CARDS Party showcases RSOs and Tri-City area to new Cardinals

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The upcoming 2017 CARDS Party hosted by Student Life on Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. will have much to offer to returning as well as new students on campus.

There is a great variety of organizations and businesses attending CARDS Party with the sole purpose showing students what they have to offer. Each year, about 1,300 students pack the Ryder Center’s O’Neil Arena to find out what the Saginaw area, as well as SVSU’s student organizations have to offer.

“What I always tell students about CARDS Party is that every student should be coming and seeing what these organizations have to offer them, especially if the student is not familiar with the Tri-city area,” said Organizer of CARDS Party and Assistant Director of Student Life Tony Ciancolo. “If you are the type of student that only knows Bay and Tittabawasee roads, you are going to be able to meet many organizations that you would not know exist.”

This year in particular, the CARDS Party will host “about 150 registered student organizations (RSO’s), SVSU departments and offices, local non-profits, and businesses,” Ciancolo said. “(We’ll have) an incredible list of prizes and giveaways ranging from free food to the chance to win gift cards and 30-minute massages.”

The event is a great opportunity for exposure for RSO’s and local businesses alike. One of many RSO’s that will be represented at the CARDS Party is the SVSU Women’s club rugby team.

“We normally get a good amount of girls that come out after the CARDS party to join the team,” said fourth-year exercise science major and President of Women’s Club Rugby Olivia Rosencrantz. “The exposure of these RSO’s to the student body is great when many students may not know the entirety of what SVSU has to offer, especially in terms of club sports.”