New students learn about KU at Hawk Fest, Traditions Night

Posted on Aug 22, 2017 in News

Hawk Fest 2017

Students new to the Hill mingled with fellow Jayhawks and learned how to get involved at Hawk Fest, an annual event coordinated by the Student Alumni Network, the Office of First-Year Experience and the Student Involvement and Leadership Center.

More than 600 student organizations and activities were represented at the information fair, and students enjoyed plenty of freebies and giveaways including T-shirts, food and coupons.

The Student Alumni Network unveiled its new Restaurant Partner Program at the event, with five students winning gift cards and other items from the five participating restaurants. Congratulations to the lucky students:

  • Haley Mitchell, Papa Keno’s gift card
  • Emily Overton, Hot Box Cookies gift card
  • Alex Fesi, Bigg’s BBQ gift card
  • Alexandria Williams, Jefferson’s gift card
  • Tatum Boyer, Salty Iguana

After Hawk Fest, students headed next door to Memorial Stadium to learn how to wave the wheat, perform the fight song clap, and hear from KU celebrities and coaches.

Local personality and talk show host Mike Anderson, g’06, PhD’12, served as the evening’s emcee.

Check out the slideshows below to see pictures from both events, or visit our Flickr page. Photos may be downloaded for personal use. If you’re a current KU student, be sure to activate your Student Alumni Network membership! Download the KU Alumni app and register, or complete the activation form online.

Hawk Fest 2017

Traditions Night 2017

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