Spring is officially here and with finals week just around the corner, it is the perfect time for SET’s annual Spring Fest which will be taking place in the Curtis Hall parking lot Saturday, April 30 from 2-8 p.m.
The planning for Spring Fest started in November 2021 with SET’s Special Events Chair, junior Jenn Larson and President, senior Jenna Karpowich.
“The steps into planning a big event involve brainstorming, contacting vendors, booking space, marketing for the event, creating schedules and logistics for the event and lots more,” said Karpowich. “The entire SET executive board helps with this process and gives their input but Jenn is really the one who spearheads this and I oversee a lot of it to make sure everything is on track.”
This year’s Spring Fest is going to be different from the previous year where students had to pre-register for the event in order to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines.
“We really had to adapt for Covid last year which resulted in limiting the number of students at the event. Students were only able to stay for their time slot which was important for safety but cut out that community feel a bit,” said Larson. “This year will be a nice change. Students will be allowed to mingle and stay as long as they’d like.”
This year students are invited to stay as long as they would like to enjoy all of what the event has to offer. Spring Fest will have games such as Mini Skee Ball and Chicken BBQ, a variety of food trucks, and carnival rides that include the Mardi Gras Fun House, the Scrambler and more.
“I am not sure what students are going to be most excited about because there are so many options. Food trucks, carnival rides, carnival games, prizes, music, giveaways, so much,” said Karpowich. “I think that my favorite part with be all of the food trucks.”
Students can grab wristbands and five tickets for Spring Fest with their SHU ID on April 28 from 11-7 p.m. and April 29 from 11-5 p.m. at cabanas two and three. Additional tickets can be purchased on the day of the event for $5 for five tickets.
There will also be other events taking place as part of Spring Fest weekend starting with the Relay for Life and the Talentless Talent Show on April 29 and ending with Brunch Fest and Mass on the Grass on May 1.
With all of the events happening Spring Fest weekend, the title event seems to be creating the most excitement.
“I’m incredibly excited to be able to work at and welcome everyone to Spring Fest and I hope everyone has a great time,” said SET Secretary Junior Daniel Gonzalez. “A huge shoutout is needed for the entire SET executive board and more specifically Jenna and Jenn.”
Larson is mainly excited about giving other students the chance to relax before the semester comes to a close
“Spring Fest is really just a way to celebrate all of the hard work that we’ve put in this past semester,” said Larson. “As students, we work in and outside of the classroom for countless hours at a time. Spring Fest is an event that students can come to in order to relax and have fun with friends.”