Friday, August 16th, 2019
On Alistair Island, the sun shone down warmly in a beautiful blue sky obscured only by cotton candy clouds. With the smell of fresh cut grass and aromatic flowers on the breeze, the Promise Institute was ready to welcome its freshman class of 2019. The returning seniors, juniors, and sophomores had settled into their dorms earlier in the week. Today was all about making the freshman class feel at home and excited to start the semester.
Orientation Day was a huge deal at the Promise Institute. Staff and students alike teamed together to help the incoming freshmen learn about the Institute and start the semester off right by making friends and having fun. A full day of exciting events was scheduled and sent out to the new students so they knew what to expect for their first day.
10:45AM - 11:45AM : Orientation Meeting (Auditorium)
12:00PM - 1:00PM : Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:15PM - 2:15PM : Guided Tour (Front Entrance)
2:30PM - 3:30PM : Club Fair (Ballroom A)
3:45PM - 5:45PM : Dorm Move-In (Dorm Building)
6:00PM - 8:00PM : Dinner and Pool Party (Aquatic Center)
8:15PM - 8:45PM : Fireworks Display (Front Lawn)
Up to two family members or friends were allowed to accompany freshmen to help them move into their dorms, but besides that their schedule for the day would be different, leaving the students free to start forging new connections. Students were encouraged to show up as early as they please as long as they were in the Auditorium by 10:40AM. Upperclassmen were stationed around the campus to help the new students find their way to the appropriate locations.
At 10:30AM, a voice rang out of the campus intercom system. "Good morning students! Welcome to the Promise Institute. In ten minutes, please come to the Auditorium for the Orientation Meeting."
Welcome to the IC! I'm really excited to start this adventure with you all. I will be serving as your GM by posting prompts like the one above. For the first day, these will function to move the story forward. There will be times I let you all take the action into your own hands, but for the time being I will be leading you through the first day of the RP.
This doesn't mean you can't RP as you please! Everything in this world is adaptable to the will of the players. If you guys decide to take a different direction, I can make the necessary adjustments. I will also be playing as a handful of NPCs, such as teachers and other students. You can interact with these characters as you would a player character and I will respond in a separate post. Prompt posts like this one will be marked with a date (and time, if necessary) so you can tell the difference.
If you have any questions please post them in the OOC thread! This is the only time I will speak out of character in this thread. Start posting and have fun!