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Travis Ohl Class N
There have been countless extracurricular activities that have taken place at SUNY Cobleskill since I’ve started going here, ranging from club fairs to special movie screenings and intense dodgeball competitions. The thing that I remember most vividly is orientation weekend. The entirety of this weekend was rather unpleasant but easily one of the most informational orientations I’ve been a part of.
Orientation weekend seemed like orientation week that’s how long it dragged on. Saturday was a standout day because it was probably the least annoying. It started that morning at about 7am after the fire alarm that went off that night with a class picture out near the sports field. My floor was some of the first people out there so we were forced to stand for about 45 minutes waiting for everyone to get out there. The whole time, we are fighting off bees and trying to stay dry from the freak rain shower that came through and finally everyone showed up. I was caught off guard when a drone came flying in which apparently was being used to take the picture. After waving at the drone for 5 minutes or so, they got a good shot and landed the drone. Now, we all had to stand and wait for our orientation groups to be called and of course mine was one of the last to be called. We all got walked to the Bouck Hall Gym where we then got broken up into our FFCS groups. We then traveled with that group to an area underneath some trees just behind Prentice Hall. There, we did ice breakers (Shocker) for an hour or so. I actually learned quite a bit about some of the people in our class today and I can honestly say that this was one of the only ice breakers I’ve ever felt comfortable doing and being a part of. After this, we split up for lunch and I decided to attend the club fair that was going on out from of Chaplin Hall. Unfortunately, nothing really stood out as something I would enjoy except for the Patriot Highlander challenge which I was really excited to do. However, the special code wouldn’t work when I tried applying it and I’m not about to drop $75 to run through mud. We then reunited with our FFCS group and did a quick campus tour because a majority of us already knew where stuff was. That was pretty much it for that day.
Overall, the entirety of this allowed me to make some friends and tons of acquaintances. I also was able to learn about the campus and visit places I probably wouldn’t have visited until our class tour we did. As annoying as the whole thing was, it was highly important for my success in college and I feel bad, but am also jealous, for anyone who missed out.