student activities faqs
q: how will student activities be affected?
a: fort hays state university has been strategically working with our campus and community to create a safe and vibrant on-campus student activities experience for the 2020-2021 academic year. we are working with everyone to follow safety protocols and will be asking all of our students to help us stay safe while enjoying the college experience. our on-campus experience will be exciting, entertaining, and life-changing. we look forward to connecting with you and working together to make the most of our current situation.
q: what protocols will be in place for student programs?
A: Our programs and events will provide educational and social support while diminishing the potential spread of COVID-19. We are utilizing spaces differently, creating activities uniquely, and have developed new strategies for social gatherings between faculty, staff, and students. We will have sporting events, intramurals, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Student Government, social activities, and more! We will highly encourage facial coverings, have designed program spaces indoor and outdoor with social distancing measures, have sanitation stations, educational signage, and will be tracking participation.
q: what types of activities will students be able to experience this year?
a: our on-campus student life experience is incredible and even though we have had to adapt our experiences, you won’t be disappointed in the number of opportunities to get involved, learn, socialize, have fun, and win prizes! example activities include tie dye fun, water guns, disc golf, video gaming nights, crafting, water balloon games, fishing, bike races, obstacle course, yoga on the lawn, music jam, art walk, comedians, concerts, run club, boat races, etc. in addition, students will be able to engage in community events.
q: how often will activities be happening on campus and/or virtually?
a: our campus and community will be hosting events weekly throughout the year! in addition, the student engagement team will offer at least 2 different events each week offered multiple times, and on different days both in-person and virtually. this will ensure we are following all of our safety protocols.
q: what will learning communities look like?
a: students will live in victor e. village with approximately 20-40 other first-year students. each learning community has a faculty coordinator, peer academic leader, and community resident assistant to provide in-person mentoring and support. the role of this team is to provide opportunities inside and outside the classroom for your learning community to rock your first year at the fort. you will build lasting friendships, engage in unique and exciting programs, and learning how to navigate the college environment. students begin participating in events the day they move-in. events are completed with other members of your llc in smaller gatherings) and some events will be completed individually.
q: what will welcome weekend look like?
a: welcome weekend was crafted to provide as much in-person engagement, support, and relationship building as possible. at welcome weekend events, you will have opportunities to make new friends, meet upper-class students, staff, and faculty, and learn the ins and outs of being a tiger! you will engage in-person with our incredible tiger team to learn about information and resources to help you be successful in college, connect with your academic department, and how to get involved with our student organizations! all programming has been adapted to ensure safety protocols. visit our website for more information about welcome weekend events.
q: how will fraternity and sorority recruitment look?
a: don’t miss the chance to join one of our incredible chapters. being part of a fraternity and sorority is life-changing! we have adapted the fraternity and sorority recruitment process to meet safety protocols. there will be in-person and virtual components to the recruitment process, especially sorority recruitment. students will have opportunities to explore each chapter, get to know the members, and learn about what fraternity and sorority life is all about!
q: what will the student government association look like?
a: our student government association senators and staff are working together to continue to support all of you. student body president and vice president are working with campus and community partners to create experiences, support, and communication on your behalf. you will be able to engage in senate meetings, meet with your senators, and the executive staff in-person throughout the fall semester.
q: what student organizations will be available on-campus?
a: we have over 100 student organizations swarming the campus this fall. check out tigerlink for more information about all of the organizations we offer and how you can join! our student organizations will be meeting regularly in-person and facilitating different events on campus to help you get connected to their group.
q: how can families, friends, and parents stay connected and up to date with information?
a: search family on our website and/or select family transition resources to sign up for our e-newsletter. our e-newsletter is sent out bi-weekly sharing information and resources we are providing to help your student be successful. full link: //www.reviewmirchi.com/fye/resources/family
q: where can i learn more information about student programs for this year?
a: start the transition to engage with our campus community. get excited about upcoming opportunities, ask questions, and connect with our team.
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