I was very disappointed in the Welcome Back event at the Pedestrian walkway. It was very small and the advertisement said "free food". When Vol Dining says "free food" we expect something other than a bag of chips. The table setup was also out of the way and it was not noticeable that the table was "Vol Dining" considering there were other tables set up and even people selling donuts.
It was a really interesting place and I learned a lot about things I didn't even know I wanted to learn about! One criticism though. No art club booth? Not even a crafting club? Despite all the insight and fun, I was thoroughly disappointed as I am a casual artist and that was my main hope going out to this event. Coordinators gave me helpful advice on how to find an art club on VolLink(nothing came up for art or crafting club though)and how to start my own club. I have to say, the latter will most likely be my next move. I have to share my love for drawing and needle-felting somehow!
I felt there could have been more organization and planning in terms of getting people "in and out" quicker. A suggestion for next year would be to have several ready-made templates to hand out to people waiting in line along with several blank cards and use several alumni at the front of the line to proof each letter. It was frustrating to stand in line for over an hour while the same people sat in the same chair because they couldn't figure out what to write.