Posts Tagged ‘Orientation’

New Students Welcomed at Cogswell College

Friday, September 3rd, 2010


On Thursday, August 26, and Friday, August 27, more than 65 new students flocked to campus to take placement tests, meet their fellow classmates, learn how to use the student online information system, what services the library offers, talk to their academic advisors and finalize their class schedule.

It wasn’t all work. At noon on Thursday, students were welcomed to campus by Dr. Chester Haskell, Cogswell’s President, and were treated to a chicken lunch catered by Boston Market. In the evening alumni – Brendon Bengtson, Colin Brown, Ray Crook and Ash Monif – shared what it’s like to work in their respective in fields of Game Development, Animation and 3D Modeling as part of a panel discussion. Dinner from Ginger Café disappeared fairly quickly. After dinner, everyone headed out for a rousing evening of laser tag at Laser Quest in Mountain View.

Friday afternoon students met with Associated Student Body officers to find out what activities and clubs the school has to offer. The day wrapped up with a BBQ Dinner and table top game night.

-Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement

Fall Orientation at Cogswell

Monday, September 14th, 2009
New students hanging out in the ASB Office - See slideshow below!

New students hanging out in the ASB Office - See slideshow below!

On August 20th, Cogswell welcomed 32 new students entered to the campus during. The morning started with placement tests and ended with a delicious lunch from Boston Market in the Dragon’s Den. The room was packed full of faculty, staff and returning students, all there to meet and greet the newcomers! After lunch, the new students were split into teams and sent on a scavenger hunt to help familiarize them with the campus. For each item on the list, they had to take a picture of the item with one of their teammates in the photo. Everyone had a great time running up and down the halls trying to beat the other teams.

In the afternoon students received important information about how to access the Cogswell email and student portal systems, the campus judicial system and financial aid. Afterwards, everyone was treated to a Pasta Pomodoro dinner and Laser Tag! The 38 new and returning students, family and staff that attended had a great time at LaserQuest in Mountain View.

We talked to a group of new students, Maya Sundaran (MS), Aaron Weingarten (AW), Alex Hendowski (AH), Miles Philippe (MP) and Ed Fentiman (EF) about their experience at Orientation.