WSU Block Party Attracts Thousands to Kick Off School Year

OGDEN, Utah – The eighth annual Weber State University Wildcat Block Party on Aug. 31 will draw thousands to an outdoor festival that highlights the many clubs, organizations and activities available on and around campus.

This year the event is titled “Wildcat Wipeout,” because students who visit the many booths can wipe out any questions they may have about the university, including academics, athletics, services and events.

The festivities begin with a free purple pancake breakfast at 8:15 a.m., served by WSU administrators, including President Ann Millner.

In addition to the breakfast, for the first time this year, the block party will feature a “Taste of the Town.”  For $5, attendees can sample a variety of dishes served by some of the area’s favorite restaurants. This portion of the event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the plaza south of Building 4. Tickets may be purchased at the Shepherd Union information desk beginning Aug. 27. Tickets are limited and will be first come, first served. 

Campus and community booths open at 8:30 a.m.  Sponsored activities are scheduled throughout the day. A 12:30 p.m. pep rally at the lower Stewart Bell Tower Plaza will feature the WSU band, coaches and student-athletes.

“The block party is a chance to calm some back-to-school jitters,” said Nikki Nicholas, Wildcat Block Party chair. “This is an opportunity for current students, or anyone interested, to connect in a relaxed, enjoyable environment and begin the year on a high note.”

Last year, an estimated 6,500 students, staff, faculty and community members attended the Wildcat Block Party.

The booths, food and fun will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public with the exception of Taste of the Town, which costs $5. For more information, visit

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Nikki Nicholas, Wildcat Block Party Chair
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Allison Hess, director of Public Relations
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