West Virginia University will be hosting a Hawaiian luau on May 29 as part of the Mountainlair’s summer programming for students taking classes during the summer session.

There will be free food, a number of games and prizes of up to $250 offered to students from 4-6 p.m. on May 29 on the Mountainlair Plaza. The inclement weather location is set for the first floor of the Mountainlair.

U92, WVU’s student radio station, will be broadcasting live while students enjoy pork sliders, Hawaiian coleslaw, fruit, vegetables, Hawaiian punch and “mocktails” at the Tiki bar.

There will be gifts for the first 200 students of WVU-branded merchandise that has been donated by Extended Learning, the College of Business and Economics, the College of Physical Activity and Sport Science, the School of Nursing, the College of Education and Human Services, the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Adventure WV and many others.

As part of the Hawaiian luau, teams consisting of two students each are encouraged to sign up for the Mountaineer Games. The teams will be participating in different events including a mini-obstacle course to win a prize package valued at $250. To register, email Sonja.Wilson@mail.wvu.edu.

Students can also sign up to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House or give blood for the American Red Cross at the event.

Other activities offered for students this summer include:

Scavenger Hunt: June 12 at noon
The Center for Service and Learning will provide a $100 gift card and another prize package for the winner of the contest. WVU students can sign up by emailing Erin.Blake@mail.wvu.edu.

West Virginia’s 150th birthday celebration: June 20 all day
  • 8:30 a.m.: WV History Panel at WV Regional History Center; WVU Libraries Downtown Campus
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: American Red Cross blood drive at the Student Recreation Center
  • 11 a.m.: Sesquicentennial Exhibit open at WV Regional History Center
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Free birthday cake at E. Moore Hall; West Virginia trivia game with great prizes
  • Noon to 2 p.m.: “Lincoln: The Constitution & the Civil War” a national traveling exhibition at the Erickson Alumni Center with reception and birthday cake.
Mountainlair Games Area specials: Open all summer
  • May 20: Gold/Blue Cosmic Bowling Special; Free Shoe Rental
  • May 28: Discounted Billiards ($3 per hour)
  • June 5: Arcade Night; discounted tokens (six 6 for $1)
  • June 13: 8 Pin No-Tap Bowling (win medals for perfect game scores)
  • June 17: Gold/Blue Cosmic Bowling Special; Free Shoe Rental
  • June 25: Discounted Billiards ($3 per hour)
  • July 5: 8 Pin No Tap Bowling (win medals for perfect game scores)
American Red Cross blood drives
  • June 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center
  • July 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mountainlair Gold Ballroom

For more information on all summer programming, contact Sonja.Wilson@mail.wvu.edu or call the Mountainlair Administrative Offices at 304-293-2702.



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