First day feelings

Students on the quad shared their feelings as the first day of classes for the 2015-16 academic year kicked off.

Feelings ranged from “caffeine deprived” to “buzzing” as both new and returning students climbed back up the hill to begin the 2015-16 academic year at Syracuse University.

The first day was met with warm weather that brought many students outside, some embracing the last rays of sunshine before the leaves and weather turn for the fall, while others crammed in last-minute assignments before classes began. Members of several clubs and organizations greeted students as they passed through the quad to head to their classes. This included the “Explore 44 Kickoff,” which hosted an outdoor photo booth.

The staff of The NewsHouse also took to the quad, speaking with students about how they were feeling on their first day. While some were already overwhelmed, others simply appeared to be excited to begin the new school year. Otto the Orange himself wrote that he was feeling “orange.”

Many freshmen expressed feelings of nervousness and being overwhelmed. In an attempt to ease the nerves, many of the freshmen will participate in orientation activities during the first and second weeks of class. This includes a LGBTQA social on Sept. 2 and a trip to the New York State Fair on Sept. 5. The complete Syracuse Welcome Schedule can be found here.

The above video features many of the students who shared their first-day feelings. Although the first day is over, we would love to know how it went. Was it everything you expected? Tweet @NewsHouse your feelings from the day using the hashtag #firstdayfeelings. 

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