After a successful first week of classes, the Student Government Association (SGA) and First-Year Experience teamed up to treat sophomores to a root beer float social event Friday afternoon.
Campus administration officials, SGA members and other rolled up their sleeves and scooped ice cream and poured root beer to welcome new students.
While yard games were planned to be held at the academic quad, it began to rain, and the event was relocated. Despite the location change, spirits were still high as students celebrated outside the Dauphin Humanities Center (DHC) with floats, free shirts and umbrellas.
SGA President Riley Brown said that hosting the event was a great way to bring back a sense of normalcy for the class of 2024.
“The class of 2024, much like our new class of 2025, faced tremendous obstacles in both their high school and collegiate experiences. Therefore, the Student Government is committed to helping acclimate these students to the Ship community and campus,” he said. “This sophomore class social was a small step in working towards that goal.”
The event allowed students to network and socialize with their peers. Organizations on-campus such as the SGA and Activities Program Board (APB) are working hard to organize events for students.
“We are beginning to see the effects of hard work from student leaders, staff, faculty, and administrators that is making our campus as vibrant as it was before the pandemic,” Brown said. “We will continue that hard work and I am absolutely certain we will create an engaging campus atmosphere once again.”