Jam-packed “Jaws”

Students getting settled in floating devices before the movie.

Wildcats gathered at the Swenson Pool on Oct. 5 to celebrate homecoming and kick off Spooktober with the “Jaws” dive-in movie. Hundreds of students showed up in what turned out to be a large event.

Attendees were greeted with a festive purple pool and the movie “Jaws” projected onto the wall of the building. There was an upbeat energy present with students talking, watching the movie and showing their school spirit.

Event volunteers Alicia Sarnowski and Rebecca Mabile mentioned that a lot more students showed up than they were anticipating.

Shortly after opening the event, students were notified that the pool space was full, and additional seating for watching the movie was available on the sides of the pool and the balcony above.

“I was excited to get in the pool, but it was super full,” Gabe Lewis, WSU student, said.

His friend and fellow student Marius Devries expressed similar feelings and was also hopeful to join those in the pool.

The event went from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and admission was free for students after they registered with their W number on the GivePulse app or website. QR codes were available at the check-in desk to guide students to the proper site.

The dive-in movie marked the second event of the day for homecoming week. Other homecoming events included the 24th annual Diversity Conference Oct. 7 at 5 p.m., the Silent Disco Dance Party and “True Wildcat Night” Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. in the Stewart Union Ballrooms.

Oct. 8 featured the Homecoming Fan Fest and a tailgate party at Stewart Stadium. Students could enter to win a grand prize of four tickets to an upcoming Lizzo concert.
Following the tailgate and fan fest, the football team went head-to-head with the Eastern Washington Eagles and won 45–21.