Freshmen Orientation Transforms As MHC Hits Milestone

Scavenger hunt winners The Natural Disasters posed with their trophy on Outward Bound day. Photo: Outward Bound

As Macaulay celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, the College welcomed the incoming freshmen class through its newly refined orientation. This year, Outward Bound Day was held on Governor’s Island, rather than Central Park like in previous years. Guided by their student leaders, freshmen participated in various initiatives that emphasized teamwork, cooperation, and camaraderie. Each group also partook in a scavenger hunt, rather than a poetry slam.

Technology Day was split into two sessions to accommodate for the unprecedented number of students in the Class of 2015. Macaulay ITFs distributed approximately 500 laptops this year.

The administration revamped the third day of freshmen orientation as well; instead of Theater Day, students attended Arts Day. Students arrived at Hunter College for Macaulay’s first Organizational and Resources Fair. Representatives from Macaulay’s numerous clubs and publications greeted the incoming class while promoting their respective organizations. Afterward, students attended a discussion with Jonathan Safran Foer, author of books such as Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

To see highlights of orientation, visit our YouTube channel. Welcome Class of 2015!

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