Alumnus Marc Johnson speaks on a panel sponsored by ABA
Student Activities schedules both regular and occasional entertainment programs and provides services to make student life more convenient, informed and fun. Events and schedules are published weekly in the Every Tuesday Calendar, available to all students at a number of campus locations and online. Students may also participate in several student organizations coordinated through Student Activities including the Student Government Association.
Activities, Programs and Fun!
Co-curricular activities play an important role in the life of a well-rounded student. Psychologists have long recognized the importance of “time off” in maintaining peak performance. The Student Activities Office at the North Carolina School of the Arts provides meaningful, structured and enjoyable programs to help students make the most of their time off. Small concerts, comedy shows, “open mic” nights, poetry readings, dances and trips to the beach and ski slopes are all part of the Student Activities program. Students are encouraged to help plan and implement events.
Students may also use their time off for physical recreation, shopping or seeing a show. Student Activities provides services that can help. The Fitness Center includes an indoor pool, Cybex and cardiovascular equipment, free weights, and a full-court gym. There are outdoor volleyball and basketball courts and the Hames Student Commons houses pool tables and a Dance, Dance Revolution Machine. The high school connector building houses a ping-pong table. Four times each week buses transport students to the mall and grocery stores. Transportation is provided to plays, concerts and films at the Stevens Center and other local venues.
To help students make the most of their time off, Student Activities produces Every Tuesday Calendar (ETC), a weekly calendar of events on campus and in the community.
More than 350 programs aimed at educational development, wellness, community building, and volunteer service are presented each school year. Many students report that these programs enrich part of their experience at the School of the Arts.