Some traditions at MC hold a special place in my heart. One of them is Spring Fever Week. A week dedicated to fun, freedom and friends. MC students can feel the joy of Homecoming, just when it's a little cooler outside. Spring Fever Week is themed "Spring Fever Camp" this year!
The entire week is put together by Campus Activities Board, a branch of SGA that plans, organizes and executes on-campus events. The week will consist of both traditional events as well as events that are new to both CAB and the campus.
The week consists of several events that are kicked off with the Crawfish Boil on Saturday from 5-7 following Preview Day. The Crawfish Boil is an annual event that has a new spin every year. This year the Crawfish Boil will be on the grassy hill of the quad across from Aven. All students with meal plans are invited to enjoy crawfish, chicken jambalaya and Arnold Palmers. The crawfish boil is about community and friendship. What better way to welcome in springtime than with the MC community and crawfish?
The next event takes place on Monday night on the intramural fields. "Monday Funday" will have music, inflatables and interactive games. There will also be a deep fried bar, where all students can pick from a variety of items to have deep-fried.
On Tuesday, the all-day event in "Float and Vote" where students are encouraged to come through and talk to the people running for Executive Council. Each of the candidates will have tables set up to promote their campaigns, and CAB will be giving away coke floats. Food will be serves for all students with a mean plan in the pedestrian street. This event is voting made fun.
The event on Wednesday takes place in the Coliseum. "Dunkin Donuts" will feature donut holes, milk and severals round of Knock Out. All students are invited to create teams earlier that day and participate. Prizes will be given to the winners of Knock Out CAB is pairing with FCA to make this event fun and easy!
On Thursday, Spring Fever Camp will close with Campfire Round Up. This will be the first time that the East Campus Greene (the field in front of the pods) will be used and for good reason. Brother's Bear will be performing at this hang out-feel concert. Hot dogs will be served at the beginning of the night to bring the campfire feel to life, and as the night goes on, coffee and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits from Whataburger will be available. This will be a different twist on the annual Spring Fever Week concert, but CAB is excited to see how the campus reacts to this night under the stars.
Because although the activities are fun, the most important thing about Spring Fever Week is that it brings the campus together in a time where people stress about homework, formals, and life in general. CAB seeks to bring a community feel to the already-welcoming atmosphere that is Mississippi College.
Shelby Scott Harris