Wilmington College O Town/Walk-About Registration

Wilmington College New Student Orientation and the Activities Programming Board College Buy Local Team would like to cordially invite you to “O-town” to be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013. This event will take place on Collet Mall from 10am-2pm under the large tents. This year we are strongly encouraging our students to buy, eat, play, worship, and live locally in Clinton County! O-Town is the perfect chance make a good first (and hopefully lasting) impression on the incoming students and their family members, who could become loyal customers to and participants of your local business/organization.

O-town is a free annual event where local businesses and organizations introduce themselves to incoming freshmen and transfer students and their families. During O-town, businesses and organizations distribute informational fliers, hand out coupons, host activities, and sell college-appropriate merchandise. This year’s orientation theme is "There's No Place Like WC", therefore we encourage you to exercise your creativity and and utilize a Wizard of Oz theme. We are encouraging the class of 2017 to stop and see what our fantatic community offer. We also welcome all participants to decorate their tables, handout giveaways, and host games and activities at their tables.

O-town is the perfect opportunity to introduce your organization to incoming students.By participating in O-town yourorganization is automatically included in our College Town: Buy Local Guide for Students. This guide gives students details about your organization. In addition to O-town, each new student is given a welcome bag full of helpful items and information upon check-in at orientation. Your group can further connect with new students by donating promotional items such as, coupons, pencils, magnets, etc. to be placed in those bags. Welcome bag participation ensures knowledge about your organization is placed directly into the hands of each new student.

If you are interested in welcoming the CLASS OF 2017 to our great Wilmington community, fill out the registration form and return it to Wilmington College no later than Friday, August 2, 2013. Also, if you would like to represent your business in the bags distributed to students, you will need to provide 400 items of your choice no later than Friday, August 9th. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about the details of O-town or the orientation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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    Participation Opportunities

    There are 3 ways to participate in Wilmington College New Student Orientation: 1. Welcome Bag Stuffers 2. O-Town 3. Downtown Wilmington Walk-About
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