It’s time to show that hell-year bulldog spirit, because the Butler University Student Foundation is hosting its annual spirit week this week.
BUSF has tried to smother the campus in blue and white, promoting school spirit.
Sarah Wesp, a junior pharmacy major and director of student relations for BUSF, said Butler is known for its collegiate athletics and students’ incredible support and love for the teams.
“We feel it is necessary to dedicate an entire week specifically to our passion for Butler University,” Wesp said. “We are looking to give back to Butler athletics for everything they have given us.”
On Monday, BUSF provided free spirit beads, and pom poms were available in the gazebo outside Starbucks.
On Tuesday, BUSF hosted a T-shirt exchange at the basketball game: If students wore another school’s T-shirt, they could get a free Butler T-shirt to wear instead, earning extra points if they had shirts from Chattanooga, Louisville, Duke or Connecticut.
Here’s a breakdown of the rest of the week’s activities.
ALL WEEK: Penny wars.
Penny wars will be going on all week in the gazebo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each class will be competing against the others for coveted bragging rights.
All proceeds go to support the maintenance costs of Blue II, which Wesp said are needed now that his expenses have increased due to increased Butler publicity.
WEDNESDAY: Show your spirit.
Simply wear color-themed clothes to earn points for your class:
Seniors (including fifth and sixth- year) – Butler blue
Juniors – white
Sophomores – black
Freshmen – light blue
THURSDAY: Mark your spirit.
BUSF will be handing out temporary tattoos and stickers all day in the Butler Bookstore. Groovy Guys Fries will be arriving on campus around 11 p.m. The first 100 students in line will receive free food. Everyone after that will receive half-priced $3 fries.
FRIDAY: Wear your spirit.
Dress like a crazy fan—face paint, beads, etc. The top five Butler fans with the best spirit gear will get a prize.
SATURDAY: Be the spirit.
Ryan Love, a sophomore biology and chemistry double major and member of BUSF, said he wanted one thing for this game: a large student showing and participation at the Butler vs. Louisville game at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday at 2 p.m.