By: Lainey Tepper, Staff Writer
Towson’s Student Government Association decided to welcome Towson’s newest tigers in a big way Friday: with the TU Takeover, an event aimed at teaching new students the ins and outs of Towson and alleviating the stress of move-in.
“We wanted to welcome all the freshmen to Towson,” SGA Director of Diversity Outreach Rishell Chambers said.
The event went from 9 to 11 p.m. and spanned all three floors of the Union, while Burdick Field hosted outdoor activities such as flying disks and Spikeball.
The second floor of the Union hosted arcade games in the Potomac lounge, bingo in Loch Raven, spray-painted bags, wire art, psychic readings and inflatables in Susquehanna and a DJ in the lobby.
“It’s just a great atmosphere,” freshman Zachary Conroy said.
The Chesapeake rooms housed all of the food and free stuff, which freshman nursing major Monica Hatton said was the best part of the night.
Transfer Student Representative Gabrielle King said the takeover was planned, “To bring together all the new students to have fun, they get to have free food, free shirts, get prizes and meet new people.”