Thousands of students will “Fall back” into all the excitement of BYU with this Friday’s Fall Fest, enjoying everything from dancing to a dunk tank in Brigham Square from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Fall Fest, an annual, beginning-of-semester party, will include food, dancing, live bands, Comedy Sportz, a dunk tank, a ropes course and free J-Dawgs for the first 500 people. The party will carry on through the whole night with a highlight performance from Comedy Sportz from 9 to 10. All the events will take place in Brigham Square and the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. Students get in free with their BYU student ID, and they can bring one guest.
The “Fall back” theme is based on the wonderful American traditions of the roaring ’20s. The live jazz band Taylor Olson and students from BYU will provide the perfect ambiance.
Zoe Theobald, a BYU/SA executive director from Phoenix said this is one of BYU/SA’s biggest events of the year.
“It’s a big welcome back to get students excited for BYU and the opportunities there are,” she said. “We had just below 6,000 people come last year, and our goals this year is to get 6,000.”
Heather Reichert, the BYU/SA event lead for Fall Fest from Pleasant Grove, said she hopes that this event will give students an opportunity to have fun before the stress of classes picks up and to create spectacular memories.
“We want students to come and enjoy their experience at BYU,” Reichert said. “This is what BYU is all about; it’s not just about learning. We want them to enjoy all of the memories they have.”
Emily Marshall, a junior studying special education from San Jose, Calif., went to Fall Fest her freshman year with a group of her friends and loved it.
“It’s a good place to go with friends you already have or to make new friends,” she said. “Plus, it’s free. How can it get any better?”