Willimantic, Conn. – Kicking off the semester and welcoming freshmen and transfer students officially to Eastern Connecticut State University was the annual Warrior Welcome, which took place on Aug. 26 and 27.
On the first night, to reward students after a long day of moving into dorm rooms and attending campus orientation, a variety of late-night activities attended by more than 500 students occured in the Student Center. 800 students participated in the campus-wide scavenger hunt, 300 attended the mind reader’s performance and approximately 30 did yoga and Zumba.
The following day, more than 100 students took advantage of volunteer opportunities with the Center for Community Engagement. Activities included clearing brush around Willimantic’s Railroad Museum; preparing and serving lunch at the Covenant Soup Kitchen; weeding, harvesting and maintaining community gardens with the Willimantic Chamber of Commerce; organizing and folding clothes with the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry; assisting Sweeney Elementary School with its Field Day; and others.