Hundreds of students crowded the Green Space to participate in the annual Spring Fling event hosted by Auburn's UPC.
Spring Fling has been a program held on Auburn’s campus for the few years, but Erin Kelly, assistant director of UPC, said it’s loved by the students and continues to grow each year.
“I know that it’s gotten bigger and bigger every single year," Kelly said. "Last year, we had close to a thousand people come, and I hope that we surpass that this year.”
Kelly said students come for the attractions and free food and love the summer aspect of the event.
The free food was just the beginning of attractions at Spring Fling. The event included a photo booth, rock climbing wall, zip-line and Velcro wall. Steel City Pops handed out free treats, and students gathered to soak up the afternoon sun. Aubie stopped by to make an appearance and visited for a while.
Some students including Naomi Pitts, freshman in biosystems engineering, said she did not initially plan on attending the event.
“I stopped and came over, and I’m really glad I did," Pitts said. "It’s a lot of fun."
Students also greatly appreciated the food vendors, especially at this time in the semester.
“I’m out of Tiger Card money, and there’s free food,” said Kait Mitchell, freshman in organismal biology.
There was never a quiet moment throughout the program as students continuously came and went, waiting eagerly to get their Tiger Cards scanned so they could enjoy the festivities. Peyton Spencer, a student at Auburn, summed up her experience in one sentence.
“Free food, free fun, everyone wins," Spencer said.