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Author Topic: Best Campus Events  (Read 9400 times)

JHU_Lauren

  • Hopkins Alumni
Best Campus Events
« on: September 22, 2008, 02:21 PM »
On campus, we have lots of annual occasions to look forward to {Fall Fest, Spring Fair, MSE Symposium, etc.}.  We also have Orientation-related contests {like Dorm Wars}, random fundraisers, sporting events, festivals, fairs, and more.

What has been your favorite campus event in your years at Hopkins?
What exactly was at this event?  Who sponsored it?  Why was this one better than the rest?
lauren *
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JHU_Kate

  • Hopkins Alumni
Best Campus Events
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 06:34 PM »
Culture Show! It's an annual showcase of cultural performances (e.g., dance numbers or song performances) held every November. I've been so heavily involved in it as a performer over the past few years and I've always enjoyed watching the other numbers in it when I'm not onstage. :)
JHU_Kate
Class of 2010
Neuroscience Major
Classics Minor
Senior Arts Certificate Candidate in Dance

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JHU_Mandy

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2008, 06:46 PM »
I'm a big fan of Spring Fair because it's SO much fun, but MSE Symposium is really amazing as well.  They bring incredible speakers to campus to talk to us.  This year, Will Ferrell is coming!  The topic of the symposium this fall is "A More Perfect Union."  Check out the MSE Symposium website for more information or to just satisfy your curiosity!
mandy
jhu class of 2011
public health studies
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JHU_Esther

  • Hopkins Alumni
Best Campus Events
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2008, 07:44 PM »
I just want to put my two cents in for Fall Fest. I just got back from the FREE food opening dinner. It's always nice to see Hopkins doing a good job with an event. There's also hay bales all over campus. Who can say no to hay bales?
Name Esther B.
Class 2009
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JHU_Andrew

  • Hopkins Alumni
Best Campus Events
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2008, 02:42 PM »
MSE and Spring Fair for sure. Everyone already summed up why both are so great.
ANDREW
JHU 2009

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JHU_Jackie

  • Hopkins Alumni
Best Campus Events
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2008, 04:42 PM »
Spring Fair.  Although, being a Fall person I definitely appreciate Fall Fest.  Unfortuantely I was too lazy to venture out in the rain this year to get the free food.  Still, both events are so much fun!
Jackie M.
Class of 2010
Philosophy
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JHU_Laura

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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2008, 12:12 PM »
Okay not an official event, BUT,
1. The first day it turns into fall and is cold and sunny and you can see that some of the leaves are starting to change.  Everyone is happy that it isn't so hot and sticky anymore and is excited about it being cooler out.

2. The first snow day... snowball fights, sledding on the beach/behind bloomberg and mittens. Plus the kids from Florida and S. Cal are so funny.

3. Annnd when it turns into Spring.  Fall is beautiful and snow is fun; but unfortunately a lot of the winter is cold, gray, rainy and just sort of dreary.  When spring finally hits, everyone seems to get a little bit happier. The beach fills with students doing their reading, relaxing, playing frisbee/football/soccer, and enjoying the sunshine.

Okay, so don't get me wrong, Hopkins events are fun too. But I think these are the parts of the year that I look forward to the most.

JHU_Jessica

  • Hopkins Alumni
Best Campus Events
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2008, 01:04 AM »
I wish I were as creative as Laura to think of atypical events.  I would have to say Spring Fair too.  It's just such a relief from classwork to walk on campus and see food vendors and rides.  Plus, at least last year, it really made me realize that warm weather was on its way!
Jessica K.
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JHU_Roxi

  • Hopkins Student
Best Campus Events
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2008, 01:12 AM »
It's not exactly on campus but I'm a huge fan of the M&T game (I think it's like the Big 4 Classic...wow I wish I knew! But basically every year Hopkins lacrosse plays at the Raven's M&T Stadium and it's a ridiculous amount of fun.) Basically everyone is there and it's always freezing and you get to cheer on your team in a legit stadium, not just Homewood field (not that there's anything wrong with our stadium, how cool is it that it's jam packed at EVERY game?).
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JHU_Brian

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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2008, 12:54 AM »
The Culture Show was great! A few of my friends from my dorm and our very own SAAB member, JHU_Kate were performers. It was great to see the incredible variety and talent of JHU's many multicultural student groups!
JHU_Brian
WSE '12
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JHU_Jackie

  • Hopkins Alumni
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2008, 06:04 PM »
Lighting of the Quad was yesterday.  While slightly anticlimactic, it really does get you in the Holiday spirit.  I saw floods of people leave the library yesterday to go see them flip the switch!
Jackie M.
Class of 2010
Philosophy
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JHU_Julia

  • Hopkins Alumni
Best Campus Events
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2008, 01:26 PM »
Lacrosse games, especially when we are in the championships.  

