From Rollins College’s Move-in Day to the Community Fair, Rollins360 presents some of the best moments from the first weeks back to school. Photos by Scott Cook
On August 17, first-year international students, who arrived on campus earlier that week, went bowling as part of orientation.
On August 18, faculty members participated in an improv workshop with Associate Professor of Theater David Charles to learn about innovative ways to engage with students in the classroom.
On August 19, residence halls were packed with suitcases and boxes as first-year students arrived for Move-in Day.
President Grant Cornwell (left) and his wife, Peg (right), welcomed students and families during Move-in Day.
On August 20, first-year students were matriculated during the Convocation ceremony in the Alfond Sports Center.
President Grant Cornwell ended the ceremony with the official announcement that the fall semester at Rollins College had begun.
Following Convocation, the Class of 2019 posed for their official class photo.
On August 22, first-year students played bingo and engaged with seniors at a local retirement home as part of the College’s annual SPARC day (Service, Passion, Action, Rollins College), which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. (Photo courtesy of the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement)
On August 23, Rollins Improv Players (RIP) presented an original long performance based on suggestions from the audience.
Later in the evening, first-year students assembled in Knowles Memorial Chapel to take part in the College’s annual Candlewish celebration which was led by Shawn Garvey, interim dean of the Chapel.
On August 25, students participated in the 2nd Annual Community Common Hour on the Lawn, a Student Affairs #FindYourAnchor event.
During the Community Common Hour on the Lawn, students lounged in a mini ball pit between classes.
Later in the afternoon, students studied in a collaborative study area by a faculty office in the Bush Science Center.
On August 29, EcoRollins and Rollins Sustainability Program led volunteers in the urban garden for the fall. Students harvested beans and sunflowers from the summer crop, weeded and added fertilizer to the garden beds, and planted leafy greens for the new season.
On September 1, students explored the Community Fair for engagement opportunities with community partners and Rollins student organizations.