Published on August 16, 2017

By: Christina Gray, Media Relations Specialist

Langston, Oklahoma – The fall semester officially started this week at Langston University. The University welcomed a new freshman class for the 2017 fall semester, and the campus is bustling with excitement! Freshman move-in started last week. New students participated in a series of events including freshman orientation known as Lion Camp.  The orientation is designed for incoming students to get acclimated to campus, meet fellow Lions, and begin their academic and co-curricular experience.

Student leaders across campus helped lead the efforts of the more than 20 events that assisted new students with getting involved on campus upon their arrival. Members of the Student Government Association, Greek life, and the LU student ambassadors volunteered at the LU movie night, talent show, the amazing race, campus resources panel, and the mixer.

“We anticipate the final enrollment of our freshman class will be between 650 and 700 students,” said Langston University President, Dr. Kent J. Smith, Jr. “I am proud of the outstanding leadership and efforts shown by the LU faculty, staff, alumni, and community volunteers who helped students with their transition into college life.”

Langston University student athletes from the LU football team also assisted students with moving into their new homes across the Langston campus. “Our goal was to ensure a stress-free move in for the incoming students and their families,” LU Athletic Director, Donnita Drain Rogers said. “We know how special the first few days are for our new students, so we wanted to help make their first college experience a great one!”

This year marks the fourth consecutive year that Langston University has experienced record freshman class enrollment.

Langston University is a public historically black college and university enrolling a close-knit community of under 3,000 students. Founded in 1897, LU is located in rural Logan County and has urban campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. LU has been recognized as a top institution of higher learning for affordability, ranking number three among all Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the U.S., according to Langston offers more than 40 associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs across six academic colleges. Visit us online at



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