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FallFest Returns

August 20, 2013

FallFest 2013 was a great success! Opening with a Unity Step performance by the National Pan-Hellenic Council, a welcome by Chancellor Holt and Vice Chancellor Crisp and athletic team presentations by Volleyball, Men's Lacrosse, and Women's Basketball, FallFest was truly back after the rain cancellation of 2012. Due to the threat of showers, and last year's cancellation, the FallFest committee worked diligently to prepare a rain site — planning to move the event indoors to Fetzer Gym should weather conditions warrant. Fortunately, the skies were clear and the weather pleasant for the 17th annual FallFest event. Over 300 student organizations, 16 University departments, 30 sponsors, and over 20 food vendors were present to provide information, entertainment, and offer students opportunities to become involved in a myriad of ways for the coming academic year. The student entertainment provided on two stages was spectacular, and allowed performance groups the opportunity to showcase their talents as well as to recruit new members. As usual, Campus Recreation and Sport Clubs dominated Hooker Fields, with activities and information about their respective opportunities and clubs. With support provided by University Career Services and others, inflatables, 2 climbing walls, photo booths, and more than $100,000 in donated food from area restaurants rounding out the evening, it was terrific to welcome campus back with this year's FallFest!

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