Why You Should be Excited for the Rest of Spring Semester

I think spring semester is way more exciting than the fall. Spring fever starts to hit most of campus, and there are so many events to get pumped for. Here are a few of the events I am most looking forward to for the rest of the semester:

1. Spring Concert featuring Rae Sremmurd

I better start practicing my Mannequin Challenge pose! The duos, who are brothers, sing hit tunes like “Black Beatles,” “This Could Be Us,” and “No Flex Zone.” The concert will be on March 25 at 7pm at the LJVM Coliseum. I think this is going to be a concert that the whole school will be hype for. The music will be lively, and I bet the atmosphere will be electric. It’s not too late to buy tickets! Check out this link to buy yours!


2. Wake 'n Shake

This is one of Wake’s most beloved traditions. This 12 hour dance marathon raises money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund. People dress up in crazy outfits complete with tutus, tie-dye socks, and funky hair styles. The day is not only filled with dancing... there are dance breaks for a yoga lesson, speakers who have defeated cancer, and food. It’s a great way to participate in philanthropy, hang out with friends, and get a work out in. You’ll get major FOMO if you miss it, so check out this link to sign up!


3. Springfest

Student Union puts on a week filled with fun events to celebrate the arrival of this season. My favorite part of Springfest is Shag on the Mag. It’s a spring fling dance on the lower quad. There is a huge tent complete with a live band and tons of food. Everyone wears cute spring outfits and partner-dances the night away. There are classes on how to dance the “shag” the day before if you want to polish your moves ahead of time!


4. Carolina Cup

On the first Saturday of April, thousands of students descend on Camden, South Carolina for a horse race. The day starts before the sun rises where Wake students pile into Coach buses donning their preppiest outfits: Lilly Pulitzer and floppy monogrammed sun hats for girls and Vineyard Vines and bowties for guys. Schools from North and South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia travel for this day filled with tailgating. It is a cool opportunity to meet students from schools across the southeast and take cute pictures. Buy your ticket here!


5. D.E.S.K.

This amazing event is another classic Wake philanthropy tradition. Each organization on campus sponsors a child in a low income school. The organization finds a desk and meets with the child to create a design for his or her new study space. The upper quad is filled with college kids covered in paint as they put their artistic skills to the test. This event is a fantastic way to have fun while doing something that will change this student’s life and inspire him or her to work even harder on their schoolwork.

Hope to see you at some of these can’t miss events!


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Hailing from Chicago, this Midwesterner turned Southern Belle is the Editor-in-Chief of Wake Forest University's chapter. When she isn't journaling for fun in her free time, she is obsessed with running around campus in giant sunglasses, wearing gold glitter eyeliner, and munching on trail mix. She's still struggling on saying "y'all" and not "guys" and has yet to try Cookout's legendary milkshakes. Follow her on twitter @Hmonyek!

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