Students played a game on the field of a Welcome Social held in 2021. (Photo courtesy of Romyn Sabatchi)

By Shawna Takaki | Staff Writer

On Friday, the Board of Student Activities, the chartered student organization that is responsible for throwing student events, will be holding its first event of the just started Fall Semester.

The Welcome Social will be held on Makiahapo, formerly known as the Great Lawn prior to its renaming on Aug. 17, and is an opportunity to meet new people face-to-face.

“The purpose of the Welcome Social is for students to make new friends,” said Lee MiJung, the vice chair of BOSA. “We’d like to offer opportunities for them to get to know each other.”

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Kapiʻolani Community College moved most of its classes to remote learning its in-person classes since March 2020, resulting in less people on-campus. BOSA plays a significant role in fostering a sense of community through their many events. 

The Welcome Social will give people the opportunity to introduce themselves through icebreakers and bond through games. One of these games is BOSAʻs in-development new type of dodgeball which they havenʻt decided on the details of yet, followed by a water balloon game to cool off, all in service of giving students a way to make connections.

“There are no restrictions,” Lee said.“Anyone can join, which is the purpose of the event.”

RSVP here to attend the event on Sept. 2 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

BOSA is also planning its next events at the moment and are in the early stages of creating a Zumba workshop, projected to be held in late September.