Those new to Hastings college will experience a different way of getting acquainted with their new surroundings.
As part of 'New Student Days', more than 300 incoming freshmen will lend a hand with service projects throughout the community.
Service learning is a mainstay for the underclassmen to help introduce students to the theme of giving to others, and how it helps in their academic careers.
"It's a building block in that we want student to have a wonderful experience here, we want them to learn in the classroom," said Hastings College's Jean Heriot. "But we want them to learn from life, and to learn from life you need to be involved in the community and the wider world."
"It's been a great experience to kind of going beyond the event of, picking up trash along the side of the road doesn't change the world, but it does make a difference," said Student Association president Emily Johnson. "And I think there's a lot to be said for instilling that confidence to these new freshmen who are coming and getting to know each other."
Saturday's service projects will take over 20 groups of students, spanning the Hastings community and the college campus.