Despite the threat of rain, the Homecoming Council at the FIU Modesto Maidique Campus hosted their kick-off event for homecoming, Rally 100, on July 13 at 6 p.m. The event, hosted in the housing quad, attracted the attention of many students who stopped by the event, from freshmen to seniors.
The music was provided by DJs, courtesy of 99 Jamz radio station. Tropical Smoothie supplied drinks at the event, and snacks available to attendees included cotton candy.
The MMC campus councils were present, with tables displaying their organization logos, and giving away merchandise including, shirts, bags, stickers, water bottles and sunglasses.
Maria Martinez, senior double majoring in economics and Asian studies, said, “I believe the success of the event can be gauged by the large attendance and the presence of all the councils engaging the incoming freshmen.”
The rain, toward the end of the event, forced the majority of attendees to leave but the music didn’t stop. The DJ booth was moved under shelter and continued to provide music until the councils packed up and left due to the weather.
“The Rally 100 event was successful as far as CSO is concerned,” said Martinez, finance coordinator for the Council for Student Organizations. “We drew large crowds of freshmen. We were able to communicate the mission and purpose of CSO, the ways they could become involved on campus, join clubs, create their own clubs.”
The event had a large attendance and provided an environment for students to interact with the councils who oversee their on-campus activities.
“It was great to see so many of the future panthers excited about FIU and frankly eager to learn what the university has to offer them, apart from academics of course,” Martinez said.