New Student Orientation kicked off on Saturday, Aug. 15 with over 170 students checked in. Students were able to participate in a prayer walk, students then got an opportunity to check in and receive all necessary paperwork and information needed to settle in.
“New Student Orientation went really great on Saturday! It seemed like parents, family and students were impressed with the flow of the day and the care all the staff, faculty and student leaders put into making NSO an exciting and welcoming event” said Gyasmine George-Williams, Director of Student Involvement and Community Outreach.
I Am Hope, the theme for NSO is based off of Isaiah 40:31, those who hope in the lord will renew their strength.
New student Kyler Aszterbaum was able to get a good feel of what Hope has to offer during the first day of NSO.
“Everyone seems friendly, I am just exploring the tables so far it seems like a nice environment,” said Aszterbaum.
Students were able to visit local churches, and spend time together in worship before serving the community on Sunday, Aug. 16. Later that night students were also able to pick up last minute dorm supplies on a trip to Bed, Bath, Beyond.
The rest of the week included many great opportunities such as Adventure Hope, the Involvement Fair, Waves and Worship, The Royal Ball which is a hall verses hall dodge ball game, and Karaoke Jam.
NSO week will end at Clash and Bowl on Friday, Aug. 21 students will meet outside the student center the bus leaves at 9p.m.