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Let The Games Begin: Hall Olympics

by Amanda Bateman

Hall Olympics

Attention competitive Pitt-Greensburg students: Hall Olympics will be held during the fall semester this year. This is new and exciting news, considering the event is usually held in the spring.

“Many residents from the winning residence hall never actually get to enjoy the grand prize provided by RSC (Resident Student Council) and ResLife (Office of Residence Life) since many either graduate, transfer, or move to another residence hall,” Tyler Lookabaugh, Resident Student Council President, said. “Also, we found that the earlier timing in the year would promote more hall pride and community that could be sustained throughout the remainder of the year.”

RSC is also hoping for better attendance from students by not having the Hall Olympics close to finals week. Fall will also hopefully bring better weather for outdoor events.

So, what do you need know about the Hall Olympics this year? Hall Olympics runs from September 21-25, with a different event each night. Halls will be awarded points for winning events, and points for team spirit and good sportsmanship. The residence hall with the most points at the end of the week will receive Hall Olympics Champion shirts, and a prize to improve their hall, valued at $1,000 or less.

RSC asks that residents please wear the hall shirts that were given out during move-in day to each event, or another shirt in the same color as their hall shirt.

Hall Olympics 2015 starts on Monday, as the event usually does, with Tug of War. Other events for the week are designed to challenge both the body and the mind, as well as grow your hall spirit. A full list of the week’s activities is as follows:

Monday 9/21 Tug of War @ 8PM Chambers Lawn

Tuesday 9/22 Trivia @ 9PM Wagner Dining Hall, Hosted by Pitt-Greensburg Alum Scott Szypulski

Wednesday 9/23 Volleyball @9PM Sand Volleyball Court

Thursday 9/24 Dodgeball @ 9PM Gymnasium

Friday 9/25 Scavenger Flag (Scavenger Hunt/Capture the Flag) @ 6PM Chambers Lawn

If you are interested in helping out with the Hall Olympics, or joining RSC this year, contact President Tyler Lookabaugh (tjl49@pitt.edu) or advisors Sarah Young (shy15@pitt.edu) and Michele Magliulo (mim116@pitt.edu) for more information.

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