Welcome Week offers students food, fun and information

September 12, 2011

Incoming students and upperclassmen alike participated in the college’s first Welcome Week, attending such activities as a part-time job fair, involvement fair, and a picnic lunch for the Class of 2012.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement, the week was offered as a way for students to learn how to become involved and experience life at McDaniel College.

Students played bingo to win gift cards to the college bookstore, made ice cream sundaes at the Green Terrace, formed teams for a volleyball tournament, and savored nachos at the opening of the Game Room/Recreation Lounge

Two well-attended events were the Involvement Fair, where students met with leaders from every campus organization, and the Part-Time Job Fair, where they explored job possibilities with such local companies as Marshalls, Westminster Station, State Farm, ABC Care, and the City of Westminster.

Senior Emily Reed appreciated the opportunity to talk with several companies at once in her search for a part-time job. “It’s great for the students to have all the businesses in one place because we are very busy,” she said.

During the Wieners for Seniors picnic, the college radio station played music while students played corn-hole and ladder-ball and, of course, enjoyed hot dogs and other snacks.

The Alumni Office sponsored several prizes for the seniors. Jessica Oros won a free pass for all Senior Week activities, and Jason Harder, Musa Imakando and Scott Magerer all won McDaniel captain’s chairs.

Scott Singleton, facility manager and intramural coordinator for Intercollegiate Athletics, spent a day informing students about all the sports and recreation opportunities offered at the college. Students could also win McDaniel T-shirts, sweatshirts, pennants and flags.