Student Association’s contributions to the fall 2017 semester started with Welcome Day, where PnB Rock came out to kick off the new school year with fun and music. Every year during Welcome Day, SA makes sure to start off the semester with an artist coming to campus, where past artists have been Omarion, Jay Sean, and TimeFlies. Ultimately, SA’s goal for Welcome Day is to help incoming freshman excited about beginning their new journey in college.
Over the month of September, Student Association collaborated with MSA and Catholic Newman Center to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Relief. Students donated clothes, canned foods, and other necessary care items. After the first successful relief, the donations continued as natural disasters kept occurring; eventually, it became a Hurricane Relief project due to Hurricane Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria. A donation box was set up during all SA events for donations.
In the middle of September, SA threw a Welcome Back Glow Party to welcome new and returning students to Queens College. Considered one of the biggest parties of the semester, SU Underground was filled with students dancing away to the music from 7-11 pm.
For Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, SA continued their annual tradition of putting up tables during free hour and selling shirts, buttons, candies, glasses, wristbands, among other trinkets. This year, over the course of a two-day event in collaboration with Red Cross QC, students raised more than SA’s anticipated goal.
To kick off Halloween, SA held Spook-A-Thon week from October 23rd through the 30th. It started with SA recruitment, where members interested in joining the organization had an opportunity to meet and introduce themselves to the current SA e-board, chairs, and vice-chairs. By midweek, SA hosted the campus Pumpkin Patch, where students got to pick out a pumpkin and both carve and decorate. The next biggest party of the year was Fright Knight, where DJ Camilo from Hot 97’ came out and made the party a blast. As part of SA’s Spook-A-Thon, several students got the chance to go to Six Flags Fright Fest along with a few SA members. Finally, the last event before Halloween was Horror Movie Knight, where SA screened “Annabelle: The Creation,” part of the Conjuring series and a sequel to “Annabelle,” at The Summit.
As the fall semester comes to a close, Student Association has been brainstorming future spring events to continue making sure the clubs and campus at large always feel welcomed and entertained. Ultimately, their goal is to keep living up to their motto: Students Serving Students.