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NCCU Set to Welcome First Year Students for 2014-15 Academic Year


North Carolina Central University will welcome the newest Eagles during Eagle Move-In, Aug. 13 and 14. The two-day tradition welcomes first-time and new transfer students and kicks off a series of student-focused events known as “Week of Welcome.”

Eagle Move-In Day brings volunteers, including faculty, staff, returning students, alumni and community members, to help new students and their families transition to college life.

Chancellor Debra Saunders-White will be on hand as well, greeting students and assisting in the move-in process. “NCCU is the gateway to opportunity and move-in is the first step in the journey,” said Chancellor Saunders-White. “Today reminds us why we work so hard to make sure no student’s dream is deferred when they choose this university.”

Saunders-White will be joined by Dr. William G. Ingram, president of Durham Technical Community College, at 9:30 a.m., on Aug. 13 at Chidley North Residence Hall (corner of Alston Avenue and Lawson Street).  Saunders-White and Ingram will greet the first cohort of students in the new Eagle Connect program. Eagle Connect is the Triangle region’s first residential, dual enrollment, transfer admissions program. The initiative provides a select group of first-year students with targeted academic advising, student support service, and a student life component designed to help students succeed in meeting the academic requirements for transferring to NCCU.

After moving in, the students will participate in a Week of Welcome led by the NCCU Division of Academic Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs. Through a mixture of academic and social programs, students learn more about NCCU and the City of Durham.

The incoming class of approximately 1,200 students is 11 percent larger than last year’s class and still boasts a high academic profile with an average GPA of 3.45 and average SAT score of 937.  Nearly a fourth of the students are expected to be the first generation in their families to earn a four-year degree.

Parking and Traffic Logistics

The following parking lots, streets and reserved spaces (interior core of campus) will be closed on August 13 -14 to accommodate the move-in of new and returning students. In addition, traffic may be heavy on Fayetteville Street and Alston Avenue between Lawson and Cecil streets.

  •         Cafeteria Drive – Alexander-Dunn Lot
  •         George Street – street parking
  •         East side of Nelson Street Lot (closest to the Student Union)
  •         O’Kelly-Riddick Lot
  •         Campus Drive – on street parking and Student Services
  •         School of Education – rear lot
  •         McLean Lot

Media wishing to cover Eagle Move-In can park in the following lots or any available space along Lawson Street:

  •             Latham Parking Deck (Lawson Street)
  •             Mary Townes Science Complex
  •             Nelson Street Lot (West side of lot)
  •             Criminal Justice Gravel Lot

Members of the local community can volunteer for Eagle Move-In. For more information or to sign up, please click here

Published: Thursday, August 07, 2014
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