The Spring season boasts the blooming of flowers from fresh rain and the first rays of sunlight that navigate their way through heavy San Francisco fog. But at the University of San Francisco, Spring season means more than Mother Nature. It is the end of another semester and the beginning of a long awaited vacation. As this academic year winds down, USF’s Campus Activities Board, CAB, has planned a final fiesta for all students in hopes to create a tradition at USF. This year, CAB has decided to cancel the Spring Fling and focus their attention on making the Spring Carnival bigger and more memorable than students have experienced in the past.
This year, Spring Carnival lands on Cinco De Mayo and will take place on the new Welsh Field from noon to 4pm. With a combination of food, dunk tanks, inflatable games and much more, students are being strongly encouraged to come out, bring friends, and enjoy some fun in the sun – all for free.
CAB has been working with other on-campus groups, clubs and organizations to create an event that will unite the entire USF Community together. Kelsey Hui, Carnival Director and incoming CAB President, looks at this year’s Spring Carnival as an opportunity for different on-campus groups and organizations to work together and create a tradition for the USF Community.
CAB aims to bring the USF student body together in memorable ways through unforgettable moments. Hui said, “[We] picture this event growing into a larger collaboration project which features many different student organizations. We hope this event can become a USF tradition.”
With more activities than one poster can fit, CAB has fully embraced a Cinco de Mayo theme by catering free Mexican food for over 500 guests. With that in mind, CAB hopes that students will enjoy a Saturday afternoon surrounded by friends while dunking other students in the dunk tank, jumping on a Velcro wall and even attempting to bungee bull. Students can compete with their friends while running through an inflatable obstacle course or fighting with inflatable jousting sticks.
Hui believes that establishing tradition means to capture memorable moments. These Springtime memories are available in the form of a free photo booth with props, toys, mustaches, colorful beads, giant sunglasses and even bubbles. All of which are for the students to take home.
Timing is everything and this final fiesta landed on the calendar at an appropriate time. Hui said, “As finals are dreadfully around the corner, students and faculty have an excuse to relax and unwind before students pack up, say their goodbyes and head home for the summer.” This Fiesta celebrates the end of a year by giving students a send-off and particularly for seniors, who will be saying their final goodbyes to USF.
As CAB attempts to create a long standing tradition here at USF, students are encouraged to build a sense of unity as an institution on Saturday, May 5th to take part in all the fun while making USF history.