Fall Fest | Photo by Arden Reimer | The Wright State Guardian
From games and organization events to food and fun, here’s a recap of Wright State University’s 2022 Fall Fest.
How the day went
With over 40 student organizations, college departments, campus offices and outside businesses and vendors, Fall Fest had a strong return in the post-COVID-19 ’new normal’ era.
Hosted by University Activities Board, the festival began at 10 a.m with information, games, prizes and food. While a fun event, fall fest also doubles as an opportunity for student organizations to recruit new members and advertise. Organization tables also had a check-in system via a QR code in order to track event attendance.
“I’m just so happy to see life come back to campus. This is really what the university experience is all about,” President Sue Edwards said.
According to soccer player Kaylee Pham, who experienced Fall Fest for the first time this year, Fall Fest provides an opportunity to make new friends and have a good time.
Why Fall Fest?
According to UAB’s President Qunijah (Nijah) Echols, Fall Fest is a time for students to get together, work together and become more involved.
WWSU 106.9, the campus radio station and one of festivals sponsors, provided live content throughout the event including on-site interviews of student leaders. The leaders discussed student involvement and reasons for getting involved.
“Engaged students are way more successful, so I am just so thrilled that everybody’s back on campus. Finally hearing that the energy is there in the classrooms and I can see and feel the energy out here. This is why we do the work that we do, this is our why,” President Edwards said.