Freshmen Welcome Day & Convocation

Freshmen Welcome Day is an opportunity for all new Ohio State Marion students, including those taking courses at the partnership location in Delaware county, to meet one another, current students, staff and faculty. The day will begin with a focus on our common book, The Glass Castle.  Students will engage in small group discussions about the book, led by faculty. Following book discussions, students will attend convocation, the official academic welcome to becoming a Buckeye! 

For lunch, you’ll have your choice of traditional burgers and dogs. Volleyball, corn hole, music and other outdoor activities will be ongoing.

As part of your Exploration 1100.01 course, all new freshmen are required to attend Welcome Day. Your response paper to reading The Glass Castle is due this day. Please refer to your common book instructions you received at your orientation session for details about Welcome Day and the writing assignment.


Schedule of Events
 
8:45-9:15 a.m. Check in at the Alber Student Center
9:30-10:15 a.m. Book discussions (locations assisgned at registration)
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Convocation Alber Student Center Gymnasium
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Play Fair
1-3 p.m. Lunch, Live Music, Corn Hole Competition, Volleyball, Walking Course, and Frisbee Golf