Reynolds is hosting numerous events the first week of classes to welcome students to each of its campuses.
“Welcome Back Parties”, that have been a long standing tradition held by Student Life, give students the opportunity to meet their peers and have a little fun while preparing for the start of the new fall semester. Students are treated to a myriad of activities, free items and food such as music, caricature artist, tattoos, snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn just to name a few.
Student Life Specialist Jackie Manley believes that the Welcome Back Parties are an excellent way to get the school year off to a good start. “The Welcome Back event is all about enjoying the college and the campus and meeting new people,” said Manley. “The only thing I want students to take away from this, is that although we want them to take care of their academics, they can still have fun while they’re here too.”
Counselor for Student Life Cara Luyster echoed those sentiments stating that Reynolds has a wide variety of fun and activities that will be available to students throughout the school year. “We want students to know there are fun activities like this going on at Reynolds,” said Luyster. “Some students come and don’t expect activities like this to be happening here, so we want to advertise about Student Life, upcoming events, clubs and leadership programs - there are a lot of different opportunities here that they maybe didn’t anticipate.”
While attending the “Welcome Back Party” on Parham Road Campus, second semester student Stephanie Agudelo said the event was certainly worth a look for students. “There’s some great people out here and they’re really nice,” said Agudelo. “There’s some free stuff here and it’s nice to get free stuff every once in a while.”
For more information about upcoming Student Life events, visit www.reynolds.edu or contact the Office of Student Life at (804) 371-3000.
This article was provide by Reynolds Communications Intern Derric Cushman. Derric is working on his master's degree at the University of Oklahoma. He is a graduate from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and served as a Navy Mass Communication Specialist where he worked with print journalism, photography and public affairs as well as TV and radio broadcasting at the Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Fort Meade, MD.