By: Hasnat Aslam ’27

Lafayette Activities Forum (LAF) is organizing SpringFest May 3, a new event to celebrate the end of classes with a myriad of entertaining activities. 

“The idea is that when the clock strikes 4 p.m. and classes are over, it’s time to celebrate as a community! What better way than with music, food, and friends?” says Melissa Dalrymple, associate director of Student Involvement. “We envision this event to be a space for students as well as faculty/staff/administrators to come together and take a nice pause before exams begin.” 

SpringFest replaces LafChella, according to Alexa Raxenberg ’24, a psychology major who serves as the LAF director of traditions committee. The change was induced by the desire to incorporate a broader range of activities compared to the music-centered LafChella. “LAF wants people to make of the event what they want,” Raxenberg says. In accordance with this aspiration, the diverse activities planned include mini golf, airbrush tattoos, ball pit photobooth, petting zoo, lawn games, inflatables, and music.

The event is being held in collaboration with different organizations throughout the campus, such as Lafayette Interdisciplinary Music Society (LIMS), Lafayette Environmental Awareness and Protection (LEAP), College Store, and Parkhurst Dining. 

Raxenberg says that activities planned will hopefully give students an opportunity to celebrate all the hard work they have put in this semester and decompress before finals week. They can celebrate with their peers and celebrate the joyful community.

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