Today is day 2 of the first session of StART OWU, our pre-orientation session for incoming freshman. This is my fourth summer assisting them with changing their password and logging in to our systems for the first time. It’s exciting getting to help them access the many IT resources we provide, welcoming them to OWU, and seeing the enthusiasm and excitement they bring to campus as new students.
As my eldest son just graduated from OWU last month, this summer has been rife with reflection on rites of passage and the passage of time. I also just read Rebecca Nathan’s My Freshman Year and have a deeper appreciation for the student perspective.