History of Fish Fest
Fish Fest began back in the spring of 2005. The directors at the time, Cassy Garcia and Greg Fink, saw a need to unite the Freshman class with their own tradition and planned an evening of free food and music followed by a movie. That event used to be called N.U.T.S which meant a Night Under the Stars. In the past, this event was held in Spence Park behind the Association. The magic of this event is that it is unique for each freshman class, and it is up to the Freshman Class Officer team to make sure that this event is successful. In more recent years, the name has changed to Fish Fest. The tradition has been held in Kyle Field Plaza near the 12th man statue in the past few years. Each year there are class shirts that class members can buy, free food for all, and live music and entertainment.
Fish Fest is the official freshman class tradition. It is a time for the freshman class to participate in free activities such as free food, games, and live bands. This event strives to unite the class and transition them into their sophomore year and onwards.