Opening Days at YC
Celebrating our 118th Year
New students arrived on campus Saturday morning, bringing with them their hopes and dreams for the future, as well as parents' cars piled high with clothes, computers, and other dorm-life necessities.
Several athletic teams that had arrived a week early for practice were ready to help freshmen unload vehicles and set up their rooms. A picnic meal on the campus courtyard officially welcomed the students and their families to campus. Before the day's end, everyone had the opportunity to worship in a devotional setting as a YC family.
On Tuesday night, the community will give their welcome to town with a Community Fair, including free prizes and a picnic dinner on the Court House lawn. Students will be able to meet business people and see what services and products are available to them in town.
The Opening Convocation ceremony will be held on Wednesday at chapel. Flags representing the home states and countries of all the student body will be carried in by various groups and put on display. President Wayne Baker is scheduled to speak and will highlight the mission of the college and pronounce the 118th academic year at York College officially open.
After devotional services that evening, the East Hill Church of Christ family is organizing an ice cream social to welcome students... a fitting way to kick off the year in home-style fashion.