Georgia Gwinnett College is rolling out the green carpet this week for its new and returning students -- more than 9,000 of them -- who begin classes on Monday.
On Thursday, the Lawrenceville college will welcome more than 3,000 new students in a special ceremony, "March Through the Arch."
Faculty and student leaders will be there to greet and address the new students as they walk through the
college’s "Arch of Knowledge" and on to the main lawn.
Sally L. Ramey, a spokesperson for the college, said this year's incoming class and total enrollment are on par with the previous year, but that's expected to change.
"While we have seen record growth
every year since we opened in 2006, this year’s incoming class and
are roughly about the same as last year’s because we are at capacity," Ramey told Patch.
"When we finish the Allied Health & Sciences Building, now under
construction, for fall 2014, we should see another significant jump in
enrollment," she added