The freshmen are here! Wash. U. officially welcomed its Class of 2017 to campus with Convocation on Thursday, August 22. Over the course of the next few days there will be plenty of exciting events to help the new students feel even more at home here on campus. Student groups like Congress of the South 40 (CS40) and Student Union (SU) plan events that give freshmen an opportunity to participate in fun activities and meet one another, while awesome students leaders like the RAs and WUSAs help freshmen get acquainted with their new surroundings and with living away from home for the first time. All of these things ensure that new Wash. U. students will have the smoothest transition possible into their first year of college! Below are some of the awesome events that are available to freshmen at the start of the academic year.
On Sunday, August 25, freshmen will have the opportunity to explore the Delmar Loop. Students can board trolleys at the Wash. U. clock tower that will them take them to loop to check out all of its shops and restaurants. Student leaders will also be aboard the trolleys to narrate the tour and answer questions. Later that evening, new students will attend “WUFC,” a competition between the res colleges held in the Athletic Complex. Students from each dorm will pick a dress theme and then compete against one another in various challenges. Loud cheering is highly encouraged!
On Monday, August 26, CS40 will be hosting its “Movie on the Swamp,” where students can watch a film with their friends outdoors on a giant projector. This year’s film is Pixar’s “Up,” and will begin at 9:30 PM. There will also be snacks and rootbeer for those who attend!
On Friday, August 30, EnCouncil and CS40 will be teaming up to host their “First Friday” event. Freshmen will be able to get free BBQ and ice cream as well as play fun games around campus as a way to celebrate an end to their first week of college classes. This year’s First Friday will be held from 2:30-5:30PM.
*There are many more events than those listed above, so be sure to check back for more that are still to come!*