Melissa Mendoza/Contributing Writer
After a month long winter break, campus organizations are coming together to keep students from falling into the start of the semester blues.
The Office of Campus Life at the Biscayne Bay Campus, along with the Student Programming Council, Student Government Association, Office of Orientation and the Recreation Center are hosting a number of events throughout the first week of the Spring semester to welcome back students to BBC.
Kicking off the week is the “Welcome Back Beach Party” hosted by the Office of Campus Life on Jan. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wolfe University Center’s Panther Square. The beach party will consist of activities with caricature artists, mosaic art, Caribbean themed music and food being given out on a first come first serve basis.
Following the beach party, the “SPC Square Day: Mindfreeze Game show,” held on Jan. 10, will also be located in Panther Square from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The students in attendance will take part in a real-time game show and be eligible for cash prizes.
SGA will be hosting a “Book Buy Back Day,” to allow students to buy, sell or exchange their old textbooks at a reasonable price on Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are not looking to choose architecture as your new profession of choice, take down your mile high tower of books and bring them on down to the event in WUC 221.
The Office of Orientation will be hosting a Peer Advisor Announcement in Panther Square at 12 p.m. on Jan. 11 to assist returning panthers with the new semester.
Even as the week comes to an end, the parties live on.
On Jan. 13, students walking past WUC 221, can grab some food at “Brunch at Biscayne Bay” from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The brunch, hosted by the Office of Campus Life, will be provided, as usual, on a first come first serve basis.
Making a splash at the end of the week is the “Game Day” event hosted by the BBC Center on Jan. 13 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. in Panther Square. It is a pregame event designed to get the students riled up for the FIU vs. Connecticut State Swim meet which will be Jan. 14 at 12 p.m. in the recreation pool area.
More information can be found at the Biscayne Bay Campus Life office in WUC 141 or by calling (305) 919-5804.