Savannah, GA-The Division of Student Affairs at Armstrong Atlantic State University will host the sixth annual Celebrate AASU Day on October 3. The celebration will be held from 11:50 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. in the academic quadrangle at the center of campus.The annual festival is held each fall to welcome students back to school and to give all members of the university community a day to relax and enjoy themselves in a setting of live music, home-cooked food, and carnival rides and games. Students and staff organize the event each year in an effort to raise the spirit of the campus. Popular with students and staff, the event is one of the most well attended student activities hosted during the year.
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 1:00 P.M. to announce plans for the construction of a residential complex designed to house 300 students. The ceremony will be held on University Drive across from University Hall and adjacent to the Sports Center parking lot. This location is near the future site of the complex. The student residence complex will be the first residence hall built on the campus of the university in its sixty-six year history. It will include four residence halls and a commons building. This is phase one of an expansion that will eventually serve almost twice as many students.
The following events will be held as part of the celebration:
11:50 A.M. Activity booths open
12:00-6:00 P.M. Games, hot dogs and soft drinks
12:00 P.M. Judging of cooking and booth decorations
12:00 P.M. First T-shirt distribution begins
12:30 P.M. Bed of Nails Demonstration by Prof. Roy Wood (Shearouse Plaza)
1:00 P.M. Residence Hall Groundbreaking (University Drive across from University Hall and adjacent to the Sports Center parking lot)
1:30 P.M. Cooking and Booth Contest Winners announced
1:45 P.M. AASU Dance Team
2:00-6:00 P.M. Karaoke (Shearouse Plaza)
2:30-3:30 P.M. Music by Melanie Mirande & Steve Rublee
4:00 P.M. AASU Dance Team
4:30 P.M. Second T-shirt distribution (evening students)
6:00 P.M. Festival concludes