This past Friday night thousands of students buzzed around the Quad, riding mechanical bulls, flipping upside-down in the air, playing carnival games and receiving free stuff, while listening to live concerts by U-N-I and Natural Roots.
The Buzz occurs on the last day of Welcome Week, the first Friday of the quarter, and gives both new and old students an opportunity to let loose before classes get rigorous and thoughts of midterms settle in.
Presented by ASUCD’s Entertainment Council, Student Housing, Campus Unions and Campus Recreation, this year’s Buzz featured inflatable games, informational booths from on and off campus organizations, a rock climbing wall, performance competitions such as break dancing and, of course, free stuff. The event began at 6 p.m. and continued strong, with long game lines until the very end at 10 p.m.
New students gathered in crowds for various give-aways, at one point chanting “UC Davis!” to gather attention to free t-shirt givers.
Text by Angela Ruggiero
Photo by Deeba Yayrom