UAFS Student Alumni Association Hosts the First Ever Traditions Festival
Updated: Jan 11, 2022
By: Molly Battles
On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, the Student Alumni Association hosted the first ever Traditions Festival. The event was held at the Lion Pride Square on the Campus Green from 7 to 9 pm. The event was put together by UAFS senior Chloe Ezell, who is the Director of Traditions for the Student Alumni Ambassadors.
It was originally scheduled as a fall event in October, but due to inclement weather the event had to be rescheduled last minute. Ezell made the decision to reschedule it the event to December 1, 2021 and have a Christmas theme.
When asked what the Traditions Festival was, Ezell stated that “it was a last thing for seniors to do to make sure they complete their traditions.” If a student completes 20 traditions, they will receive a t-shirt. If a student completes 30 traditions, they will receive a t-shirt and a chord to wear at graduation.
The festival consisted of several different activities for students to engage in. There was a bonfire for making smores, cornhole, and nine-square. There was also a table set up where students could write Christmas cards to faculty and staff. In addition to the Christmas card table, there was also a table that had a graduation cap template so that students could design their own graduation cap. Students could scan a QR code on their phone that would take them to a Pinterest board to give them some inspiration for their caps.
The festival received a successful turnout. Looking forward, Ezell said that they are talking about planning another Traditions Festival to be set up for the spring semester.