Orientation & Tiger Games

Suffield’s 2021 Orientation was highlighted by Tiger Games on September 9. Due to rainy weather the events were held in Tisch Field House. This seemed to bring renewed energy and excitement to this popular annual tradition.

Spirited competition was held in contests including juggling balloons in the air, pencil grabs, hula hoop passes, cup stacks, sack races, streamer twists, and Oreo faces. A basketball knockout competition served as the final event.

Students and faculty felt it was an excellent way to conclude orientation and begin the new academic year. Cooper Choate ’22 from Morris, Connecticut commented that, “Tiger Games were super energetic this year and the community felt like a big family.” Brynn Bergin ’22 from Goshen, Connecticut said the experience “felt like coming full circle as a senior—from nervous strangers as freshman to family now as seniors.” Calla Woodworth ’22 from Saratoga Springs, New York said, “We did not think it would be so fun as an indoor event. Tiger Games brought great energy and symbolized the spirit of Suffield.”

The Class of 2022 took the overall win, but the Class of 2024 contests this final result.