Spring break will be here in two weeks, and it’s time to make plans. This year, we’re recommending a #WildcatStaycation because CWU departments have planned tons of activities that will keep you busy in the ‘Burg!
What does a week in Ellensburg look like? Read on to get details to all of the events you can attend in person or virtually. If you want to get dressed up, mask up and see people in person, you can do that, and if you want to stay in your pajamas and participate from home you can do that too! We’ve just handed you your Spring Break plans!
Scavenger Hunt All Week
Join the Diversity and Equity Center and local partners during Spring Break in a citywide scavenger hunt that will allow you to explore the town and campus history! Participants will have the entire week of spring break to gather clues rolled out daily via social media and can be claimed the following week for fun prizes! All you need is a camera and a face mask! More details will be released via our social media channels (@cwudiversity on Facebook and Instagram) so make sure to stay tuned!
*All clues are designed to comply with campus, state, and federal health safety guidelines regarding COVID-19 prevention. We encourage all participants to practice social distancing, wearing masks, sanitizing frequently, and other safety practices while completing these challenges.
Monday, March 22
Campus Activities is hosting Monday Movie Madness in person in the SURC Theatre or virtually. Watch the movie “Her” at 7 p.m. Never heard of the movie? Here’s a quick summary: In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need. Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson.
Wednesday, March 24
At 5 p.m. join OPR for a Fireside Chat on the OPR patio.
At 7 p.m. it’s time to get your trivia on! Share your knowledge and see if you will come out on top. Join Campus Activities and Recreation for a round of trivia in the SURC Theatre or virtually via CWU Recreation’s Twitch channel. Masks are required if attending in person.
The link to join virtually: twitch.tv/cwurecreation
Thursday, March 25
Grab your bingo dauber and head to the SURC Pit for a round of BINGO, hosted by Campus Activities. Follow @cwucampusactivities on Instagram for the virtual join link, which will be posted 1 hour ahead of the event.
Friday, March 26
End the week with some video games at Geek Out Game Out at 7 p.m. in the SURC! Bring some friends and play video games and board games with Campus Activities! Join the fun in person in SURC 135, 137A/B and 140. You can also join virtually via Jackbox. Follow @cwucampusactivities on Instagram for the join link, which will be posted 1 hour ahead of the event.
If you want to learn about primates or learn leadership skills, there are two conferences happening all week that you can check out.
The Global Primatology Conference: Lemurs, Lorises, Tarsiers, Monkeys & Apes in Sanctuaries, Zoos & Forests Across the World is taking place March 22-26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Here’s a description: Central Washington University (CWU) invites you to a virtual global primatology conference, which will convene experts on Lemurs, Lorises, Tarsiers, Monkeys, and Apes from around the world. Our extraordinary line-up of presentations will allow attendees the opportunity to visit and learn about a diverse array of primate species and the research and conservation work being done in sanctuaries, zoos, and natural environments across the world. Each presentation will be followed by 30 minutes for questions and interaction, allowing attendees the opportunity to connect in meaningful ways with leading primatologists. CWU, among the few universities in the United States offering undergraduate and graduate education in primatology, is well positioned to connect students with professionals in the field. Must register in advance to attend.