Castleton's Spring Weekend, hosted by Residence Life and the Student Government Association, was packed full of events this year and was spread throughout two weeks.
Friday April 25 kicked it off with a rubber duck hunt in which ducks were hidden throughout campus for students to find and claim prices.
Tickets to The Great Escape amusement Park, free admission to the Pond Hill Rodeo, movie tickets and gift certificates to Table 24 were all among the rewards.
On Saturday afternoon, the focus turned to the pavilion, which was tricked out with bounce houses, races and a tiki bar.
Taking a break from her nursing studies to partake in the fun was Sam Largess.
"It's good to see school spirit and students having fun in warm weather," Largess said.
While students were enjoying events on campus, off-campus celebrations including the annual Scorpion Bowl party were occurring after the women's rugby games as well.
Throughout the week, many other many other activities occurred across campus. Comedians like Monroe Martin and Dan Henig performed in Fireside free of charge. Bingo and poker tournaments were held on Thursday and Friday evening in the Campus Center.
Campus Activities President Eric Dowd said he decided on the weekend of May 2 for SGA events because many students will be around campus.
"So many of the sports teams are hosting games this weekend with a lot of action happening, it made sense to have everyone included," Dowd said.
Sparty t-shirts and cups were handed out throughout the morning of Saturday May 3 and the day featured personal henna tattoos, road signs, smoothies, cotton candy – and mechanical bull rides.
Among the students participating was Tyler Hoare.
"We're lucky that Castleton puts on these activities for us," he said. "Not all schools do these kinds of things."