Students had an opportunity to take a break from their studies and socialize at the July Summer Luau, held in the Academic Village Courtyard. The program provided luau-themed food, such as pineapple pizza, hot dogs, snow cones, fruit drinks and fresh pineapple slices. Many students who live on campus during Summer B attended the program. The beach-themed music provided a fun, friendly atmosphere to connect with other on-campus resident students and make new friends.

Jarell, freshman living in Academic Village, said “It was fun. The food was good and this was a creative social gathering. It was good to get out of the dorm room.”

Even though the event lasted an hour and all of the food was gone, many students stayed in the courtyard afterwards to chat with their newfound friends. Overall, the summer luau was a success and provided a great opportunity for summer residents to meet new people. Approximately 100 students attended the event.

The Department of Housing and Residence Life is in the in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.