responsible alumnus in giving back, in hopes of allowing other young people to have the same opportunities.

 

Station 7- Counseling/ADA Services and Health and Wellness

Hatcher Stewart, Room 206

Tap into how to balance life and college, navigate your transition, and be informed on disability services.  And, get information on how to request assistance with referrals, scheduling appointments, and other medical needs with local health care agencies.

 

Station 8- Sodexo and Campus Maintenance

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Room 2nd Floor, Room 51

Learn how to report campus facilities, grounds, and infrastructure problems to maintain an environment conducive to learning.

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Schedule of Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please find and follow the schedule below according to your assigned group number.

  GROUP 1 GROUP 2 GROUP 3 GROUP 4 GROUP 5 GROUP 6 GROUP 7 GROUP 8
Time Activity/Location Activity/Location Activity/Location Activity/Location Activity/Location Activity/Location Activity/Location Activity/Location
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Building Your Personal Brand

Hatcher Stewart, Room 110

 

Auxiliary Services

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Library

 

Tiger Tech Talk and Communication Etiquette

Hatcher Stewart, Room 212

Safety and Me

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 50

 

Academic Enrichment

Centennial Building (Library), 1st Floor Computer Lab

Student Engagement and Pre-Alumni

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Cafe

 

Counseling/ADA Services and Health and Wellness

Hatcher Stewart, Room 206

Sodexo and Campus Maintenance

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 51

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Auxiliary Services

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Library

 

Building Your Personal Brand

Hatcher Stewart, Room 110

 

Safety and Me

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 50

Academic Enrichment

Centennial Building (Library), 1st Floor Computer Lab

Sodexo and Campus Maintenance

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 51

Tiger Tech Talk and Communication Etiquette

Hatcher Stewart,    Room 212

Student Engagement and Pre-Alumni

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Cafe

Counseling/ADA Services and Health and Wellness

Hatcher Stewart, Room 206

11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tiger Tech Talk and Communication Etiquette

Hatcher Stewart, Room 212

Safety and Me

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 50

Building Your Personal Brand

Hatcher Stewart, Room 110

Counseling/ADA Services and Health and Wellness

Hatcher Stewart, Room 206

Auxiliary Services

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Library

Sodexo and Campus Maintenance

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 51

Academic Enrichment

Centennial Building (Library), 1st Floor Computer Lab

Student Engagement and Pre-Alumni

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Café

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Safety and Me

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 50

 

 

Tiger Tech Talk and Communication Etiquette

Hatcher Stewart, Room 212

Auxiliary Services

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Library

 

Building Your Personal Brand

Hatcher Stewart, Room 110

 

Student Engagement and Pre-Alumni

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Cafe

 

Counseling/ADA Services and Health and Wellness

Hatcher Stewart, Room 206

Sodexo and Campus Maintenance

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 51

 

Academic Enrichment

Centennial Building (Library), 1st Floor Computer Lab

12 pm to 2 pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Academic Enrichment

Centennial Building (Library), 1st Floor Computer Lab

Student Engagement and Pre-Alumni

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Cafe

 

Counseling/ADA Services and Health and Wellness

Hatcher Stewart, Room 206

Sodexo and Campus Maintenance

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 51

 

Building Your Personal Brand

Hatcher Stewart, Room 110

 

Auxiliary Services

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Library

 

Tiger Tech Talk and Communication Etiquette

Hatcher Stewart, Room 212

Safety and Me

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 50

 

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Counseling/ADA Services and Health and Wellness

Hatcher Stewart, Room 206

Academic Enrichment

Centennial Building (Library), 1st Floor Computer Lab

Sodexo and Campus Maintenance

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 51

 

Student Engagement and Pre-Alumni

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Cafe

 

Tiger Tech Talk and Communication Etiquette

Hatcher Stewart, Room 212

Safety and Me

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 50

Building Your Personal Brand

Hatcher Stewart, Room 110

Auxiliary Services

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Library

 

3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Student Engagement and Pre-Alumni

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Cafe

 

Sodexo and Campus Maintenance

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 51

Academic Enrichment

Centennial Building (Library), 1st Floor Computer Lab

Auxiliary Services

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Library

 

Counseling/ADA Services and Health and Wellness

Hatcher Stewart, Room 206

Building Your Personal Brand

Hatcher Stewart, Room 110

Safety and Me

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 50

Tiger Tech Talk and Communication Etiquette

Hatcher Stewart, Room 212

4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sodexo and Campus Maintenance

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 51

 

Counseling/ADA Services and Health and Wellness

Hatcher Stewart, Room 206

Student Engagement and Pre-Alumni

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Cafe

 

Tiger Tech Talk and Communication Etiquette

Hatcher Stewart, Room 212

Safety and Me

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), 2nd Floor, Room 50

Academic Enrichment

Centennial Building (Library), 1st Floor Computer Lab

Auxiliary Services

James Weldon Johnson (JWJ), Library

 

Building Your Personal Brand

Hatcher Stewart, Room 110

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Edward Waters College Core Values

Edward Waters College values sustain the principles of academic excellence, scholarship, research, and community service by exemplifying integrity and accountability in our scholarly and human service pursuits. We dedicate ourselves to sustaining values that uplift and ethical principles that edify as demonstrated by the following directives:

Christian Principles-Ethics and doctrines predicated on the AME Church theology, “GOD our Father, CHRIST our Redeemer, MAN our Brother”.

Excellence-Superiority, eminence, distinction, and quality in scholarship, leadership as a citizenship.

