Coming back to the drone of essays and busy schedules after winter break is difficult to face, but St. Thomas Student Union president Elizabeth Murphy has organized Frost Week to motivate students and have fun.
“What we want to do in the new year is to have everything colourful and vibrant and uplifting because this is the season where people need it most,” Murphy said at the STUSU meeting on Nov. 28. “So, that’s what we’re going to focus on.”
Frost week was supposed to be the first week of the second semester but instead will run this week until Friday. It includes everything from socializing in an ice-ball pit to a pub-crawl.
Murphy first thought of the idea of this week during her campaign for STUSU president last spring.
“That was one of the things I ran on. I wanted to have some sort of fun activities going on when we were welcoming back either new students or transferring students or welcoming back our old students for second semester,” said Murphy.
“Take a seat- make a friend” was scheduled for Monday. Students will meet in a breaking ice ball pit in James Dunn Hall. They will ask questions written on the balls to each other and have the opportunity to play inside the pit.
On Tuesday, there will be a photo booth with tons of colourful props. Students will see their pictures posted on Facebook, she said.
To keep warm and relaxed during the Frost week, Murphy added a ‘hot chocolate day’ inside campus buildings.
The week will end with a Tight ‘N’ Bright Pub Crawl on Friday. Students can get their shirts at the help desk in JDH for $10.
“I hope that having fun activities to welcome students back to STU can ease students’ transition back to class.”
With files from Tamara Gravelle
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