Program Board announced Sunday that the Spring Fling and Fountain Day concerts will be combined this year to form “Fountain Fling,” an all-day event on the Mount Vernon campus on April 25.
PB said the event was moved to the Mount Vernon campus after they learned that the Smith Center would not be available as a rain site for Spring Fling due to “scheduled construction projects on the building,” according to a news release.
“Fountain Fling has been in conception since the beginning of the year when we learned that the Smith Center would not be available,” said Sara Miran, PB-PC liaison. “There will be a major headliner performing at Fountain Fling that will be released at a later date.”
Spring Fling is usually held in University Yard but for the past few years has been moved indoors to the Smith Center due to rain.
“There is an unfortunate tradition that has appeared with Spring Fling in that because of the fact that it is held in early April, it has been rained out in past years. Fountain Day, on the other hand, is held at the end of April and has had better luck with the weather,” Miran wrote in an e-mail. “It made the most sense to hold Fountain Fling around the original Fountain Day date.”
Fountain Fling will be held on the Mount Vernon Quad and will be split between the parking garage, Lloyd Gym and the Mount Vernon Pub in the case of rain.
Miran said PB and PC are looking into ways to improve transportation to the Mount Vernon campus for the event.
“PB and MVPC will do our best to overcome any challenges we may face due to this change and are firmly committed to ensuring all students are aware and eager to attend the largest event of the semester,” Miran said.
PB said they would work together with the Mount Vernon Programming Council to put on the event.
“Fountain Fling is a simple and spectacular way for both organizations to work together logistically, combine resources, overcome challenges, and create a great new event for GW students,” said PB Parties Co-Chair Liz Kramer in a news release.
MVPC Coordinator Maureen Logan said she feels the event will be better because the two organizations are working together to plan it.
“As students of GW, members of PB and PC are determined and resourceful. Fountain Fling will be amazing. Period,” Logan said. “This experience has really bonded our two organizations together.”