New Student Orientation kicked off Thursday morning with thousands of incoming first-year students. Orientation is a three-day event, helping new students become familiar with BYU campus and make new friends. The first day of events began with a convocation at the Marriott Center, followed by a lunch, get-to-know-you games, a tour of select campus buildings, an introduction to campus resources, and the “You are the Y” event on the field by Heritage Halls. Planned for Friday is a devotional at the Marriott Center, another tour of campus buildings and a selection of Friday night events to choose from, including bowling, a scavenger hunt, the women’s volleyball game and a movie showing through BYU International Cinema. Saturday night will also include different activities for first-year students, including another women’s volleyball game, bowling, dancing and food.