Social Responsibility-Embracing a burden of obligation to collective society, both the immediate as well as the global.

Civic Engagement-Dedication to addressing issues of public concern.

Cooperation-Fostering the concept of teamwork as a means to success.

Customer Service-Employing the Biblical tenant Matthew 7:12, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”

Professionalism-Practicing proficiency, skill, and expertise in all that we undertake.

Student Engagement-Cultivating within our students a thirst for education, a desire for higher level thought processes, and a willingness to persevere despite challenges.

Scholarship-Creating a culture of erudition through a nurturing spirit.

Diversity-Endeavoring to celebrate the uniqueness of all cultures with appreciation and understanding.

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Edward Waters College Alma Mater

In the town of Jacksonville, stands our college dear.
Where our founding fathers, planned for future years.
Strove to educate our youth, and inspire our lives.
Edward Waters hail to thee, may you never die.

Dear old Edward Waters, you’re the world to me.
Dear old Edward Waters, you will always be
A guide to lead me onward, everywhere I go.
I’m always thinking of you as I move about your halls.
I’ll still be thinking of you when I leave these sacred walls
Dear old Edward Waters, you’re the world to me.

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Freshman Oath

I am here to begin a new journey!  I am receptive to change, challenge, and continued success.  As I transform and better myself academically, I will keep in mind that there are so many new experiences, challenges and opportunities that will confront me along the way.

Negativity has no place as I travel. I will strive to put positive people, experiences, thoughts and outcomes all around me.  This is my journey, no one can travel this road but me.  It will be up to me to gather the best experiences of this journey and recognize that there will be obstacles that I can learn from.  I will walk this road with gratitude, confidence and conviction to do my best at every turn, fork in the road, yield and stop sign. I must understand how these experiences will be processed and what I will do to learn from them.

I will never forget the sacrifices made by many so that I can sit here today. I pledge that I will never do anything that will embarrass me, my family, Edward Waters College and others that traveled this journey before me.

I have been given a “Passport to Excellence”; it is my responsibility to use it advantageously and wisely.

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Edward Waters College Orientation Workshop Leaders (OWLs)

Darius Blasingane Noah Everett Trevlin Kaye
Jamal Bouie Emoni Freema Rakira Knighton
Daniel Brown Willie Graham Tameya Lanier
Davia Chin Chardanae Green Quindon Nolton
Durante Copeland Kayla Hagan Annik Segree
Dyneshia Coston Rayneisha Harris Aiyana Wooten
Cortez Couch Nakiya Howard Azulaye Youn
Jaquaze Dublina Seanique Hubbard  
Samantha Etienne Kevin Jackson  

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Edward Waters College Presidents

 

Reverend William P. Ross 1885-1886
Reverend J. C. Waters 1886-1888
Reverend J. H. Welch 1888-1890
Prof. B. W. Arnett 1890-1892
Reverend J. R. Scott, Jr. 1892-1895
Reverend D. J. Jordan 1895-1896
Reverend J. P. O. Wallace 1896-1897
Reverend J. L. H. Watkins 1897-1898
Prof. A. St. George Richardson 1898-1909
Reverend A. Henry Attaway 1909-1913
Reverend John A. Gregg 1913-1920
Prof. John C. Wright 1920-1924
Reverend A. B.  Cooper 1924-1930
Reverend C. A. Gibbs 1930-1932
Reverend L. F. Morse 1932-1934
Prof. C. S. Long, Jr. 1934-1940
Dr. Howard D. Gregg 1940-1942
Reverend R. E. Lamb 1942-1946
Reverend A. J. White 1946-1951
Dr. W. B. Stewart 1951-1972
Dr. Paul J. Driver (Acting) 1972-1973
Dr. Samuel Tucker 1973-1976
Dr. Cecil Cone 1977-1990
Dr. Robert Mitchell 1990-1995
Dr. Jessie Burns 1995-1997
Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. 1997-2004
Dr. Oswald P. Bronson, Sr. 2004-2007
Dr. Claudette Williams 2007-2010
Dr. Nathaniel Glover 2010-2018
Dr. A. Zachary Faison 2018

 
 

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Thanksgiving 2017

Normal Cafeteria Hours

Three Meals are provided for residential students in the George N. Collins Student Union Building, 2nd Floor:

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday (However, Wednesday’s lunch will be served from 12:00 p. m. – 2:30 p. m.)

Breakfast           7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Lunch                11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Dinner                5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays

Brunch               11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Dinner                 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Professional Dress Day

Every Wednesday at Edward Waters College is Professional Dress Day from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Required and appropriate attire for Professional Dress Day is as follows: 

Men:  Business suit, collared shirt, dress slacks, tie, belt, dress socks and shoes.

Women:  Business suit (skirt or pants), tailored pants or skirt with business dress blouse, stockings/nylons, business closed-in toed shoes.

 

You are joining the ranks of distinguished EWC Tigers who have made invaluable contributions to the world community.  On behalf of the entire campus community, let me again say congratulations and welcome to the family.

 

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Convocatum Est

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Convocatum Est. is a ceremony of matriculation, officially welcoming new students to the Edward Waters College community. Faculty is dressed in academic regalia for the ceremony. Students witness their signature in the Registry and have the opportunity to shake the hand of the President, while being introduced to the faculty, staff, students and friends of the College. The ceremony represents the official opening of the semester.  Participants include all new, freshmen and transfer students.  Students are to wear black and white professional business attire for the ceremony.

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