Fall Orientation’s Day of Service Goes Virtual

By Caitlin Burns | August 27, 2020

The transition to fully online courses this fall semester won’t stop first-year students from giving back to their local communities, as this year’s Day of Service will be conducted virtually featuring synchronous and asynchronous events on Saturday, Aug. 29. 

Synchronous activities include acts of artistic activism, such as creating greeting cards and art for nursing homes and children’s hospitals, or crafting upcycled jewelry to be sold to benefit the community service organization Brush with the Law. Asynchronous activities for students to complete on their own time include acts of environmental activism, such as participating in a neighborhood cleanup, or using smartphones to assist in science programs by virtually monitoring environmental threats. 

Other activities include creating video content to entertain and uplift residents of nursing homes, creating social media graphics for local nonprofit organizations, or participating in a virtual 5k marathon to raise money for Rise Against Hunger.