Tweeting since June 17, the committee has used the site to promote their meetings—which usually have free cookies!—and to gain input from their followers about proposed events.
In an e-mail conversation with Vox, Welcome Week co-chairs Annie Cruickshank (COL ’11), Danny Fortin (SFS ’12), and Anna Sannes (COL ’11) explained their decision to turn to Twitter. They want to “establish Welcome Week as its own entity on campus, not just a follow-up to NSO or a random mash-up of events following the Welcome Back Jack barbecue.”
Through Twitter, the committee plans to update students on the planning process, while soliciting suggestions about Welcome Week events.
Welcome Week planning is well underway, with the theme (“Back in the Saddle!”) and plenty of activities already decided.
Going along with the rodeo-inspired theme, the committee has planned a county fair co-hosted by What’s After Dark, as well as “Georgetown Derby Races” on September 10. Although Vox asked about the possibility of a mechanical bull, the committee has not decided on whether or not to have one.
Welcome Week has also been reaching out to Center for Student Programs organizations in an effort to have co-sponsored events.