WILSON, N.C. — August 12, 2020 — Our newest Bulldogs have arrived! Barton College welcomed its new class of freshmen and transfers to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 12, as family members helped students move their favorite items from home to their residence halls on campus.
Students returning safely to campus is a top priority for Barton College. While observing guidelines and protocols put into place for the opening of the fall 2020 semester, new students look forward to participating in modified versions of planned activities and campus traditions scheduled throughout the weekend. Barton students are following the Welcome Back to Barton – Return to Campus Plan and Protocols posted on Barton’s Coronavirus Webpage at https://www.barton.edu/coronavirus/.
Barton College’s Welcome Weekend extends over the course of several days as we have welcomed not only new freshmen and transfers but also the early return of student leaders and athletes. Barton will welcome upperclassmen back to campus later this weekend.
Within the U.S., these newest Bulldogs hail from 20 states as well as the territory of Puerto Rico. From abroad, additional new Bulldogs have arrived from as far away as Sweden, Scotland, and the United Kingdom, just to name a few of the countries represented on campus.
Student Orientation Leaders and RAs have assisted with the move-in process as well as offering directions, advice, and support. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton College, and John Lee, chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees, were among the first to stop by to welcome students to their new college home. Later, freshmen quickly found their way to New Student meetings and Student Engagement and Success activities, providing welcomed opportunities to get to know each other.
Classes begin on Monday, August 17.