To kick-start the academic year, Konosioni hosted a Welcome Back BBQ on August 29, 2012. This event was held on the Hamilton Village Green to draw new and returning Colgate students into town to cultivate stronger relationships. Konosioni set-up and manned exciting carnival games, including a dunk tank and an inflatable obstacle course. There was also a pie eating contest among the incoming first-year students. The block party fostered a growing bond between the university and surrounding community members over food, music, and fun!