Andrew Murphy was in no hurry to give his t-shirt to the first person who asked.
From his benchtop view, Murphy, a student at the University of Louisville, could clearly see hundreds of options before him and was hoping to make a good trade for the University of Louisville shirt he was hawking to those passing by.
He wasn't alone.
Nearly 1,600 students and staff orientation leaders from 88 colleges and universities from nine southeastern states converged on Columbus State University this weekend for The National Orientation Directors Association's 33rd annual Southern Regional Orientation Workshop.
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On the cool and breezy Saturday afternoon, they gathered in front of the T.Y. Whitley Clock Tower to swap t-shirts with each other.
The event kicked off Friday afternoon at CSU's intramural field with a "sticker swap" and welcoming remarks from CSU President Frank Brown, CSU Vice President for Student Affairs Gina Sheeks and Columbus Mayor Jim Wetherington.
The event concludes Sunday morning with an awards ceremony at the Lumpkin Center.
This is CSU's first time to host the event and the first Georgia school in 28 years to host the weekend event.