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 🙂
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Great Start TOPS Program!!!
How exciting it is for the 2019 COTA Program!
It’s GREAT to see the new students…their smiles…their excitement!
It especially warms my heart to see how LaMont has grown over the years. It’s had to believe that only 2 years ago LaMont attended the 2017 COTA Program and now he’s a leader. This is certainly a reflection of the awesome and evolving TOPS Program here at OSU and I’m so proud of LaMont and TOPS!
Welcome new Buckeyes and Parents! You all will be thrilled about your upcoming experiences within the TOPS Program and OSU’s campus life and remember, Team Work Makes the Dream Work!
Keep up the awesome job LaMont and TOPS Program! Go Bucks!
LaMont’s Mom 🙂
*It’s HARD to believe…(typo ;))
So thankful for this program and all who are working so hard-staff and students!
Have a great week!
We are so proud of Lamont and his many accomplishments in the OSU Tops program. It’s programs like OSU Tops that gives students the opportunity to realize their dream of a college education. Congratulations to OSU Tops & Lamont.
Uncle Tony & Aunt Marci