Students accepted to PC for the 2018 – 2019 academic year were invited to campus for Accepted Students Day on Saturday, March 24. More than 170 students and their families enjoyed the fun-filled day as they learned more about becoming a part of the PC family.
“Accepted Students Day is such a fun, special event,” said PC senior Joel Tillirson. “The atmosphere created by a cool spring morning with bagpipes in the background certainly sets the tone for the day, but my favorite part is seeing the joy on prospective students’ faces when they have their ‘ah-ha!’ moment and decide to attend PC in the fall.
“For many students, this day is the beginning of an incredible four-year journey. Having a small hand in that is a huge source of pride for me as a current student.”
Mark Fox, PC’s director of admissions, welcomed everyone to campus before the students split into groups. Accepted students met one another and talked to current PC students about what it means to be a Blue Hose. The conversations ranged from questions about life on campus to ones about the academic program.
Accepted students learned even more about life as PC students during the Academic and Student Life Fair, held in Templeton Gym. There, students and parents met PC professors and learned about the majors, minors, and academic opportunities available to them.
Students also learned more about how they can get involved as PC students. They met staff members and students representing activities and groups like the bass fishing team, Celtic Cross, and the Accounting Club.
Accepted students and parents made their way to the third annual Blue Hose Bash after the fair. Local food trucks from Pawley’s Front Porch, Highway 301, and others served up favorite dishes while DJ Shorty from B93.7 provided music. Accepted students and parents enjoyed fun activities like a photo booth and cornhole during the event.
PC Stirlings, current PC students who serve as ambassadors, gave accepted students and parents an insider’s look at campus after the Blue Hose Bash. They visited a few of the academic buildings and residence halls to close out Accepted Students Day. In all, nearly 750 people attended the event.