Flowers are blooming, the time has gone back, the days are getting warmer (well kinda of #polarvortex) which could mean only one thing…. Spring time is upon us! Now out of the four seasons, I would have to say that Spring
has always been my favorite but after coming to Loyola, spring time has come to mean even more. With the beautiful weatherNew Orleansoffers, campus life really takes off and below I will highlight the top 5 events I look forward to every year as a student at Loyola (as well as a person living inNew Orleans.)
#1: Crawfish on the Quad
For the 3rd Friday activities during the month of March, SGA presents its annual event “Crawfish on the Quad” which is an event that really brings the Loyola community together as we all enjoy delicious crawfish, corn, potatoes, and sausage while listening and voting on numerous student bands as they battle for who will get to open for year’s Loup Garou performer at the concert in April.
#2: Loup Garou concert
The Loup Garou concert is a chance for students to gather as one Loyola community. The event generally occurs sometime in April and is a way for students to get away from the stresses of the end of semester projects and tests and just enjoy a night of music.
#3: Greek Week
Generally around the first few weeks of April (actually this week to be exact), the three Greek councils ( Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council come together to highlight the values of what it means to be a Greek man or woman as well as to promote unity amongst the different organizations and councils. The week is generally filled with service, shows, competition and fun for all Greek or Non-Greek.
#4: BSU Scholarship Gala
This gala is a chance for students to get dressed up for a night and enjoy an evening of awards and presentations. The night is filled with music, food, and fun while all anxiously wait to hear which student applicant won the highest achievement of the night being the $1000 Dr. Norman Roussell Scholarship.
#5: Jazz Fest
Lastly, another big event that is not necessarily a Loyola event but one in which a lot of Loyola students attend is Jazz Fest. Jazz Fest is an annual celebration of the music and culture ofNew Orleans. The music during the festivals tries to encompass various music styles from blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, rock, bluegrass, and many more.