As I wait for people to start moving in today, I thought it would be a good time to blog before things get hectic on campus later. I’m mostly excited for Block Party later so I can get some free things and explore and join clubs I wasn’t able to last year. I’m also excited to reunite with all my friends once they move in.
Impatiently waiting for residents to arrive and displaying how tired I am...
I have already received assignments for some of my classes so I’ll start doing those to entertain me this morning. I only have to read for two classes and they shouldn’t take me long to do so I probably will still be bored. Well, I guess I’ll get back to doing my job!
So I just got word that I’ll be having freshmen in my unit as well as sophomores and international students which I’m excited about because now I get to participate in all the Welcome Week activities I missed as a freshman (FYI I missed them because I was sick). And since freshmen move in earlier than sophomores, there will be less time for my unit being empty since I have to move in early for RA training.
Although I’m looking forward to Block Party, I’m most excited to see what Play Fair is. Everyone says it’s their favorite part of welcome week but since I missed it last year, I’m curious to see what makes it so fun.
Here’s a video showing what Play Fair is:
One of the great things about Butler is that though it is a small campus, there are so many clubs and activities to do and join. There are over 115 student organizations on campus which means there are definitely a lot of opportunities to get involved and meet new people.
I remember as an incoming freshman I wondered how I was gong to find out about and even join these clubs! Well that’s where Block Party comes in. Block Party is where all the student organizations on campus set up tables on the mall and everyone on campus is invited to go take a look at each one and sign up for the ones they are interested in. Each table usually has free items and you’re almost always guaranteed to go home with arms full of stuff!
Even all the fraternities and sororities have tables so if you’re interested in Greek life there’ll be tons of information of that as well. Here’s a quick video just showing how many people show up and what the atmosphere is like at Block Party. This year Block Party is on Tuesday August 21 from 5-7 p.m.