Douglass Gavilan/Staff Writer
To celebrate the start of Summer B, Campus Life will be hosting events until Thursday to welcome new and old students.
On Monday, the Panther Brunch Kickoff and Resource Fair happened from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Wolfe University Center’s Panther Square.
Besides giveaways and free food, this event gave students the opportunity to meet their peer advisors and learn more about the University.
“It’s great to see the school do events like this on the regular,” said Amy Lacayo, a junior hospitality major. “I can’t wait to attend these week’s events.”
On Tuesday, Panther Power hosted an Ice Cream Power Hour from 2-4 p.m. at Panther Square, where students were able to participate in various activities while having free ice cream.
“I hope that students would actually feel welcomed, feel like they belong and ultimately feel like a family,” said Arielle Marcelin, the new president of Panther Power. “My hope is that students don’t rush home after class or an exam because they don’t know anyone.
Events like the ice cream social or other events that Panther Power will be having in the future are meant to get students more involved in the university and meet other people.”
Wednesday will see the inclusion of two different tours for students to participate in. This includes a tour of both Campus Life and the Student Government Association.
Both take place in their respective offices. Campus Life is located in WUC 141 while SGA can be found in WUC 301. Both tours are available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
“It’s a great opportunity for new students to see how fun the school can get,” said George Espinosa, a student working on his masters in psychology. “It’s a great way to start the semester off.”
The last event of the week, SPC Happy Days, will be on Thursday at Panther Square from
11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and will be Willy Wonka themed.
“I find it so intriguing how I was once in student’s shoes discovering how amazing it is to be apart of a society who stands for honor, confidence and integrity not only in knowing that they attend a university that is willing to take them all the way, but also knowing that they have joined a family,” said Marcelin.
Students interested in attending the event can learn more about these and future events by visiting the BBC Campus Life at WUC 141 or visiting the University’s Student Affairs page at studentaffairs.fiu.edu.
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