Students who are not participating in Club Week are invited to join Big Events Week. Student organizations including Campus Activities Board and the Student Association partnered with the Rock House, Student Life and Harding Parent and Alumni Relations to sponsor free evening events around campus.
The week is designed to provide something to do on campus during a week when typically everything but club activities shuts down, leaving campus very quiet for the large number of Harding students who are not in a club.
“Most of the committees would agree that it’s related to but not about club week,” senior Logan Keim, who was involved in the planning process, said. “It’s hard to see right now, but (Big Events Week is) a good reminder that there’s more to do on campus and with your time at Harding than clubs.”
The process has been years in the making, Keim said, but planning for this year’s events began at the beginning of the school year.
Sunday, Oct. 19, The Rock House is hosting “Sizzlin’ in the Sand” free dinner, s’mores and volleyball behind The Rock House. The Rock House is located at 802 E. Market Ave. Dinner and games start at 5 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 20, students can find a board game tournament in the pit of the Student Center at 7 p.m. CAB will award prizes to high achievers in Hardingopoly, MadGab and more. Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m., students can carve pumpkins and watch a movie on the Front Lawn. The movie is yet to be announced.
“I’m really excited about the pumpkin carving. Who doesn’t love a little Halloween excitement to get fall stuff going? We usually miss out on that because we’re at school,” SA Treasurer senior Dane Roper said.
Wednesday, Oct. 22, will have no events to allow normal devotionals on and off campus. Thursday at 6 p.m. there will be a retreat at Liz Howell’s house at 343 Tater Hill Rd. There will be dinner and karaoke.
Big Events Week is not exclusive to non-club participants; anyone is welcome to participate. Follow @hardingCAB, @HardingSA, @therockhouse_HU and @HardingU on Twitter for updates and details.