Student Union serves up fun at Welcome Back Courtyard cookout

Student Union serves up fun at Welcome Back Courtyard cookout


The atmosphere was welcoming and fun as The Student Union hosted the courtyard cookout on Wednesday, August 29 in the Student Union courtyard to kick off the school year. The courtyard buzzed with conversation and activity as students lined up for free hot dogs and henna tattoos while others milled about, roaming in and out of the festivities. The line stretched around the courtyard and hot dogs soon ran out but were replaced quickly.

Some Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) and Student Union staff volunteered to participate in another activity—a dunk tank. Students took their best shots at the dunk tank’s target and sank every volunteer. Administrative staff even stopped by to participate. President Beck and Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Richard Yao both tested their aim. President Beck was right on target and dunked vice president of the Student Programming board, Emily Henderson.

“It was really cool getting dunked by the president,” said Henderson. “I saw her and I wasn’t sure if she was going to dunk me so it was cool that she actually did it.”

Students seemed to enjoy the event. There were oversized versions of Jenga and Connect Four in the courtyard and people stopped to test their luck and skill on both. Still, the dunk tank was clearly the highlight of the afternoon.

It’s really cool,” said Claudia Gonzalez, a senior and communications major. “I like that they’re really involved in doing the dunk tank.”

A raffle was held with prizes which included swag from each ASI entity. Make sure and stay up to date with the student union for my events throughout the year.

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