Rush Days Transform Commons Into Co-Curricular Library

Posted September 12, 2018 / Last updated September 21, 2018

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Seniors William Mentz, Scott McKeough, Samuel Bel, Sodality moderator Fr. John Brown, S.J., junior Pierce Westbrook, and new sophomore Joseph Lee represent the Sodality table at Rush Day in the Student Commons.

This week during lunch, students were introduced to the 80-plus co-curricular clubs, organizations, and teams during Jesuit’s annual Rush Days held Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 11-12, in the Student Commons. Throughout the year, but especially at Rush Days, Blue Jays old and new receive the chance to get involved, meet new people, and expand horizons.

View the Photo Gallery from the 2018 Rush Days 

From the newly-formed Jesuit Medical Society and Jesuit News Network to fun-filled activities like the foosball and fencing clubs, groups set up creative displays hoping to educate and entice new members. Student leaders and club moderators stood at their respective display tables to sign up interested members and answer any questions. The Commons was jam-packed as Blue Jays walked through the maze of different opportunities, and new students enjoyed the library-like atmosphere for this year’s Rush Days. Unlike most libraries, though, there was no limit on noise.

As part of their development into Men for Others, Blue Jays are encouraged to participate in activities that help them explore their passions, discover new interests, and increase their leadership skills. Co-curriculars also help students foster meaningful friendships, time management skills, and engage in competition that stimulates personal achievement. The sense of belonging at Jesuit was certainly felt both by eager underclassmen and seasoned upperclassmen.

View the Represented Organizations from Rush Days (PDF)