As a member of the Fred Pfeil Community Project, I participate in hosting events every Friday night along with my dorm-mates. Generally, once a semester, we try to host an event that includes the entire building. This past Friday was our building-wide event, entitled “Funhouse”. Every floor was transformed into a life sized, interactive game. Throughout the evening, we had tour groups making their way through each floor.
The second floor changed into Mario Party. They set up the hall like a board, in which players rolled a large styrofoam die to move. Each quad on the floor was a specific mini-game that featured characters from the popular videogame.
The third floor decided to play Clue, in which the quads were decorated and labeled as the locations used in the game. Players participated by attempting to figure out which character (a member of the floor dressed up) committed the crime in which room.
The fourth floor created a Winter Wonderland mini golf course, in which they decorated the hall with fake snow, snowmen, Christmas trees, and other winter themed decorations. Players took turns putting as they made their way through the hallway and each quad.
On my floor, the fifth floor, we decided to do a life sized version of Battleship in our hallway. We decorated with paper waves, sea creatures, and boat silhouettes. We used the carpet squares to lay out a 3 by 12 “board” on each half of the hallway. The two teams were separated by a hanging sheet with an outline of the board in which their guesses were recorded. Instead of using pegs, players were the boats, taking up spaces by sitting or lying down on the ground.
The sixth floor decided to host an Egg Drop, in which participants created a contraption to surround their eggs in an attempt to prevent it from breaking. Then, they went to the stairs and dropped it down the middle of the stairwell. Anyone whose egg did not break upon impact was a winner.
This is just one example of the types of events my dorm hosts, but it’s really fun to get to plan and host these types of events for students on campus to enjoy every weekend.
Until next time,