Orientation

Orientation 2005 began with new student check-in on the first day. After the new students settled into their rooms, they and their families had a delicious picnic in Jones Circle, with live steel drum music. On Friday night they participated in Chautauqua, a bonding activity for residence halls and the North & South quads. At Playfair, an ASUPS sponsored activity, new students get to know a ton of their classmates through games and other activities. During I Am Puget Sound, students participated in a discussion led by Vernon Wall themed "Injustice  anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere!" This workshop helped students understand how everyone makes a difference in the Puget Sound community. Passages is an exciting camping trip where students are grouped together with a student Passages leader. This time of bonding can take place with trips like kayaking, backpacking, canoeing, or base camp activities. Students head to beautiful Camp Parsons as their base camp. The Campus Life Skit gave new students an entertaining look at some of the issues faced by college students today. Finally, new students had the opportunity to attend a Root Beer Float Party as well as a show by amazing hypnotist Jennifer Harris, where she hypnotized students with very amusing results.