A look into MSG’s first week of events

Caitlin Kramer, Contributing writer

Mercyhurst Student Government officially welcomed the Class of 2024 beginning Aug. 16. To help students get better acquainted with the Mercyhurst campus, MSG held events as part of New Student Welcome. These events gave students a great opportunity to meet fellow Lakers and create new friendships.

On Aug. 16, students watched 22 Jump Streat via Zoom. The movie was originally scheduled to be screened outside, however due to weather concerns the movie was played on Zoom to allow students the chance to watch in the comfort of their own rooms.

On Aug. 17 and 18, students were put into pods and took part in activities in their designated classrooms. Laker Leaders, RAs and volunteer facilitators introduced themselves and entertained students with ice breakers. Students could watch prerecorded videos as well as live streams from guest speakers including Curtis Zimmerman, Monti and Julia of Diversity University, David Coleman and Keith Karkut. Speakers shared their advice to help new students have a successful year at college. Speakers also gave students the opportunity to ask any questions they may have had.

On Aug. 18 and continuing throughout the semester the Campus Involvement Center held a virtual Involve- ment Fair on FlipGrid. Students had the ability to watch videos that introduced them to campus clubs and organizations while maintaining social distancing.

Classes began on Aug. 19. Events continued on Friday and Saturday night, as they will for the rest of the year, through MAC/SAC programming.

On Aug. 21 MAC/SAC held a Luke the Laker themed scavenger hunt around campus. The event started at 7p.m. with the objective being to find Lukes and scan the QR codes to get points. At the end of the night, students had the chance to win prizes.

On Aug. 28 students could sign up to participate in MSG’s Holey Moley event, a glow-in-the-dark mini golf experience. The event ran from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the REC Center. The event was a big hit, especially because COVID-19 has impacted athletics on campus so that many students are feeling the loss of watching athletic games or playing in them.

On Aug. 29, MSG held a Hurst Mask Fashion Show outside. During this event, students created their own masks to their liking. They could display these by taking part in the fashion show. Afterwards, there was an outdoor showing of the movie, “The Mask.”

If you found these events to be appealing, watch out for any future events on campus. MSG will continue to hold events each weekend.