The preparations for this year’s Freshman Welcome actually started 5 months in advance. This preparation was to start a Big Brother-Big Sister Program between the upper classmen and incoming freshmen. To do this, each upper classman was given the names of 4 to 5 incoming students to correspond with during the summer. Through these letters the new students found out about things like forestry, forestry club, and college life, and it also gave them someone to go to when they had a question.
Ames Forester: Vol. 68
, Article 17.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol68/iss1/17