14th Annual Wildcat Block Party to Kick off School Year

OGDEN, Utah — The annual Block Party at Weber State University will draw thousands of people to campus for a back-to-school celebration, August 31 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stewart Bell Tower Plaza.

The event is a chance to celebrate campus organizations, as well as educate students and community about how to get involved in university activities. 

“Block Party is one of Weber State’s most important traditions,” said Tara Peris-Caputo, Student Involvement and Leadership director. “It allows the campus community to celebrate the many services, majors, departments, activities and organizations the university offers.” 

The party will begin with the annual purple pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., when WSU administrators will serve a free breakfast. Campus and community booths will open at 8:30 a.m., and sponsored activities are scheduled throughout the day. 

Students with a valid Wildcard may pick up food passports at the Shepherd Union Information Desk, then visit various locations at the Block Party to collect passport stamps. Once the passport is full, students may enter a grand-prize drawing. 

More than 150 groups are expected to sponsor booths for the event. The booths will be divided into categories such as academic departments, campus and community partners, commercial groups and WSU clubs and organizations. 

This year’s theme is “Saved by the Bell Tower,” a play on the ’90s sitcom “Saved by the Bell.” Campus organizations will use the theme to decorate their booths and compete for awards.  

The booths and food vendors will be open until 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available on Harrison Boulevard and at the pay lot on the south side of the Shepherd Union Building. 

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Contact:

Tara Peris-Caputo, Student Involvement and Leadership director
801-626-7334 • taraperis@weber.edu

Author:

Rachel Badali, Office of Marketing & Communications
801-626-7295 • rachelbadali@weber.edu