ASU Sets Annual Rambunctious Weekend
August 20, 2012
Students begin moving into residence halls on Friday, Aug. 24, and will be greeted with activities designed to help new students make the transition to college life and to welcome back returning students.
Residence halls will receive students beginning Friday at 8 a.m. and continuing throughout the weekend with assistance from ASU staff and community volunteers. Activities open with a free hamburger cookout for ASU students and their families from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Pavilion area near the Plaza Verde residence hall on the east side of campus.
Other Friday activities will include a free astronomy show in the Global Immersion Center at 3 p.m., specialty entertainment in the Pavilion area from 5-9 p.m., the free Back-to-School Brisket Cookout from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion, and an ice cream social hour from 9-10 p.m.
The specialty entertainment will include a graffiti wall, inflatables, glitter tattoos, a 100-foot inflatable zipline, misting tents to cool off and a “Get Flipped” photo booth, which gives students a two-photo “action” combination. Friday activities will wrap up with the RAMazing Race from 10 p.m. to midnight at the Pavilion. Teams of students will stop at locations around campus for clues to the next stop with the top three teams winning prizes. The race is designed to help students find ASU locations they will likely need as they acclimate to life on campus.
Saturday afternoon, sports-minded students can play flag football, sand volleyball and disc golf from noon-4 p.m. in the Campus Green area between Plaza Verde and the Junell Center, or they can cool off in the Center for Human Performance (CHP) swimming pool. The Global Immersion Center will also once again offer a free astronomy show at 3 p.m.
Evening activities will include a free fajita cookout and student organization carnival from 5-7:15 p.m. in the Pavilion area, where students can mingle with representatives of ASU’s 100-plus student groups.
Immediately after the carnival, at 7:30 p.m., a spirit rally featuring the ASU cheerleaders, Angelettes drill team, Ram Marching Band and members of the Rams and Rambelles athletic teams will be held in the Junell Center.
At the conclusion of the spirit rally, the comedy duo of Jason Weems and Rodney Laney will perform on the Junell Center stage from 8:30-10 p.m. Weems was a semifinalist in NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” series. Laney has appeared on HBO comedy specials, Fox News Channel’s “Red Eye,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and in London on the BBC’s “The World Stands Up.” Saturday activities will wrap up with a free pancake breakfast from 10:30 p.m. to midnight in the Food Service Center.
Sunday activities will take place at the ASU Lake House from 2-6 p.m. and will include a hot dog cookout, water inflatables, kayaking, basketball, volleyball and other activities. A campus shuttle will take students to and from the Lake House with pickup and drop-off points near the Plaza Verde and Centennial Village residence halls.
Throughout Rambunctious Weekend, the Center for Human Performance will be open with exercise and sports-related options on Friday from 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Saturday from noon-2 a.m. and Sunday from 2-8 p.m. Roscoe’s Den at the Super Slab will also stay open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights with grill and food service, and convenience store items available.
For the first two days of classes on the following Monday and Tuesday, ASU personnel will have tents set up along the campus Mall to provide directions and information to students as they get acclimated to the campus.
For more information on Rambunctious Weekend, call the ASU Student Life Office at 325-942-2191 or go online to www.angelo.edu/services/student_life/rambunctious.html.