USD Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosted a Glow Party for welcome week on Aug. 27.
Senior marketing and management major and CAB President Kate Solberg said the Glow Party was originally supposed to take place on the outside lawn between Old Main and Slagle Hall, but due to rain it was moved to the Muenster University Center (MUC) ball room.
Despite the change in location, Solberg said they were able to move most of the activities indoors, including the roller-skating rink.
“I think if I could have the perfect world, it would have been outside how we planned,” Solberg said. “I think with what we had, we did a really good job.”
Junior economics and accounting major Morgan Roberts said she was encouraged to go to the Glow Party event and decided to drag a couple of friends along with her.
“I personally really enjoyed roller-skating,” Roberts said. “I enjoyed getting to try something that I definitely haven’t done very often.”
The Glow Party also had activities like lawn-size pong and light up bean bags, along with black lights and music for students to dance to.
With no social distancing or mask mandates, CAB is able to put on events that encourage more student involvement.
“It was really nice to have something that was more social and interactive, rather than something passive like you pick up a project or a plant as you walk by,” Roberts said.
CAB’s next event will be a movie night hosted with the Center for Diversity and Community (CDC), and Solberg encourages students to let CAB know of any requests they have for future programming and events.
“We’re just looking forward to a fun semester of programming and we’re open to anything,” Solberg said. “We get to do things actually this year versus last year, where it was very pulled back.”