Reinhardt University was excited to host incoming students and their families on campus this weekend for “Pancakes with the President.” The opportunity allowed accepted students to meet interim president Dr. Mark Roberts while being introduced to academic deans, the campus, and future classmates.
The visitors enjoyed a pancake breakfast in the Gordy Dining Center on Saturday morning while enjoying a panoramic view of the beautiful campus from the dining center’s many windows. After families spoke with various staff members, Roberts addressed those in attendance and spoke on the ways Reinhardt’s resources and diversity offer an experience that educates the whole person.
“When you come to Reinhardt you are coming into a community. We do our best to give you resources that help you feel like you belong, and when you feel like you belong, you tend to thrive. We have all the resources that a large university has – we have tutoring services, internships, study abroad – we just do it in a more intimate, closer proximity than you might get at a larger institution.”
The academic deans then spoke about each of their respective schools and what their programs have to offer. The common message across the panel was the close relationship faculty members develop with their students, that students are more than a number at Reinhardt. Dean of Students, Dr. Walter May, talked about the many social engagements students will find for them to connect, from clubs and organizations to outdoor trips.
Two sessions followed breakfast, one in the Bannister Glasshouse and the other in the Hill Freeman Library & Spruill Learning Center. In the Glasshouse, students played games that helped them get to know one another. The library hosted departments across campus to prepare students for new student orientation and to learn on campus in the fall.
Reinhardt University is looking forward to learning in person and resuming campus traditions in Fall 2021!