The Spring Jam Comes Back to UNG

Figure 1: Spring Jam Poster. Photo by Ashley Brehm

The Dahlonega Nighthawks Entertainment has brought back the University of North Georgia Spring Jam this spring. The event has not happened since the pandemic started two years ago. It will take place on the Dahlonega campus’s drill field starting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7. The event had to be moved from the original date of April 6 due to weather.

Grace Sowers, a senior education major, was able to attend the Spring Jam before the COVID-19 pandemic. She says, “It seems like they’re bringing back everything from the previous years with the fair rides, food and other activities.” She’s very excited to spend time with friends and “stuff her face with free food.” Since the campus has not had very many large in person events since COVID Sowers is excited to see stuff like this happening again. She says that the free food, movies and quality time with friends are the biggest draws to the Spring Jam.

The Spring Jam will host fair foods like fried Oreos, funnel cakes and snow cones. It will also be host to fair rides and inflatables. There will also be face painting, caricatures and a lemonade mixology bar. Charlotte Hancock, a sophomore East Asian studies major, is most looking forward to “Hanging out with friends and eating a crap ton of funnel cake.” She also noted that she hasn’t really been to many events on the Dahlonega campus, only the Gainesville campus. Hancock is hoping that that the event will have a different feel than the ones in Gainesville due to the scale because it sounds like a bigger event.

The first 1,000 students to attend will receive a free t-shirt and chow will be serving dinner to students on the drill field.

Once the Spring Jam concludes there will be a showing of the Marvel movie Shang Chi on the drill field at 9 p.m.

This is a different occurrence for a lot of students as many started going to college during the pandemic. This will also be the first Spring Jam for current freshmen, sophomores and juniors as the 2020 event was cancelled due to the pandemic.

More information about the Spring Jam can be found here.