Winter is over. What now?


With winter semester coming to a close and spring just around the corner, it’s time to recover from finals by participating in ducky races, outdoor movies and games galore. These upcoming spring and summer terms will prove to be exciting for students.

Although campus is less populated and terms are only eight weeks long, spring and summer are still eventful — filled wtih school prep, devotionals and numerous campus activities.

BYUSA has a lighter schedule during spring and summer, focusing on preparing for fall semester.

“[During the spring and summer] we are dedicated to training new officers,” said Tamera Gray, a BYUSA coordinator. “We spend this time training the officers and planning for the academic year. We have one big activity per term planned.”

Besides training, BYUSA will also host interactive games for BYU students.

“They do it on college campuses and its very popular,” said Ron Jones, event coordinator for BYUSA.

The Student Activities Board (STAB) will also plan ways for students to interact and share their talents through open performances.

“Our activities are more talent based,” said Lee Gibbons, coordinator of STAB. “We have seen many talented students perform who wouldn’t have had the chance otherwise.”

Spring and Summer Happenings:

May 2  – Brigham’s Yard Sale – WSC Terrace, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., free

May 4 & 5- The BYU Young Dancemakers will showcase their talents in the DeJong Hall.

May 16  – Wiffleball Home Run Derby – Brigham Square, 5 p.m., free

May 19- Last day of exhibit: The Weir Family 1820-1920:Expanding the Traditions of American Art in the BYU Museum of Art, free

May 25 & 26- Spring Movie Night: The Goofy Movie will be shown at the Varsity Theatre. There will be a trivia contest and free giveaways, free

May 30  – Acoustic Explosion – Brigham Square, 7 p.m., free

June 2- Ducky Derby held on stream located South Campus. Students will decorate ducks and compete for prizes of trophies and gift certificates. J-Dawgs will be served.

June 15 & 16- Summer Orientation will feature a dance, dating game and comedy show, free

June 27  – Mini Golf – Lee Lane, 5 p.m., free

July 4- 4th of July Parade. Begins at West RB parking lot and follows University Avenue, free

July 11  – Acoustic Explosion – Brigham Square, 7 p.m., free

July 13-  Outdoor Movie How to Train Your Dragon will be projected on SWKT wall at 7pm. Event will include ice cream and games, free

Aug. 1  – Acoustic Explosion – Brigham Square, 7 p.m., free

Aug. 4th, Helaman Fields Summer Bash, giant slip n slide, J Dawgs, fun afternoon, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Aug. 23-25, New Student Orientation

Aug. 28-31 BYUSA will welcome students back with treats and prizes in Brigham Square, free

Aug. 31- Play Fair and Dance- interactive games followed by a dance.

April 28 the American Piano Duo will premiere. Faculty artist Jeffrey Shumway will perform with visiting artist Del Parkinson. They will play duo favorites to mark their 30th anniversary of performing together.


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