As the largest student attended event, the Annual Wildcat Block Party strives to create more student awareness of Weber State University campus programs and departments and to build a greater sense of community within Weber State and the surrounding Weber/Davis communities. This isn’t simply a variety of informational booths, but rather more of a hands-on experience for students of Weber State University.
The 9th annual WSU Block party and was held on Friday August 30.This year’s theme for the block party was Wildcat Wonderland. Everyone who participates in the block party event is supposed to creatively decorate their booth to match the theme of the year. The event traditionally kicks off with the President’s Purple Pancake breakfast. Following the breakfast booths open up for students to enjoy. Shortly after the booths open, the judges wander around to pick the winners of the theme contest. A taste of the town lunch is served at 11:30 and following lunch the booth theme winners are announced. The day then continues on with fun activities and a pep rally. The event is very successful every year and is an all-time favorite for students and faculty.
The booth for the College of Applied Science and Technology was located near the Stewart Library this year. Many students stopped by to say hello to the cool people running the booth and to get some free candy. The College of Applied Science and Technology wasn’t the only booth put up by the college, MESA, STEP, and DECA also had booths set up this year for the students to visit. The block party helps these clubs to recruit more members. The booths provided information, activities and treats for students that stopped by.
The Block Party was a complete success this year and is a Wildcat favorite tradition. The event provides everyone involved on campus to expand, learn, and inform all while having fun.
Originally written by Melina Padilla