UPC hosts carnival-themed 'Spring Fling'


The University Program Council’s Tiger Nights hosted their Spring Fling event on the Green Space. From 10 a.m. to noon, UPC filled the Green Space with inflatables, games, food and students.

The event had a large inflatable trampoline, a velcro wall, a rock-climbing wall, a zip line, flower crowns and food.

“People saw the zip line. They loved it. Everyone loves the Velcro wall; every event we’ve had it at they’ve loved it,” said Assistant Director of Tiger Nights Evan Kinchler. “And of course food. You cannot ever go wrong with food.”

Carnival-style food was offered at the event including, but not limited to, soft pretzels, popcorn and cotton candy. Pizza and Mugshot’s burgers were offered in addition to a variety of bottled sodas and water.

Building off of the success of last year’s event and the fun surrounding a 'Spring Fling', Kinchler said she and the team chose the attractions with that idea in mind.

“We planned this about a month ago," Kinchler said. "We contacted vendors first and got all that set up so the big attractions first and then the minuscule details."

The goal turnout for the event was 1,500 students and by 12:30 p.m., thousands of students had participated in the event, Kinchler said. By 1 p.m., the event had run out of food due to the turnout.

“UPC is here to make fun events for the students and UPC students who want to create events for students," Kinchler said. "That is what we are doing and we just want it to be fun, that’s our goal.”

Kinchler said the Spring Fling has been one of UPC's most successful events all year.

“Thank you to anybody that comes out really," Kinchler said. 'That is what we are here for: to get other students out here."

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