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WSU softball player Brooke Moeai helping student Connie Lopez understand more about the Ohana Association at WSU.

Weber State University kicked off its annual campus block party today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students were able to visit different tables set up by a plethora of campus clubs, organizations and departments.

Tara Peris, director of Student Involvement and Leadership, helped plan the block party and was present with the WSU Student Association.

“We’re very excited about the turnout today, both in the number of booths that wanted to participate and in the number of students that have shown up,” Peris said.

There were 135 tables set up for the block party, spanning from the Women’s Center, Multicultural Center and more. The amount of tables at the block party has been cut down over the past couple of years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most booths had games to win prizes and Wildcat gear.

“I think all of the little essentials have gone a long way, and it’s really nice to see us all be able to come together as a community to celebrate WSU and to show students the many resources they have here,” Peris said.

The campus police department also had a table at the block party, promoting the new WSU Code Purple app that students can use to get up-to-date information and important campus alerts.

Seth Cawley, chief of campus police, encouraged students to download the app.

“Today we are asking students to download the app that allows them to do a safety walk with a friend and it also gives the opportunity to provide the police department with any tips or information about dangerous things happening at WSU,” Cawley said.

Masha Mwanganyi, a senior and part of the Institute of Religion club, visited different tables with her friends and met a handful of new friends.

“I got a really cool backpack that can carry all of my stuff and a lot of really cool information from so many places on campus that I have never visited before,” Mwanganyi said.

Ashley Poll, senator of the Non-Traditional Student Center, was tabling with her fellow WSUSA members.

“The block party is a great way for students to see what their student fees are paying for and how to get involved on campus,” Poll said.

Riley Roberts, a junior and a sprinter on the track team, explained this is her third block party she got to spend with her WSU track teammates.

“I feel like the block party helps bring students together, you get to meet new friends and branch out to determine what you really want to get into here at WSU,” Roberts said.

Students, who were not able to attend or who are still curious about clubs and organizations on campus, can receive a list of different clubs and organizations from the WSUSA office in the Shepherd Union building.