What is Hurst Day?

You’ll awake to the sound of bagpipes and see the Hurst Day flag flying high. Hurst Day shows up unexpectedly every fall semester, surprising everyone on campus with a day of canceled classes, contagious fun, and electric Laker pride.

The Hurst is transformed into a carnival-like atmosphere with games, inflatable slides, jumps, obstacle courses, a dunk tank, rock walls, bungee runs, music, food, and prizes. The day is capped off with a delicious steak dinner for all to enjoy. We encourage students to participate in all of the excitement of Hurst Day beginning their freshman year. You’ll probably even see your professors playing games and hanging out in Trinity Green throughout the day.

When is Hurst Day?

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  • If you are participating in the Scavenger Hunt, please arrive at the Mary Garden in front of Old Main by 9:45 a.m., we will begin right at 10 a.m. Please know your team number upon check-in.
  • Non-Hurst Day Scavenger Hunt participants can pick up their shirts in front of the union beginning at noon. 
  • A steak dinner will take place in the Grotto Commons beginning at 5 p.m. It is NOT FREE and will count as one board swipe or $11.