Athens, OH 28 August 2019 –
This past weekend, the Russ College welcomed the incoming freshman engineering students through presentations done by the Ambassadors followed by an ice cream social. This event is always one of my favorites during the school year because it’s so exciting to meet the new students and see their excitement to start college.
This event took place on Saturday afternoon of welcome weekend as incoming engineering students came to the ARC and filtered into classrooms based on their major. The purpose of the major-specific presentations was to get students familiar with each other and acquainted with the engineering college; most importantly, it was a great opportunity for students to ask any questions they had and get a current student’s perspective.
Following the presentations, an ice cream social took place on the front lawn of Stocker. At the ice cream social, students had the opportunity to talk to other students, ambassadors, and faculty. As this was a more informal setting, students felt more comfortable speaking with each other and asking questions they didn’t ask at the presentation. I had a few students approach me afterwards with questions regarding classes and the engineering program that sparked great conversations.
Overall, I thought the welcome weekend activities were a success; I felt like after the events on Saturday, incoming students felt more prepared and excited for the semester.