“Paint and Sip was the most interesting way to engage with the IC community,” said Deena Houissa '24.
Even those who didn’t choose to pick up a brush still found a way to connect around common interests. “It was nice getting to talk to a few people in the room about the music we liked,” said Helena McMahon ’24.
Students also got a chance to see all the engagement opportunities the college has to offer at the Virtual Student Organization Fair. Led by Mary Holland-Bavis, associate director of the Office of Student Engagement, individual Zoom meetings were held for 130 different clubs, and more than 600 students visited.
“If you're engaged and you're excited and you're providing a space for students to come together, that's what everyone's craving and wanting,” said Holland-Bavis.
Maddie Kramer ‘24 has a passion for dance and said that organization members were more than willing to help students like her find their niche.
That comfort even extended overseas. Lin Chen ‘24, currently lives in Bucharest, Romania, and said that while he was initially nervous to attend the org fair, the e-board members of the clubs he expressed interest in were all incredibly welcoming.
“My socially awkward trait vanished during the meetings, so I thought it was a very cool experience,” he said.
Reflecting on the month of events, Perry was pleased with the experience the committee was able to give this incoming class. “We have put together some amazing programs while trying to be as creative as possible,” he said. “I am really proud of the group for that.”