On Wednesday, Sept. 14, EMU campus based organization, Campus Life, held Campus Jam -- an annual free interactive mini carnival held at the Student Center. This event gives students and faculty a fun opportunity to connect with one another as well as various student based organizations.
"I really like this event because it creates a great campus culture for everyone to meet other organizations. It is similar to fajita fest because people can come walk around and get to know one another. Campus Jam is a good way for students to get back out after they get settled in on campus," said Kayla Reardon, President of Alpha Xi Delta, Elementary Education major.
Campus Life puts on Campus Jam every year to welcome everyone back to campus. The event is geared towards picking up the energy throughout campus in the hopes of getting more people involved and building the sense of community.
Housing and Residence life helped put together Campus Jam. Coordinators of this event looked to resident halls, and Resident Advisors (RA's) the prominent leaders inside the halls. "We helped to make sure there were more than enough interactive activities and that everything ran smoothly. Campus Jam is a great community building event for the whole campus, and it also helps students get to know RA's," said Johnathan Freeland, RA, and Mathematics major.
This years Campus Jam was made up of live music, numerous interactive carnival style games, rock climbing, and food.
"Campus Jam gave everyone a chance to have some spontaneous fun. I didn't plan to come to this event I just randomly stopped by, but after coming I was glad I did. I played some games, took some pictures, ate good food, and even ran into some friends that I haven't seen since last school year. Overall it was a good event that was worth coming to, and it was free so you can never beat that," said Taylor Rainey, Hotel Management major.