Incoming and Returning students will see a fresh new look at the Univeristy of Mount Olive
New students arriving in Mount Olive on Saturday will see a fresh look at the University of Mount Olive. Workers are putting the final touches on the new University of Mount Olive sign that can be seen from HWY 117. Mount Olive College became the University of Mount Olive back in January, and a new logo was unveiled back in March. The institution has been changing everything from business cards to letterhead, to signage and billboards. New banners, which adorn the campus drive along Henderson street, are also being installed.
The University is expecting more than 960 traditional students this fall, which is an increase of about 30 students from last year. The total enrollment for the University will be nearly 3,400 students including those enrolled at the University’s eight locations in Mount Olive, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Jacksonville, New Bern, Wilmington, Washington, the Research Triangle Park, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.
An opening Convocation will take place on Saturday, August 16, at 7:30 PM. It will begin with a brief address by University President Dr. Philip P. Kerstetter and conclude with a candlelight ceremony and singing of the Alma Mater.
Returning students will arrive on Monday, August 18 and classes begin on Tuesday, August 19.