Got College? Tailgate CCSD College Fair Plus 2015
Most college students will tell you that one of the great activities they enjoy while attending school is going to the sporting events, especially the football games. There is just something special about all of the fun and excitement of a good college football game. But what makes those football games even more memorable and special is the pre-game activities, a.k.a. the Tailgating. There is music, food, laughter, and great anticipation in the parking lot prior to the event beginning that builds up the excitement and hype for game. Well, UNLV GEAR UP staff decided that if students can get excited about a football game, they can get excited about their educational future in a similar fashion.
Students took selfie pictures and posted to their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, danced, ate, and had a great time getting to know each other. Once the college fair doors were opened, the entire 425 GEAR UP student group walked down the hill towards the college fair, and were warmly welcomed by the colleges and universities present, eager to provide the students with information about their respective schools. After the event, students were extremely thankful for the opportunity, and provided very positive feedback on the Got College Tailgate activity. Several students commented on how “refreshingly different” and “innovative” the tailgate event was to encourage students to attend the college fair.