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Springfest

May 3rd - May 9th 2021

Get ready for this year's Springfest! We're making up for lost time and giving everyone a full week of activities throughout the week long celebration! 

Welcome to the homepage for all things Springfest! The event is run in collaboration with Student Activities, the Campus Activities Team, Student Government Association, and a host of other offices, clubs, and organizations. We're hard at work in bringing you this year's schedule so stay tuned for more info and updates.

Questions about Springfest?

Email: student_activities@daemen.edu

 

Please check this page frequently for updates to the current year's Springfest activities as well as our FAQ section!


FAQ

Below is our Springfest FAQ! If your question isn’t here please reach out to us at student_activities@daemen.edu

 

Do I need to wear a mask outside if I am vaccinated?

  • Yes. Masks are still required of all vaccinated and unvaccinated Daemen community members (Students, Faculty, and Staff).

Can I bring a guest who doesn’t attend Daemen?

  • No. All Daemen events during Springfest are strictly for Daemen community members. This includes current students, faculty, and staff members. 

Where can I see the schedule of events? 

  • You can find the schedule by heading to daemen.edu/springfest or by checking out the Guides section on Daemen Connect! 

Do I need to RSVP to all the events happening? 

  • No but there are a bunch of events that do have RSVP’s. We suggest you take a look at the schedule, plan out what you want to go to, and sign up where needed!

Is there a cost to attend Springfest? 

  • It all depends on the event! Almost all of our Springfest events are FREE for students to attend! Just make sure you read the descriptions or sign up links in case there is a small cost to attend or participate. 

Are you taking any walk-ins for the Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Tents? 

  • No. These events are RSVP only and walk-ins will be turned away at check-in. 

So I already RSVP’d for one of the Beer, Wine, or Cocktail Tents; am I good to go?

  • Those who already RSVP’d for one or more of the events are required to be fully vaccinated* OR have a scheduled COVID test on 5/5/21 that must be negative to attend. 

 

*Fully vaccinated individuals would have had to have their 2nd Moderna/Pfizer shot OR Johnson & Johnson single dose shot two weeks prior to the event date. 

How do I sign up for a COVID test if I’m already signed up to attend one of the Beer, Wine, or Cocktail Tents? 

  • That’s easy! Head to daemen.edu/covidtest and schedule yourself for the 5/5/21 clinic! Available time slots will be shown. If you’re unable to schedule your test email chip@daemen.edu to see what they can do for you. 

I RSVP’d for one of the Beer, Wine, or Cocktail Tents. I also am good on the COVID requirement. Am I good to go now?!

  • Almost! Just don’t forget to bring your Daemen ID as well as a Government Issued ID for entry. No ID = No admittance. 

 

Schedule of Events

Weeklong Events:

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Every school has traditions that make it unique. Daemen College's list of 50 traditions was created to give students a sense of milestones they could achieve while at the college. This week you can add TEN traditions to your list to celebrate Springfest! 

  1. Use the hashtag #daementraditions
  2. Complete all TEN and you'll be entered to win a prize! 
  3. Upload your photos on the Tradition Keeper site at MyDaemen or on DaemenConnect 

Ten Springfest Week Traditions

  1. Locate the Curtis Hall stone bridge
  2. Pose with a faculty member or a college administrator
  3. Find the campus Gameroom
  4. Locate the Daemen flagpole
  5. Find the Founder's Bell
  6. Find the bridge on Daemen's Ecotrail 
  7. Take a stroll on the labyrinth 
  8. Locate the Alumni House Gazebo
  9. Locate the campus fountain
  10. Take a picture with your friends at Springfest

When you complete all TEN, take a picture by our Tradition Keeper Photo Frame! Post your photo on social media #daementraditions 

 

Monday, May 3rd

Field Day

4:00pm-6:00pm | Front Lawn (Front of DS) | Rain Location: Wick Social Room

Come out and enjoy some fun and games! Get your team and sign up using the Sign Up Link. Sponsored by: Student Government Association

 

Natural Hair Tingz

6:00pm-7:45pm | Alumni Lounge

Join ASA and BSU for an educational evening of natural hair care tips. Lauren Jackson, co-owner of The Hair Beauty Supply, will be our guest speaker. Product samples will be provided. Supplies are limited and all genders are welcome! Register for the event using the Sign Up Link! Students may also participate in the speaker portion of the event via Zoom. Sponsored by: African Student Association & Black Student Union

