PHOTOS: Back to School

Now that fall semester is in full swing, here’s a look back at some of our favorite moments from the start of the academic year.

On Thursday, August 21, first-year students gather in the atrium of the Bush Science Center before Convocation. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Later in the morning, bagpipers lead the procession of new students from the Bush Science Center to the Alfond Sports Center for their official matriculation into Rollins College. (Photo by Scott Cook)

The Class of 2018 gathers in front of Mills Memorial Center for a group photo. (Photo by Scott Cook)

On Saturday, August 23, students participate in SPARC Day with their RCC classes, a day of community services for organizations across Central Florida. Here, Rollins students play with children during the Coalition for the Homeless' annual family fun day. (Photo by Scott Cook)

After a day of community service and reflection, students unwind in Bush Auditorium with a guest entertainer and hypnotist. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Hypnotist Jushua Seth coaxes participants into sleep. (Photo by Scott Cook)

On Sunday, August 24, students have fun in the sun at the Alfond Pool, part of the Hit the Deck event with Fraternity and Sorority Life. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Later in the evening, first-year students take part in the annual tradition of Candlewish in Knowles Memorail Chapel. Each student raises a candle to help overcome the darkness, symbolizing the power of community and the pursuit of knowledge. (Photo by Scott Cook)

On Monday, August 25, students marked the first day of classes with a donut and a cup of coffee on Tars Plaza. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Between classes, students take a break in an inflatable pool ball pit on The Green. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Students' custom-made tie-die shirts lay out to dry on The Green. (Photo by Scott Cook)

On Thursday, August 28, students compete in a bounce house obstacle course on The Green during #ThrowBack Thursday. (Photo by Scott Cook)