New Student Orientation 2017

150th NSO: Morehouse Class of 2021 - August 8- 15, 2017



Newest Men of Morehouse Move In for Start of New Student Orientation Freshmen get ready for a ‘top-flight education.’

When Gabriel Harold was 3 months old, his father, Jeffrey, walked the young man around the Morehouse campus and told him, “Son, this is where we’d like for you to go.”

Now 18 years later, Gabriel has moved into a room at Graves Hall and is cherishing what he has always known—Morehouse College is the place for him.

“Being here just felt right,” he said. “The brotherhood, the sense of community, the feeling that the people around you—especially the professors—really care about you and want you to succeed. I’m excited about moving in to start my academic career at Morehouse.”

Many similar stories were shared this week among the hundreds of parents, families, friends, and loved ones who moved the newest men of Morehouse onto campus for the start of the College’s New Student Orientation. More than 700 freshmen were expected. Festivities continue through Sunday.

During NSO, new students and their families receive a three-day indoctrination into Morehouse’s traditions while completing registration for the fall semester. Classes for all students begin Wednesday, Aug. 16.

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Destin Tucker’s Hollywood Dream to Follow His Father Chris’ Footsteps Will Start at Morehouse College

Destin Tucker is planning a career in the family business, film and entertainment. He left his home in Southern California to begin freshman year at Morehouse College because it offers him the best of both worlds ­– a great education at a college steeped in history and a campus that is close to his dad.

Tucker, the 19-year-old son of comedian and actor Chris Tucker, was among the more than 600 new freshmen to move into dorms at Morehouse College this week. And Thursday during New Student Orientation, he bid his family farewell at the annual Parent’s Parting Ceremony, the time when families turn over the guidance of their sons to Morehouse College. The handoff officially launches the journey that students must take to become a Man of Morehouse.

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