Wright State hosts annual Fall Fest
A Bouncy pit, slides, “Zombie Dogz” and a slew of campus organizations crowded the North Lawn Friday at Wright State’s annual Fall Fest event.
The event took place Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fall Fest was designed to provide a way for students to access information about WSU’s campus organizations easily, said Assistant Director of Campus Programs for the Office of
Student Activities Jack Pence.
“It hits students where they are, and that’s in the center of campus. It’s basically bringing the information out in the open so it’s pretty much impossible not to know what’s going on,” said Pence. “The students can’t say that they haven’t met anybody because we bring it to the students. It’s a good environment to give that information and get involved in extracurricular activities.”
When asked what caught his attention at this year’s Fall Fest, sophomore communication major Connor Higgins answered, “The gourmet hot dogs from Zombie Dogz.”
Zombie Dogz is a food truck that revamps regular franks with zombie-themed names and toppings, like the “Dead Dixie,” with apples, bacon, gorgonzola cheese and barbeque sauce or the “Calling In Dead,” topped with truffle macaroni and cheese, cheddar and cracker crumbs.
Many organizations handed out free materials to students.
“I love the free stuff,” said junior Sarah Drake. “That’s what sells me. That’s why I come.”
Some student attendees said they appreciated the effort.
“I think it’s pretty sweet that all these organizations can come together just to help anyone learn more about the university,” Higgins said.
Not only did students benefit from this year’s Fall Fest but a few fledgling organizations, like the Judo club and Pre-dental Society—created just this year—were able to get the word out to the student body.
“We’ve had plenty of people sign up,” said President of the Pre-dental Society Paul Wharton. “We’re getting a lot of exposure for our group.”
However, some students were disappointed that the event regularly takes place in the middle of many Friday classes.
“It’s always in the middle of the day when a lot of people are in class,” said junior pre-med student Heather Werner. “That’s always been kind of disappointing.”