CSU hosts Cougar Kickoff events during first week of classes

VIDEO: CSU hosts Cougar Kickoff events during first week of classes
CSU’s 8,000 students have a lot of activities to do celebrating classes being back in session. (Source: Brandon Saho/WTVM)
CSU’s 8,000 students have a lot of activities to do celebrating classes being back in session. (Source: Brandon Saho/WTVM)
Cougar kickoff events go from Aug. 15-20 with activities on both Main and Riverpark campuses. (Source: Brandon Saho/WTVM)
Cougar kickoff events go from Aug. 15-20 with activities on both Main and Riverpark campuses. (Source: Brandon Saho/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Fall semester has officially started for students and faculty at Columbus State University.

From the freshman walking into their first college class, to the senior beginning their final semester—CSU's 8,000 students have a lot of activities to do celebrating classes being back in session.

Here are a list of Cougar kickoff events:

Monday, August 15
  • Interfaith Fair, community faith organizations, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Clock tower
  • Big Kid for a Day, inflatables and popsicles for students, 5 – 7 p.m., Intramural field
Tuesday, August 16
  • Volunteer Fair, a showcase of volunteer opportunities for students, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Clock tower
  • Chill with the President, frozen yogurt with CSU President Chris Markwood, 2 – 3 p.m., Clock tower
Wednesday, August 17
  • Main Campus Picnic and Registered Student Organization Fair, CSU’s largest Cougar Kickoff event, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Clock tower
Thursday, August 18
  • CSU Bike Ride, campus-wide ride from main campus to downtown Columbus, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Meet at Lumpkin Center
  • Color Party and RiverPark Picnic, a colorful cookout on CSU’s RiverPark campus, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Woodruff Park
Friday, August 19
  • Taste of Columbus, a sampling of local cuisine and Columbus attractions, 4 – 7 p.m., Lumpkin Center
  • Meet the Greeks, all about Greek Life at CSU, 7 – 10 p.m., Lumpkin Center

Saturday, August 20

  • CSU Day of Service, service projects across the Chattahoochee Valley, starting at 8 a.m.

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