Well! That was fun!
Today was the first round of Summer Experience "Meet Me At Mantor" orientation sessions, and I had a great time meeting 63 of our incoming freshmen. We sent them off on a scavenger hunt around the library, armed with maps and helpful tips such as "None of the staircases go to all of the floors" (Which is true - the staircases in this library are Hogwartian in their ability to confuse and disorient.) When they had been around all three floors, two basements, and the mezzanine, they came back to the browsing room (the real one, not this blog) where I got to greet them with a Final Challenge. And no, it wasn't an Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade sort of challenge. They didn't age a million years and implode in a cloud of dust if they answered incorrectly. We gave them a few questions to answer about things they learned in the scavenger hunt, and then gave them candy. Yay!
I have to say, I was very impressed with how cheerfully the students accepted the mission, and how engaged they were with the activity. I'm really looking forward to meeting the other half of the Summer Experience during tomorrow's sessions.