Weber State University’s first week of school festivities will culminate Sept. 1 with the 13th Annual Block Party from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is a chance to entertain and educate students and the community about how to get involved in university activities, while celebrating campus organizations.

Several thousand students and community members are expected to converge on the Stewart Bell Tower Plaza to celebrate the beginning of the school year.

Block Party begins with the annual Purple Pancake Breakfast at 8 a.m., where President Charles A. Wight and other WSU administrators will serve free breakfast. Campus and community booths open at 8:30 a.m. Sponsored activities are scheduled throughout the day. 

Students with valid Wildcards can pick up food passports at the Shepherd Union Information Desk, then will visit various locations to collect passport stamps for a chance to win a prize, while getting a taste of Weber State dining samples.

This year’s theme is “Discover Your Superpowers!” More than 100 vendors will participate. Booths will be divided into categories such as academic departments, campus and community partners, commercial groups and WSU clubs and organizations. Each sponsoring organization will have prizes and activities.

“Block Party is one of Weber State’s most important traditions,” said Tara Peris-Caputo, Student Involvement and Leadership director. “It allows the campus community to celebrate the many services, majors, departments, activities and organizations the university offers.”

The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available on Harrison Boulevard and at the visitor lot on the south side of the Shepherd Union Building.

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