Salt Lake Community College is having Welcome Back activities at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus the week of August 24-28 to welcome back both returning and new students. Every year Student Life and Leadership along with the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Jordan Campus and South City Campus put on these events.
“Student Life and Leadership put these events on to help welcome students to a new school year and to let them know that we offer opportunities within our organization and that we will be offering other events throughout the year,” Demi Brog, Activities Vice President said.
Brog’s organization is in charge of activities and events at the school. They also provide support for student clubs, they help with advertising for different events, and students can also get in touch with student government through Student Life and Leadership.
This year there are some fun events taking place at the Student Center at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. The activities this year are titled “Bounce Back.” Alma Desnuda will be performing on August 26 at the Alder Amphitheater from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This is at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Alma Desnuda is a four man band that plays upbeat positive music. SLCC found the band through NACA which is the National Association of Campus Activities. The band has performed throughout the United States through NACA.
During the Bounce Back activities there will be free food and drinks. On Wednesday, August 24, Student Life and Leadership will be serving free Root Beer floats from 11:00-1:00 p.m. On Thursday they will have a cereal bar from 8:00-10:00 a.m. Both of these will be served in the Student Center. Student Life and Leadership does this to help promote their night event, the performance by Alma Desnuda.
In addition to the above activities, there will also be a 40 foot obstacle course, a rock wall, face painting, along with free popcorn, cotton candy, nachos and other snacks and treats.
“We try to reach 60,000 students. Welcome back activities help reach the students,” Brog said.
Students new to SLCC may find that “Bounce Back” is a great way to start the new year.
“Sounds like fun I might go. I think it’s a great idea. It will help new students adjust to the newness of school,” Ashley Jenkins, a nursing student said.
‘It sounds like a really fun event. It will be a good groundbreaking event for new students,” Brett Shipley, a visual arts and animation student said.
Students are encouraged to attend the “Bounce Back” activities so they will have an idea of other things that go on during the school year besides classes.