Weekends in the resident halls once forced students to either go home or stay on campus to do homework, but now a new initiative called Weekend at Mines (WAM) aims to provide students with an escape from their weekend boredom.
In past years, the Resident Hall Association (RHA) and Residence Life organizations both tried to arrange these kinds of activities, such as social events following common hour exams. After poor attendance last year, RHA and Residence Life decided that they would try to use their money in a better way.
As a result, the two Residence Hall groups collaborated with the Mines Activity Council to create WAM. So far, WAM has hosted two events in its debut semester, a video game tournament and a hypnotist. Both events were open to the entire Mines campus and were well attended with an audience of at least 150 people.
With such a welcome response, it appears that WAM will be at Mines for years to come. The organization is already planning an event with ASCSM and hopes to collaborate with even more groups in the future as it grows. WAM is also looking to branch out and host events for students at off campus locations by sponsoring trips to downtown Denver or west into the Rocky Mountains.
WAM is giving students a reason to look forward to the weekend and the organization seems to only be getting better. WAM’s next event will take place later in November. Interested students should stop by the Student Activities Office with any further questions or suggestions.