On Wednesday, Aug.29, the Bartels Campus Center played host to the sand art and photo magnet Welcome Week activity which brought excitement to many incoming freshmen.
Starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m., students gathered around tables in the expansive Bartels Programming Space to create their very own works of sand art.
Students were given beautiful plastic jars to encase their sandart and used bright yellow funnels to transport their sand into their jars. This avoided a giant mess on the floor.
Some clever students decided to show their Charger pride, while others just got creative with the array of colors available to them such as yellow, blue, brown, white, pink, purple, and green.
Friends posed for pictures, laughing and smiling, and were able to have it posted on a magnet for a nice keepsake.
Freshman Freddy Perez said, “It’s cool that they can use something small to get students involved.”
Senior Krystal Sheehan agreed saying, “This is easily the greatest event I have ever been to in my life. I feel so honored to be a UNH student and have these opportunites available to me. Go Chargers!”
Many students showed up to the event, in all sorts of numbers, excited to be provided with the supplies to create unique pieces of art to liven up their living spaces with.
Jared Ensling was among the students who enjoyed the event.
“What a great opportunity to bond with friends and participate in fun, free activities,” he said.
Junior Liana Teixeira who attended a similar event last year had only positive things to say. “Last year I was able to make the most exquisite sand art creation to adorn my bedroom. Guess what? It’s still there. Now that’s quality!”
She continued, “A great feature of the event was that you could stop by in between classes and create a beautiful piece of artwork without being late to class! Thanks UNH!”
The positive student feedback made the Welcome Week event a big success.