Jayhawk Frenzy – four days of fun, informative activities, giveaways and more – is set for Monday-Thursday, Aug. 28-31, when students return to the Muskegon Community College campus for the Fall 2017 Semester.
“Jayhawk Frenzy is our own revamped week of welcome activities,” explained Eli Fox, manager of student success and veterans affairs at MCC. “Our goal is to foster pride and excitement in our students who have chosen MCC for their education. This first week is a crucial time when students begin to develop attitudes about MCC and make connections.”
Sponsored by the MCC Student Life Office, Jayhawk Frenzy begins Monday, Aug. 28, with a free Photo Booth from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. located inside the main entrance. Students are encouraged to take photos with friends to remember their first day of classes at MCC.
“They can keep the photo strip to remind future generations how much cooler students were in 2017!” said Lisa Anderson, an MCC reference librarian and Jayhawk Frenzy co-chair.
Throughout the week, a Selfie Stage will be set up in Gerber Lounge for students to capture an MCC image of themselves. Jayhawk, the MCC mascot, will be stopping by occasionally for photo ops.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 29-30, Jayhawk Frenzy continues with Student Squawk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the main entrance front lawn.
“There will be an information fair, games and prizes,” explained Fox. “MCC student leaders be on hand to informally talk about their clubs and organizations, maybe over a game of corn hole or life-sized Jenga. It’s really all about our students. They can come join a club, get help from student services, talk to four-year university reps, play games, win prizes, and snag some giveaways and college swag.”
A cash-only picnic lunch will be served on-site for $5 per meal on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Also on Tuesday, Aug. 29, Transfer Tuesday, hosted by MCC’s Transfer Services Office, takes place inside the main entrance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students planning to transfer to a four-year university will have the chance to meet with reps from many of those institutions.
Jayhawk Frenzy concludes on Thursday, Aug. 31, with a zany Bubble Ball Soccer contest, open to everyone, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on the lawn near the main entrance. Free ice cream, while it lasts, will be served. MCC Provost John Selmon will welcome students at 2:30 p.m.
For more information about Jayhawk Frenzy, contact the MCC Student Life Office at (231) 777-0216 or visit www.muskegoncc.edu/jayhawkfrenzy.