“Be Out Day 2012” will provide something new to everyone this year. The return of “Be Out Day” will not only be one but three days of events this year.
The event is scheduled for this weekend. A weekend of events featuring “Set Friday: Relay for Life edition Be Out Day picnic on Saturday at noon, a community picnic sponsored by Florida A&M’s Student Government Association, offering entertainment, food and fun for the student body, faculty, staff, and local community at Bragg Memorial Stadium.
The Fashion Expo will take place Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. Students will showcase fashion designs, and fashion industry brands will be displayed for the student body and local community.
“This year, ‘Be Out Day’ exemplifies more community involvement,” said Kyle Washington, a programming assistant for the Office of Student Activities. “An event opened to the community to enhance the experience and add a more modern-day twist.”
The community of Tallahassee is encouraged to participate in efforts to strengthen the relationship between the local community and FAMU by recognizing Tallahassee for its support to the university.
Breakfast starters at various colleges will launch the events. Then “Set Friday” Relay for Life edition will be paying homage to the American Cancer Society and cancer survivors.
This year FAMU’s Relay for Life will be in conjunction with “Be Out Day.” The annual Orange and Green Spring Football Game will provide a sneak peak at the 2012 Rattler Football team.
According to FAMU Student Senate, a yearly budget of $17,000 and an additional allocation of $47,000 are being spent on “Be Out Day.”
Brystal Burton, 21, a bio-chemistry student, disagrees with the extended program for this year’s event. “I don’t see the necessity reason for three days,” Burton said. “We can use funds for something other than ‘Be Out Day.'”
As “Be Out Day” approaches, some students are excited about the new additions.
Camille Freeman, a 20-year-old criminal justice student said, “I think ‘Be Out Day’ will be a good outcome. I would prefer three days of ‘Be Out Day’ rather than two weeks of homecoming.”
The rest of events will include activities such as: Easter Egg Hunt on April 8 at 2 p.m., and “Why Black Men Don’t” on Monday at 8 p.m.