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2BThe Daily Tar HcclMonday. Aujr .st 24, 1981
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Approximately 3,300 freshmen
and 870 junior transfers became
'oriented' last week as they filter
ed into the UNC population. 700
Orientation Counselors were train
ed for the moving in, the campus
touring and the counseling. Ac
tivities planned for the week were
designed to keep homesickness
from setting in.
By LYNN PETTHMAN
DTH Staff Writer
Orientation. It looks like a week-long party. This
year about 3,300 freshman, 870 junior transfers,
and 700 Orientation Counselors spent eight days
getting used to the campus and each other before
But, Orientation is not just a week-long event.
The planning-for these eight days began for the
Orientation Commission back in February, it be
gan for me in March, when I interviewed to be an
After that, Granville South OC's had weekly
meetings with our Area Coordinator, Karen Boyd.
We set up committees for various activities, such as
a midnight showing of "Psycho," a luau by the
pool, a dance and a Casino Night and auction. ?
Over the summer, OC's got the names and home
addresses of the freshmen in their group and wrote . ,
them personal letters. I got a letter telling me what .,
information needed to go into the letters to the .,
freshmen the end of July. ''t
But I made a mistake; I accidentally threw away
the five names and addresses. Everything worked
out, though, and I got the names six days before,
the freshmen were to arrive, and got the letters out
The first day of Orientation for the counselors I
had sore muscles from moving my stuff in. The
second day, my brain was overloaded with every
thing an OC was supposed to remember, say and
do. On the third day, my muscles got a workout
again by helping almost 120 freshmen move into
And I actually volunteered for this.
But it has been worth it. I enjoyed playing big
sister, friend, resource person and tour guide, all
rolled into one.
Being an OC is sort of like being a cruise director:
try to keep everyone busy and happy. Most of orien
tation week was packed with activities to guard
' The nine women in my group were basic fresh
men: a little timid, a little apprehensive at first and
full of questions. What's a recitation? What's the
swimming test like? Where is Woollen Gym? What
do you do there? Who is Silent Sam? Where do you
go at night? Who has New Wave music? Who has
the cheapest beer? What if you do not like beer?
How should I act if I do not want everyone to
know I am a freshman?
f....i enjoyed getting to know these women. , My
partner OC and I have tried to show them around
town a little bit. The first night the freshmen were
here, our entire dorm, Granville South, went on a
moonlight walking tour. I doubt it helped any learn
their way around very much, but at least they had
a general idea of where Franklin Street is now.
165 come to New Hope
.Freshmen get head start at camp
By JIM HUMMEL
A total of 165 freshmen got a head start on their fellow
classmates before orientation this year when they par
ticipated in Freshman Camp at Camp New Hope last
Each spring a notice about the program is sent to high
schools in North Carolina, and to each freshman after he
or she is accepted to the University. v
. Campers are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis
and pay $40 to cover food and the cost of using Camp
New Hope facilities.
The program, established 35 years ago, is an annaul
event sponsored by the Campus Y that makes the transi
tion to UNC, a little smoother for incoming freshmfcn.1
"I came to camp last year and thought I would like to
come back this year as a counselor," said Parks Welch,
one of about 50 upperclassmen participating in this year's
"The only problem we have is exclusion," said Tim
Smith, co-director of this year's camp. 'We can only
handle so many people, and some freshmen get left out.".
iviauy uppciciabMiien aiso appiy 10 oe counselors,
about half of them having attended camp as freshmen.
Kathy Williams, who headed this year's program with
Smith, said the two-day session helped put freshmen at
For freshmen who
wanted to get a jump
on things before orien i
laiiuii, uic wampus i
sponsors a freshman
Camp. Last week, 103
freshmen women and
1 57 freshmen men par
ticipated in the Camp
at Camp New Hope.
Here, freshmen take
part in a skit.
"Our main goal is to get freshmen to feel more com--fortable,
meet people before they get into the dorms and
relieve some of the anxiety that comes with going off to
; college," he added. '
; This year's camp began on Aug. 14 and ended Aug.
16, with the campers participating in a number of games
and workshops, and listening to a variety of speakers.
"It sounded like a good idea when I heard about it,
: and I decided to try it out," said Derrick Weaver, an in
coming freshman from Raleigh. .
"I think it's a good program because apart from what
they learn here, it also lets them know that there are some
upperclassmen who care about them."
Over the weekend 108 freshmen women and 57
freshmen men participated at Camp New Hope, getting a
preview of what life at Carolina will be like.
"I really think the program was good," said Ristie
Miller, an incoming freshmen from Albemarle. "It's a
good way to make friends and, even though I had a few
butterflies, I am excited about coming here."
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Events scheduled to assimilate
new junior transfers into UNC.
-From Staff Reports
Freshmen weren't the only new arrivals
in Chapel Hill last week. Approximately
877 juniors transferred to UNC this se
mester from other schools, most being
from in-state schbc-ls such as Lees-McRae,
Meredith, N.C. State University, UNC-G
and St. Mary's.
And their reasoTurfor coming to Chapel
Hill varied. Celeste TWyford, a junior
transfer from . Lenoir ' Rhyne, came to
Carolina becaule Chapel Hillians "know
how to maka good mixed drink. I've
been here 24ho1rs knd I.ve already learned
how to make a bloody' Mary.' ' She added
more seriously that she came because "it's
a lot of fun, it's big and they have a good
But the largeness of the school was a
little bit overwhelming to her. "I'm con-
fused and disoriented and I don't know :
how to swim," Twyford said jokingly.
Judy Cunningham, a junior transfer ;
from N.C. State, said she came to Caro-'
Una because of the speech pathology and
so far she likes. UNC. "I think the cam
pus is beautiful," she said.
"I like it; it's real large which is what I .
wanted. I used to go to Randolph-Macon,
said Courtney Dendall, who added that
she had enjoyed all the parties during
Orientation week. Dendall said that get
ting all the classes she wanted was easy.
A number of events were scheduled to
assimilate the transfer students into Caro
lina including an Orientation Convoca
tion, a party at He's Not Here, a trip to
Sugar Lake, and the infamous registration
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