USPB Plan For Spring Events

With warmer days ahead, USPB has begun including more outdoor events in its plans for the upcoming weeks.

The University of Scranton Programming Board

Students can look forward to more events held outdoors but can still rely on Zoom alternatives in the case of inclement weather.

Casey Steiner, the assistant director for the Center of Student Engagement, said students can expect to see pre-registration for the upcoming outdoor events.

Casey Steiner serves as the Assistant Director for the Center for Student Engagement.

“Our outdoor events begin to pick up in April,” Steiner said. “For any in-person events, there will be a pre-registration to ensure proper social distancing.”

USPB has a variety of different events planned. Steiner said students can look forward to everything from entertainment and events to games and hand-made, do-it-yourself items.

“We have a variety of take-and-make events, like mug cakes,” Steiner said. “[We also have] musicians and comedians, games and experiences like scavenger hunts.”

A list of the events being held by USPB over the course of the Spring semester.

USPB has been innovative.

“It’s difficult to try and keep the virtual aspect [of events] exciting,” Steiner said. “Students easily experience Zoom fatigue, so USPB has to get creative with their giveaways and events.”

Some Springfest events have already been planned for the weekend including daytime in-person events and evening virtual ones.

“Although the event itself will look different than in years past, we are excited for the day to come to life!” Steiner said.

Due to RoyalsSafeTogether guidelines and regulations, USPB got creative with ways to boost engagement and attendance for their events. Steiner said the new programs implemented would have been impossible without the help of Kaitlyn Bentley, Taylor Schwartz and Liza Bruno.

From left: Taylor Schwartz, Executive Chair. Liza Bruno, Vice Chair of Series Events. Kaitlyn Bentley, Vice Chair of Special Events.

“This semester, the board launched a Loyalty Program for those who regularly attend events,” Steiner said. “We also have a Street Team to help spread the word about the USPB events.”

Steiner said that their success this year couldn’t have happened without the programming board.

“The board is filled with passionate, creative and incredible student leaders who care so deeply about the campus community,” she said.

Steiner said students that are interested in the upcoming event schedule can turn to social media for the latest updates.

“Follow us on Instagram and Facebook, check RoyalSync regularly and keep an eye out for the Royal Happenings e-mail,” Steiner said.

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