Neumont University students will celebrate the end of sprint one and the half-way point in the 2016 Summer Quarter with a grading day on Friday, July 22. This year, it just so happens to coincide with a state holiday in Utah: Pioneer Day.
The state celebrate Pioneer Day with parades, rodeos, festivals, and more. (Plus, we won't have classes on Monday, July 25.) Below are just a few of the activities you can participate in around Salt Lake City to liven up your four-day weekend.
Kickoff the Twilight Concert Series for the summer at Pioneer Park. Tickets are $5 to see Chet Flake tonight. For more, including the full season lineup, go here.
If Neumont University and completely free are more your style, Residence Life is playing dodge ball tonight. Meet up in The Commons at 6:30 p.m. for a couple hours to unplug and play. The series will continue next Thursday with even more outdoor events.
Friday, July 22 is Gaming Day (uh...grading day) here at Neumont University. Lagoon tickets for Saturday, August 20 will be the grand prize for players in pool and ping pong tournaments. Plus, we'll have several different games going on all day beginning at 12 p.m. in The Commons.
What comes after a day of gaming? A day (or two) of creating! Students are invited to participate in a 48-hour Game Jam. The event will start at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. Students can work individually or in teams to program a game from start to finish in just 48 hours. All submissions must be received by 12 p.m. on Monday, July 25. Check your email for more information.
Salt Lake City's Days of '47 Pioneer Day Parade is on Monday, July 25 at 9 a.m. through downtown Salt Lake City on 200 East to Liberty Park. Once the parade ends, a festival begins at 12 p.m. at Liberty Park. Join the Native American Celebration in the Park for a celebration of traditional food, games, and dance. Admission is $10 at the gate. The festival is followed by a free firework show at 10 p.m. at the nearby Herman Franks Park.
Congrats on a sprint well done! And we'll see you back in class on Tuesday, July 26!