Student orgs, free food for Friday

Olivia Day and Olivia Day

Hot dogs, hamburgers and free peers – no, that’s not a typo.

This Friday’s Campus Fest will provide free food, music and an opportunity to learn about several student


Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., more than 250 organizations will line the sidewalks between the McFall Center and the Union Oval to discuss their involvement at the University.

“It’s a great opportunity to show students what we’re all about – my main goal is to spread BG spirit,” said Chloe Paessun, the homecoming group representative chair for the homecoming committee.

Kari Rood, director of Dance Marathon, is also passionate about getting people involved. Her organization will be registering people to participate in the 32-hour event, which helps raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network and Mercy Children’s Hospital.

Rood said Dance Marathon has had many volunteers sign up at Campus Fest in the past and expects a good turnout this year.

Besides getting a chance to meet with organizations, there will also be plenty of food.

The Office of Campus Involvement will be working with Dining Services to provide hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks, according to Clint Stephens, the coordinator of the University’s Office of Campus Involvement.

The food will be provided on the lawn in front of University Hall, Stephens said.

Along with the cookout, area merchants and campus departments will be handing out free items, and the ROTC will have a rock wall to climb.

Go-cart racing, a dunk tank and inflatable obstacle courses will be back this year, Stephens said.

New events this year will be a disc jockey, provided by Abyss Entertainment, and the Homecoming parade Saturday morning.

“What I hope is that the students get at least two ways to get involved with our campus,” Stephens said.