With the arrival of fall, student activities at Palm Beach Atlantic University have been taking center stage. With the recent Sammy G Olympics and the upcoming Epcot trip, students have had plenty of places to get involved.
Samaritan Gardens held their Olympics last week as a way to build community within the residence hall. Assistant Resident Director at Samaritan Gardens, Aaron Mejias said that the event was a great way for residents to connect.
“We had a conversation about how to build community around Samaritan Gardens, because the concern that we had was the everyone was living in their own rooms, and even if there was community within the apartments, there was no community among the houses,” Mejias said. “I brought up the idea of a competition between the houses that kind of emulated the Sailfish Cup.”
The events were created to appeal to all students, merging athletic competitions with non-athletic events. The events included Newcomb ball, paper airplanes, ultimate frisbee, dodgeball, trivia and a Buffalo Wild Wings wing-eating competition.
At the end of the competition, C House came out on top after a tiebreaker with H House, which was broken with a relay race.
When it comes to upcoming events on campus, students are taking advantage of an upcoming fall break trip to Epcot. The trip will be a fun way for students to connect and have something to do over the break.
“It’ll be a lot of fun. That way if you’re staying on campus and can’t go home for fall break, you can still have fun and do something,” said Meagan Sweetser, a junior nursing major who works at the PBA Welcome Center.
In addition to the Disney trip, there are also plenty of Workship opportunities available for students staying on campus during fall break. For more information contact the Workship office.