One of the best times of the semester is finally here —homecoming.
Many students are eager to participate in the many events taking place across campus. This year’s theme for homecoming was Viva Las Ship, inspired by the city of Las Vegas.
SU brought the sinful city to the rural campus with decorated buildings and events that students can spot around campus.
Residence Life hosted its homecoming kickoff on the west side and east side quads on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. Students were able to step out of their rooms and join the fun of singing, playing lawn games and eating snacks.
On the west side, Residence Hall Association President Adam Beam took students on a classical ride to Vegas with a 1940s jazz performance. One of the songs that he sang was “That’s Life” by Frank Sinatra, while students gathered around and began to sing with him.
While the jazz ensemble was taking place, students were also able to enjoy many snacks like s’mores, roasted marshmallows, hot dogs and popcorn. Plenty of lawn games were set out for everyone to enjoy like Connect 4, bean bag toss and frisbees.
President Charles Patterson and First Lady Colleen Patterson, along with their dogs Oliver and Sweetie, stepped out to enjoy the festivities with students. They socialized and cheered on the entertainment of the evening and smiled with glee as other students danced the night away to Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul.”
The night was appreciated by many students due to midterms ending and a stressful second half of the semester beginning for some.
“This was something that everyone needed, a chill night to start such a big homecoming,” graduate student Brianna Webb said.