An old Welcome Week tradition has slid back into this year’s Wildcat Week lineup of activities. After the Mentor Group Olympics, students can participate in the slip-n-slide event at 8:30 p.m. Thursday behind Smith and Adams halls.
Wildcat Week student directors Trevor Tyson, senior management major from Abilene, and Aaron Burch, junior kinesiology major from Flower Mound, organized the event and added a few new rules to make sure students stay safe while sliding around.
“Safety was part of the reason it stopped last time, so we are making an extra effort to keep students safe,” Tyson said.
Tyson said he hopes with a few more rules, no one will be seriously injured.
“With any of the events we have this week, there are always concerns about safety,” Tyson said. “We are taking precautionary measures by posting rules and limiting sliders and having a safe environment all around.”
Tyson said when they first pitched the idea for the slide, they didn’t realize it had been a part of Welcome Week in the past.
“We later discovered it’d been done before, so I guess it is a resurrection,” Tyson said. Sources say the slip-n-slide hasn’t been a part of new student activities for 13-15 years.
While everything looks like it will go according to plan, there is still a slight chance of rain later in the evening.