DUE for a Recharge Day

Meghan Kenney, Assistant Dean, UAAP

DUE for a RechargeOn November 4, several offices within DUE came together to host a day of stress-relieving activities for students. DUE Recharge Day was a collaborative effort to provide students with an opportunity to engage with the DUE offices and take a few minutes out of their day to relax and “recharge.”

DUE for a RechargeEach office hosted its own unique activities, and they were all very popular with students! The events included:

  • Global Education and Career Development: GECD Play Time with Play-Doh and puzzles
  • Curriculum and Faculty Support: Cookies and Canines (therapy dogs)
  • Registrar’s Office: Marga-REG-aville, a variety of beach-themed activities and snacks
  • Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming: legos, darts, and cupcake decorating
  • Student Financial Services: Jumbo Games, including a life-size keyboard
  • Admissions: Cornhole and Candy
  • Office of Minority Education: Hugs and Hot Chocolate
  • Edgerton Center: Balloon Pop and Build an Electronic Bug

Students were also encouraged to participate in a "passport challenge." The passport was a card that students could take to each location and receive a sticker for participating. If students visited at least four offices, they were entered into a TechCash raffle, and the first 100 students to complete the challenge received a DUE Recharge portable cell phone charger. Over 400 students participated in the challenge, and 125 completed it. Congratulations to our raffle winners, Niyati Desai ’19, Jackson Kearl ’19, Linh V. Nguyen ’17, and Erica Waller ’17!

A special thank you to the DUE Recharge Committee, who worked hard over the past few months to bring this event to life. The committee included Leslie Bridson (SFS), Camilla Brinkman (Edgerton), Elizabeth Durant (DUE HQ), Patty Fernandes (Curriculum and Faculty Support), David Kenton (OME), Meredith Pepin (GECD), Maura Tierney (Admissions), and Jessica Zdon-Smith (Registrar).