Springfest and Okrafest

Joining President LaForge is Allie Rowe, coordinator of student activities.

Spring Fest, which is an annual event produced by the Office of Student Life, brings students together on campus for a fun time before the end of the semester. And, this year, the Student Government Association has arranged for the first-ever Okra Fest concert. Here are some facts about these two upcoming events.

  • This year will be one of the biggest Spring Fests in recent years, with various games, attractions, novelties, and a food truck.
  • Rapper Rich Homie Quan and singer Corey Smith will perform at Statesmen Park on April 13 for the first-ever Okra Fest concert, sponsored by SGA.
  • The concert is free to students, $15 for faculty and staff, and $25 for community members.

In other news on campus, the alumni crawfish boil will take place on Thursday at 5:30 PM in front of Walter Sillers Coliseum. As part of National Library Week, the staff at the Roberts-LaForge Library are providing an escape room for Delta State faculty, staff, and students at the library from 3 to 9 PM on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. This fun event brings people together to find clues, solve puzzles, and reach the final prize in order to Escape the Room. And, as a reminder, Go Green Weekend takes place this weekend, and I look forward to seeing some future Statesmen and Lady Statesmen on our campus for Spring Preview Day.

In athletics news, baseball and softball host West Alabama this weekend in Gulf South Conference play. Baseball will play a single game on Friday at 6 PM and a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 2 PM. Softball will play a doubleheader starting at 2 PM on Saturday and then a single game at 1 PM on Sunday.

To keep up with all of our news, events and activities, please visit our website at deltastate.edu.

Go Green Weekend

Joining President LaForge is Rebekah Arant, Delta State’s campus tour coordinator in the Office of Admissions, to discuss the upcoming  Admissions event.

Go Green Weekend is one of our biggest spring events on campus, and it involves students, faculty, staff, alumni, and Delta State supporters gathering for a full schedule of entertainment, tailgating, and sporting events. The family-friendly event is a special way for the Delta State community to celebrate all things Green and White.

The high-energy weekend also includes a Preview Day, which gives prospective students the opportunity to hear from campus leaders, meet faculty and staff, learn about campus services, interact with current students and student organizations, enjoy campus tours, and be a firsthand fan at Delta State athletic events.

Here are some numbers on Go Green Weekend.

  • More than 3,000 fans attended the baseball and softball games during last year’s Go Green Weekend.
  • 213 people attended last year’s Spring Preview Day during Go Green Weekend.
  • Prospective students will have the opportunity to hear from faculty and staff from various areas on campus, including academic units, housing, financial aid, and student life, as part of a panel presentation on Friday, April 12.

In other news on campus, current students have the opportunity this week to pre-register for classes for the fall semester. For students who plan to graduate in May, the deadline to apply for graduation is this Friday. On Thursday, country music star Trace Adkins will perform at the BPAC at 7:30 PM.

In athletics news, baseball will host Henderson State University on Tuesday at 5 PM. Men’s and women’s tennis will host Auburn University-Montgomery at 10 AM on Sunday.

To keep up with all of our news, events and activities, please visit our website at deltastate.edu.