Today Weber State University’s Clubs and Organizations will sponsor the first Club Carnival all across campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Over 70 WSU clubs and student organizations will set up booths with entertainment and self-made attractions.
Connor Harrison, club master and web master of events, said they gave all the clubs freedom to create their own attractions.
“We left it up to them and told them to be as creative as possible,” Harrison said. “Some of the clubs have pulled far and beyond that goal.”
WSU will provide many other attractions and carnival activities, including the Beat Bus, aerialists, jugglers, fire blowers, snake charmers, stilt walkers and henna tattoos. Activities will include a bungee run, jousting, wizzer, an obstacle course and other carnival games. Free food will be provided by Farr’s Fresh, Coca-Cola, Javier’s, Jimmy John’s, Bangkok Gardens and Slackwater Pizza
Live performances will include:
- 9:30 a.m. Gordon Greenwood
- 10:30 a.m. Any Other Way
- 11 a.m. Grey Fiction
- 11:20 a.m. Lukas Garcia
- 12:00 p.m. Josaleigh Pollett
- 12:30 p.m. Folk in A
Mandie Barnes, chair of marketing activities, said she is excited for the event.
“The event will be all across campus,” Barnes said. “I’m excited to see what all the clubs are going to do.”
According to Harrison, the carnival will celebrate WSU’s clubs and all they have done.
Barnes said that this will be a great way to increase awareness of WSU’s clubs and help get students involved.
“We wanted students to see what the clubs have to offer,” Barnes said. “This is their time to shine.”
Harrison said that WSU has never had a huge event at the end of spring semester. He and Barnes both said they hope it will become an annual event.
To market the carnival, Harrison reached out to WSU students over social media.
“We know students are going to be busy with finals,” Harrison said. “We tried to focus more on reaching students online because everyone is always connected there.”
Harris and Barnes both said they hope this will be an event all WSU students attend and enjoy.
“I think that the unity (of the clubs) will benefit all students,” Barnes said. “I think it will help students get more involved.”