July 9, 2014

Office of Student Life, (229) 333-5674

The Happening 2014 to be held Thursday, Aug. 28

VALDOSTA – For one afternoon each fall, Valdosta State University’s front lawn becomes a forum where more than 200 local businesses and organizations meet face to face with VSU students to offer useful knowledge about the university and the community surrounding them.

The Happening 2014, scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 promises to be the event of the semester with more tents, games and freebies than last year’s affair – which was the largest in its 22-year history.

Participation in the thrilling, yet informative, event is free for both exhibitors and students. No selling or fundraising is allowed at the event, but businesses and community organizations often provide free food samples, prizes and promotional giveaways. VSU departments and student clubs will also pass out information and engage students in balloon tosses, quiz games, miniature golf and a variety of other activities.

Local business and community organizations may register with Student Life through 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. Additional information and registration forms for businesses, community groups, and campus organizations are available at the Happening 2014 webpage. From VSU’s home page, click on Student Activities to take you to the VSU Student Life page, scroll down and select Special Events. On the left side of the page, click on “The Happening.”

Call the Office of Student Life at 333-5674 for more information.