June 29, 2015

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Registration Now Open for The Happening 2015

Scene from The Happening 2014

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University will host The Happening 2015 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, on the front lawn.

The Happening is an opportunity for students to have fun in the South Georgia outdoors while learning more about what the university and the surrounding community have to offer them.

The Happening is also an opportunity for on-campus organizations, programs, offices, and departments and off-campus businesses, religious organizations, nonprofits, and civic groups to introduce and market themselves to thousands of students, face to face, at one time, in one location.

“Exhibitors often use the event to recruit part-time and full-time employees, host games and prize drawings, and provide information about their products and services,” said Robin Vickery, director of VSU’s Office of Student Life, which sponsors The Happening each year. “Free food and giveaways are always a student favorite.”

The 24th annual event promises to be bigger and better than The Happening 2014, which boasted more than 300 exhibitors. The information fair is always a big hit with the thousands of students enrolled at VSU.

Registration for The Happening 2015 is $25 if received by 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, or $35 if received afterward for all off-campus businesses, religious organizations, nonprofits, and civic groups who wish to participate. Checks or money orders should be made payable to VSU Foundation Inc., with “The Happening” written in the memo line, and mailed to VSU Office of Student Life, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, Georgia, 31698.

Please note that selling, fundraising, and credit card sign-ups are not permitted during The Happening.

Contact Trisha Taylor, administrative assistant with VSU’s Office of Student Life, at (229) 333-5674 or tltaylor@valdosta.edu to learn more. 

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