As a new part of Colonial Inauguration, freshmen were given the opportunity to create and upload videos of themselves for a welcome video that will be played at each CI session.
The program, however, was nixed because students were “too shy” to send in videos of themselves, said Leah Rosen, executive director of communication and creative services.
When submitting videos, freshmen were encouraged to include their names, hometowns, intended schools and majors and what activities they want to pursue when they come to campus.
Even though there will not be student-submitted content in the welcome video, Rosen said the final video project will still be a great tool to introduce freshmen to life at GW.
“The final project will be a high-energy video that incorporates video, still photography, sound clips and animated text to tell our GW story to the incoming class,” Rosen said. “The specific topic areas include highlights from campus life, academic life, athletics and D.C.”
Instead of freshman submitted videos, current students and members of the GW community will be featured to give their advice to freshmen and describe how to get involved around campus. Freshmen will get a look inside a classroom and will witness scenes from GW’s Commencement on the National Mall as well.