 

Tuesday, May 4th 

DIY Plants

11:30am-1:00pm | Executive Board Room

Bring a little green into your life at this DIY event! We'll bring everything you need, you just have to show up! Register for your spot by using this RSVP Link. Sponsored by: Campus Activities Team

 

Pre-Vet Outdoor Activities

4:00 PM - 6:00PM |  Wick Back Lawn | Rain Location: Wick Social Room

We've got the backyard games, you just have to be there! Stop by for an evening break! Sponsored by: Pre-Vet Club

 

Wednesday, May 5th 

Omega Pool Tournament
6:00PM - 7:30PM | Game Room & Alumni Lounge

Think you've got what it takes to come out on top? Then prove it at the Omega Pool Tournament! Sign Up Link. Deadline to sign up is May 3rd! Sponsored by: Omega Epsilon Zeta

 

Lambda’s Laser Tag
8:00PM - 11:00PM | Front Lawn (Front of DS) | Rain Location: Wick Social Room

Everything you love about laser tag, just outdoors! Grab your friends and come by for this awesome event! Sponsored by: Lambda Chi Iota

 

Thursday, May 6th 

Beer Tent
4:00PM - 7:00PM | Wick Side Lawn 

*This event is currently at capacity for RSVP's. In the event RSVP's become available we will send an email updating the campus.

This one's for our 21+ crowd! Beer is on 'tap' at this tent so stop by and try something new! Students can claim their Passport to use at each of our tents during the week of Springfest by RSVPing here! Please note: An RSVP is required to attend this event. Walk Ups will not be allowed entry. Mandatory testing will happen on Wednesday, May 5th. Additional information will be sent to those who sign up. Student ID & Government Issued ID required for entry. Sponsored by: Campus Activities Team 

 

Soccer Tournament
4:00PM - 6:00PM | AWC Lawn | Rain Location: AWC Gym

Get your squad and come ready to compete! Teams are 4v4 tournament style. Sign Up LinkDeadline to Sign up is May 3rd! Sponsored by: Daemen Women's Soccer Team

 

Student Showcase & Roller Skating
8:00PM - 11:00PM | Wick Back Lawn | Rain Location: Wick Social Room

A two part event! Stop by for some outdoor roller skating on the outdoor basketball court while also enjoying the student showcase happening right outside! 

Students interested in performing at the showcase can sign up using the Sign Up Link. Deadline to Sign Up is May 3rd!

Sponsored by: Inter-Greek Alliance & Campus Activities Team

Friday, May 7th 

Food Trucks (TGIFT)
12:00pm - 4:00PM | Wick Back Lawn Parking Lot

Stop by for some good eats on wheels! We're bringing The Dirty Bird Chicken-n-Waffles, OR by Falafel Bar, and Sassi Cakes! Students will be covered by the Student Activities Office. Daemen Faculty, Staff, and Administration are welcome to purchase their own meals from the participating food trucks. Sponsored by: Campus Activities Team & Student Activities

 

Wine Tent
7:00PM - 10:00PM | Wick Side Lawn

*This event is currently at capacity for RSVP's. In the event RSVP's become available we will send an email updating the campus.

This one's for our 21+ crowd! Wine is being served at this tent so stop by and try something new! Students can claim their Passport to use at each of our tents during the week of Springfest by RSVPing here! Please note: An RSVP is required to attend this event. Walk Ups will not be allowed entry. Mandatory testing will happen on Wednesday, May 5th. Additional information will be sent to those who sign up. Student ID & Government Issued ID required for entry. Sponsored by: Campus Activities Team 

 

Concert Watch Parties
7:00PM-9:00PM | Wick Back Lawn, Wildcat Den, Back Patio

We're putting the Virtual Springfest Concert up on TV screens around campus! Come by, grab a spot, and enjoy the show! There will be refreshments served. Reserve your spot with our Sign Up Link. Sponsored by: Springfest Concert Selection Committee

 

Concert
8:00PM | Wick Back Lawn, Wildcat Den, Back Patio

It's what you've been waiting for! The Springfest Concert Selection Committee has been hard at work getting this year's concert ready. We're so excited to say that Hunter Hayes will be this year's Springfest artist! Come by any of our watch parties OR tune in to the virtual show on your personal device by clicking on our Looped Reservation Page to get your ticket. Sponsored by: Springfest Concert Selection Committee

