By Cade Webb
As the new semester gets started, the college is offering a fun-filled afternoon for students to help ease into the new school year. Cav Kickoff, which is hosted every year at the beginning of the fall semester, is an afternoon featuring fun events, free food, a meet-and-greet with various clubs and organizations on campus and the potential for students to win prizes.
“Cav Kickoff is the college’s way of welcoming students back … Cav Kickoff offers exposure to clubs and organizations and the myriad of activities that make up this campus,” said Pam Vassar, Assistant Dean of Student Life.
Vassar also said it’s a way for students to learn about clubs that might not have existed.
“We see an increase in student activity and also student awareness. We have offices like the police department out there mingling with students. It is great exposure for students on this campus,” Vassar said.
Cav Kickoff not only benefits students, but also the clubs and organizations offered on campus. Mindy Kinnaman, Manager of Student Life and Development, says that students can expect to see about 40-45 clubs represented at Cav Kickoff.
“Any opportunity for clubs and organizations to put their names out there to students is going to see an increase, whether it’s putting a table in the commons or participating in Cav Kickoff, or participating in clubs and organizations day. The more visibility you have, the more recognition you get between students saying ‘Oh, that sounds like something I’d like to do,’ ” Kinnaman said.
In addition to the clubs and organizations being represented, giveaways of all sorts will be available, and there will be inflatables for students to challenge their friends.
Cav Kickoff will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the fountain square plaza. Follow our Twitter page for updates throughout the event.