Walk The Moon highlights SpringFest 2016 events

Fun in the sun planned with free food, movies, giveaways and games

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Walk The Moon performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at RIT’s Gene Polisseni Center.

Spring is definitely in the air, and with that comes a decades-old tradition on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology: SpringFest.

Free food, movies, a carnival, puppies and new wave/rock band Walk the Moon performs during the event, which starts Thursday evening with a barbecue and ends Sunday morning with breakfast and cartoons.

“SpringFest is all about the campus coming together for a weekend of fun,” said Angelena Russo, director of the College Activities Board, which sponsors and runs the event. “We have a wide array of events so hopefully everyone can come together and socialize.”

Giveaways – tank tops, mason jar tumblers and sunglasses – will be given away at some of the events, Russo said.

Walk The Moon performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at RIT’s Gene Polisseni Center.

Tickets for general seating are $15 for students, $25 for faculty and staff, and $30 for the general public. Add $5 per ticket for floor seating. Tickets are available at the RIT Box Office or online at RITtickets.com.

Other events – all free unless otherwise noted – include:

Thursday, April 28:

  • Kick-off BBQ, 8 p.m. at the Sentinel. Food provided.
  • Zoolander 2, 9 p.m. in Ingle Auditorium. Captioned film.

Friday, April 29:

  • Puppy Fest, 1 p.m. at the Grassy Knoll. RIT’s Rescue Shelter Club is working with Joyful Rescues animal shelter to bring puppies students can enjoy. $1 donation goes to the shelter.
  • Chalk Art, 1 p.m. at Global Village. Show off artistic skills for prizes.
  • Novelties, 2 p.m. outside the Student Alumni Union. Enjoy henna and airbrush artists, fried Oreos, Fat Straw bubble tea and photos.
  • Pizza Palooza, 2 p.m., Global Village. Vote for your favorite pizza made by RIT Dining Services.
  • Zombie Shootout, 8 p.m., Clark Gym. Join a team, get suited up with a Nerf gun, go to a station that transforms you into the undead and have fun.

Saturday, April 30:

  • Carnival, noon-4 p.m., Greek Lawn. College Activities Board will have carnival games, food, music, inflatables, a defender dome, spin art, and more. RIT clubs will also have game-themed booths.
  • Music, noon, Greek Lawn. RIT performance groups and WITR DJs offer music.
  • Funky Food Trucks, 2 p.m., mini food truck rodeo featuring Tom Wahl’s, Midnight Smokin’ BBQ, La Petit Poutine, The Meatball Truck and Abbott’s Frozen Custard. The first 100 will receive free sample servings; food available for purchase after the free servings are gone.
  • Walk the Moon concert, 8 p.m., Gene Polisseni Center.

Sunday, May 1:

  • Sunday Morning CABtoonz, 10 a.m. in the Al Davis Room in the Student Alumni Union. Enjoy breakfast while watching your favorite captioned cartoons.

For more information, visit the RIT College Activities Board website.