Publish Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:42:12 -0700

Roadrunner Rally

To help students feel more comfortable with the upcoming semester, Crafton Hills College hosted their annual Roadrunner Rally on August 11 at 2 p.m. Traditionally, Roadrunner Rally is a time for new students to take campus tours, attend information sessions, and learn about available services and resources.

This year, event organizers expanded the event to include new and returning students to help all students feel more comfortable in the online environment and provide directions for accessing virtual resources.

Student Senate representative Jackson Bottorff and counselor Jimmy Grabow, who served as event hosts, welcomed the 124 participants and gave away prizes such as Crafton Hills College hoodies, hats, t-shirts, water bottles, key chains, and lanyards.

College President Kevin Horan and Vice President of Student Services Delmy Spencer offered words of encouragement and let students know that they are there to help.

Student Hannah Stiff, English Professor Ashley Hayes, and Theatre Professor Paul Jacques took turns discussing what to expect from remote/online classes and the associated workload.

A short video provided students with a virtual tour of several resources and showed them how to access these services from the College website. A smartphone app game called Kahoot! followed the video to quiz students on the services available at Crafton.

Student Life Director Ericka Paddock offered closing remarks: “As we’ve learned from our time together, there’s lots of services at Crafton to help you succeed. Whether this is your first year with us or you are a returning student, we know this can be an exciting and sometimes overwhelming time. The good news is you will not be doing it alone.”

Students were able to visit breakout rooms to have questions answered about Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, WebAdvisor/Canvas, Counseling, EOPS, DSPS, Career Center, University Transfer Center, Tutoring Center, Student Life, and the Health and Wellness Center.