By Cameryn Jones-Dutchess
Spring Weekend at St. Bonaventure University brings students together with lively music, activities that everyone can get involved with and amazing food. The weekend before finals is a time for students to unravel and enjoy campus prior to heading to the library and cracking down on school work.
While attendees of Spring Weekend are getting anxious about the event taking place April 27 and 28, the Campus Activities Board, or CAB, have been planning it since the beginning of the fall semester.
Robbie Chulick, assistant director of the Center for Activities, Recreation and Leadership, said, “this is one of the largest events each year,” which he explains that there are a lot of aspects that come with planning and organizing this big of an event. Ordering balloons, building a menu and finding a music line up are only some of things CAB needs to do to get ready.
Spring Weekend will cost roughly around $20,000 to $30,000, according to Robbie Chulick. This fund will take about 30-40 percent out of the Student Government Association’s (SGA’s) budget.
“Some of the money is used for tents, music equipment, the music lineup, food and other expenses that complete Spring Weekend,” said Chulick.
Fortunately, the Bona Bus vandal does not affect the amount of money CAB can spend for Spring Weekend. Since SGA has to pay for the repairs of the broken bus, CAB can focus on planning for Spring Weekend with the right budget to do so. A bus will be running during Spring Weekend during the day to bring off-campus housing students to campus.
Robbie Chulick also encourages any students that want to get involved or help with the planning of Spring Weekend to join CAB or SGA.
Along with Spring Weekend, the infamous Quad Party is also a staple that brings campus life together.
Students are upset by the news of the canceled Quad Party. Senior journalism/mass communications major Stefanie Podosek explained, “I think cancelling the Quad Party is a terrible idea because it is an unofficial tradition, along with Keg Klash and Rafting Down the River.”
Senior Haylei John, president of SGA, said, “Rob DeFazio stated at our last SGA meeting that a quad party would not be permitted this year.”
She also added, “this is not a SGA decision. It had already been decided by those in the student affairs and security departments and then relayed to SGA.”
There will be authorities around the townhouse area to ensure that any party will not ensue.
Even though a Quad Party will not be taking place this year, Spring Weekend will be a time for students to have an enjoyable experience before finals.