RHA hosted its annual Kids and Sibs weekend Feb. 8 and 9.
Individual student organizations hosted activities around campus for the children and siblings of SVSU students.
Nearly 100 students registered family members for an event total of around 190.
The weekend kicked off Friday night with a tap performance by Cardinal Rhythm.
Program Board also showed “Ralph Breaks the Internet” in the TSAR.
Saturday morning, National Residency Hall Honorary welcomed family members to a pancake breakfast in the Marketplace.
The afternoon was packed with nearly a dozen other activities, ranging from crafts and trivia games hosted by MJB and FYS to RHA’s cake walk in the Rotunda.
“Ralph Breaks the Internet” was shown again at noon, followed by the opening of LCSW’s bounce house and Pine Grove’s ball pit.
NRHH and Southeast Community invited attendees to make Valentine’s Day cards, which were to be taken to local senior living communities, on Sunday, Feb. 10.
“I think the card-making went well,” said Michael Bunkley, a computer information systems junior. “Everyone who came through here enjoyed making them. We made more than we did last year, and they’re going to a great cause.”
Bunkley noted that while the weekend was an opportunity to have fun, it was good to include activities that teach kids the importance of giving back to the community.
“It’s really cool that kids get to come on campus and kind of live in their siblings’ shoes for a day and see what it’s like to be at college,” Bunkley said. “There are plenty of activities for them to get involved in.”
Emily Sturgis, a political science sophomore, was also happy to see so many kids exploring campus.
“It’s fun to see all the younger kids who could potentially be future Cardinals,” she said. “I hope they have a great time and they’re excited to go to college one day.”
Abby Schreiner, a secondary education junior, attended Kids and Sibs weekend with her younger siblings.
“The best part of all this is being able to share my love of SVSU with my siblings,” she said. “I hope that everyone who joined us for this weekend had fun and gained a new view of SVSU, because this place is pretty awesome.”
The family weekend wrapped up with a kids’ dinner in the Marketplace and a military appreciation hockey game at the Saginaw Bay Ice Arena.
Reported by Hannah Beach, Vanguard A&E Editor