OSU’s Cummunity Commitment Day

This is what Daniel is up to today:

From 8:30-2:30 OSU students are involved in Community Commitment Day:

Come learn what being a Buckeye is all about making a difference in the Columbus community and making new friends through Community Commitment! Students have the opportunity to participate in one of the largest single-day community service projects on a college campus and join in the great tradition of service at Ohio State. Registration begins at the Wexner Center Plaza at 8:30am. After receiving a free t-shirt and hearing an inspiring message, students are transported to a local agency where they perform various community service activities. This year community commitment will focus on issues of child access to education and poverty alleviation through partnerships with the “Know How to Go” Campaign and the Buckeye Book Community. First year students who attend will receive Success Series credit for their survey class.

I did talk to Daniel last night and he is having a good time (to good of a time maybe) living on campus. He has discovered frat parties and it sounds like he has been to one almost every night. He’s getting along well with his 2 room mates and he’s thoroughly enjoying sharing a floor with all the engineering guys on his side and especially all the cheerleaders on the other side. He met a friend of Beth’s that’s a cheerleader and living in the same building. He has promised to bring her home for dinner sometime soon, so we may get to see him before Thanksgiving.

Classes start tomorrow so I hope all this preclass partying dies down and he gets serious about studying soon!

Yesterday Daniel participated in the Presidents picnic & Convocation at the horseshoe (in the rain) then walked around the Student Involvement Fair:

If you ever thought about, considered, or NEVER considered getting involved at Ohio State then the Student Involvement Fair is an absolute must! There will be more than 500 student organizations, clubs, community service agencies, campus offices, and local and national businesses to show you what there is to do at Ohio State when you’re not in class. The Student Involvement Fair will feature loads of giveaways, music and entertainment, and hundreds of displays and exhibitions as well allowing you the opportunity to learn more about what Ohio State has to offer you! This is an event you do not want to miss!

He rattled off a list of clubs that he signed up for but the only one that stuck in my memory is the the skydiving club. He didn’t find the booth for the 1 engineering group he actually wanted to sign up for, Baja club where they build and race dune buggies. But there is a separate interest fair next month just for engineering clubs. He regrets not walking down the fraternity/ sorority row, apparently they were passing out fliers to all the parties around campus. Luckily one of the other guys on his floor got the flier. Phew that was a close call. 🙂

More pics from move-in day:

Dan resting after the big move, Daniel pondering his room.

Daniel and 1 of his room mates, Ryan.

study room on Daniel’s floor

common room on the main floor of the building.

The kitchen area off the common room.

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