Events Schedule Set For Spring WeekendBy Jeffrey Greenbaum
The Spring Weekend Committee has finalized the schedule of events, which will include the first-ever class field day and a party at MacGregor House.
This year, the committee members strongly encouraged student organizations to formally sponsor activities. “This way, we will be able to deliver a great product for Spring Weekend,” said committee member Michael R. Hall ’03.
On Saturday evening, MacGregor, Delta Tau Delta, and Next House will sponsor a party in the MacGregor courtyard. The “Get Sprung” party MacGregor and DTD co-sponsored last year generated the idea for a similar party for Spring Weekend.
“Since it is an outdoor party, we thought that Spring Weekend would be a good weekend to have it,” said Daniel J. Guarda ’04, an organizer of both last year’s and this year’s party.
Guarda said that this year’s party will run similarly to last year. A dance floor will be put on the courtyard with a tent over it. The DJ will play music from the balcony while bands will perform inside the MacGregor dining room.
The “Tastefully Furnished Lounge” (TFL) will also play more relaxed music and will provide people with a chance to talk, Guarda said. Meanwhile, “the recreation room will be kept open to provide people with the chance to play pool or on the new air hockey table so that it can be a party for everybody,” said Guarda.
Field day new addition
In addition to the Saturday night party, the class councils will sponsor a Field Day event on Saturday afternoon.
Last year’s Panhellenic carnival has also become an official addition to the Spring Weekend calendar. Although Panhel held the carnival during Spring Weekend last year, it sponsored the carnival independently of the official Spring Weekend schedule.
Panhel will run the carnival on the afternoon of Saturday, April 27 from noon to 6 p.m.
Committee sets schedule
In addition to these new events, the traditional Spring Weekend activities will also be held. Thursday evening will include Alpha Chi Omega’s annual “Lip Sync” talent show, and the Lecture Series Committee’s premier of Lord of the Rings.
Kimberly Chao ’04, who is organizing Lip Sync, said that they are “expecting to raise $2,500 to donate McDowell Colony and the Transition House.” The Transition House aims to end domestic violence, and the McDowell Colony is “a retreat that provides a quiet place for young artists to find peace and inspiration,” said Chao.
Friday afternoon will include the annual I-Fair, and LSC will show Amelie that evening.
Hall said that the Committee is trying to organize a campus-wide quiz bowl to occur on Saturday afternoon.
Spring Weekend committee members are still searching for an opening band for the Sugar Ray concert on Friday evening.