Wildcat Block Party to Celebrate Start of School

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University will host the second annual Wildcat Block Party on Sept. 1 at the university's Ogden campus for students, faculty, staff and the community.

The event, scheduled from 6 a.m. through 11 p.m., will feature entertainment, performances, music, food and contests for audiences of all ages.

A pancake breakfast from 7-9 a.m. at the Lindquist Plaza will kick off the day's festivities, with campus and community booths opening at 9 a.m. Activities scheduled include canoeing on the Lindquist Pond, a rock climbing wall and two entertainment stages.

A barbecue – which is free for students with a wildcard, $1 for WSU faculty and staff, and $2 for everyone else – will begin at 11 a.m. At noon, a pep rally will be held for WSU Athletics.

Evening activities include a concert by pianist Jon Schmidt at 7 p.m. in the Browning Center's Austad Auditorium and a showing of the movie "Over the Hedge" at 9 p.m. at the Ada Lindquist Plaza. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be moved to the Shepherd Union Gallery.

"With the start of the new school year, there is a lot of excitement on campus," said Peter Owen, WSU Student Association president. "The block party allows the Weber State community to get involved and start off the new school year right."

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

Nikki Nicholas, Wildcat Block Party Chair
(801) 626-7850 • nnicholas@weber.edu

Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu