Residence Hall Olympics Kicks Off Activities for On-Campus Students


Second-year students Armando Colome and Jelani Heard play ping pong, one of the scheduled Residence Hall Olympic games, in the student center.

Jennifer Macias-Perez

For the first time in 12 years Allen County Community College is bringing back Residence Hall Olympics.

Throughout the fall semester students should expect activities like ping pong and bowling. Due to COVID-19, however, a maximum of 45 people are allowed to join, so teams will be determined with the help of our residence hall directors. They plan on streaming these events so students who cannot attend are able to watch and cheer on their team.

“I think it is great for them to find something for the kids to do since other activities like movie nights currently aren’t happening,” said Jeremy McGinnis, head coach for women’s soccer. “A lot of students on campus are involved in sports so they are naturally competitive.”

The placement at each tournament will give each team points and at the end of the semester whichever team has the most points will get a pizza and movie night during the week before finals week.

As of press time, the kickball tournament, originally scheduled for Saturday, September 19 at Riverside Park has been postponed. While the event dates are still to be determined, students are encouraged to check the Student Life board located in the A Complex as well as Allen’s social media pages for other events that take place throughout the semester.