Last week, students celebrated the annual week-long celebration: Springfest! Students “sail[ed] into Springfest” on Monday evening where music group, Green River Ordinance and Mandolin Orange played on the Mag Quad.
On Tuesday afternoon, the quad became a “marketplace marina” where many local shops and stores brought a selection of items to the quad so that students could shop in between classes and their other activities; “Bands on the Sands” allowed student bands to perform in front of their peers on Tuesday night. Many students gathered on the quad and surrounding patio areas to enjoy the music and time with friends. Shorty’s Tuesday trivia was also Springfest themed.
From Wednesday through the rest of the week, the Deacon Shop held their Deacon Discount days, marking items 50%, 60% and even 70% off! Wednesday’s events concluded with comedy central when Student Union welcomed various comedians to campus.
Coinciding with the first day of the Masters on Thursday, the campus traditions council gave out free Arnold Palmer drinks (Iced tea and lemonade)—Arnold Palmer is a Wake Alum! Later that evening, Davis field was transformed into a beach where students could enjoy inflatable water slides, games, smoothies and funnel cakes. In preparation for Shag on the Mag, Student Union also hosted a shag dancing short course.
The week concluded with free ice cream on the Mag Quad on Friday afternoon and the much anticipated, Shag on the Mag Friday night. This annual dance is held in a large tent that covers the Mag Quad in its entirety. Students dressed in their brightest spring dresses and suits to enjoy an evening of live music, dancing and catered food.