Olin’s 20th Annual Welcome Back BBQ served more than 1,000 hungry students, professors, and staff on Aug. 25, 2014.
For the first time in its history, the cookout was held in the Knight Center Courtyard. The 95-plus degree heat drove many guests inside to tables in the new Atrium and the Knight Center Dining Room. An ice sculpture melted quickly as Dean Mahendra Gupta, faculty and staff dished out 730 hamburger and veggie burgers, and 300 hotdogs. Baked beans, salad, cake, and lots of lemonade completed the perfect menu for the first day of classes.
Undergrads and graduate students share their reactions to the renovations in Simon Hall and the new Knight and Bauer Halls in this video.
Videographers: Emma Kane and Tucker Pierce, members of the Class of 2015