It’s officially the start of one of our favorite times of the year as TOPS Staff – the annual summer College Orientation and Transition Assessment (COTA) Program. COTA is a week-long college orientation experience, during which, incoming TOPS students and rising high school juniors and seniors that are interested in the TOPS program come to Ohio State’s campus for a taste of what it is like to be in college.
Yesterday, we kicked off the week by moving in to the dorms, talking to the students about the Ohio State Student Code of Conduct (because college students have responsibilities, too!), and having a tour of the campus, led by one of our current TOPS students, LaMont.
After the amazingly comprehensive tour (thanks, LaMont!), the students broke up into their Scarlet and Gray groups and completed a scavenger hunt on campus – which had the students searching for Brutus statues and the campus newspaper, taking pictures at their favorite spot(s) on campus, and interacting with current Ohio State students. A great time was had by all and we are so excited for what the rest of the week will bring 🙂