Global Campus students enjoy free day at Wild Waves

ASWSU Global Senator Morgan Atwood recaps the recent Global Campus student event in this guest blog post: 

On Saturday, July 14, over a hundred Washington State University Global Campus students, their families and friends had a blast at Wild Waves Theme and Water Park in Federal Way, Washington at the first ASWSU Global event of the summer!
Wild Waves Theme & Water Park logo

The event provided a chance for WSU Global Campus students and their guests to enjoy a day in the sun, ride some crazy rides and water slides, meet their student government leaders, and eat a catered BBQ dinner—all thanks to ASWSU Global, the WSU Global Campus student government!

“I was excited to see the email for this event because being a Global Campus student, you don’t get to connect with students as much as being on campus, but this way you can,” said Sarah Paquet, humanities major.

Nikki Morford, a Global Campus social sciences major, added, “It’s been awesome! I really like that it involves our families. I feel like a lot of online students have families and work, and are unable to have that face-to-face contact. These events allow us to involve our families while having interactions with other students. I’m definitely going to more events!”

From 4-8 p.m., students gathered for dinner in the picnic pavilion, where they met fellow WSU Global Campus students, played games, and learned about all that ASWSU Global has to offer.

 Several students and guests serving themselves at outdoor BBQ buffet at Wild Waves
Global Campus students and guests
refuel on BBQ dinner at Wild Waves
Students also had the amazing opportunity to meet WSU Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales. Gonzales is enthusiastic and passionate about Washington State University and its students. She taught students the Go Cougs! call, and energetically spoke about what is being done for WSU Global students! She shared that she loves attending Global Campus events, and we were so grateful to have her!

If you missed this event, don’t worry! ASWSU Global has several face-to-face events each year! They are all fun filled, family friendly, and a great way to connect with your campus and other students! These events include snow tubing, Homecoming, football tailgate parties, and much more! Keep an eye out for these events throughout the year!

Mark your calendars for our next event: Rendezoo at the Oregon Zoo! On Sunday, Aug. 26, Global Campus students and up to three guests can enjoy free admission, a catered lunch, and browse the resource fair, where students can meet WSU staff and learn about different resources available to them. Space is limited so register on CougSync today!

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