By Mark Boothe
Other schools and universities enjoy a few days away from school when they celebrate spring break. And although BYU does not have a spring break, BYUSA offers students an opportunity to relax and participate in an unofficial spring break week.
“As students serving students, BYUSA knows that everyone deserves a spring break,” said Lee Adams, event lead for unofficial spring break week and party.
The week started Monday with “Europe Day,” where croissants were given out and European trivia was asked.
Tuesday was “Cruise Day” where smoothies were handed out in front of the JSB.
Wednesday will celebrate “Hawaii Day.” Coconut cookies and leis will be given out in the JFSB quad at noon. Special performances by the Ukulele Club will be presented.
Thursday is “Mexico Day.” Horchata, a Mexican drink, will be handed out at noon in front of the Clyde Building.
Friday, BYUSA invites students to celebrate unofficial spring break week with a game of oversized volleyball in the JFSB quad at noon.
“There”s something for everyone,” said Samantha Hunter, executive director for campus activities.
Throughout the week, passports will be handed out at the different events, and stamps will be given to those who come to the different activities. Stamps can also be attained by dressing up as a tourist and attending “Unofficial Spring Break Party,” on Friday.
Each stamp you receive will get you one raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing on Friday night for an iPod Nano, dinner for two at Tucanos, as well as a variety of other prizes.
Every stamp received throughout the week also gives tourist dollars, which can be used to purchase prizes at the gift shop available at Friday night”s party.
The culminating event of the week “Unofficial Spring Break Party” will take place on Friday night, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center. This party will include a free dance, caricature and balloon artists, hip-hop and salsa lessons and tons of free food.
“We”ll be livin la vida loca, and nobody should miss out,” said Nate Henderson, event lead for unofficial spring break week and party.