Coppin State holds Twilight Ceremony to welcome freshman class of 2020

Candles Published Friday, August 26th, 2016

A brief history of the university will be shared.

Coppin State holds Twilight Ceremony to welcome freshman class of 2020

Baltimore, Md. (August 24, 2016) - In a return to tradition, Coppin State University will hold a Twilight Freshman Lighting Ceremony to welcome and launch the academic and personal journeys of the Class of 2020.

On Friday, August 26, 2016, at twilight (7:00 p.m.), the entire campus community will gather on the steps of the Library Quad where President Maria Thompson will ignite and pass the first candle representing the Light of Knowledge. 

One-by-one, students will continue to pass a lit candle in acceptance of the traditions and the spirit of the Coppin Eagle.

“The Twilight Freshman ceremony is a significant event in the transition of new students into their journey into a life changing experience which will prepare them for a future of success in life,” said Dr. Beverly Downing, interim provost. “It is symbolic of that transition and the student’s commitment to accepting the challenges that will lead to that transformation.”

During the ceremony, Dr. Mary Owens, president of the alumni association will provide a brief history of Coppin State University.  Owens will be joined by recent graduates of the university and campus administrators to welcome the incoming freshman class.

All students, faculty, and other members of the campus community are invited.

A brief reception hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations will follow the 90-minute ceremony.