By Caroline Brewton
Editor in chief
New first year, transfer and international students will be welcomed to campus starting this Friday during Baylor’s annual spring Welcome Weekend.
Welcome Weekend, which is sponsored by New Student Programs, is a three-day event for new students featuring a range of activities including a scavenger hunt, guided bus tours, and small-group activities meant to help new students get to know Baylor and its campus. The weekend’s events will begin at 1 p.m. Friday with a check-in at the Cashion Academic Center Lobby and continue until Sunday, when a final small-group activity will close the event.
Nathan Shelburne, assistant director for New Student Programs, said about eighty students are expected to participate based on current registration numbers. Students who wish to participate are encouraged to register, Shelburne said, although registration is not a requirement, as New Student Programs has made preparations for the event based on the number of incoming students. Students can register by visiting the New Student Programs website.
The event, which is open to both those living on-and-off campus, is typically smaller in attendance than the Welcome event in the fall, but is otherwise similar in terms of length and activities, Shelburne said.
New students are encouraged to attend Welcome Weekend to “help them feel like Baylor is home,” Shelburne said. “The primary emphasis is helping them get connected to Baylor and get connected to other students.”
A complete schedule of events can be found at www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/187450.pdf.