Campus Life hosts ‘Arts by the Bay & Lunch’ event for Week of Welcome

Lisbette Castillo/ Panther NOW

Lisbette Castillo/Contributing writer

Spring semester is here and The Biscayne Bay Campus’ Campus Life welcomed back students with an “Arts by the Bay & Lunch” event for students to get involved and engage with fellow students.  

As one of the several events hosted throughout the week, the lunch held a mini transfer fair where transfer organizations, namely the National Honor Society and Connect for Success, reached out to transfer students to give information on how to be involved.

“We are trying promote different resources that they may not know exist,” said Campus Life graduate assistant Hannah Katherine Ellis. “We love showcasing all the different families and teams we have here.”

Due to weather conditions, the event was moved into the Panther Square but many students still stopped by and enjoyed the complimentary food while they decorated their own plants pots.

“It was a really fun way to help students get in with nature and do something that you don’t normally get to do in January,” said Ellis.

Students were each given a plant pot to decorate along with seeds to promote being green and involve them with nature in a new way.

“I think this is the event students were most excited about because it really allowed for their creativity to show and shine,” said Ellis.

Ellis also added that one of their biggest goals with this event was to give University students importance and provide them with the resources and support needed to succeed.

“We love our students and they are the reason that our campus thrives the way that it does, and we wanted to take the opportunity to show that to them,” said Ellis.

Graduate assistant, Valerie St Juste, said she was most excited for students to meet new people and interact with each other.

“We’re really trying to reach out to the transfer students today and try to get students to use their creativity,” said Juste.

“Arts by the Bay & Lunch” was a hit with students despite the uncooperative weather.

“The turnout was great,” said Ellis. “I think also the smell of food always helps, students love free food.”

 

Video credit: Lisbette Castillo

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