GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Thanks to careful planning and execution by the Office of Student Life, Georgetown College’s freshman move-in on Thursday went smoothly.

New students and their families began arriving by 9 a.m. They were promptly met by orientation leaders, faculty and staff who assisted with move-in by unloading cars and carrying belongings to assigned rooms.

This year, freshman women are residing in Allen and Collier Halls on south campus. Men are again assigned to Anderson Hall. Knight Hall, formerly the residence for freshman women, is now an option for upperclass women wanting a private room.

“Move-in is the highlight of our year,” commented Laura Wyly, dean of students.

“It was a high energy day filled with smiles, laughter and joy as we welcomed our new Tigers! It is evident already we have great new additions to our GC community and it will be a fantastic year!”

Orientation activities began Thursday afternoon with special sessions for parents and students. Following a combined evening meal, parents and other guests departed, leaving the new Tigers on their own to begin their life-changing college experiences.

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Faith Baptist Church in Georgetown receives painting assistance from students, one of many community organizations to benefit from the college’s service learning project during Freshman Orientation.

All students participated in community service learning projects on Friday. Then, during orientation sessions on both Friday and Saturday, they heard about academic expectations and the many opportunities for campus participation that await.

Late Saturday, the taking of a class photo will follow an Investiture Service. The new students will then enjoy a reception and dinner with President and Mrs. Greene.

Sunday, an All-Campus Worship Service is scheduled for 10 a.m. in John L. Hill Chapel.

While firm numbers are not yet available, all indications are that this year’s freshman class is the largest in two years.

Upperclassmen not already on campus will arrive Sunday. All south campus residence halls are in use this academic year.

Both Rucker and Hambrick Village residence halls are completely booked. Hambrick and Rucker are available to all students, but priority is given based on class standing and GPA, according to Dean Wyly.

Undergraduate classes for the fall semester begin Monday morning.