16th Annual Wildcat Block Party to Kick off School Year

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University’s annual Wildcat Block Party is expected to draw thousands of people to campus for a back-to-school celebration Sept. 3 from 8 a.m.-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 members about how to get involved in university activities. Event organizers are excited to reconnect with the campus community after last year’s event was canceled due to the pandemic.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming students back to campus with one of Weber State’s most important traditions,” said Tara Peris, Student Involvement and Leadership director. “It allows the campus community to learn about the many services, majors, departments, activities and organizations the university offers. We hope new and returning students will come out and celebrate this fun event.”

Wildcat Block Party begins at 8 a.m. with campus administrators, including President Mortensen, serving the free annual Purple Pancake Breakfast. 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. Beginning at 11 a.m., students can visit various locations around the event to collect passport stamps for a chance to enter for a grand-prize drawing.

One hundred and fifteen groups are expected to sponsor booths around this year’s theme “Weber is Your Winning Ticket.” The booths will include academic departments, student services, and WSU clubs and organizations.

This is a unique opportunity for students to start getting involved with the different clubs and organizations they can join while at Weber State, which include a variety of options for all interests. In addition, new students can learn about the services available to them, including student activities, leadership opportunities, tutoring, library resources, counseling and outdoor recreation.

During the event, Weber State will also be holding a vaccine clinic for the campus community in the Shepherd Union Atrium from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, the Annual American Red Cross Blood Battle will be held at the Dee Events Center on the Ogden campus from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. This will be the final day for both the vaccine clinic and the Blood Battle. 

Wildcat Block Party booths 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.

For photos of the 2019 event, visit this link.

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Allison Barlow Hess, Public Relations director
801-626-7948 • ahess@weber.edu


Shaylee Stevens, Office of Marketing & Communications
801-626-7948 •  shayleestevens@weber.edu