Thursday, April 23 marks the first day of Spring Weekend 2015, and UConn has planned a plethora of activities to keep us safe and happy.
Community Service: Community Outreach is bringing students to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Connecticut to prepare the site for the summer. This project lasts from 9:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., and participants must sign up before hand on the Community Outreach UConntact page.
UConn Speaks: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., student speakers and poets will present speeches, spreading good words and positive vibes along Fairfield Way.
Cultural Center Open House: Students can learn more about the various culutral centers on campus by attending their open houses on the fourth floor of the Student Union between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Each open house will have food and other giveaways.
Veteran Appreciation: Students can write letters to active members of the military and make paracord bracelets to show thanks for their service. This is jointly hosted by the Veteran’s OASIS and Community Outreach, and will take place in the Veteran’s Oasis and Student Union room 410 from 5 pm to 8pm.
SAAC PONG Water Pong Tournament: Registration has closed for this event, but competing teams are paying $15 to play water pong in Gampel Pavilion from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The teams are raising money for the Swim with Mike Foundation, which in turn raises money for physically challenged athletes.
Glow Up the Night 5k: UConn Club Sports is hosting their 11th annual fun run from 7 pm to 11 pm to benefit Special Olympics of Connecticut. Race day registration costs $15 per person, and the first 200 people to sign up will receive t-shirts. Glow sticks will be provided.
Project Fashion: Project Fashion is hosting their second annual fashion show, with a theme of East Coast versus West Coast in the Student Union Ballroom from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. There will also be performances by the UConn Dance Team and Illumin8 Dance Crew.
Thor: SUBOG will be showing Thor in the Student Union Theatre from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The movie is free and only open to UConn students.