University of Mount Olive Students Arrive

The Freshmen class photo at the University of Mount Olive

The University of Mount Olive held its opening Convocation Ceremony to welcome the Class of 2019 on Saturday evening August 22.  The event was followed by a candle lighting ceremony at the Alumni Crosswalk.  The lighting of the candles represents the light of learning, the sharing of Christian values, and the need for students to be living by the University Covenant.  It also represents students’ connection with fellow students, both past and present.

Area Mount Olive businesses and churches set up booths, offered give-a-ways, and helped welcome students to the University of Mount Olive on Saturday.

The University of Mount Olive  welcomed nearly 300 new freshmen and 80 new transfer and readmitted students during Welcome Week which started with Freshmen Move-in Day on Saturday, August 22.  Of the freshmen class 53 percent are female and 47 percent are male.  First generation college attendees account for 38 percent of the class of 2019. These students hail from 18 states with 14 percent of the freshmen class coming from outside of North Carolina. There are 39 new international students representing 19 countries.

Residence Hall Move-In photo – Of the nearly 1,000 traditional students enrolled at the University of Mount Olive this fall, about 600 will be resident students.  Freshmen are required to live on campus.