It has been a strong homecoming season, and students continued the fun with a new homecoming tradition.
Ferris hosted the Homecoming Field Day 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, on Top Taggart Field. The event was designed to bring more homecoming spirit to campus.
“We had something similar years ago; it was more RSO-oriented,” Associate Dean of Student Life and Director of Student Conduct Nicholas Campau said. “This is the revamped version. This event is so you and a friend can show up. Incredible turnout, you can come and go. We have had a great response.”
The event hosted a variety of activities including mini golf, an obstacle course, ladder ball, corn hole, tug of war, prizes and more. Many students voiced enjoyment toward event, and most students got involved in one way or another.
“I think it’s a good way to get students active. I’ve been here for half an hour and it’s great to hang out with friends,” Ferris welding engineering technology freshman Keagan Sherry said.
To participate in the event, students had to sign in as a waiver and received a checklist, where they could have been entered into a drawing for 50 Bulldog Bucks.
Some students mentioned improvements that could improve the event better.
“They should change to have music,” Ferris early childhood education sophomore Erykah Smiley said.
Ferris criminal justice freshman Zarin Burns would suggest spreading the word about the event beforehand.
“I had to figure it (the event) out through my FSUS professor, so I would say advertise more,” Burns said.
Campau said he anticipates the event will continue in years to come.