Students drive full slate of CALS Week events

You know it’s spring when CALS Week rolls around. Just like the tulips in Allen Centennial Gardens, CALS Week blooms with student activities that range from the silly to the studious. Academics, athletics, science and community service each get a place in the schedule.

Schedule of events:

  • Friday evening through Saturday morning, April 11–12th — Relay for Life service project. Student organizations compete in the Relay for Life fundraiser. Starts 6 p.m. Friday, Shell Complex, Camp Randall Stadium.
  • Sunday, April 13th — Association of Women in Agriculture’s Breakfast on the Farm, Stock Pavilion Grounds, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. The public is welcome. Purchase tickets at the door: adults $7, seniors (65+) $6, students $5 and kids (under 5) $3.
  • Monday, April 14th — CALS Student Volleyball Tournament 7 p.m., Natatorium.
  • Tuesday, April 15th — CALS Day for Kids and CALS Day for Community, Stock Pavilion, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. More than 400 invited fourth grade students explore agriculture and science from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. with CALS student organizations. Event is opened to the community from 3–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 16th — CALS Student Study Social, first floor Steenbock Library, 6–9 p.m. Cookies and milk provided.
  • Thursday April 17th — CALS Olympics, Jorns Courtyard, 5 p.m. Student teams in matching costumes compete in such events as tug-o-war, egg-on-a-spoon relay, pie-eating contest, egg toss, and milk cup flip.
  • Saturday, April 19th — CALS Research Symposium hosted by CALS Honors and Research Society (CHARS), noon –5 p.m. in the Microbial Sciences Building atrium (posters) and symposium center (oral presentations).