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Get on Board Day underway at UL

Posted at 11:25 AM, Aug 22, 2018

Today was Get on Board Day at UL.

It’s the annual day – held during the first week of fall classes – that offers students a chance to check out organizations in one place.

The event is hosted by the Union Program Council and the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.

All students are invited to attend the event. Student organizations from across campus set up tables on the Quad to promote their interests and foci. Students can meet members and learn more during a four-hour period, and sign up for groups that interest them.

The Welcome Week activities continue tomorrow with Rec Fest. It’s the Recreation and Intramural Sport programs’ annual kick-off event. There will be lots of activities including a live band, bungee run, po-boy eating contest and rec games. The first 450 students will receive a free t-shirt which is your ticket to participate in the Color Run. The event lasts from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Bourgeois Hall Rec Center, 225 Cajundome Boulevard.

On Friday, the UPC hosts Block Party 2018 on St. Mary Blvd. between Rex St. and Girard Park Circle. More than 25 businesses and organizations will be there with free shirts, drinks, bags, games, and novelties from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.