Image of students participating in grab apple.
Upon walking through the doors to the Bronco Recreational and Intramural Complex (BRIC, Bldg. 42) poolside lounge, one could immediately see the brightly lit pool, twinkling lights and students mingling and chowing down on food. Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) Campus Recreation hosted their very first Fall Festival, a cozy and intimate fall event, on Nov. 3 from 7-9 p.m.
“We planned this event to provide some fun fall activities for people on campus who didn’t have the opportunity to do so off campus,” event organizer and Campus Rec operations supervisor Adriana Lugo said.
Image of jumbo bowling pins from the Games Room Etc.
Students had their pick of fall favorites such as a corn hole tournament, grab apple, a “plank, spin, land” competition (PSL for short, get it?), prize wheels and bowling from the Games Room Etc. (Bldg. 35-1110).
Students were also enthusiastic about the free nachos from Qdoba.
Image of nachos from Qdoba.
Fourth-year civil engineering student Bianca Cabrera tries to attend as many Campus Rec events as she can.
“Events such as this one are just really convenient and accessible to every student,” Cabrera said. “The BRIC pool is a good gathering spot to bring your friends to.”
Image of two students participating in “plank, spin, land” competition.
Third-year political science student Ayham Dahlan got a quick workout in by participating in the “plank, spin, land” competition, where students exercised their way through a relay race-style obstacle course to win prizes.
Participants were instructed by fitness program assistants to race while doing hurdle jumps, squat while carrying weight sandbags around their necks and side plank to the finish line.
“I thought it was fun to have BRIC trainers hype me up and guide me through the competition,” Dahlan said. “They made it a fun experience.”
Winners received Campus Rec swag bags which included a T-shirt, water bottle, drawstring bag, lip balms, lanyards, headphones and hats.
Image of students mingling at Fall Festival.
“The event was very successful for its first year,” Lugo said. “The Day of the Dead event was also happening at the same time, however, we had a steady flow of people participating in activities and enjoying the event.”
Isabel Kane, fourth-year international business student and member services attendant encourages students to attend more events at the BRIC.
“These are great chances to get to know what amazing programs are offered at the BRIC,” Kane said. “Students can also participate in fun games with friends for chances to win free prizes!”
Keep an eye out for Rec Fest, which is Campus Rec’s biggest event of the year. You can watch the recap video of last year’s event here.