Block Party Offers ‘Hot Time’ to Start School Year

OGDEN, Utah – Two “dorm rooms” will be set ablaze when Weber State University hosts the sixth annual Wildcat Block Party for students, faculty, staff and the community on Aug. 27 at the university’s Ogden campus.

The theme of this year’s block party is “One Hot Time.” The event will feature entertainment, performances, music, food and contests for audiences of all ages.

Drawing on this year’s theme, a fire safety demonstration will be held at noon on the lower quad west of the A1 parking lot. Two simulated dorm rooms will be set on fire (weather conditions permitting). One room will be equipped with a sprinkler fire suppression system, the other without. WSU Fire Marshall Dennis Montgomery and the Ogden City fire department will conduct the enactment.

A pancake breakfast at 8:15 a.m. will kick off the day’s festivities, with campus and community booths opening at 9 a.m. Activities scheduled include an ’80s prom photo booth, paint ball games and a pep rally at 12:30 p.m. featuring the WSU band, coaches and student-athletes. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:45 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The start of a new school year generates a lot of excitement on campus,” said Nikki Nicholas, Wildcat Block Party chair. “The block party engages the Weber State community and provides a venue for some of that back-to-school enthusiasm.”

The festivities will culminate “Welcome Week,” the first week of classes during fall semester. Activities are free and open to the public.

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Nikki Nicholas, Wildcat Block Party chair
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John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
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