Fall Involvement Fair on Fairfield Way this year
Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 00:09
UConn’s annual Involvement Fair takes place today. It will introduce students to over 350 different organizations and provide the opportunity to become more involved on campus.
Academic, volunteer, performance and sports organizations will be represented at the event, according to the official event website.
“This event has been building for years,” coordinator of student involvement programs and organizer of this year’s fair Kristen Carr said. “This year will be our biggest fair yet.”
The fair will be held outdoors in Fairfield Way for the first time in years and around seven thousand people are expected to attend.
“This year we will have giveaways as well as a new poster board,” Ryan Caron King, general station manager of 91.7 WHUS said. “We will have schedules, posters, t-shirts and other radio station paraphernalia.”
King hopes that the radio station can integrate people into training programs so that they can be more involved in every aspect of the radio station.
“We will have representatives from each department (music, sports, promotions, news) to talk about what they do at the radio station,” said King.
Other organizations on campus look forward to recruiting many first year students and upperclassman that are at the fair.
“The fair attracts many first year students and it’s a prime recruiting time for student government,” student body president Edward Courchaine said. “Students will be able to sign up to join committees.”
Student Government will have new posters that introduce new projects and committee changes.
“Every year we update our materials to attract possible new members,” Courchaine said.
In past years, groups and organizations have been able to recruit and involve students around campus.
“Students want to be more involved on campus after they attend the fair and see how much UConn has to offer,” Carr said.
The Involvement Fair will take place from 2-7 p.m. on Fairfield Way and the rain location is Greer Field House. For further information on getting involved, contact the Involvement office, Student Union 302.