A Letter from Vice President Nagy

Dear Monmouth Students,

On Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 12 pm to 6 pm the Student Government Association and the Student Activities Board will host the annual program Springfest on the Shadow Lawn (rain site: the MAC). We would also like to recognize the Greek Senate, the Residence Hall Association and the Student Alumni Association respectively for their generous contributions this year. The day will include live music, carnival food, Aramark BBQ, festival games and giveaways.

Springfest 2014 will have everything you need and it should be a great way for us all to celebrate the end of another year at Monmouth University. While your attendance at Springfest is a key part of what continues to make this event so popular, it is also important that you remember to practice common sense and good decision making before, during, and after the festival. Your respect for the rules and regulations of the University and your willingness to take care of one another are all essential elements to the success of this day. Therefore, I ask that you spend a few moments reviewing the following guidelines that will be in effect for Springfest 2014.

1. Alcohol, pets/animals, open-containers, squeeze bottles, bags, backpacks, and/or similar items WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. Any student/guest that attempts to bring the above listed items to the event will be asked to leave the festival area.

2. Springfest is a closed event for only Monmouth students and their immediate guests. Monmouth students/their guests must have valid University/photo ID on their person and be prepared to show to event security or MUPD upon request.

3. Students living in any of the on-campus housing units are not permitted to host a social gathering during or after Springfest, which occurs on Sunday, May 4. Students that wish to hold a party on Saturday, May 3 must complete the Office of Residential Life’s Social Affairs/Policy Application by Thursday, May 1, 2014 by 3 pm.

4. Parking in the Great Lawn and Garden Apartment Lots will be strictly enforced on May 4. If you plan to drive to campus for the festival and do not have a valid parking sticker for the Garden or Great Lawn parking lots, you MUST park in the Commuter parking lot by the Student Center. No exceptions permitted. Students should enter the campus from the Larchwood Avenue entrance.

For those students who live off campus, I would also remind you that the surrounding communities have a zero tolerance for any quality of life disruptions in the local residential neighborhoods. Should you decide to host a social gathering before, during or after Springfest, please make sure that it stays within the limits of common sense, respect for one’s neighbors, and all applicable laws and ordinances within your community.

I hope that you will take an active role in assisting the Student Government Association, the Student Activities Board and Monmouth University in our effort to present Springfest 2014 in a safe and positive manner. Your commitment to making this event a celebration of the year’s achievements is critical. I know I can count on you to do so!

I look forward to your cooperation and I hope to see you at Springfest. Best wishes on your final exams!


Mary Anne Nagy

Vice President for Student Life and Leadership Engagement