On Sept. 20, new students swarmed the courtyard acquainting themselves with clubs and activities designed to help orient themselves to Albany Campus. The men’s acapella group, Blue Light Special, performed every hour with songs such as “Take On Me” by Aha. There was a scavenger hunt, a DJ, and a hidden cow contest. A large cow mascot named Betsy was seen walking throughout the campus in order to promote the contest, where winners who found a cow won a milkshake from the bookstore. The Equestrian Club brought horses named Hazel and Rita for students to pet. The booths were not limited to clubs, however, organizations such as the Diversity Achievement Center, Student Leadership Council, and academic departments were available to inform students of campus resources. Despite varying amounts of rain, Welcome Day was a success.
Story and Photos by Angela Scott