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Summer Doesn’t Stop Us From Being CONNECTED on Campus!


It would be a misconception that Rocket involvement ends when the academic year closes. The Office of Student Involvement had dedicated staff that work to ensure fun opportunities for our students and scholars throughout the summer months too!

My staff recently took students and scholars on exciting SOLD OUT programs to both the Toledo MudHens Stadium and Historic Old West End Festival.

During the MudHens trip Friday, May 31st, UT students rode a bus downtown and enjoyed a day at the ballpark. For only $8 we provided students the opportunity to watch the MudHens defeat the Louisville Bats, eat a hotdog and soda, enjoy a behind the stadium tour, and take a small souvenir foam finger or duck horn home. WHAT A BLAST! Everyone had a great time getting to know one another. We had students from eight countries represented within our group!

Our Rockets on MudHens TV!


A MudHen from Venezuela, Jose Alvarez #19, stopped for a photo with our international students!

Post-game fireworks were  also enjoyed by our group!


The next day, Saturday, June 1st, students packed the CISP van to go downtown to the Old West End Festival and volunteer at the historic Mansion View Inn Bed & Breakfast. This opportunity was provided at no cost to our students.

Students and chaperones( Kristen Huffman & Cheryl Thomas) started the day by watching King Womba’s parade.


After the parade, students volunteered for two hours inside Mansion View Inn! Students learned about the history of the home and gave tours to paying customers.



After volunteering, students were free to tour other historic homes themselves. Many students chose to visit the art & crafts vendor tables, the car show, and ate delicious foods.


FIND US ON FACEBOOK! ‘Friend’ CISP UT and ‘LIKE’ UT Office of Student Involvement to learn how you too can be connected on campus during the summer.

Do you have ideas for on or off campus events or programming? Please comment below!


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About Sammy Spann

It is my belief that students should seek diverse initiatives that will equip them to be change agents for the future. It is vital to step outside your comfort zone and unleash the potential that lies within yourself and within the world as you know it. This is your launch pad to "Explore your World."

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