To emphasize the "back to school" theme, the returning dropouts were transported to campus by school bus.
Each dropout was assigned to an orientation group, and each group was assigned a real student "mentor" to explain how college is supposed to work.
The dropouts then enjoyed a walking tour of the lower campus.
During a special journalism class, dropouts (with clipboards) conducted a mock interview of a student concerning civil liberties.
Male dropouts were offered the chance to relive memories by chasing coeds they never, ever had any shot at.
Student traditions have changed, so undergrads volunteered to demonstrate the proper way to raise their hands while chanting 'Let's Go Pitt' during Sweet Caroline.
Former Pitt football player and campus fixture Chuck Bonasorte, pictured at the back of his "Pitt Stop" truck at Forbes and Bigelow, donned a special "dropout" costume in a fruitless effort to try to sell Pitt t-shirts and hoodies to the dropouts. "Buncha cheapstakes," he muttered. "All they want is donuts."
For those who regretted never being able to make varsity, athletics director Steve Pedersen created a special "Pitt synchronized bicycling team" for the weekend.
After an exciting day on campus, the dropouts marched west on Forbes to get 'O' dogs (while real students returned to their dorms, rubbing their eyes and screaming). Then, most of the dropouts ended their campus experience by conducting a mass search for a Dunkin' Donuts or a Krispy Kreme.
NOTE : This material was provoked not by line officers but rather by the command staff. This donut's for you, Chief