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Abigail Taylor, Contributing Writer • April 16, 2024

Freshman year at Wofford as remembered by Wofford alumni

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At Wofford, there are many noteworthy milestones that accompany each passing year. Often it is easy to become so fixated on these milestones, like obtaining enough credits and rushing through the academic year, that it is easy to take for granted all the little, magical parts of freshman year.
Wofford Alumni look back on moments that seemed normal at the time, with fond recollection of just how special these moments made their freshman year.
Carlyn Fralick ’15 specifically recalls the way that she bonded with the girls on her hall over having to share a bathroom. “I lived in Greene and the old fraternity row was nearby. No one wanted to use the bathroom at the row and our bathroom was the one everyone would go to because it was the closest. We decided we wanted to make a hopscotch in the hallway for students to use on their way from the row. We would just wait for people to come in and try to do the hopscotch all the way to the bathroom,” Fralick says.
Mary Carman Jordan ‘13 recalls an entertaining memory involving North Church Street’s infamous double Krispy Kreme buildings. “When the old fraternity row was there you could see the “hot now” Krispy Kreme sign from the back of Marsh. I can remember walking there all the time,” Jordan says.
Phillip Stone ‘94 remembers feeling extremely welcomed by Wofford’s special traditions. “I remember going to President Dr. Lesesne house for the student drop-in study breaks during the holidays,” says Stone.
Class of 2009 graduate Craig Sudduth still keeps in touch with his freshman roommate, despite
their geographic separation. “One thing that has become a kind of silly tradition is that I always go take a picture of the room in Marsh that I lived in and send it to my freshman year roommate, Adam. We only get to see each other once every 18 months or so these days because of where we live.” Sudduth says he loves reminiscing with Adam through this tradition. “For everyone else, it’s move-in day, but for me and Adam, it’s Roomie Day.”
Britt Shisler ’16 remembers one particular snow day most vividly. “My freshman year we had the worst snow storm. Classes were canceled so we went to Burwell and stole some trays to go sledding on. We went over to Gibbs stadium and used the trays to slide down the hill. That year someone broke their arm and someone else broke their leg,” Shisler says.
Perhaps 1989 graduate Jamie Fulmer sums it up best in his advice to Wofford freshman. “From my first moments on campus, I knew that Wofford was the perfect place for me. What I didn’t fully appreciate at the time was that many of the friends I was making in those first few days of school would become some of my best friends for life. Incoming freshman should cherish every minute of this year, and realize that they are making friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.”

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