Virtual programming connects Berks students to campus

Berks Virtual Open House.
Credit: Photo Courtesy of Katie Quinn

WYOMISSING, Pa. — Penn State Berks has a variety of virtual events and activities scheduled through the end of the semester to keep students engaged. While students will be learning remotely after Thanksgiving break as a precaution to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Office of Campus Life has developed virtual programming designed to encourage the continued participation of Berks students. This programming has been in effect throughout the fall semester and is for students only.

“While I miss seeing these amazing students and wish we were currently on campus, I look forward to offering a variety of virtual programs and activities for them to occupy their time outside of the classroom,” stated Felicia Nelson, student activities coordinator and campus activities board (CAB) adviser.

CAB is planning the following activities:

Holiday TikTok competition
Monday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Dec.  4
Students are invited to submit videos incorporating their favorite holiday tune to CAB’s Instagram account.

Mystery Box Bingo
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m.

Holiday Kahoot Trivia
Thursday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m.

Crazy Bob’s Name that iTune Game Show
Friday, Dec. 4, 5 p.m.

Virtual Escape Room
Saturday, Dec. 5 at midnight to Tuesday, Dec. 8 at midnight
The three quickest teams will win CAB sweatshirts.

Holiday Art Competition
Sunday, Dec. 6 to Friday, Dec. 11
Students are invited to submit original artwork inspired by the holiday season to CAB at [email protected]. Artwork can include photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, poetry, music, fashion, dance, makeup, and crafts.

Winter Wonderland Pinterest Party (DIY Snow Globes and Ornaments)
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m.
Students will make their own snow globes and ornaments. They can register and receive a crafting kit before the event on CAB's website:

Holiday Scattergories
Thursday, Dec. 10, 5 p.m.

Self Care Day (in collaboration with Caring Conversations Club)
Friday, Dec. 11,
Noon to 2 p.m.–Students will create intention bracelets,
6 p.m.–CAB will hold de-stress bingo

For more information, contact Nelson at 610-396-6068 or via email at [email protected]