A group of students enjoy a game held on Makahiapo, known more commonly as the Great Lawn (Photo courtesy of BOSA).

By Shawna Takaki | Staff Writer

Every semester, the Board of Student Activities on campus, known as BOSA, plans events including games, giveaways, and activities for students to get together as a community.

They hold keep in mind social, cultural, and educational aspects to their enrichment of the campus. Recently, held on Feb. 9 and Feb. 13 respectively, the Lunar New Year event helped teach students about cultural traditions, and the Valentine’s event brought motivation and cheer to students.

“We want to get people to come to campus more, to interact with people,” said Alex Chau, the secretary of BOSA. “There’s a lot of new students every semester, so we try to get them to come on campus to make friends.”

Below is a list of events you can participate in during the rest of the spring semester.

Therapy Dogs

BOSA’s next upcoming event is planned for Feb. 26 on Makahiapo, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and involves getting to pet furry friends. In collaboration with K9 TheraPets of Hawaii, a volunteer group with experienced dog handlers, five therapy dogs will be on campus to help afford students some relaxation from the stress of classes. Therapy dogs have previously been brought to campus, to great popularity among students.

Ice Cream Social

Meant to bring the campus together and facilitate an environment for people on campus to learn more about campus and have a tasty treat, the Ice Cream Social will be held on March 4 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. also at Makahiapo. Students will learn about different Registered Independent Organizations (clubs) and various campus resources in order to get ice cream.

Food and Fun

For a more active experience on campus, the Food and Fun event is planned to be like a sporting event. Another event held at Makahiapo, on April 5, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., people can look forward to an exciting day under the sun. The plan is to provide free food for participants to eat while participating in entertaining games.

Grad Fest

A repeating event, the Grad Fest will be held to celebrate the graduation of the students on campus. On April 11, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. armed with food and activities such as cap decorating and a photo booth, BOSA wants to help students make the most out of commencement.

Fuel for Finals

The last planned event that’ll be held by BOSA this semester is still being planned. Goodie bags with helpful items which are still being chosen, such as stress balls and snacks, will be distributed to students to aid in surviving finals season.

You can reach out to BOSA for questions, suggestions, or even to join, at kccbosa@hawaii.edu.

“BOSA always does events that make students have fun, make friends, and socialize,” said Chau. “That’s the purpose of BOSA events.”