Two hundred admitted students and more than 400 parents and guests enjoyed beautiful weather and great food while learning about Presbyterian College during Accepted Students Day on Saturday, March 23.
“Accepted Students Day is a wonderful platform that allows us to create excitement and build memories among newly minted friends who may be bound together for life,” said Suzanne Petrusch, vice president for enrollment and marketing at PC. “We look forward to watching the first chapter of their friendships develop on this beautiful campus in Clinton.”
What is it really like having a roommate in college? Admitted students learned about living on campus as six current PC students played The Roommate Game in Edmunds Hall. Based on the classic Newlywed Game, the Roommate Game provided admitted students a close and often hilarious look into student life at PC.
Daniel Elrod, a junior from Powdersville, S.C., says that Accepted Students Day is one of his favorite events of the year.
“Like I told many prospective students and their families, PC is such a special place,” Elrod said. “Here at PC, you are treated as a person, not a number.
“I love that I’ve been able to center myself with many friends, coworkers, professors and mentors who I can consider family.”
While students were playing the Roommate Game, five parents of current PC students were sharing their experiences with parents of admitted students during the parent panel in Belk Auditorium. Current parents provided practical tips, like what to bring during move-in day on August 24. They also shared stories of adjustment, what life is like when your child goes off to college.
“The pride of the panelists was evident,” Petrusch said. “I hope that each parent in the audience felt a connection as they considered the many accomplishments of their own sons and daughters — and how the PC experience will be a gateway to successful futures.”
Parents of current students, further, reassured parents of admitted students that there are many resources available to support their students’ academic and social growth while at PC.
Students and parents alike met PC professors and learned about the many ways to get involved on campus during the Academic and Student Life Fair in Templeton Gymnasium.
And what about the food?
Seven food trucks made their way to campus for Accepted Students Day. Admitted students, along with their parents and guests, had their pick of favorites from trucks like Bleu Barn Bistro, Pawley’s Front Porch and The Chuck Truck.