Students Prepare for Spring Break

Published on 29 March 2018

Braving brisk winds and chilly temperatures, students gathered in the Quad on March 13 for the Spring Break Tailgate, a new event hosted by the Student Government Association and Campus Activity Board. Students jumped in inflatables, listened to music, chalked the sidewalk and played with bubbles. With many students working to finish midterms and papers, the event provided students with a chance to wind down and take a break from their studies.

“Our students work hard all year, so it’s important for them mentally, physically and emotionally to take a break and have fun,” said Andrea Guimaraes, director of student development and engagement. “Having events focused on community allows them to take a break right here on campus and build a support system outside of the classroom.”

Students also participated in Kappa Psi’s “Pie Your Professor” fundraiser as part of Pi Day on Wednesday, March 14. Students made pies using whipped cream and then selected which professor they wanted to target. Brave professors took the game in stride and even managed to throw a few jokes in before getting pie smashed in their faces. Funds raised went directly to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to help fight childhood cancer.

The week closed out with the Spring Break Kickback hosted by the Office of Student Affairs in the Recreation and Student Center on Thursday, March 15. The kickback event was held to promote a safe break and included karaoke, video games, a photo booth and snacks.

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