Programming and Traditions
Here's just a small sampling of the programs and activities that make Armstrong unique. But, there is simply not enough room on this website to describe all of our EPOCH events Armstrongers throws every year! Armstrong also does events like Harry Potter and Pancakes, Grill the Police, the Lantern Festival, monthly dinners and game nights, Armstronging, Initiation, Homecoming weekend, Survival of the flood, and more!! Keep a lookout for these events and more under the calendar tab.
If you are interested in being a part of the Leadership team, check out Commons Council and apply! Armstrong also loves funding new events, and these can be suggested by anyone!! Make sure you submit that idea in the suggestions box, located in the Armstrong lobby or on the resources tab.
WATER BALLOON BATTLE WITH CRUM
You see, our neighbors across the way at Crum Commons, are kind of like our younger siblings. We settle our sibling rivalry with thousands of water balloons after Stampede Kick-Off each August. And without a doubt, we won last year, and we know with your help that we will emerge victorious once again. The bonus? When the battlefield has cleared, many Armstrongers meet friends that will last for a lifetime at the post-battle social.
At several points during the year, our resident barista Jacquie, along with several others, create a functioning Starbucks inside of the Armstrong lobby. Highlighting our value of inclusivity, Jacquie will create one of your favorite beverages during times of high stress (usually around midterms and finals)! We also sometimes bring the fun outdoors and include some of our Armstrong artists to share their talents while you sip on your latte or cappucino.
Our intramural players are second to none! Highlighting our core values of inclusivity and integrity, our skilled Armstrong residents defeat the competition. From outdoor soccer, to indoor and sand volleyball, we've won several leagues, all while sharing collaborative spirit with everyone we play with. While we may be nice, don't be fooled - you'll need luck to beat us!
When we want to support our varsity sports teams, but also want to relax, what do we do? We head out in our quad, grill some burgers and play some spike ball (or throw a frisbee)! Highlighting our core value of inclusivity, our residents form their family in Armstrong. Our faculty-in-residence, Dr. Rita Kirk, along with her partner John Phillips, and her dog Sir Theodore of Llyswen (Teddy), love to join and often have some fun swag to give away.
Sometimes, you just wish to celebrate some awesome movies on a Red Carpet like Jennifer Lawrence or Tom Hanks every year. Well we've got you covered! Celebrating our values of inclusivity and inquiry, our Oscar Party not only lets you dress up and walk the carpet, but encourages engaging discussion on the top picks of the year.