Each fall, Cumberland University welcomes thousands of students to campus, hundreds of which are calling Lebanon home for the first time. Cumberland University’s Welcome Week takes place during the first week of classes and encourages relationship building and networking between students and the local community as students acclimate to their new home.
For the first time, Cumberland invited the Wilson County community to join them and embrace the return of Cumberland Phoenix last fall. Over 200 local businesses and community members displayed yard signs and window decals, showcasing their support of the university and welcoming the return of students as they began a new academic year. The City of Lebanon did their part to ensure Cumberland students, faculty and staff received a warm welcome as they were greeted by new banners on light poles across town echoing the yard sign messaging,“Together We Rise.”
This unified hospitality inspires Cumberland students, faculty, and staff to explore all the local charm Lebanon has to offer.
This year, Cumberland is once again inviting local business owners and Cumberland supporters in Wilson County to extend a warm welcome during the first week of classes August 21 through 27, by reserving signs and decals to display as students return.
If you are interested in picking up yard signs and/or decals, scan the QR code.