A Campus Thanksgiving, put on by Student Support, was the university’s attempt to help the students who stayed in Rexburg have a safe way to celebrate the holiday.
“We want the students to feel that they can still have fun, and have a good Thanksgiving here in Rexburg. instead of heading home, and coming back, and spreading COVID all around still,” said Joseph Vogl, a sophomore studying biomedical science and an employee for Student Support.
The event included lots of activities and events, but also had a free Thanksgiving dinner for students.
“We’re going to have a meal pickup on Wednesday where you can come grab your meal so you can gather and have Thanksgiving still,” Vogl said. “And then we’re going to do a movie night every day of the week from Wednesday to Saturday” Vogl said.
Along with these events, there were indoor snowball fights, mini golf, karaoke and many others.
Most events were free, except for archery tag, laser tag and a pie social. This made the festivities more accessible for all students.
The holidays can be a stressful time, especially during a global pandemic. Many plans were cancelled, and difficult decisions were made. Student support helped to make it easier on BYU-I students.