You know, I really just don’t know what fall orientation would be without a mechanical bull. It’s got so much personality. Our good friend returned for yet another orientation last week, joining the university to welcome a slew of new faces.
Day one of orientation is a day for meeting new people and getting the lay of the land, and it’s topped off with a long-standing Southern Virginia tradition, Knight Games (gotta love those knight puns). From bouncy houses to bucking broncos to karaoke, there’s plenty to do and plenty to see. Oh, and eat. Can’t forget the beloved Mama Crockett’s donuts and Shaved Ice Shack, present to pass out free donuts and flavorful icy treats and to transport the day to an entirely new level of awesome.
Knight Games also provides some of the university’s clubs, offices, and honor societies to meet with new students and help them pursue their interests from day one. I was there manning a booth for the Communications Office, as we’re on the lookout for new student interns. If you’re interested in more information, head to our Communications page on the website.
And now, after that shameless plug (really, though, this is an amazing place to work), I leave you with a question: Have you attended a Southern Virginia orientation, just a week ago or in years past? What was your favorite part of your first day?
(Post by Madeleine Gail Rex ’16. Photos by Jordan Wunderlich ’15.)