College of Charleston orientation interns have been busy over the past month guiding incoming students through virtual orientation. Despite the physical distance of the online sessions, these passionate student-leaders have remained dedicated to welcoming the Class of 2024 and showing them what it means to be a Cougar.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the College’s first-ever virtual orientation sessions. Clyde, indeed, has pride for these hardworking and innovative Cougars!
Orientation interns each had their own offices in Maybank Hall on the College’s campus so that they could remove their masks when alone. These campus offices gave the interns more privacy to chat with incoming students and a chance to offer them sage advice from students who have already navigated their first few years of college.
Orientation interns weren’t the only students on campus over the past month. SPECTRA leaders were also on campus supporting incoming African American, Latino, Asian and Native American students with virtual programming. And true to form, both groups of committed Cougars embraced the new normal of wearing a mask and social distancing on campus.
Grounds crews created a flowerbed honoring the 250th anniversary of the College’s founding at the corner of College Way and Green Way. With the College’s groundbreaking efforts to deliver orientation and SPECTRA programming online amid the coronavirus pandemic, the institution continues to make history.