CAB hosts Welcome Week
By Hailey Silvey, Staff Writer
Young Harris College freshmen and new students were introduced to the college experience through this year’s “Florescent Fury”-themed Welcome Week by the Campus Activities Board, CAB.
Welcome Week began Aug. 13, when students began moving in the residence halls. Students were welcomed with a sugar snack attack, which served ice cream, cotton candy and other sweet treats on the plaza. The night ended with the trivia game “Think Fast,” where students had the opportunity to win $200.
The week continued with various events including a mechanical bull, airbrush tattoos, a concert by Trevis Prince, a Florida-based performer who considers his work to be a blending of pop, rock, and soul, and a magic show and a dance hosted by the Gamma Psi sorority. There were also various meetings, including Academic Convocation, and a mandatory residence hall meeting for all campus residents. The annual poster sale on the plaza, the blood drive, held in Meyers Student Center, and Saturday’s community service rounded out Welcome Week on Aug. 20.
“Welcome Week helped me meet new people. It also gave me my first taste of college life,” said Freshman Paige Sexton from Canton.
The CAB events ended the following Saturday with a community service project in the morning and video gaming stations set up on the lawn that evening. Students were invited to come challenge other students to video games.
“The point of Welcome Week is to help new students transition easier to college life and help relieve the stress that comes with the first week of classes,” said Calle Wallace, a senior who helped coordinate the events for Welcome Week.
Wallace feels Welcome Week was very well attended. Once the freshmen realized the events being hosted on campus were for them, more and more of them started attending.