‘First 40’ Events Create Freshmen Frenzy

Lynn’s annual First Forty, a collection of events hosted by the university for freshmen, recently came to a close for the 2016 year.  During First Forty, students participate in special activities that occur every day for the first 40 days of the school year. The scheduled activities  aim to offer  students the opportunity to get involved, make friends and discover more about their university.

“I only went to the outside fair, [and] I really liked it,” said Gabby Morelli, freshman. “It was my favorite because of all the cool snacks and popcorn machine.”

According to Morelli,  pro-longed events like First Forty, signifies the university’s commitment to its students. This commitment, Morelli says, is one of the many reasons why she made the decision to attend Lynn.

Fellow first-year student, Caleb Murray, also mentioned his favorite events including, “the Involvement Fair, the laser tag and the fun night when we had face paintings, a photo booth and nachos.”

Like Morelli, coming to Lynn has been a pleasant experience thus far, with First Forty playing an instrumental role in the enjoyment.

As enthusiasm continued to  pass among students attending  First Forty events, campus’ newest Fighting Knights discovered how to become more involved and how to adjust to college living.

However, these events could not  have been possible without the hard work of the Peer Mentors and Center for Student Involvement (CSI).

“I did enjoy the First Forty events,” said Francis Du, a first-year peer mentor. “I think all of the events are very fun and I think every single event is a great opportunity for new students to meet new people. Also, it’s always good when [the] school holds events on campus for students, because students enjoy attending them.”

First Forty allows students to meet new people and to explore campus. As the semester continues, students can check out Lynn University’s Events App for future events hosted at Lynn.

Thanks to Grace Goodenough, staff writer, for writing this article.

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