Students geared up with vests and laser guns to compete in a round of laser tag at Saturday night’s Quakin’ in the Quad.
Although there were many activities they could choose, many students waited in a long line to shoot their friends with colorful lasers.
Simone Reynolds, a freshman communication studies major, said people were excited for the activity.
“The line is around the corner,” Reynolds said.
Tayvaughn Robinson, a freshman undecided major, said he was looking forward to playing laser tag and would recommend everyone to come to Quakin’ in the Quad.
Quakin’ in the Quad happens annually and Aaliyah Stephen, the University Board chair, said it is a way for students to come out and enjoy themselves before the school year starts.
“We need people to come out and be as one,” Stephen said. “We need students to unite with one another.”
Each year the UB brings in different games, food and activities.
This year’s Quakin’ in the Quad was different because it was in the Student Recreation Center instead of the South Quad as a result of the inclement weather.
Some of the games included an inflatable obstacle course, human-sized Hungry, Hungry Hippos, and a cash cube box where students could catch slips of paper to win a free T-shirt.
There was also a table where students could make their own stuffed animals. After making an animal, students made a birth certificate and selected names and birth dates for their furry friend.
Brooke Thomason, a sophomore music education major, said she hoped to do well in laser tag and win free items.
Ashley Calter, a sophomore art major, said though the event was crowded, she still enjoyed the free food and activities.
Many students were also looking forward to mingling with their fellow peers and having fun with each other.
Amber Perkinson, a freshman elementary education major, said she was looking forward to playing the games and the atmosphere of Quakin’ in the Quad.
“It puts me in a good mood and gets me ready for the year,” Perkinson said.
Bria Caldwell, a senior communication studies major, said it is always an exciting event for when school starts back up.
“This is absolutely the best way for students to connect with each other,” Stephen said
Janet Pernell can be contacted at 581-2812 or [email protected]