CSU, Chico News

Alternative Activities Planned for Labor Day Weekend

Date: 08-31-2015

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs

As it has in years past, California State University, Chico is planning several events and activities for students on Labor Day weekend, starting Friday, Sept. 4.

A committee of staff and students from the Associated Students (AS); CSU, Chico Student Life and Leadership; Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center; University Housing and Food Services; the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center; the Wildcat Recreation Center; and campus offices has been meeting since the summer to plan the events, which are a part of the 2015 Wildcat Welcome program for new students.

"Wildcat Welcome is held to reintroduce or introduce Chico State students to the ‘Wildcat Way’ and provide them with opportunities to meet new people and learn about what Chico State has to offer,” said AS President Deanna Jarquin. “It continues to grow because our spirit continues to grow with each new Wildcat we introduce, and I could not be more proud to host many of these events."

Some of the events include a concert and midnight pancake breakfast Friday night, a double feature at the El Rey Theatre in downtown Chico Saturday night, a barbecue in Bidwell Park planned for midday Sunday and fun activities as part of the Cirque de UV taking place at University Village Sunday night.

On Monday, Sept. 7, AS will host Wildcats Can, the culminating event in a weeks-long food drive to stock the Hungry Wildcats pantry on campus. Starting at 11 a.m., students will begin building the Wildcat logo out of the cans of food received.

Labor Day weekend has traditionally been a popular time for floating on the Sacramento River, though a multiagency effort has increased law enforcement in recent years and a ban on alcoholic beverages will be in effect on the river for a third year.

Details on all events can be found at www.csuchico.edu/wildcatwelcome or by calling the AS Government Affairs office at 898-5701.