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Springfest is coming!

Haley AndersonToday’s blog comes to us from Haley A., a junior communications and psychology major from Sand Springs, OK.

Every year, TU students anxiously await one of our largest campus events—Springfest. Springfest generally takes place in the weeks between Spring Break and Finals as a nice end of the year celebration for students. Every year the week has a fun theme, a great concert, free food, and tons of crazy activities.

Student Association organizes and sponsors Springfest, along with other campus events. My freshman year I served as an Associate Director for the event, and this year I was lucky enough to be chosen as the Springfest Executive Director. Two years ago when I served as a committee member, our theme was “Blast from the Past.”

snowmanEach day was filled with activities that fit a specific time period: Medieval Monday, Western Wednesday, etc. During Frozen Friday, I dressed up as a giant snowman and walked around to take photos with students. We also had a huge inflatable snow globe on Chapman Commons that students could climb inside for pictures. Some of our other fun activities that year included a 90’s themed “Throwback Thursday” carnival with tons of fun games and a slime machine. On Medieval Monday we served turkey legs and set up a huge lava pit and inflatable jousting game. On “Tie Dye Tuesday” every student was given a free shirt to dye. These are just a few of the awesome activities we planned for the week. On the following Tuesday, we hosted our annual Springfest concert featuring Panic! At the Disco. As a committee member, I was fortunate enough to actually meet the artists and hang out backstage before and after the concert. It was an amazing experience, and I knew that I would have to do it again if I got the chance.

group photoFast forward to the end of sophomore year. The Student Association Executive Director applications went out, and I came up with a proposal for the 2016 Springfest Theme. After presenting my ideas to the Executive team, I was given the position and couldn’t have been happier. Now after an entire year of planning the day is almost here. I have an amazing committee who has been working incredibly hard all year to help me bring the theme to life. In less than two weeks we will reveal our theme and the activities for the week to the student body, and in just three short weeks it will finally be here. Springfest is set to take campus by storm on the last week of March.

The following week on Tuesday, April 5th, we will host our annual concert that will be featuring Misterwives, the Mowglis, and our opener Knox Hamilton. This concert is free to students, but is open to the public for just $15 general admission tickets. If you live near the Tulsa area and would like to join us for the concert and get a taste of Springfest yourself, just visit TicketStorm.com to order tickets.

Be sure to check out my next post for a Springfest follow-up with pictures and commentary about our event!