Spring 2023 is all about new events and exciting opportunities

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Photo courtesy of Charger Bulletin/Presley DePugh.

The side of Anemone and Steven Kaplan Hall, decorated for the holidays, West Haven, Nov. 30, 2022.

Anchal Bhatia, Contributing Writer

Perspective

The fall semester is officially ending and it is exciting to see everyone prepare for the much-deserved and desired Winter Break–the best time to rejoice and rejuvenate. As the semester wraps up, there has been a bunch of learning and unlearning everyone has gone through, which is an accomplishment. It is beautiful to gear up for the new semester with some new energy, motivation and inspiration. As the spring semester rolls around, there will be a lot to do then.

With the spring 2023 semester, we will not only be welcoming new academic energy but also a will to network more, meet new groups of students and interact with diversity. From club meetings to fashion shows, this list will largely cover everyone’s interests in this upcoming semester. Apart from considering these as networking events or learning opportunities, do not forget that these events are also a chance to explore your talents and build them further.

The university has several platforms where students can RSVP to upcoming events. The Student Committee of Planning and Events (SCOPE) plans multiple cool events and Charger Connection is the primary platform where students can access this information. The mobile application known as CORQ and several organization Instagram pages are also helpful tools to keep an eye on what’s happening on-campus.

As you will be welcomed back to campus in January, you can participate in the New Year’s Resolution Snowflakes event, which is one of the initial events happening on campus when the semester begins. The RSVPs are now open on SCOPE’s Charger Connection page; it is a great opportunity to say your New Year’s resolution out loud while decorating your wooden snowflakes. Sounds exciting, right? So, register yourself and build your snowflakes with this event happening in the Moulton Lounge on Jan. 19.

Another exciting opportunity for those interested in fashion shows is the Caribbean Student Association’s (CSA) fashion show, which students can now RSVP for on Charger Connection. The CSA Fashion Show auditions will be happening on Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. at the Alumni Annex, which you certainly would not want to miss. Register your spot before it gets all booked, and enjoy a fun evening with old and new faces.

Those interested in participating in the Incendio Dance Project–a Recognized Student Organization (RSO) focused on connecting students with Latinx culture through dance–must first connect with the Incendio group and understand the audition requirements, deadlines and timings. However, those who are already part of it must attend the exciting Incendio Dance Project Rehearsals starting Jan. 22 at the Beckerman Recreation Center and will continue all semester long.

SCOPE offers a great chance to build your winter-themed stuff-a-buddy on Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. in the German Club, so mark your calendars right away and get a cute stuffed toy for yourself or anyone you admire before Valentine’s Day.

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, several RSOs and SCOPE will come together on Feb. 14 to share all about the love practices celebrated around the globe with an event called “Love Around the World” at 7 p.m. at the Alumni Lounge.

There are more exciting events on campus during Feb. 2023, including creating DIY snow globes. All you need to do is schedule the time on your calendar and build your snow globes on Feb. 21 from 7-8 p.m. at the Moulton Lounge.

An exciting chance to enjoy a New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers game is happening at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. With SCOPE, you can sign-up for this game on Feb. 25, where the UNH shuttle bus will take you to the venue. Know more about the game by checking this event on SCOPE.

With so many opportunities on campus, you can enjoy spending time with old and new friends and give yourself a break from the rush of academic hours. Keep looking on Charger Connection, SCOPE, CORQ and RSOs’ social media pages to update yourself at all times about what’s going on at the university. Certainly, these are the right opportunities to interact, network and explore your academic journey here on campus.