With their second annual Spring Involvement Fair on the horizon, UGBC hopes to increase student involvement and give more students the chance to explore their interests through the clubs and organizations at Boston College.
“We are hoping to have a strong freshman and sophomore turnout,” expressed Dhara Bhatt, UGBC Vice President of Student Organizations. “Freshmen definitely have a hectic first week of college and they may have missed the opportunity to participate in the Fall Fair.”
“We have found that if students miss the first Fair, it can be difficult to reach out to clubs or find out what events they will be having,” Bhatt continued. “With a Spring Fair, [we] give students the opportunity to participate and express their interests.”
While the Fall Student Involvement Fair, hosted by the Office of Student Involvement, showcased over two hundred organizations, the Spring Involvement Fair, hosted by UGBC, promises to be a smaller event.
“The major difference between the Fall and Spring fair is the venue,” Bhatt explained. “The Fall fair was held outside on the Stokes lawn and due to weather conditions, the Spring Fair will be held indoors at the Rat.”
“With that being said, it is definitely a smaller venue and we can only allow a certain number of clubs to register,” Bhatt added. “Nevertheless, we still have over 100 clubs joining us so there will still be many opportunities for students to explore.”
In addition to giving another opportunity to students who missed out on club sign-ups in the fall, the Spring Involvement Fair will play host to numerous new organizations on campus, providing them an opportunity to reach out to the student body.
“Some new clubs that will be appearing are the Sales & Trading and Investment Banking Club, the Sales & Business Development Club, the Chemistry Club, Smash Club and The Other Americas,” Bhatt reported.
“I wholeheartedly believe that the Boston College experience thrives from the relationships and initiatives driven by these student organizations,” Bhatt said in closing. “UGBC wants and expects a large turnout because we want to make sure that every student has the opportunity to explore their interests and meet new people."
"Our purpose is to represent and serve the students and we believe that events like these will be truly beneficial to the campus,” Bhatt said.
The Spring Involvement Fair will take place in the Rat on Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.