Dr. Seuss-Themed Weekend Occurs April 8-10

Kent Interhall Council will welcome all students, faculty, staff and their families April 8-10 for an event-packed Sibs and Kids Weekend 2016.

This year’s theme “One Squirrel, Two Squirrel, Red Squirrel, Blue Squirrel” features various activities inspired by Dr. Seuss. Some of the weekend’s largest events include:

  • A viewing party of “The Lorax” at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center pool on Friday, April 8, at 8 p.m.
  • Welcome to Whoville, where guests have the opportunity to have their faces painted, receive airbrush tattoos and have a caricature drawn of themselves at the Tri-Towers Rotunda on Saturday, April 9, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Baseball game vs. the University of Toledo on Sunday, April 10, at 1 p.m.

Registration for Sibs and Kids Weekend is for the entire weekend, but participants can choose to attend any events, unless it is restricted to residents of a certain residence hall.

Participants can choose to pre-register online or register upon check-in at the Kent Interhall Council office in the Tri-Towers Rotunda on FridayApril 8from 4-8 p.m. or Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Those registering for the weekend must bring a signed hold-harmless form in order to receive a wristband, which ensures entrance to the Sibs and Kids Weekend events.

A limited supply of T-shirts also will be available for $10 plus tax at check-in. There will be an additional wristband pickup on Saturday at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center from 3-5:30 p.m. for people who have registered ahead of time.

Formerly known as Lil’ Sibs Weekend, Sibs and Kids Weekend was changed by Kent Interhall Council to encourage faculty and staff members’ children, not just students’ siblings, to participate in the weekend’s activities, says Hannah Jager, vice president of programming and development.

The weekend is open to Kent State faculty, students and staff members and their siblings, kids or guests. The Kent State member must be with their guest at all times when they are attending any event.

Each year, participant attendance continues to grow, and Kent Interhall Council anticipates this year will be no exception, Jager says.

“When I talk to alumni, they are excited to see that this weekend is still going on,” Jager said. “It’s amazing to hear the impact that Kent Interhall Council has had on so many lives throughout the years, and that we’re still going strong.”

POSTED: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 02:44 PM
Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:55 AM