Students who visited the LBJ Student Center Ballroom on Tuesday were given a golden ticket to new housing opportunities! The 2013 Spring Housing Fair was completely wonky this year, or rather, Wonka. The Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory theme had various apartment complexes across San Marcos bringing their candy coated A-game in an attempt to attract new residents.
This year’s array of apartments offered masses of free swag. Students who attended the fair left the ballroom with bags filled with T-shirts, coozy’s, and candy, oh my! But the sugary candy was taken over by something even sweeter: the apartment Community Assistants, general managers and leasing coordinators. No, they didn’t sing and dance like Oompa Loompas, but they did genuinely talk to students in an attempt to help them make a good decision on where to live next year, which is just as awesome. On top of that, there was a man in a purple gorilla suit running around that I’m sure was an Instagram darling throughout the day!
Need a sweet word of advice from this Bobcat to another? GO TO THESE EVENTS WHENEVER YOU CAN! The LBJ Student Center houses so many fairs throughout the year that can always help students with resources that can really help shape a positive college experience. (And the free shirts aren’t bad either.) Alright Bobcats! I leave you with this amazing Willy Wonka quote that totally relates to Texas State!
“If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it. Anything you want to, do it; want to change the world… there’s nothing to it.” –Willy Wonka