BU hosts annual Springfest for outdoor fun

For Immediate Release:  April 2, 2014

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University students will celebrate the approaching end of the school year with the fourth annual Springfest.

The two-day event begins on Friday, April 11, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Musicfest, a showcase of student musicians and local bands, at the Scranton Commons Amphitheatre. On Saturday, April 12, students will head to Nelson Field House from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Student Recreation Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to participate in games, sports and other activities.

The theme for this year’s Springfest is “Vegas: What Happens at Fest, Stays at Fest.” Some of the featured activities include dodge ball, rock climbing, inflatable obstacle courses, black jack tables and the 5K Zombie Race for International Justice Mission. Student organizations will host activity tables to go along with the Las Vegas theme.

Due to inclement weather conditions on March 30, the Egg Hunt for Endometriosis has been rescheduled to coincide with Springfest on Saturday, April 12, on the Nelson Field House Lawn. The hunt for children ages 7- to 12-years-old will begin at 2 p.m., infants to 3-years-old at 2:20 p.m., 4- to 6-years-old at 2:40 p.m. and college students at 3 p.m. The cost is $2 per participant. Participants may bring their own baskets or receive one that they can keep with a $1 donation to the Endometriosis Association. #SenseOfCommunity

Springfest is sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Engagement, Community Government Association, Residence Life Office, Student Affairs Office and the Student Recreation Center, and is open to the public.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.