The sounds of laughter and splashing water permeated the Smith University Center (UC) lawn during the Student Government Association’s (SGA) Water Play Field Day event to kick off the 2017 Welcome Week.
Students who came participated in tug-of-war, flag football, a three-legged race, twister and capture the flag, all including water within the games.
According to SGA president Marcedes Smith, SGA wanted to combat the heat by playing the water games.
“We just wanted to have some fun with water,” Smith said.
Smith said SGA hopes that through hosting events like the Water Play Field Day will make SGA more visible.
“It was just a new idea,” Smith said. “We are just keeping it fresh and different.”
Smith also said she hopes that this event will get students excited for classes.
Senior Jameson Montgomery came to the Water Play Field Day to spend time with friends.
“I like getting involved in things that are happening on campus,” Montgomery said.
First-year FMU students came to the Water Play Field Day event to find community.
Trevon Grier, freshman secondary English education major, attended the event to have fun with friends.
“I heard it was going to be a lot of fun, and I am always down for some fun,” Grier said.
According to Grier, the water games allowed him to meet upperclassmen.
“I was able to meet upperclassmen, and they are all pretty cool and down to earth,” Grier said. “Definitely the type of people that are always down for a good time.”
According to Grier, finding community through events like this are an important aspect of campus life.