As students attempt to find things to do on the weekends, St. John Fisher College hosted its first ever “Snow Day” on February 13.
Fisher’s first ever Snow Day took place at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the LeChase Commons. As students arrived, they were required to check in at the Lavery Library where they were presented with a Snow Day bag, winter hat, and drink cup.
“All the activities were very well set up and my favorite part was shooting the hockey ball into the net for a free t-shirt,” Sophomore and Football Player Michael Krafty said of the festival.
After checking in, students made their way down the stairs into the “Winter Carnival”. The carnival included many different activities for students to participate in — including hockey, football toss, minute to win it, and more. At the end of these games, students were awarded different prizes including t-shirts, donuts, and most importantly chocolate for Valentine’s Day.
Snow Day also included many different craft stations, where students were given building kits with crafts that they could make in their own room. Crafts included paper snowflakes, build a buddy, snowflake stress balls, and pinecone bird feeders.
Students were also given hot cocoa and the choice of many different toppings including marshmallows, candy cane pieces, and sprinkles.
After walking through the Winter Carnival, many students made their way to the “Thaw Zone”, where they could make crafts with their friends and take pictures with the Fisher Cardinal in the snow globe photo booth.
To finish the daytime portion of Snow Day, students walked out the main campus doors down to the athletic facility parking lot. In the parking lot, there were multiple activities including Ice Skating and Curling. Popcorn was also offered to students as they finished the Snow Day games.
At 7 p.m., the nighttime activities for Snow Day began. These activities included laser tag in the Varsity Gym where students could participate with up to six friends. Lastly, the college set up an outdoor movie night right outside Upper Quad and Keough residents halls. As Snow Day ended, Fisher made a fire for students to gather around and students could make s’mores and hang out with friends from other resident halls before heading back to their own dorms.