Glowchella was hosted Friday night as part of GO Weekend. Students enjoyed dancing the night away and the glow paint that was sprayed into the crowd. JENNIFER LINDAHL|THE ALL STATE

Fall semester classes started on Monday, but the campus came to life during GO Weekend, a three-day festival to welcome students to Austin Peay.

GO Weekend kicked off with Freshman Move-In. Many organizations around campus came together to help all the incoming students ease into their new rooms for the year. 

“I was excited to decorate my dorm room,” said incoming freshman Kaitlyn Hanson. “That was the most exciting part for me.” 

Friday was the most exciting day as APSU President Mike Licari and student body president, Xavier Vincent, welcomed the new students and officially declared them Governors. This year’s Freshman Convocation looked a little different this year than in previous years. 

“We took a new path this time,” Licari said. “We wanted to make sure it was an energetic event. More of a pep rally to get everybody fired up for the start of school.”

Glowchella was one of the biggest events on Friday night. Govs Programming Council hosted the event in the intramural fields. A DJ kept the crowd energetic. The event also included free t-shirts and multiple colors of paint flying in the air all night. 

“Glowchella gave me an exciting view into my future at APSU,” said Tyler Still, a freshman majoring in computer science. “I can’t wait to see what’s next.”

Mother Nature and technical issues put a halt to the remaining GO Weekend plans. Monocle Madness Carnival was scaled down to inflatables and carnival games due to technical issues with the rides. The ninth annual GOVRUN was postponed due to rainstorms.

No makeup date has been posted for the postponed GOVRUN.