Weekends Are For Fun!
Balancing the focus on academics and extracurricular activities is flat-out fun — and there's lots of opportunity for it at Brooks!
We believe that weekends exist to allow time for play, whether that's through joining a dodge ball game or going out to a dance. So Brooks' faculty Student Activities Coordinator works with the Community Activities Board (CAB) student group to provide an active social calendar that offers everyone in our diverse student body with a range of fun things to do on Saturdays and Sundays.
Some of the recent highlights include . . .
On-campus events such as:
- Annual Luau party
- Bubble soccer games
- Block party festival
- Barn Babies Traveling Petting Zoo study break
- Rock concerts with student bands
- Themed parties
- Bingo with prizes
- Cultural events including the Asian American Association's Moon Festival
Off-campus activities such as:
- Renting out a room at Lazer Craze
- Outings to Dave & Buster's
- Trips to local restaurants and malls
- Movie theater visits
- Multi-school dances
- Excursions for adventure-seekers to enjoy:
- Local area fun runs
Of course, informal activities for students to enjoy with teachers and dorm families are always on the agenda. Brooks often hosts faculty versus student trivia nights and basketball games. And most weekends include the opportunity to just relax in an "open house" at one of the resident faculty homes, during which students typically bake cookies or brownies and play board games for a cozy night in.
The Community Activities Board
Students are the driving force behind the activities offered by the CAB (and facilitated by a team of faculty). The group proposes plans, gets input from fellow students and helps rally support for all the events on campus. Each week a lineup of the weekend events is emailed to students and displayed in the academic building on TV screens.