First-Year Student Welcome Dinner

Mia Wilson

Mia Wilson,
Senior, Electrical Engineering

Athens, OH 27 August 2018

Last night, the Ambassadors teamed up with faculty and other volunteers to welcome the new first-year students into the Russ College. Starting in the ARC Atrium and ending in Baker Ballroom, our goal was to help the students see what our college has to offer.

Throughout Stocker Center and ARC, there were displays set up for the students to visit. Some of these displays were concentrated on research upperclassman students had been working on in different majors, while others were focused on making sure the first-year students knew about resources that the college offers, like the Virtual Desktop.

An event like this is a way for the students to observe what a future with Ohio University is like. They get to see what other students have been able to accomplish during their time here and even possibly get involved themselves. That night I believe they got to see how we Create for Good.

We finished off the night by walking over to Baker Ballroom for the Welcome Dinner. Sitting at tables made up of faculty, ambassadors, and students, we all were able to get to know each other over a plate of lasagna and cookies. They asked us their burning questions. We got to ask about their future plans.

Lastly, we listened to Dean Irwin and Associate Dean McAvoy express their hopes for what the new first-year students could bring to our community, and, additionally, what the College is hoping to give back to them. The first-year students left full of food and hope for what the next years could bring!

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