 

Bonfire
10:00PM - 11:00PM | Wick Back Lawn

Stop by for a lowkey night by the fire. There will be games and refreshments provided for a night under the stars. Sponsored by: Resident Assistants 

 

Saturday, May 8th 

Volleyball Tournament
11:00am - 1:00pm | Outdoor Volleyball Court

The second of three outdoor sport tournaments for Springfest! Get your team together and sign up using the Sign Up Link! Deadline to sign up is May 5th! Sponsored by: Omega Epsilon Zeta

 

Springfestival!
12:00PM - 4:00PM | DS/Wick Parking Lot

Located in the parking lot between Duns Scotus and Wick. This is the big one! Extreme attractions, food trucks, a cocktail tent, and more! Don't miss out on this incredible event! Sponsored by: Campus Activities Team, Sigma Omega Chi, and Student Activities

 

Food Trucks 
12:00PM - 4:00PM | DS/Wick Parking Lot

Stop by for some good eats on wheels! We're bringing Cheesy Chick, Mad Sauces, and Sweet Melody's! Daemen students will be covered by the Student Activities Office. Sponsored by: Campus Activities Team & Student Activities

 

Cocktail Tent
12:00PM - 4:00PM | Wick Side Lawn

*This event is currently at capacity for RSVP's. In the event RSVP's become available we will send an email updating the campus.

This one's for our 21+ crowd! Mixed drinks are being served at this tent so stop by and try something new! Students can claim their Passport to use at each of our tents during the week of Springfest by RSVPing here! Please note: An RSVP is required to attend this event. Walk Ups will not be allowed entry. Mandatory testing will happen on Wednesday, May 5th. Additional information will be sent to those who sign up. Student ID & Government Issued ID required for entry. Sponsored by: Campus Activities Team 

 

Bazooka Ball
12:00PM - 4:00PM | Front Lawn (Front of DS) | Rain Location: Wick Social Room

It's kinda like a more complex version of dodgeball... Load up a compressed air gun with soft foam balls that fly through the air 30'-100' away! We'll bring everything you need, we just need you! So bring some friends! Sponsored by: Campus Activities Team

 

Omega Water Tag
4:00pm - 5:00pm | Front Lawn (Front of DS)

Cool off with a classic game of water tag! Stop by, grab a water gun and vest, and join in on the fun! Sponsored by: Omega Epsilon Zeta

 

WME Saturday Night Showdown
7:00PM - 9:00PM | Outdoor Basketball Court | Rain Location: Lumsden Gym

A classic event returns! Either sign up for the competition or stop by and watch it all happen, there's no wrong way to be a part of this event! Stick around for the special performance by Underrated Evolution at the intermission! Sign Up Link. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, May 5th! Sponsored by: Wildcat Media & Entertainment and Campus Activities Team

 

Drive-In Movie
9:15PM - 11:15PM | Wick Social Room

The location has been updated! The movie will now be shown in the Wick Social Room. We'll be showing White Chicks. Popcorn, movie box candy, and more will be served! Sponsored by: Campus Activities Team

 

Manhunt
11:30PM | Wick Back Lawn

Stop by the Wick Lawn for a game of manhunt! It's like hide and seek but at night and with almost no limit on where you can go! Grab a few friends and let the 'hunt' begin! Sponsored by: Wildcat Media & Entertainment and Campus Activities Team

 

Sunday, May 9th 

Grand Island Fun Center
10:30AM - 5:00PM | Grand Island, NY
 

Get off campus with us! We're headed to the Grand Island Fun Center in Grand Island, NY for some... well... fun! Tickets will get you round trip transportation and a VIP Ticket good for 3 games of either: Laser Tag, Go Karts, or Batting Cages. Unlimited Mini Golf is also included! Use our Sign Up Link to reserve your spot! Sponsored by: Campus Activities Team

Policy Notice

Alcohol is not permitted anywhere on campus grounds, and is only allowed in designated events/location and in strict accordance with the specific policies regarding alcohol use in the Residence Halls (as described in the Student Handbook at our website). Tailgating, backpacks, coolers, glass bottles, and/or any containers over 20oz are not permitted at the events.