New Glenville State College students took part in several activities during their weeklong orientation, including making custom tie-dye t-shirts.
New Glenville State College students took part in several activities during their weeklong orientation, including making custom tie-dye t-shirts.

New Glenville State College students completing orientation

GLENVILLE, W.Va. – New Glenville State College students have been acclimating to college life this week as they take part in the orientation process for incoming freshmen.

New Pioneer Orientation is designed to help new students create meaningful connections, become familiar with policies and procedures at Glenville State, connect with the caring and dedicated professionals across campus, and become informed of the services GSC provides.

Members of the incoming class of Glenville State College students.
Members of the incoming class of Glenville State College students.

The orientation process began on Monday, August 9 with new students arriving and moving into campus housing. Throughout the week they have also met with their fellow students, attended a community and organization fair to find ways to get involved, took part in several student activity events, and completed community service projects. New Pioneer Orientation is part of the GSC 100 course. That course, also known as “The First-Year Experience,” is taken by all degree seeking students during their first semester at Glenville State College. It is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to make a smooth transition to the diverse academic, intellectual, and social culture of college life. Orientation continues through Sunday, August 15.

As part of New Pioneer Orientation, GSC traditionally welcomes new students to campus with a formal ceremony known as Convocation. The ceremony will take place on Friday, August 13 and will include welcome messages from faculty, staff, the College’s Board of Governors, and the Mayor of Glenville. Students will also commit themselves to the Glenville State College Oath of Academic Excellence as part of the ceremony. Consistent with its mission, the College expects all members of the campus community to conduct themselves in a professional, ethical, and lawful manner. As such, new students pledge to abide by the principles contained in the Oath of Excellence which include Freedom of Speech, Civil and Human Rights, Cultivation of Character, Academic Integrity, Diversity, Social Responsibility, and Consideration of Others.

Fall 2021 semester classes begin Monday, August 16.

For more information about becoming a Glenville State College Pioneer, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@glenville.edu or call (800) 924-2010. Visit www.glenville.edu/apply to submit an application today.

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