Springfest to offer fun before finals

Springfest to offer fun before finals

Sara Plummer
Springfest to offer fun before finals

The Office of Student Life is offering free and fun activities for students on the OSU Institute of Technology campus during this year’s Springfest, April 2 through 6.

Kamie Rash, activities coordinator for Student Life, said Springfest is aimed at celebrating the end of the semester.

“We’re giving the students here at OSUIT a chance to unwind and enjoy the opportunities coming to campus that week. Spring is a busy time, not just for students but for everyone, and this is an opportunity to get engaged and entertain yourself and friends,” Rash said.

SpringFest kicks off Monday, April 2, with two interactive games— Zombie Attack and Speed Pitch— offered from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Student Union.

It continues Wednesday, April 4, with the return of Knockerball and Archery Tag. Both games will run simultaneously at the Sports Field from 6 to 8 p.m.

“We’ve heard great feedback on Knockerball and Archery Tag, so naturally, I decided to bring those events back to campus once again. The Zombie Attack and Speed Pitch are the additional two events we have brought to Springfest this year in hopes of finding another great event that the students like and enjoy,” she said.

On Thursday, April 5, Student Life will host a free picnic lunch with lawn games and jumbo hotdogs at the Student Union.

“It’s spring, the weather is getting nice, and really, who doesn’t enjoy a good ole hotdog every once in a while?” she said.

The next several weeks will be stressful and exciting with finals and graduation, Rash said, so Springfest is a chance to de-stress and have some fun.

“I’m looking forward to hearing the stories from the students after Springfest has come and gone. College students aren’t always going to remember all the lectures in class, but they will remember the events outside of class that gave them opportunities they otherwise might not have found for themselves,” she said.

And it’s a way to give back to the students before the semester ends.

“We want to just say thank you to the students for choosing OSUIT and making such an important step in life by getting their education here,” Rash said.