Sophomore Grace Kruger informs a prospective club member about Lawrence University Inclusive Theater (LIT).
Photo by Allegra Taylor.
The first week of the new school year was brought to a close on Friday, Sep.14, by Lawrence’s annual Fall Activities Fair. The moving of the fair from Esch Hurvis to Somerset culminated in an influx of potential club and organization members who had the opportunity to explore more than 100 clubs, committees and organizations. Students had a diverse selection to peruse: clubs ranged from Greek life to Fiddle Club, Animal Welfare Club to Event Planning Club and sports clubs to Food Club.
The orientation-like nature of the activities fair makes going to the activities fair a staple of freshman year. “The fair allows freshmen to see the array of extracurricular offerings here at Lawrence and get involved in the Lawrence community,” said sophomore Caroline Garrow.
While the activities fair may be especially useful to first-years, the fair also caters to upperclassmen, thereby enhancing the overall campus community. “The activities fair puts a face to the clubs that you may have heard about in the past and allows students to learn about clubs and organizations that they may not have otherwise heard of,” said Garrow. By giving freshmen and upperclassmen the opportunity to get acquainted or reacquainted with the school and its student body, the fair can make the new school year seem more inviting and less daunting, nurturing a deeper sense of belonging to the Lawrence community.
Although the fair did represent a large number of the groups on campus, not all were present. For a complete list of all the groups and ways to get in contact with them, visit the Directory of Student Organizations under the Campus Life tab on Lawrence’s website.