Last night I was wearing my 2007 Lacrosse NCAA championship tournament t-shirt and it made me think how I have spent the past two Memorial Day weekends at the Lacrosse NCAA games (once in Baltimore and once in Boston).  Even though I'll graduate by the time Memorial Day comes around again, I'm definitely going again if we're in the finals!
~Julia~
Hopkins Class of 2009
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JHU_Kate

  • Hopkins Alumni
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2008, 08:09 PM »
Aww, thankee about the Culture Show compliments! Haha, I still think it's my favorite Hopkins event, but the others mentioned here are fantabulous (yes, fantabulous) as well. :)
JHU_Kate
Class of 2010
Neuroscience Major
Classics Minor
Senior Arts Certificate Candidate in Dance

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JHU_Dominique

  • Hopkins Student
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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2009, 01:19 PM »
I was a tad disappointed by the Haunted House we had here a few weeks ago, but I think that was just me. As I was waiting in line, I heard constant screams of girls and guys alike and then saw people running for their lives as they exited. But when I was in there all I could do was laugh :( while my friends were screaming their heads off. WHich is weird because usually I get scared easily. BUT, it WAS good comedic relief! :P I mean don't get me wrong, the set up was great and everything, so I think it was me, not the Haunted House. hehe.
JHU_Dominique
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JHU_Sarah

  • Hopkins Student
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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2009, 08:42 PM »
A couple of days ago, there was pumpkin painting, cookie decorating, and caramel apple making in the FFC.  It was hilarious how everybody was carrying these big pumpkins out of the FFC and they were all so proud of their paintings!  The cookies were also delicious :)
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JHU_Miranda

  • Hopkins Student
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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2009, 03:10 PM »
Dominique - I thought the FallFest Haunted House was going to be much scarier (although my friends were screaming the whole time!), but I thought that it was cool that they managed to find an inflatable one. We actually had another haunted house for tutorial, which was scarier (in my opinion), which was ironic, considered it was aimed at little kids. They loved it though!
FallFest had great shirts too!
Miranda B.
Class of 2013
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JHU_Jackie

  • Hopkins Alumni
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2009, 02:04 PM »
They had a pumpkin carving contest for Fall Fest this year too!  Which I think is fun.

Spring Fair is the best.  Let's start praying to the weather gods now so that we can enjoy sunshine and wonderful food.  I can't wait!
Jackie M.
Class of 2010
Philosophy
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JHU_Saznin

  • Hopkins Student
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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2009, 02:23 PM »
Playfair was definitely an experience. It's quite a lesson in awkward encounters with strangers, but I thrive in that situation, so I loved it. But other than that, I went on a whim to a Diwali celebration at the Rec Center, complete with free Indian food, dancing, the works. It was great! Definitely something I plan on going back to every year.
JHU_Saznin
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JHU_Dominique

  • Hopkins Student
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2010, 04:01 PM »
I will say that one of my faves is the free Midnight breakfast in FFc...yumm
JHU_Dominique
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JHU_Keith

  • Hopkins Alumni
Best Campus Events
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2010, 04:38 PM »
Did no one else say Spring Fair?!  It's the greatest thing that happens at Hopkins.  I'm not even sure how or why we're debating this irrefutable fact.

Basically, tons of food vendors, rides, shops, and student groups get together on the quads for a weekend and massive frivolity ensues.  Spring Fair is such a great event that people from outside the University come to enjoy the festivities.

Greatest event, hands down.
Keith S.
Class of 2011
Global Environmental Change and Sustainability
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JHU_Kate

  • Hopkins Alumni
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« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2010, 01:30 PM »
^ Keith, a few people mentioned Spring Fair on this thread when it first started; you may have missed them because of the plethora of recent non-Spring Fair posts. Also, it looks like Jackie twice gave her vote for Spring Fair (once in  '08 and again in '09)! :)
JHU_Kate
Class of 2010
Neuroscience Major
Classics Minor
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JHU_Brian

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« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2010, 05:19 PM »
Quote from: "JHU_Keith"
Did no one else say Spring Fair?!  It's the greatest thing that happens at Hopkins.  I'm not even sure how or why we're debating this irrefutable fact.
Another vote for Spring Fair! And don't be discouraged if you're not into your local county fair. One of my friends refused to go last year because he was from Ohio and tired of fairs - a big mistake!
JHU_Brian
WSE '12
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JHU_Keith

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« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2010, 07:26 PM »
It's an unofficial tradition that whenever it snows all the students flood the beach and have a snowball fight/build snowmen. Check.

Today, half of SAAB got together and went sled riding down the massive hill next to the Baltimore Museum of Art. It was fantastic.
Keith S.
Class of 2011
Global Environmental Change and Sustainability
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JHU_Brian

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« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2010, 12:08 AM »
Keith is right - our snowy adventures have been so much fun.
JHU_Brian
WSE '12
Environmental Engineering
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"A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are built for." - John Shedd

JHU_Joe

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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2010, 07:40 PM »
Obviously the snowpocalypse/snowmageddon was great, but the Friday before it happened we had a student activities fair (Friday Night Fair) where you could go and see all of the student activities and chose whether or not you want to join them, but my favorite part of it was the other small things they had. For example they had a cotton candy machine, a bunch of games (for example you could attach yourself to a huge rubber band and see who could get the farther before falling backwards).

What left me speechless was the Illusionist they had. His name was Craig Karges and the stuff that he did was amazing, he had the whole audience entertained the entire time. He also ended with a little speech on all the possibilities that humans have because of their minds and brains and how we're always overcoming obstacles because of them. It was my fav campus event since the hypnotist at orientation.
- Joe N.
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