The University of the South welcomes the Class of 2017 (its largest class ever) and other new students to the University with a week-long orientation that began Aug. 24, following Finding Your Place and PRE. In addition to registration for classes, dorm meetings and numerous information sessions, the week includes the always-popular shrimp boil, a class photo in front of All Saints’ Chapel, and the solemn signing of the Honor Code.
As part of the welcome to new students and their parents, Vice-Chancellor John McCardell gave an address in All Saints' Chapel on Sunday, Aug. 25 (read the text here).
The entire university community celebrated the start of the new academic year beginning with a gathering in All Saints' Chapel Tuesday, Aug. 28, followed by a picnic in the Quad. Student leaders - President of the Order of Gownsmen Daniel Williams, president of the Student Government Association Charlie Hughes, and president of the St. Luke’s Community of the School of Theology Bonnie McCrickard - shared their aspirations for the year ahead, and remarks by Vice-Chancellor John McCardell concluded the gathering. (See McCardell's remarks here.)
See photos from Orientation and Pre-Orientation here.
Watch the signing of the Honor Code: