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UNK to host Back2School Bash for students

UNK to host Back2School Bash
UNK to host Back2School Bash(UNK)
Published: Aug. 12, 2020 at 3:59 PM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The University of Nebraska at Kearney is welcoming students to campus next week with four days of activities.

Back2School Bash, a new event that precedes the traditional Blue and Gold Welcome Week festivities, gives incoming freshmen and other Lopers an opportunity to explore campus and the Kearney community before classes begin Aug. 24.

“We want to create that UNK connection and a sense of belonging as soon as students arrive on campus,” said Renae Zimmer, an assistant director in the Office of Student Engagement. “That’s something we’ve all been missing the past few months.”

Organized by Student Engagement, Campus Recreation, Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Back2School Bash provides a safe entertainment option for students during move-in week. Social distancing and face masks are required at all activities, most of which are planned for outdoor spaces.

The event includes an outdoor movie, daily lunches, food truck rally, scavenger hunt, silent disco and DJ and recreational activities such as yoga, disc golf, paddle-boarding, pickleball and slacklining. Participants can also win UNK swag, as well as gift cards and coupons from local businesses.

All Back2School Bash activities are free.

“We’re really excited about this event,” Zimmer said. “Even with masks on, we can still bring a fun energy to campus.”

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