‘Let’s Glow Crazy’ celebrates the end of homecoming week

'Let's Glow Crazy' attendees play a game together during the event. (Adam Ricardo Solis/The Collegian)

When the sun faded and night began, students lined up for a chance to participate in games, meet new people, try a few dance moves and overall to “Glow Crazy” as bright lights fading from blue to pink to green awaited them. 

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, students were invited to attend the outdoor “Let’s Glow Crazy” event in front of the Kennel Bookstore.

The Fresno State Homecoming Committee planned the event to consist of a glow-in-the-dark theme, placing several different light up features around the grass field.

“It was glow-in-the-dark so I thought it would be fun to do,” freshman Alex Gutierrez said. 

The event was free for students with their student ID number, who were given a wristband and a ticket for the concession tables.

Students with wristbands were allowed to choose between a glow-in-the-dark necklace or a light up ring. 

“I feel like glow events are always a hit,” said Whitney Ballard, a graduate assistant for major campus events at Fresno State. 

Participating students were also given a choice between a free clear backpack or fanny pack to bring to the football game the next day, which had a clear bag policy.

“Let’s Glow Crazy” was one of the culminating events in a week of fun that began on Monday, Oct. 18 and ended with the Homecoming game between the Bulldogs and the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday, Oct. 23. 

Students who attended were even provided with a chance to win last minute tickets to the game. 

The Homecoming Committee invited DJ Kay Rich to attend and play music, which led to a full dancefloor by 8 p.m. and even a conga line that broke out around 9 p.m. 

The committee also brought in balloon animal twisters, a caricature artist and a photo booth with props for those who wanted to bring home some memorabilia.

“I think it’s important to have events like this especially during midterm season so they have a place where they can relax and have fun,” Ballard said. “Either with their own friends or by making [new] friends at the event.” 

With the Homecoming theme ‘Rise of the Bulldog,’ and this event bringing together students to have a good time and enjoy what their school offers represents the return of a renewed sense of Bulldog pride.

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