APSU students who live on campus had the opportunity to build relationships with their Housing staff as part of the homecoming festivities, during APSU’s Field Day.

APSU Housing Residence Life and Dining Services hosted Field Day in the intersection of Governors Terrace North and South on Wednesday, Oct. 20. This event was also the kickoff for Hall Council and the Residence Hall Association (RHA) for all dorms on campus.

The housing office provided free pizza and drinks, then set out their cotton candy, popcorn machines and speakers for students to enjoy. Residents had the opportunity to meet their hall officers and housing staff.

“This is a great way to get involved with something small but important to campus life,” Sevier Hall president and freshman nursing major Ella Coley said.

Students could choose from a variety of activities while enjoying free food. Activities included face painting, corn hole, capture the flag and relay races. There were also a variety of prizes for winners to choose from, including housing water bottles, t-shirts and charging docks.

Students could put down their books and come celebrate the beginning of the school year with their Hall Council and RHA. Since officers and RHA members are residents too, the events allow them to get to know their residents. Students were able to build relationships with Housing staff and other residents while enjoying the free entertainment.

“The games are really fun. Its a nice study break,” junior nursing major Danielle Hall said.

Each year hall officers and RHA members are tasked with putting on programs for residents to have fun and get to know other residents.

“Housing events are great. I always have a good time. They also always have free food which is cool,” junior communications major Kelsey Hawkins said.